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It's Not Just Races and Slots Anymore

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    It's Not Just Races and Slots Anymore
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    What happens in Vegas can stay in Vegas, but you don’t have to make that trip if its blackjack, craps and roulette you’re looking for.

    Beginning July 2, another “Sin City” will unveil its gaming tables just down the road in West Virginia, Fredericksburg.com reported.

    With the economy beleagured all over, West Virginia is betting on making some bucks with this new venture. Ever since voters in the state approved a referendum last fall, Charles Town has been gearing up to add “table games” to its other popular gambling offerings.

    With 5,000 slot machines and live thoroughbred horse racing already a draw for people from all around the region, the casino games are expected to make for even bigger crowds. Like Vegas, Jefferson County’s casino will have double-hand poker and even its own 27-table poker room. If you’re more highbrow than Pai Gow, you’ll be glad to know that mini-baccarat is also on the gambling menu.

    Whether you go by bus or ferry up the freeway with friends, the 52-mile trek from the D.C. area to Charles Town is a fairly easy trip. And while you may be lucky to have the new casino tables so close to home, your luck may end there. Better go with a plan to enjoy yourself no matter how much you might lose having fun.