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Table gaming bill passage looking doubtful

April 9, 2013

WHEELING - Citing a lack of support in the House of Delegates, Jim Simms said the bill to reduce annual table gambling fees by $1 million is “very unlikely to pass....

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Apr-11-13 8:01 PM

The brand name pays for shelf space. I actually agree that the 2.5 million fee is rediculous. maybe they should do it by how many tables the room has. The actual tax %age should not be reduced. also their blackmailing saying they will have to fire employees if they shut down table games. are they going to guarantee those employees a job if they get a better deal on the fee? Of course not..if business is down as they say they will still lay off the employees. i would be in favor of changing the fee if they guarantee a certain amount of the jobs. the tax payer shouldn't be footing the bill for a casinos employees so I'm against a tax reduction. casinos do bring prostitution and drugs into an area. Police have to be paid to keep the crime down on the island and there certainly is a lot of it.

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Apr-11-13 7:34 PM

Trying to get govt to give up revenue is like trying to make a liberal understand capitalism. Ain't gonna happen.

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Apr-11-13 1:17 AM

It's NOT ! The fees paid are a "cover all" for table games, or "one size fits" all.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of gambling...... FACT is....

WHY should Wheeling have to pay the same fee for 40 tables, (that rarely get used), compared to the other casinos that PAY the equal amount, and have 60 tables crowded ?

Your grocery store comparison is "offbase", and down right silly LOL 8)

Except for take out beer and smokes, GROCERY STORES don't have to PAY an "unreasonable fee" for a license to sell meat, bread, canned goods etc.....

UGMF, check your facts before your next mundane, inaccurate post.

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Apr-10-13 1:22 AM

A casino provides all around services to the gambler and it truly isn't a casino with out table games. A grocery store provides items to it's customers. some of the items don't make nearly as much profit as some of the other items but if you want your customers to shop at your store you need to provide all of the items that people go to the grocery store for. the casino already has special treatment that other businesses do not have such as the smoking laws. It's completely unfair to force other business to obey the smoking laws and let the casino do what ever they want. If they drop the table games the customers who want the all around casino experience will just go else where just like the shopper who likes one stop grocery shopping. this is business 101 is it not?

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