Governor Machin Demands Explanation on Delayed Tri-State Games Like Craps
On July 17th, 2008, Governor Joe Manchin commented that the Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming Center owes the gaming public an explanation of why Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming Center is taking so long to debut the casino table games like craps that they have campaigned for so long.
Voters in Kanawha County approved the casino games after a rough campaign but Tri-State has yet to offer the casino games like craps, blackjack and others. Tri-State has not yet broken ground on a promised $250 million expansion or begun processing the promised 1,000 new job opportunities. Tri-State has proposed the hosting of the games in order to compete with other racing tracks in nearby states that also offer casino games aside from slot machines.
Manchin commented that the Tri-State racing track owners should remain honest and on-track with their deadlines. The vice president of Hartman and Tyner from Michigan, Tri-State's parent organization, has not responded to inquiries for their side of this issue as of the moment. Governor Manchin commented that Tri-State's gaming scheduled is tied with public policy so the public have the right to know on what is happening.