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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 20, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The $1 million promised to Jefferson County after the introduction of table games at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races could be in jeopardy because of a "misinterpretation" of the legislation that set up the funding, county officials said Friday. The Jefferson County Commissioners and the county's five municipalities are supposed to share the money, with half going to the commissioners and half to the municipalities based on population. "We've already budgeted our $500,000, and the municipalities are in the same boat," County Commissioner Patsy Noland said.
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June 7, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Charles Town Races & Slots is getting a Hollywood-style facelift. The Jefferson County, W.Va., horse-racing track and casino plans to roll out a new name -- Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races -- and begin to introduce table games to guests starting July 2. The rebranded Hollywood Casino will add table games to the approximately 5,000 slot machines and year-round thoroughbred racing already available at the property....
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 3, 2011
Since July, when a dealer laid down the first blackjack card at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, table games have generated $58 million for its owners and $20 million in state and local tax revenue, according to a track official. General Manager Al Britton revealed those numbers Thursday to the Jefferson County Commissioners as he gave an update on the first six months of table games operations. "Locally, tables alone have generated $1.7 million for (local) schools, $1.2 million for the county and municipalities, and an additional $1.5 million in (horse racing)
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June 30, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. --Craps, roulette and other casino games are expected to be available for play Thursday evening at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, but poker might not be played until Friday, General Manager Al Britton said Wednesday morning. Barring any glitches, Britton hopes to have 12 to 20 table games, excluding poker tables, ready for a "soft opening" from 6 to 8 tonight. By Friday evening, the Jefferson County casino and racetrack hopes to have six poker tables and even more games open for play in the main valet entrance area, Britton said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 25, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. -- The $1 million in table games revenues that Jefferson County officials thought last week might have been lost will instead be distributed as $1.7 million. State Sen. Herb Snyder, D-Jefferson/Berkeley, said Friday that the county's share of table games profits at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races would not begin until July 1, 2011. He blamed the delay on a "misinterpretation" of the law that set up the revenue stream by West Virginia Lottery Commission lawyers.
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May 3, 2007
· Charles Town Races & Slots officials said Wednesday that Jefferson County Schools could receive as much as $4.5 million a year. · The racetrack has already built a 30,000-square-foot "shell" to house table games. · Projecting a February 2008 start-up of games if the table games referendum passes. · Blackjack would be the primary game offered with six to eight games of craps, roulette and possibly poker.
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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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By DAVE McMILLION | June 9, 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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March 24, 2013
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 21, 2013
A bill to significantly cut the number of racing days at West Virginia's two horse and two dog tracks has failed to come out of committee, state Sen. Herb Snyder said Thursday. “Senate Bill 455 is not going anywhere,” Snyder said. The bill called for scaling back racing at all four tracks from 220 days a year to 150, a move that could force many horsemen to quit racing because fewer race days mean fewer purses, Randy Funkhouser, president of the 1,500-plus member Horsemen's Benovolent and Protective Association (HBPA)
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By KELSI LOOS | Capital News Service | December 27, 2012
Maryland voters approved a referendum last November expanding gaming in Maryland. It allowed for a new casino in Prince George's County, the operation of table games in Maryland, and 24-hour gambling. “Tables create jobs, they create a whole heck of a lot more jobs than slot machines,” said Frank Fantini of Fantini Research, a gaming industry e-daily. Each 24-hour table will employ about five dealers and additional staff such as supervisors and money handlers, Fantini said.
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