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Dejobe bingo re-opens

30 November 2006

WISCONSIN – As reported by the Badger Herald: "The failure of a proposed Dane County referendum in 2004 that would have allowed Dejope Bingo to expand into a full-scale casino has not stopped the operation from further development.

"In an attempt to increase the accessibility and appeal of the business, Dejope is set to reopen next month as a newly updated and renovated bingo operation. Demolition on the gaming establishment began earlier this year.

"Beginning last July, bingo games using paper cards and number callers were phased out to make room for new computerized bingo machines. And according to Tracy Littlejohn, a public relations officer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, the change will be beneficial in several ways.

"…Dejope is also hoping the renovations will create an atmosphere that is more conducive to gaming, she added.

"…But despite all the effort to make its facility more closely resemble a casino, Littlejohn said Dejope has no plans to convert its facility into a full-scale casino…"

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