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The Isle of Capri Cape Casino gets ready to open its doors

Oct 26, 2012 -- 10:14am


If you tour the Isle Cape casino site this weekend, you’ll see cleaning crews polishing and vacuuming, chefs prepping meals, and dealers going through mock situations.  The 135-million-dollar casino is slated to open to the public at 10:30 AM Tuesday.  The buffet served two meals Thursday to casino employees to simulate a large crowd.  Poker and blackjack dealers are going through live scenarios also.  Isle Cape general manager Chet Koch tells KZIM KSIM they want these employees well trained to handle all situations with a smile!  Koch says there is no entry fee when you visit and go through an electronic turnstile to get to the gaming floor.  The casino will close every Wednesday from 5 to 6 AM to reset its counts, according to state law.  Food for the buffet is being purchased from local producers and meat suppliers.  All restaurants will be smoke-free and the gambling areas will have sections for both smokers and non.  Koch is expecting a large crowd to fill the casino Tuesday morning.

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