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Harrah's looks to Cleveland area as casino site

CLEVELAND (AP) - Gambling company Harrah's Entertainment Inc. is looking at the Cleveland area as a possible casino location.

Harrah's is taking an e-mail survey among its customers who live in Ohio asking for thoughts on the horse racing tracks which will share up to 17,500 slot machines approved with the new state budget.

The Las Vegas-based company says it's considering the Cleveland area for a casino and wants comments on the Northfield and Thistledown tracks. Harrah's calls the effort a normal business review that occurs when gambling expands.

Gambling opponent David Zanotti with the Ohio Roundtable business group says the gambling expansion could prompt Las Vegas interests to buy up Ohio race tracks.

Information from: The Plain Dealer

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