Here's the long version of the story, courtesy of the Wheeling Intelligencer.
Here's the short version: Wheeling Island threatened to drop table games if the West Virginia state government didn't reduce the annual fee to operate them and/or the table-game tax rate. The state House of Delegates called their bluff and basically said, "Okay, go ahead." Wheeling Island slunk away, muttering, "We'll do it next year. You'll see ..."
Anyway, for those of you who still play at Wheeling Island, carry on.