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Old 12-04-2009, 06:45 PM   #151
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

Since when did gamblers worry about an inch or two of snow?

But just incase, doesn't anyone around here have a bus service
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:34 PM   #152
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Here is the forecast for Charles Town WV:

Rain and snow showers in the morning, becoming all snow for the afternoon. High 39F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 80%. 1 to 2 inches of snow expected.

Is mother nature going to river us?
Nah, mother nature is drawing dead. We'll be alright.



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The Christmas parade is scheduled for tommorrow, plenty of people should already be out and about. The snow will just add to the holiday spirit and all voters will be in a better mood .....right??? I still think we should be alright all the talk is that it will pass handily. Hope so.
Pass handily? Is this what you've been hearing? I hope so.


So, whoever finds out news tomorrow--if at all--ya'll gonna post it here so we're all updated?

One day, One time! ALright, I'm ALL-IN! It's gonna pass! Whose gonna call me?

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Old 12-04-2009, 09:52 PM   #153
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

Would gambling age be 18 or 21? It is currently 18 at Charles Town Races and Slots
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:29 PM   #154
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

They are saying it is possible that we may get FIVE inches of snow in Loudoun now. In normal places like Colorado or Minnesota that's the equivalent of 2 feet.

Here is the update for Charles Town:

Periods of snow. Cold. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. 2 to 4 inches of snow expected.

That would probably depress turnout a tad.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:31 PM   #155
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Would gambling age be 18 or 21? It is currently 18 at Charles Town Races and Slots
I am not 100% positive but pretty sure that it would be 21. If I recall Mountaineer and Charleston card rooms were both 21.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:41 PM   #156
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

If Charles Town blows this I will bypass the town for perpetuity.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:16 PM   #157
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If Charles Town blows this, I'm buyin a stretch of land on Route 9 and I'm installing a Toll Booth--$20 for every vehice with West VA tags, comming and going.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:19 PM   #158
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Hey borgatabud, if it passes, are going to change your 2+2 name to CarlesTownRaces&SlotsBud? :-)
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:17 AM   #159
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

This may be the first time I'm rooting against snow back there in the homeland. It's always funny to see how the area reacts to it.

In this case, let the voting happen.... then dump a lot of snow! Would love to play when I visit!
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:36 AM   #160
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

Guys, I'm coming up from DC to help taxi people to and from the polls.

Oh wait a minute, they're calling for snow?

Never mind.


My car barely makes it up route 9 in dry weather.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:53 AM   #161
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....and if this does pass......which I *gulp* expect it to.....

I'm officially changing the location in my profile to DC/CT.


God, PLEASE let the poker room be non-smoking.

I just know I'll be seated next to this chic.



I like how she's completely missing her mouth with the bottle.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:12 AM   #162
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

I will post an update as soon as I get one on the vote. I expect it to be this evening. We are currently getting a pretty good snowfall; however, roads are still clear. My face is blue from holding my breath.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:43 AM   #163
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Today's the day!

Good luck eveyone!


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Old 12-05-2009, 11:14 AM   #164
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

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Here is the update for Charles Town:

Periods of snow. Cold. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. 2 to 4 inches of snow expected.

That would probably depress turnout a tad.


It's snowing already at 10:00am. Yeah, this could dampen the vote a little, but I'm still hopefull.

With this snow fall, it's the "YES vote" vs the "NO vote" and they're ALL-IN: "YES vote" with an over pair and the "NO vote" with a straight-flush draw on the flop. It's never easy, is it?



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Old 12-05-2009, 01:04 PM   #165
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Hey borgatabud, if it passes, are going to change your 2+2 name to CarlesTownRaces&SlotsBud? :-)
I'll always be the Borg's #1 Fan, but now I'll (hopefully) get much more playing time between my AC trips.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:34 PM   #166
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

With what I have seen from the coverage it seems that most of the NO voters are older more conservative residents. I think the snow is hopefully a good deterrent for them. Its hard to tell though the snow could hurt either side. I go to Shepherd, and my roommate last year worked at the track. His boss showed him the room they already have build, it is taped off where they plan to put tables, and they were very confident the 2nd vote would pass!!!!! Considering the prospect of ctown having tables is the reason I am attending shepherd, these tables better pass!!! "ONE TIME!"
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:43 PM   #167
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

It is a mess here in Loudoun, the snow is coming down really hard and it is very wet and actually accumulating.

I was pretty hopeful for this vote, no thanks to you mother nature.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:51 PM   #168
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

What's up with this?

http://www.timesleader.com/news/ap?articleID=3368097

Casino may start with blackjack if W.Va. votes yes

By VICKI SMITH

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If a referendum to allow table games at the Charles Town Races & Slots passes Saturday, it will still be at least six months before gamblers can play blackjack.

It would take at least that long to hire and train dealers, says John Finamore, a senior vice president for the parent company, Pennsylvania-based Penn National Gaming Inc. And while West Virginia's other three casinos launched poker first, Finamore says Charles Town will likely start with blackjack, craps and roulette.


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Old 12-05-2009, 01:54 PM   #169
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

Yeah fallin pretty hard here in loudoun

Lets keep hopin guys! who would have thought it would come down like this. all we can do is hope for the best.

ONE TIME DEALER!!!!
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:06 PM   #170
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"Casino may start with blackjack if W.Va. votes yes - If a referendum to allow table games at the Charles Town Races & Slots passes Saturday, it will still be at least six months before gamblers can play blackjack."


That would suck but as long as they get a poker room up and running sometime next year I will be happy.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:11 PM   #171
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

Considering Penn Nat'l has probably been anticipating passage for years, I'd be surprised if they didn't have games running within a month or two.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:58 PM   #172
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Re: When could poker come to Charles Town, WV?

Here is the page for the precincts involved today, hopefully we will see something after the polls close at 7:30pm.

http://jeffersoncountyclerkwv.com/We...ction2009.html
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:32 PM   #173
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Considering Penn Nat'l has probably been anticipating passage for years, I'd be surprised if they didn't have games running within a month or two.
I was thinking of this as well. When I recently visited the casino a few weeks ago, I was asking around and talked to someone there who said that the casino, in preparation for the 2007 vote, had ordered tables and shipped in anticipation for the passing vote although it didn't. Apparantly, it was illegal for them to bring in those tables back then becausee there wasn't a vote.

Perhaps, they have those table games stored somewhere and just have to set them up; it's not like that have to go through the manufacturing process and then shipped.

They have 2 rooms already set asside from what I gathered as well. I didn't see them and I don't know all the details, but I wonder if the rooms are already finished decoration or they will need time to lay carpet, fixtures, etc. Perhaps someone who seen the rooms already can chime in here and add some value here.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:44 PM   #174
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I think the big hurdle will be the training of the dealers and other floor personnel. I believe that when I looked at it (it may have been earlier in this thread) that May was the optimistic opening time when compared to the other WV rooms.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:51 PM   #175
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I aggree gcasmith74, hiring and training will take some time, no doubt.
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