West Virginia table game referenda results
Posted by bitguru on June 10, 2007
Saturday was election day in two West Virginia counties for referenda to allow table games such as poker and blackjack.
The voters of Ohio County, an hour west of Pittsburgh, approved their referendum with 65.7% of 11,524 ballots cast. Construction begins Monday morning for new facilities at Wheeling Island casino. West Virginia Northern Community College already plans to train 400 new dealers for poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps.
The voters of Jefferson County, an hour west of Baltimore and Washington, defeated their referendum. Of 10,055 ballots cast, 44.0% were in favor. The owners of the casino in Charles Town may request another referendum in two years.
Kanawha and Hancock counties vote on table games later this summer.