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Gamblers, curious visitors swamp opening of new Harrah’s casino in Ione

Davis Harper May 1, 2019

Thousands flocked to Harrah’s Northern California Casino’s soft opening in Ione on April 29. Despite the benefits to the economy, many locals have expressed reservations about the casino.

Hundreds of cars idled in a line near Ione Monday afternoon, each hoping to score a parking spot close to the new Harrah’s Northern California Casino to catch its highly anticipated soft opening, which was scheduled for 4:29 p.m. The new casino has drawn mixed feelings from the community.

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