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Too Early To Tell What Effect Casino Will Have On Paper Gaming

August 30th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

According to Gerald Joy, Allegany County’s gaming administrator,  It’s too early to tell whether the opening of the casino at Rocky Gap will impact the many clubs, taverns and liquor stores in the area that offer paper games.  The casino is hardly the blame for declining paper gaming revenues for the county as they have been in a steady decline for several years now.  Besides the clubs, taverns and liquor stores, local volunteer fire and rescue departments have been concerned, since fire departments and the school system are major beneficiaries of the tax money coming into the county from paper gaming. Tip jar revenues to the county have gone toward capital projects for the school system- and as a result for the steady decline, finance director Jason Bennett says fewer projects are seeing funding…


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