CHESTER, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Delaware News Journal: "Just like Delaware Park, Harrah's new "racino" in Chester has slot machines galore. Just like Dover Downs
casino and Midway Slots in Harrington, there are restaurants and horse racing and neon glitz. In fact, gambling in Chester seems a lot like gambling in Delaware, except for one big difference.
"The Chester casino is brand-new.
"The opening-week buzz over the area's latest gambling center drew customers by the hundreds Tuesday to the first full day of operations at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack, causing a fair-to-middling traffic tie-up at lunchtime and prompting some speculation over how much business it might ultimately nab from Delaware.
"…For now, the novelty of newness is drawing Delaware gamblers for some exploring and comparing.
"…In the Chester casino's opening hours, there were some predictable hitches. Broken machines. Disoriented gamblers. Watery espresso. Staffers still seem a bit green, but are chipper and friendly, customers said…"
|Harrah's Chester features a 5/8-mile harness racetrack with a 1,500-seat outdoor grandstand a state-of-the-art indoor wagering area. A 20,000-square-foot outdoor deck offers patrons a sweeping panoramic view of the Delaware River and a bird's-eye view of the horses as they charge down the homestretch. The casino features over 2,700 slot machines.|
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