West Virginia City Considers Table Games - Wednesday 8th of February 2006

WEST VIRGINIA – As reported by the Wheeling News-Register: "Wheeling City Council is scheduled to consider a resolution Tuesday, Feb. 7, declaring its support of local option elections to approve table gambling at racetracks.

"The state Legislature recently introduced legislation that, if approved, would allow local option elections to take place in order to approve licensure of authorized table games at racetrack facilities in West Virginia.

"According to the resolution, the city 'recognizes the positive economic impact that the Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center has on the city and state; and it is important to provide the citizens of Ohio County the opportunity to ... vote on table gaming at the state's racetracks.'…"

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