Racetracks Want to Delay Table Games Vote

By: Associated Press & WSAZ Email
By: Associated Press & WSAZ Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Racetracks in Kanawha and Hancock counties want to delay the votes on table games planned for June Ninth because of concerns over legal advertising.

Both Tri-State Racetrack in Nitro and Mountaineer Racetrack in Chester asked Tuesday to delay those votes because county clerks failed to advertise the referenda within 30 days of June Ninth.

The two county commissions are scheduled to take up the matter at special meetings on Thursday.

The state law allowing the votes required newspaper ads to be placed by May 10th. Kanawha county failed to comply, while Hancock County only partially complied.

Because of that, opponents of table games said they would try to block the votes in those counties.

Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said delaying the vote could prevent future lawsuits from being filed.

The votes in Ohio and Jefferson counties are still scheduled to go ahead June Ninth.


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