West Virginia sees table game revenues decline
December 30, 2013 8:01 PM
by Ray Poirier
At one time, the addition of table games to West Virginia casinos was considered the vehicle needed to enhance gaming growth. Not any more.
West Virginia officials have reported that a major decline in table game revenue from all four casinos in the state has resulted in a major drop in taxes received by the various communities.
In Wheeling, revenues dropped from $462,758 to $372,436 for the period that ended on November 30.
Wheeling receives table game revenue from all four casinos, including the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack.
Wheeling officials say they are adjusting by keeping expenses at a low level.
Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.
Contact Ray at RayPoirier@GamingToday.com.