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Expansion of WinStar Casino and Hotel Could Bring Over 1,000 Jobs to Love County

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The expansion of a popular hotel and casino in Love County could bring over 1,000 jobs to the area. KTEN's Hailee Holliday reports.

     WinStar Casino officials say the expansion began early this summer and after completion should bring around 1,100 jobs to the Thackerville area. The expansion will include luxury gaming and hotel accommodations similar to those in Las Vegas. Residents in Thackerville say having a popular tourist attraction like the casino in the area, has already brought so much to the community.  They say they are excited to see what opportunities the expansion can do for the town. Many believe the bigger the casino and resort, the better.

Thackerville resident, Carolyn Rains, says, "We need the jobs, there's lots of people that need work so yeah. And they pay pretty good. It's already, growing now. No telling what it will bring."

      Thackerville residents say every time they look around new attractions are being built near the town and they know it's all thanks to WinStar Casino. They say casino visitors use their gas stations and restaurants, so it has done nothing but help the city's economy.

Hailee Holliday, KTEN News