West Virginia Split over Gambling Bill - Saturday 4th of February 2006

WEST VIRGINIA – As reported by the Charleston Daily Mail: "Opponents of table games legislation believe there's a culture clash between the Northern Panhandle and the rest of the state on gambling.

"Delegates plan to introduce a bill today that would allow voters to legalize casino-style table games in the four racetrack counties Ohio, Hancock, Jefferson and Kanawha.

"Two of West Virginia's racetracks Wheeling Downs and Mountaineer Racetrack and Gaming Resort are in the Northern Panhandle.

"Legislators from that region are pushing the table games bill.

"Many Republicans oppose the bill and assert that the Northern Panhandle depends too much on the gaming industry. It may have something to do with that area's historic acceptance of slot machines and numbers games, they say.

"…Northern Panhandle lawmakers are stressing that the bill is about giving county voters an option to help their local economy…"

Other news from around the same time

Final Battle at Borgata's 2006 Winter Poker Open - Friday 3rd of February 2006

ATLANTIC CITY Day Three of the World Poker Tour main event at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is un....


Easy New Three Card Poker Game Launched - Friday 3rd of February 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada The most popular new card game in Las Vegas, Three Card Poker, is now availab....


WagerOnFootball.com Launches New Site - Monday 6th of February 2006

TEXAS Wageronfootball.com, a "website ahead of the times" for over 7 years, today announced the laun....


Thousands Visit New Blue Chip Casino - Friday 3rd of February 2006

MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana – As reported by the Northwest Indiana Times: "Gamblers crowded onto the f....


Airbus Wouldn't Fly in Las Vegas - Monday 6th of February 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada Las Vegas puts out the welcome mat for more than 37 million people a year, and ab....


Table Mountain Casino Donates to Museum - Friday 3rd of February 2006

FRESNO, California – Art Hill, Director of the VeteransMemorial Museum, today accepted a donati....


Celebrate Valentine's Day at Wynn Las Vegas - Friday 3rd of February 2006

LAS VEGAS – Cupid is coming to town and is stayingat Wynn Las Vegas. For its first Valentine's....


Fall in Love with River Belle Online Casino - Friday 3rd of February 2006

GIBRALTAR – Continuing what has already been abanner start to the new year, Belle Rock Entertain....


Lancaster Slot Proposal Rejected - Friday 3rd of February 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Lancaster New Era: "State gambling regulators have unanimously ....


Celebrities to Compete at World Craps Championships - Friday 3rd of February 2006

Frank Scoblete's World Craps Championships(TM) will have many celebrities competing in the 10 crap....