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Wheeling Island to Keep the Dice Rolling

Table games staying despite projected losses

June 11, 2013

WHEELING — West Virginia legislators refused to lower the annual $2.5 million table gambling fee this year, but the roulette wheels will keep spinning at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack....

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dyingov

Jun-11-13 11:14 PM

I recall the "sell" for table games was the jobs that would be created.....I believe Northern Community College was offering classes!

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atoddh

Jun-11-13 8:01 PM

actually the patrons at WD are mostly seniors blowing their SS checks on the machines.

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atoddh

Jun-11-13 7:59 PM

The proposed automated tables are intended to operate without staff. Accordingly staff will be eliminated to lower payroll; to make up the losses. The automated tables are robot-like. They don't get paid and do not need health insurance.

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Beaverhausen

Jun-11-13 6:58 PM

I wish gaming WOULD cease. Why? Because the same group of people who spend what they cannot afford to spend make the rounds at our church and other churches asking for money for diapers, utility bills, medicine, etc.

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dyingov

Jun-11-13 3:45 PM

When the gaming halls are not making money, what does that say for the economy?

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nobama

Jun-11-13 3:37 PM

Oh dear..did they lie? Losing money..what a joke..they did get honest and admit their competition is the problem...tear it down and park semis and pipe there

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legal6

Jun-11-13 12:00 PM

How ironic that when discussing table games, management tried to "bluff" the legislature and lost.

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legal6

Jun-11-13 11:57 AM

This place has never had any credibility and this just reinforces that belief. How pathetic! Caring about employees...good one! Automated table games WON'T affect employment...good one!

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hillbillyangel

Jun-11-13 10:31 AM

If they keep taking out slot machines and not replacing them and cutting player comps for not losing enough money, they may as well shut the doors. This casino ship is sinking fast and has no life preservers in sight.

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acousticportal

Jun-11-13 8:22 AM

Take a swab of any machine and see what grows in a petri dish...

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acousticportal

Jun-11-13 8:21 AM

Profits from addiction...we are truly a society in a downward spiral.

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acousticportal

Jun-11-13 8:18 AM

Help those senior citizens!...what a great organization to provide our older folks with...what is it? What do the profits do for our senior citizens...wait a minute.....hey...just wait a minute here....

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uglyassmf

Jun-11-13 2:43 AM

they will keep spinning because they are making money...they just want more..they know wheeling is a small market. Wages are low here and the employee wages are low..very low at the track as well. They might be jobs but they are far from the best jobs around. Pay a decent wage with really good benefits and then cry because you because you only profited 1 million after taxes and overhead on table games. most of the jobs over there pay around 9 to 10 an hr. It's not easy to live in the valley on 400 a week gross pay. Rents are high because of the influx of gas and oil employees. Gas prices are a joke. Food and everything else keeps going up but wages do not. Minimum wage is a serious joke. Any job that pays less than 20 an hr with no benefits is a crappy job in this world today. I think we need to base wages according to profits and eliminate the minimum wage.

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