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Table Games Set to Open at Hollywood Casino

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Blackjack, Roulette, and other table games to make Maine debut

BANGOR Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway is set to officially launch their latest set of offerings. Friday morning, Hollywood Casino's fourteen table games will be open to the general public for the first time.

'We cannot describe how excited we are that this day is finally here,' said John Osborne, General Manager at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway. 'This has been in the works for a long time. We had a great campaign last fall, letting voters throughout Penobscot County know what we planned to do, and after they approved the plan in November we immediately began putting it into action. Today, we're looking forward to seeing the first customers sit down, have fun, and usher in this new era of gaming in the State of Maine.'

The table games are located on the existing gaming floor, close to the entrance to the Epic Buffet. In all, fourteen table games will be in operation, including one roulette table, six blackjack tables, one 4-card poker table, two 3-card poker tables, and four regular poker tables where Texas Hold Em will be dealt most frequently.

'We have had a series of preview nights this week to prepare for our big day,' said Osborne. 'The enthusiasm among the dealers, our guests, and our existing employees has been fantastic. We are very happy with how this has all worked out.'

In November of last year, voters in Penobscot County overwhelmingly approved table games at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway. The yes vote resulted in 89 new jobs for dealers, table games management, surveillance, casino cashiering, and beverage service. Facility personnel have worked with Eastern Maine Community College to train and certify new employees on the games. Table games are expected to provide sustainable funding for the new arena in Bangor through increased revenue and taxes from Hollywood Casino.

Hollywood Casino will open at 8 a.m. Friday, when table games will be in operation for the first time. Hollywood Casino is open Sun. Wed. 8 a.m. 1 a.m., and Thurs. Sat. 8 a.m. 3 a.m. For more information, visit

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