Expansion to Casino in Charles Town set to open in July, BJ, Craps, Roulette, etc
Casino hopes to deal in July
By RICHARD F. BELISLE
May 31, 2010
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. — Imagine Greta Garbo arriving in a Duesenberg. She steps out, passes through a gamut of adoring fans and enters a foyer dripping in art deco.
If this was 1930, Garbo would feel at home passing through the main "old Hollywood" entrance to Charles Town Races & Slots, soon to be renamed Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Garbo’s image of Hollywood in its heyday would fade away when she saw dealers working blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps and poker tables, along with 5,000 slot machines and a thoroughbred racetrack.
In December, Jefferson County residents voted overwhelmingly to allow the track to bring in table games. Officials at Penn National Gaming Inc., its owner, said the games were needed to compete with pending gaming operations in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
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