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New NW Iowa casino to open earlier than planned

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LARCHWOOD (KWWL) -- Iowa's newest casino will open ahead of schedule.  The Grand Falls Casino Resort near Larchwood was set to open around July 4.  Casino officials say the date is now set for May 26, just before Memorial Day.  

Managers say the structure was enclosed before Thanksgiving and hundreds of workers have been working around the clock.  The resort, near the South Dakota state line, will feature a 1,200-seat events center and a 100-room hotel. Some rooms will have balconies overlooking a 30-foot waterfall that will flow into a geothermal lake that will heat and cool the resort. There are plans to add a golf course in 2013.

The casino will feature 900 slot machines, 24 table games and eight poker tables.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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