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  • furlong426_99 furlong426_99 Dec 4, 2004 5:27 PM Flag

    West Virginia

    December 04, 2004
    Governor wants gambling expanded

    Wise would call special session on referendums

    By Paul J. Nyden
    Staff writer

    Gov. Bob Wise said he is willing to convene the Legislature to discuss legalizing table games at the state�s four casino complexes.

    Wise announced his plan during a speech at the Charleston Rotary Club luncheon at the University of Charleston on Friday.

    �I am prepared to call a special session to bring table games to the four tracks, pursuant to county referendums,� Wise said.

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    • Wow, could we get that lucky?

      There's been a lot of talk around here about table games being debated in the winter/spring legislative session, but it sounds at least possible this could get done very soon.

      The talk is ALWAYS "pursuant to county referendums", which Penn opposes. But, as a resident of CT's home county, I think they should take a referendum if they can get it. The "racetrack", as its known around here, is looked on very favorably by locals. There is no crime, no traffic, pumps plenty of money into the local economy, and people generally admire what has been accomplished there. I'm pretty sure a referendum for table games would pass.

      Can you imagine CT as the ONLY full-fledged casino in the Baltimore/Washington market? With a hotel, golf course, entertainment, and convention facilities? Awesome.

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