The West Virginia Lottery Commission is expected to approve the license for table games at Charles Town by this summer. The table game additions come after a vote for as much last December.
State Lottery Director John Musgrave says the track is holding on on applying for its license for a just a little while longer.
"The license year starts July first and, if they were to start prior to that, they would need to pay and then come back in on July first and pay again," Musgrave recently said.
Musgrave says the facility in Charles Town will have 110 tables and offer a larger number of games than at West Virginia's other three racetracks.
"They are located in a highly populated area and are able to offer a variety of games," he said.
110 Table games is a huge number, and only 45-75 minutes from most of the Metro DC area has a good potential - I will be curious to see whether they decide to add Pai Gow Tiles to their table ensemble once they open - right now they only show PGP to be offered, but have stated they want to go after the Asian market.
Quite interesting how they won't apply for a license until July 1, to avoid paying licensing fees for the 'previous' year.