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Gambling At Local Clubs Down

March 18th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports local clubs are now feeling the pinch as a result of the opening of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort, according to the Club Coalition. The coalition, a group of representatives of various area clubs, is chaired by Richard Everett of the Goodfellowship Club. The coalition met Thursday at the Goodfellowship Club to discuss the decline in revenue the organizations have been experiencing since the casino opened in May. Clubs are down around $35,000 in gambling and $75,000 overall since Rocky Gap opened. Paper gaming has long been one of the staple sources of income for affiliations such as the Goodfellowship Club, Cresaptown Eagles, Outdoor Club and the Democrat Club. The local clubs have been the contributors to a variety of charities and causes including diabetes research, Dapper Dan, Christmas Box International, Battie Mixon Fishing Rodeo, veterans support services, cancer research and more. It’s an issue that has been brought to the attention of the Allegany Count Commissioners on several occasions. Commissioners President Mike McKay…


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