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Hollywood Casino offering Thanksgiving buffet

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Kitchens in the area spent Wednesday preparing for families to pull up to their tables for Thanksgiving, and that includes tables at the Hollywood Casino.

Hollywood Casino Toledo to pay $30,000 fine for violations

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For the first time, Hollywood Casino Toledo is in trouble with the Ohio Casino Control Commission. It's been ordered to pay the state $30,000 in fines after four procedure violations this year.

Casino revenue to help repair Wood County bridges

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Hundreds of thousands of dollars from Toledo's Hollywood Casino will be spent in Wood County. A top 10 list of the worst bridges countywide is currently being reviewed and casino revenue will be spent to help fix them.

1 lane reopens on Edgewater Drive after water main explodes

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Edgewater Drive between 135th and 137th has flooded due to a water main break, right by Edgewater School. Only one lane of traffic has been reopened so far.

Hollywood Casino to host free benefit concert for Red Cross Thursday

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To promote the new American Red Cross benefit CD, Hollywood Casino Toledo is hosting a free concert Thursday from 7-10 p.m. Talented local musicians who contributed to the project will perform.

‘Come to the Table' program provides food for the needy

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A new program is keeping food out of the dumpster and onto the plates of people in need in Toledo.

Hollywood Casino Toledo celebrates 1 year

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The Hollywood Casino Toledo is celebrating its first anniversary, along with positive feedback from the community. 

Hollywood Casino Toledo celebrates 1-year anniversary with outdoor concert series

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Hollywood Casino Toledo is kicking off its one-year anniversary celebrations by starting an outdoor concert series May 24.

Don't Waste Your Money: Best and worst casino game odds

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It has been almost a year since the opening of Toledo's Hollywood Casino, and Ohio is still buzzing over games with additional new casinos in Cleveland and Columbus. Before you go, you may want to know which games give you the best chance of winning.

Don't Waste Your Money: Top myths about casinos

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Do your spring travel plans include playing some slot machines? If so, read on because some things many of us believe about casino games aren't really true.

Hollywood Casino grows local economy with it

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With state records showing it has generated more than $130 million in adjusted gross revenue since opening in May of 2012, Hollywood Casino Toledo leaders are planning to take some of the action outdoors.

Casino grant gives Rossford Fire Department new CPR equipment

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Money from Hollywood Casino Toledo is going to help the community of Rossford. A $200,000 grant from the casino is helping the Rossford Fire Department stay up-to-date with new equipment.

The house always wins: Hollywood Casino profits in December

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New figures released by the Ohio Casino Control Commission indicate business increased slightly at Hollywood Casino Toledo in December compared to November.

Hollywood Casino plans New Year’s event

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Hollywood Casino is gearing up for 2013 with their biggest event of the year – a New Year's Eve party.

Hollywood Casino gets new sign

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It's a sign of the times in East Toledo, as a new tower and sign have been set up on the property at Hollywood Casino Toledo, aimed at increasing visibility for the operation along I-75.

Hollywood Casino gives Rossford $200,000

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When Hollywood Casino Toledo opened, the city of Rossford provided police and fire crews to help. Now the casino is saying thank you in a big way.

Penn National presents $200k grant to Rossford departments

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Penn National Gaming, Inc. presented a check for $200,000 to the city of Rossford Monday to help it underwrite personnel costs for the Rossford Police and Fire Departments, in conjunction with the ongoing operations of Hollywood Casino Toledo.

4 suspects indicted for cheating at Hollywood Casino

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Four suspected crook have been indicted Wednesday for cheating at the Hollywood Casino. Three are from the Northwest Ohio area and one is from Michigan.

Possible negotiations happening between local unions, casino employees

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Negotiations are underway between local unions and the Hollywood casino. Representatives with local unions say Hollywood casino employees have contacted them wanting representation. Hollywood casino employees are upset with some policies and pay in place.

Suspected cheaters caught at Toledo, Cleveland casinos

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Officials with the Ohio Casino Control Commission say they have seen several cases of cheating since Ohio's first two casinos opened in May.

Wood Co. to receive $110,000 from casino's revenue

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Wood County residents will start to see more orange barrels and they have the Hollywood Casino to thank.

Bell gives speech to kick off National Responsible Gaming Week

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Monday is the first day of National Responsible Gaming Week. Officials in the Glass City are making sure people are having fun without losing it all.

Toledo gets first tax check from casino winners

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The City of Toledo has received its first monthly installment of taxes collected from people who win more than $2,500 at Hollywood Casino Toledo.

Ohio counties to see first casino tax checks July 31

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The tax revenue from Ohio's first two casinos will start flowing into county and city governments on July 31. 

Police receive 24 calls to Casino since grand opening

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Toledo Police have received 24 calls to Hollywood Casino Toledo since it opened in May.

City expects $3.45M to come from casino taxes

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Hollywood Casino Toledo is cashing in. The Casino Control Commission released the numbers of how much the casino has raked in during its first month, numbers that also translate into money for the Glass City.

Hollywood Casino rakes in $20 million in June, tops Cleveland slot play numbers

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Hollywood Casino Toledo made more than $20 million in June, its first full month of operation. 

State investigating cheating at Ohio casinos

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The Ohio Casino Commission says investigations are underway into 25 cases of cheating at Ohio casinos, which opened just last month.

Toledo hotels say casino has improved business

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Toledo hotel managers say the Hollywood Casino Toledo has helped business, but they say there is still plenty of room for more.

Hollywood Casino offers free lunch for military members on Flag Day

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From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, veterans with an active or retired military ID and a Marquee Rewards Card (free to join) can enjoy a complimentary lunch at the Epic Buffet.

Hollywood Casino doing well after 2 weeks

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Hollywood Casino Toledo held its grand opening two weeks ago, and VP of Marketing Jason Birney says it's so far so good.

Toledo man wins $100,000 at Hollywood Casino

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Toledoan Mike Halka was the first big winner at Hollywood Casino Toledo on Monday. Halka took home $100,000 playing the slot machines.

Law enforcement ready for casino’s first weekend

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Local law enforcement officials say they are ready for the first weekend of Hollywood Casino Toledo.

Hollywood Casino provides live music entertainment daily

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Representatives for Hollywood Casino said it has something for the foodie, the gamer, and it does not stop there.

Hollywood Casino: Opening day in review

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On Tuesday, the Glass City made history when Hollywood Casino opened its door to the public.

EDITORIAL: Regardless of your feelings toward gambling, Hollywood Casino good for Toledo

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Hollywood Casino opened its doors this week.  The facility is first-rate.  Penn National Gaming invested more than $300 million dollars to make this an exceptional destination.

Casino security runs smoothly on first day

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One of the first things a lot of people noticed at Hollywood Casino Toledo's Tuesday opening was that Toledo police officers were everywhere. They were on foot, on motorcycles and even in the air in the TPD helicopter.

Casino visitors experience parking issues

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It's the Hollywood Casino Toledo's grand opening, and even though casino-goers are excited to finally step inside, they did see a downfall in parking.

After months of practice, casino dealers make their debut

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They have had a long journey. On Tuesday, the men and women training to be dealers for months made their debut.

Rossford Police take on casino traffic, parking issues

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Casino traffic and parking have already become issues for the city of Rossford. With casino traffic being directed through Rossford, residents said they are concerned about safety.

Area leaders attend casino opening

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The Hollywood Casino Toledo was packed with local VIPs ready to cut the ribbon on $300 million facility Tuesday.

High Rollers get special perks at Hollywood Casino

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Now that the doors are open, Hollywood Casino says it is ready to pull out all the stops for potential gamers.

Hollywood Casino Toledo now open

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After years of anticipation and planning, Hollywood Casino Toledo officially opened its doors to the public around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hollywood Casino prepares for Tuesday's opening

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It's the talk of the town right now, with the grand opening of Hollywood Casino Toledo taking place on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Area transportation services prepare for casino passengers

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Toledo transportation businesses are expanding to make your trip to Hollywood Casino Toledo easier.

Rossford Police: Casino prep straining department, community

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Hollywood Casino is just days away from opening. Even though its technically in Toledo, neighboring Rossford said it is dealing with just as much, if not more prep work.

Rossford Police to enforce 'Click It or Ticket' during casino's opening week

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Police all over the region are enforcing seatbelt laws with the "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Rossford Police said this year, the program is more important than ever to their area because of the new Hollywood Casino.

Hollywood Casino hosts soft open

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A couple hundred lucky guests got a sneak peek inside the Hollywood Casino Toledo Thursday as part of a controlled opening.

Hollywood Casino hosts 'soft open' event

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Hollywood Casino Toledo officially opens its doors to the public May 29. The casino is hosting a controlled demonstration Thursday to prepare for the grand opening.

Psychologist discusses gambling addiction prior to casino opening

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A clinical forensic psychologist says it's likely gambling addiction will increase in Toledo once a casino comes to town.

Casino neighbors talk about opening

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Many people are excited that Toledo will have a casino in its own backyard, but some Toledo residents have a casino in their front yard- literally.

First look inside Hollywood Casino Toledo

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Hollywood Casino Toledo hosted a media day Monday to give a first look inside the building. The grand opening is set for May 29.

Hollywood Casino Toledo to give media tours of the building

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The casino is holding a "Media Preview Tour" and the media will have the opportunity to go on one of the two tours inside the casino.

Destination Toledo using Hollywood Casino to draw business

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Conventions can be a major source of revenue for cities, often attracting hundreds, if not thousands, of people. Toledo is hoping to put itself on the map for conventions.

Area hotels prepare for casino opening

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Hotels in the Toledo area say they are ready for the new business that will come along with the Hollywood Casino Toledo.

Casino bus industry's future unclear

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Every day charter buses hit the road taking people from the Toledo area to various casinos in Detroit and Windsor. The big question: Will that industry take a hit once Hollywood Casino Toledo opens?

State, casino security gearing up for casino opening

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When the Hollywood Casino Toledo opens in 13 days, it will not be just private security patrolling the casino floor or watching security footage of gaming.

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Hollywood casino chooses local meat supplier

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It came as a surprise to the owners at Tank Meats, Inc., when representatives from the Hollywood Casino Toledo contacted them about becoming a supplier for the casino's restaurants last fall.

Hollywood Casino Toledo comparable to Cleveland’s Horseshoe

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With Horseshoe Casino Cleveland opening its doors on Monday, grand opening for Hollywood Casino Toledo is just a few weeks away, set for May 29 at 2 p.m.

Lost casino revenues could deepen Detroit fiscal woes

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Detroit has serious financial trouble. The Sunday Detroit Free Press reports the Motor City could lose even more revenue as Ohio begins opening its four new casinos.

Local agencies planning casino traffic flow

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Hollywood Casino Toledo was given the green light to open May 29, and local law enforcement agencies are circling that date to put traffic control plans into action.

Toledo area prepares for Hollywood Casino opening

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Hollywood casino will be opening it's doors to the public on May 29, and many people in the area say not only are they excited to see the inside of the building for the first time, but they are also looking forward to the food.

Hollywood Casino Toledo license approved, grand opening set for May 29

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The Ohio Casino Commission approved the license for the Hollywood Casino Toledo Wednesday, clearing the way for the casino hold its grand opening on May 29.

Penn National set to receive operating license to open Hollywood Casino

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Penn National appears set to receive its operating license to open Hollywood Casino Toledo.

Hollywood Casino hires 90% employees locally

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All indications show that Toledoans will be able to hit the casino in the Glass City soon. With the May 29 target date approaching quickly, casino officials said they are still in the market for more employees.

Penn National advertises to lure casino visitors

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For years the casino operations in Detroit have been advertising in Ohio to draw customers north of the border, but when Hollywood Casino Toledo opens, how successful will that operation be in advertising and drawing customers south of the border?

Penn National hopes to open Hollywood Casino in May

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Penn National will meet with the Ohio Casino Control Commission next week, in the hopes of opening Hollywood Casino Toledo in late May.

Rossford addressing concerns about casino's negative effect

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About a month away from Hollywood Casino's grand opening, Rossford is addressing concerns about its effect on the community.

Penn National announces Hollywood Casino target opening date

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While the official opening date has yet to be approved by the Ohio Casino Control Commission, a Penn National Spokesman says May 29 is the target date to open Hollywood Casino Toledo.

Hollywood Casino officials attend human trafficking training

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Casino officials are taking a proactive approach to battle human trafficking at the Hollywood Casino-Toledo.

Senator, Councilwoman say casino affecting other Toledo communities

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Fedor and Webb say Penn National agreed to pay the state 75-million dollars for The Hollywood Casino-Toledo.

TARTA plans special casino stops

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The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is creating a new, permanent bus stop at The Hollywood Casino Toledo.

First slot machines arrive at Hollywood Casino

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One of the most important elements for Toledo's Hollywood Casino has arrived via semi trucks Monday. Up until this point, construction has been focused on preparing the building for opening. With Monday's delivery of the first slot machines, the focus has switched to preparing the casino operations.

Hollywood Casino employees apply for gaming licenses

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Roughly half of the 1,200 employees who'll be working at Hollywood Casino Toledo when it opens during the week of May 28 have to apply for a casino gaming employee license through the Ohio Casino Control Commission.

Toledo casino to open week of May 28

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A source participating in the meeting has told WTOL the two possible opening dates for the casinos are the weeks of May 14 for Cleveland and May 28 for Toledo.

State Rep. worries new casino will increase prostitution

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Could the world's oldest profession become a problem once Toledo's new Hollywood Casino opens? That's the warning from Toledo State Representative Teresa Fedor.

Casino Control Commission reviews Hollywood Casino progress

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The Ohio Casino Control Commission met in Columbus Wednesday morning to discuss progress on the Hollywood Casino Toledo. Discussion during the meeting focused on enforcement of regulations and coordination with local law enforcement to build strong relationships in the future.

Kasich refuses to pressure Casino Commission to issue license

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With the governor's visit to Toledo Express Airport focusing on new jobs in the area, Toledoans are left wondering when 1,200 employees will begin working at Hollywood Casino Toledo.

30,000 applicants applied for Hollywood Casino openings

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Officials from Hollywood Casino Toledo said they will not have many positions left to fill after they hosted their third and final job fair Monday with lines out the door.

Third and final Toledo casino job fair held Monday

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The casino is hosting three job fairs in six days. The final one is Monday at the Owens campus in Perrysburg. Hiring personnel recommend to apply online first. Click for details.

Hollywood Casino Toledo offers media first look at interior

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Hollywood Casino Toledo gave the media a chance to tour the inside of the building to see how far along construction has come as it nears completion.

Second Hollywood Casino job fair has small turnout

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The Hollywood Casino Toledo is still looking to hire 900 workers and is hosting job fairs for area residents who are interested in starting a career at the grand opening this spring. Thursday's job fair took place at the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center, but fewer than expected showed up.

Hollywood Casino works to end possible delay

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It's the new "$1 million question" in Toledo: When will Hollywood Casino Toledo open?

Casino opening to be pushed back

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Toledo's Hollywood Casino will be opening later than the previous April date set by the owners.

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BREAKING: Hollywood Casino opening may be delayed

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A consultant for the Casino Control Commission has recommended the opening of the Hollywood Casino Toledo be delayed.

Hundreds of jobs coming to Toledo

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More than 600 jobs are coming to Toledo once the Hollywood Casino opens in the spring.

Hollywood Casino Toledo posts 600 employment positions online

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More than 600 employment positions for Hollywood Casino Toledo have been posted on the casino's website this week. Individuals interested in applying for employment can go to Hollywood Casino Careers.

Hollywood Casino opening could be delayed

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Construction continues at the Hollywood Casino Toledo but its spring 2012 opening could be in jeopardy. The casino is expected to open in less than six months but the big opening could be delayed over basically a paperwork issue.

Hollywood Casino held vendor fair Thursday

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The Hollywood Casino Toledo is just months from opening along the Maumee River and Thursday afternoon the casino looked for suppliers.

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  • When, if at all, do you plan to visit Hollywood Casino Toledo?

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    Opening day
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    46 votes
    First month
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    93 votes
    First year
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    75 votes
    Never
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