Charles Town Races and Slots to Begin Offering Casino Table Games

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Charles Town Races and Slots to Begin Offering Casino Table Games

Beginning in early July 2010, casino table games like craps, which is only previously available in Atlantic City and Las Vegas casino, will be offered at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and Slots in West Virginia. There is still a lot of work to do before the launch, but when it is finished, the facility will be open 24/7.

Gamer Debra Fairbanks said on May 20th, 2010 that she does not play a lot of casino table games and only play slot machines because she is too scared but she personally thinks that it will attract a lot of customers to the facility. With a 1930's Hollywood theme, the new casino table games will create five hundred new jobs, including four hundred new casino dealer jobs.

Casino dealer-in-training Tanisha Gates said that with the condition of the economy, she guess that they will end up anywhere that is hiring. Like many other students at the sixteen-week dealer school, Gates has been out of work for many months now. In a short period of time, she and her fellow classmates are being taught the ins and outs of working in a casino facility.

24 year-old Jamie Ferrell said that she cannot find work as a graphic designer so she is learning how to be a craps dealer. Craps is one of the games being taught at the dealer school and is slowly gaining popularity in the area.

Right now, with just horse racing and slot machines, the casino facility said that majority of their gaming business comes from gamers living in the D.C. area, but with the casino table games coming, the facility hopes that they will attract new players who usually make the trip to Atlantic City.

Casino General Manager Al Britton said that they will be a more convenient choice for those players since they will not have to spend an extra 2 ½ hours driving to Atlantic City. Gates said that they will also encourage their friends who have never been to a casino to try out their luck on the games. Casino officials said that new casino dealers will make about $45,000 dollars annually, including tips.


John O'Haver
Published on: 2010-07-31