Frustrated by Saturday's defeat of a plan to add so-called "table games" at Charles Town Races and Slots, a senior vice president of the firm that owns the track said citizens will see their mistake when Maryland adds its own slot machines.
Then it will be a situation of "I told you so," said John Finamore, senior vice president of regional operations for Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns the local thoroughbred track.
Finamore said that contrary to what was said by state Del. John Doyle, a "better deal" for the local area is unlikely to materialize.
Doyle, D-Jefferson, said prior to Saturday's vote that while the local school system would have received $1.5 million annually from table games, West Virginia gets $171 million annually from the slot machines at Charles Town.