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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 24, 2010
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Feedback about a casino proposed in Adams County, Pa., will be accepted at a public hearing scheduled for Aug. 31. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is considering whether to grant a Category 3 resort casino license for Mason-Dixon Resorts LP. The license would allow for up to 600 slot machines and up to 50 table games at the existing Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center on Emmitsburg Road, four miles north of the Mason-Dixon...
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By DAVE McMILLION | June 8, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - If you live in Jefferson County, W.Va., and haven't decided on whether table games should be included at Charles Town Races & Slots, you're running out of time. Polls were to open today at 6:30 a.m. in a special election in which Jefferson County residents will decide whether the local thoroughbred racetrack should be allowed to have casino table games. Polls will close at 7:30 p.m. Local residents have been debating the issue for weeks in the run-up to the election, and at least four public forums have been held on the games Proponents say a favorable vote will mean at least 75 casino table games will be allowed at the racetrack, including blackjack and roulette.
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by LARRY YANOS | August 23, 2004
The initial phase of the renovation of Charles Town Races & Slots' racetrack concludes this weekend and live racing at the West Virginia thoroughbred oval will resume Wednesday evening. Post time for the 12-race card is 6:45 p.m. The public is invited to attend a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at 6:30 to officially re-open the racetrack with its new racing surface, banked turns, high-tech lighting and state-of-the-art drainage system designed to reduce cancellations due to bad weather.
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By DAVE McMILLION | April 5, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. The Jefferson County Commission agreed Thursday to hold a special election June 9 to allow Jefferson County residents to decide whether casino table games should be allowed at Charles Town Races & Slots. The commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the election after a track official said he believed June 9 is a good day because it is a Saturday and many residents will be off from work. John Finamore, senior vice president of regional operations for Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns Charles Town Races & Slots, said, "We're ready to go. " The decision to hold the election June 9 comes a week after the issue was last discussed with the commission.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | February 23, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Charles Town Races & Slots has typically been a good neighbor, so its quest to add casino table games should be supported, according to the general sentiment at a public forum Thursday. About 30 people attended the public forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, and most were rather familiar and satisfied with the facility's operations. Several were affiliated with the track. Adding table games like blackjack and roulette to West Virginia tracks' offerings is necessary to keep them competitive, especially now that Pennsylvania is licensing slots parlors, said John V. Finamore, senior vice president of regional operations for Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns Charles Town Races & Slots.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 27, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A group of local elected officials, including three members of the Jefferson County Commission, met Wednesday and discussed taking a position on casino table games for Charles Town Races & Slots. At the council of governments meeting Wednesday at the Charles Town Visitors Center, members discussed a possible resolution on casino table games. Ranson Mayor David Hamill said the city wants to support the games and he discussed in a letter to the commission a possible resolution in support of table games.
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by DAVE McMILLION | February 14, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two Jefferson County lawmakers said Tuesday they think county residents might vote down a proposal to allow casino table games at Charles Town Races & Slots if there is no money set aside from table game revenues for local schools. The possibility of giving local schools a share of table game revenue has been one of the issues being discussed as the Legislature prepares to consider allowing the local track and three others in the state to have casino games such as blackjack, roulette and craps.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 6, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. -- Jefferson County voters once again will decide whether to allow table games at Charles Town Races & Slots. The Jefferson County Commissioners agreed Thursday to set Dec. 5 for a countywide referendum on the issue. Proponents of the games, including the commissioners, believe the games have a better chance of passing this time because a bigger slice of the money the track generates will go the county, its five municipalities and the school district.
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By DAVE McMILLION | September 27, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Jefferson County's low unemployment rate may be the sign of a strong economy, but it can be a challenge for big companies struggling to find enough workers, officials say. At Charles Town Races & Slots, there have been more than 100 job openings in recent months, said John Finamore, senior vice president of regional operations for Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns the track....
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 10, 2009
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- The addition of table games at Charles Town (W.Va.) Races & Slots could generate about $129 million annually, according to state projections released by Jefferson County lawmakers at a public meeting Wednesday at Jefferson High School. With the passage of House Bill 102 earlier this month, Jefferson County's share of the additional gaming revenue would be about $6.4 million if voters approved table games, which include blackjack and roulette, according to the projections.
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