29 June 2007

Table Games

Slightly more than 1,600 Hancock County voters cast early ballots in advance of Saturday's special election on table games, County Clerk Eleanor Straight tells The Associated Press. The early voting turnout equaled about 7.5 percent of registered voters.

MetroNews also has a story on the upcoming election. In semi-related news, AP reports on the planned sale of Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel in Las Vegas by MTR Gaming Group Inc. MTR owns Chester's Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort, the intended beneficiary of Saturday's vote.

And Public Broadcasting finds few takers for new casino jobs in Ohio County, which approved table games earlier this month. "Classes started on Monday at WV Northern Community College to train dealers for casino jobs in Wheeling, but racetrack officials are disappointed in the low turnout,"Public Broadcasting reports.

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