Where would Jefferson Co. be without track?
To the editor:
Recent letters to the editor concerning Jefferson County tourism and Charles Town Races & Slots are misleading and inaccurate in claiming that casinos fail to contribute to the local economy.
Charles Town Races & Slots draws in excess of 4.5 million tourists to Jefferson County each year. Tourists bring revenue - revenue that local businesses, restaurants and hotels rely on to remain viable in today's tough economy. Charles Town Races & Slots is directly responsible for bringing consumers into our local economy and not for driving dollars away from local business.
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Jefferson County Development Authority have endorsed table games. I doubt that these groups - dedicated to promoting the economic well-being of Jefferson County - would endorse table games at Charles Town Races & Slots if such an action were not in the best interests of Jefferson County businesses and Jefferson County citizens.