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W.Va. tracks seeking lower gambling taxes

March 20, 2013

WHEELING — Faced by rapidly falling revenue, likely triggered by new competition in neighboring states like Ohio, officials at West Virginia’s Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort and Wheeling......

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Mar-20-13 10:13 AM

The crocodile tears are just rolling down my cheeks in sympathy for these casinos disguised as racetracks. When they had a monopoly, they exuberantly lobbied for expanded gambling and trumpeted their contributions to the state treasury. Being the only game in town, they overbuilt their facilities and gouged their customers with low payout percentages and overpriced amenities.

Well, with the new competition, the rules of the game have changed and the party's over. It was predictable that they are now sending their local lackeys to the state house to grovel for a tax bailout. LOL

My question to the Democrat state senators mentioned in this article. If lower taxes would help these casinos protect jobs, doesn't it make sense that lower taxes across the board would mean more jobs, AND, why can't you convince your leader, Barack the Oracle, to support lower taxes for EVERYONE?

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