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Casino Opens: Cocopahs Unveil New Gaming Facility

16 December 2003

YUMA COUNTY -- As reported by the Yuma Sun: ``If you want to feel like you're in Las Vegas without leaving Yuma County, the Cocopah Tribe believes their new casino is the place for you.

```It's the biggest thing Yuma's ever seen,' said Barry Webster, spokesman for Cocopah Casino. 'It's where dreams come true.'

``Webster said the new casino, which officially opened Friday night with Native American dancing and a ceremony, truly gives the feeling of being in Las Vegas. With 20,000 people expected to pass through the casino Friday night, Webster said it offers "total entertainment" to those who visit.

``Winter visitor Alex Zukowsky, who won $60 playing table blackjack, said the machines are laid out better than the old casino, providing more room to walk around.

``…The new 98,000-square-foot casino is located near the intersection of Highway 95 and County 15th Street. It includes 475 machines, eight blackjack tables, a bingo room, dining room, banquet facilities, 24-hour snack bar, sports bar and a 40-by-40-foot stage..."

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