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Resort Aspect Of Rocky Gap Might Make It More Tourism Friendly

April 24th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The president of Evitts Resort LLC, which owns the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort, announced during the winter that the hope is to open a casino with 558 slot machines in late May complete with 10 table games. Construction on new meeting space at the facility has been underway for several months. Whether the addition of a slots casino will help or hurt the local tourism industry is subject to some debate. While the goal of casino operators is generally to have a “captive audience”, encouraging extended stays at the machines and tables- the resort aspect of this project might make it more tourism friendly. That is the hope of Allegany County Tourism Director Barb Buehl…

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