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As it happened: Day 1 for Belleville’s new casino

First casino customers

A crush of people charges through the just-opened doors of the Shorelines Casino. Photo by Casey Horn, QNet News

By Rebecca Bartlett [1], Casey Horn [2] and Justin Medve [3]

BELLEVILLE – The doors of Belleville’s new Shorelines Casino [4] are open.

A long line of people waited Wednesday afternoon to be the casino’s first customers once the doors opened at 5 p.m. They were rewarded with gifts and champagne.

The casino features 450 slot machines, table games, an entertainment area and a restaurant.

An opening ceremony took place at 4:50 p.m. That was preceded by a media tour giving reporters a look at the facility and its amenities.

QNet News covered it live and takes you through the afternoon’s events. Scroll to the bottom if you’d like to watch from the start.