Do you know what brick and mortar casinos do with the proceeds from their test dates? No? Well in western Pennsylvania they donate the proceeds from test dates to charity. That means any money you lose at the blackjack table is going to a good cause.
That might even be a very good reason to lose at blackjack.
The Meadows is set to open its doors and have its blackjack tables up and running on July 8th. However, before they turn the blackjack dealers loose, they need to make sure that their dealers are ready to go and see that operations at the table games will run smoothly when the new 68 table games, including the blackjack tables, are opened.
In Washington County, home of the Meadows, any revenue generated from table games like blackjack has to be donated to charity, minus the portion that is paid to the government in taxes of course.
Since the Meadows opening in 2007 they have had several test dates for various additions to their casino. Former recipients of test day revenue have been volunteer fire departments, the Washington County Food Bank, the Washington Women’s Shelter and the Washington Hospital. But the recipient of the July 6th test day revenue is going to be the United Way of Washington County.
So why is money from blackjack going to be going to the United Way? Sean Sullivan, Vice President and General Manager of the Meadows, said, “The United Way is an indispensable resource in Washington County, and we are grateful to be able to help this organization in its mission to improve the quality of life of people in our community.”
And whoever said nothing good comes from gambling?