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Sneak Peek Inside Miami Valley's First Racino
LEBANON -- The countdown is on for the grand opening of the Miami Valley's first racino.
Excitement is building as a line forms outside of Miami Valley Gaming Racino in Lebanon.
"We're waiting for the grand opening," said Betty Wright.
Only another week to wait, but Thursday night folks signed up for their VIP cards, and had a look inside the facility for the first time.
"We're looking forward to winning millions on the slots," said Wright.
And there's plenty of slots, 1,600 to be exact, from which to try your luck.
"I like the pinball machine," said Wright.
Racino officials are hoping all those machines will keep everyone who plans on being here.
"We'll be right here as soon as they open the door," said Wright
"We anticipate, we're going to see probably 15,000 maybe 20,000 people go through the door the first day," said Jim Simms, President and Manager of Miami Valley Gaming Racino.
Besides the flashing lights and slot machine music, you'll find four restaurants inside.
In the center, there's a bar where live music will be played every Friday night.
"We just believe in being down to Earth, listening to our customers and giving a great product," said Simms.
It's a great product that many bet will help the local economy.
"It has to help, all those people coming down here, has to be good," said Gerald Wright.
"I think they should pave the road in gold," said Betty.
The Miami Valley Gaming Racino will open next Thursday at noon.
The grandstand for the racetrack is the only thing that's expected to still be under construction at that time.
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