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Casino expansion to produce local jobs

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WITTENBERG, Wis. (WAOW) -

A casino's multi-million dollar expansion will also expand the Wisconsin job market.

Ho Chunk Gaming Witternberg held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, marking the completion of a two-year project. The expansion includes the casino floor being doubled, a non-smoking gaming floor, plus the additions of a hotel and restaurant.

Casino leaders say the $33 million effort will have a positive ripple effect on the local economy.

"It's going to definitely generate tourism for our area," Katrina Wychesit said. " In addition, we have created 90 new jobs here and they're permanent jobs."

The celebration continues into the night, with drawings for prizes and fireworks as part of the festivities.

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