|New Columbus casino offers private preview|
|Written by By Associated Press|
|Monday, 20 August 2012 06:38|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Developers are ready to provide a peek on Monday at the new Hollywood Casino Columbus, which will offer gambling in the state capital as the third and largest of four casinos approved by voters.
The $400 million project is scheduled to open in early October. Organizers say the carpet is installed in some areas and a few of the 3,000 slot machines are in place, but other areas are still largely under construction.
They have started hiring about 2,000 employees for the 475,000-square-foot facility, which includes several restaurants and spaces for hosting events. It will offer 70 games, including 30 live poker tables, blackjack and roulette.
Developers estimate the casino will draw 3 million visitors a year.
Casinos already have opened in Cleveland and Toledo. The fourth is being built in Cincinnati.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
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