TABLE GAMES DEBATE GOP Wants Table Games Removed From Mardi Gras Casino And Resort
Reported by: Leslie Rubin
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Mar. 1, 2012 5:38 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
State Republicans want voters to decide if table games should continue at Mardi Gras Casino and Resort.
Republican Chairman Mike Stuart announced Thursday that the GOP will attempt to remove table games from the casino and resort.
Stuart says the casino's owners promised to invest $250 million into new construction, but never upheld their share of the bargain.
Some are calling the attempt a direct attack on jobs. Dan Adkins, President and CEO of the company that owns the casino, compares it to dropping a nuclear bomb on Kanawha County. He says more than 800 jobs would be directly affected if table games were to go away.
The Republican Party needs a little over 6,500 signatures to put the vote on the ballot.
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