As we wait for the August 11 table games vote in Kanawha County, some people are looking to Saturday night’s referendum vote as a predictor to what might happen at Tri-State Gaming in Nitro.
On Sunday morning, a sign went up in Dunbar, advertising the new date Kanawha County voters will make their decisions on table games.
In two counties, voters already made their choices. Table games are coming to Ohio County, but Jefferson County voters decided against it.
“You had two different things going on here, one which was a growth issue with Wheeling because they needed the jobs and they needed the growth,” said Mayor Danny Jones. “And over in Jefferson County, they didn't need the jobs and they didn't need the growth.”
The West Virginia Family foundation says, “We believe when people are informed and educated about the harm and threat gambling poses to their families and their communities. They're empowered to meet that threat.”
The people who live in Hancock and Kanawha counties still have some time to make up their minds. It’s a decision voters in Kanawha say won't be influenced by the results of any other county.
It’s a vote for or against that will be decided individually inside the voting booth.
The vote in Kanawha County will be on August 11th. Voters in Hancock County will head to the polls on June 30.