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Expansion and safety announcements are made by WinnaVegas Casino Resort

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Two big announcements regarding expansion and safety are made by WinnaVegas Casino Resort. The Sloan, Iowa casino unveiled its new $7 million investment.

It includes a 300,000 square foot entertainment venue, more gaming space, and a new bistro. This makes it one of the largest venues in Siouxland. The casino will eventually employ 400 people.

"We actually started last November and it was kind of on the fast track, we needed to expand, we needed this, we needed to offer more to the area," said Ray Thomas, General Manager of WinnaVegas.

To add to this excitement, the casino also announced it's donation of a brand new fire truck for the community's fire department. Until now, crews didn't have the equipment to fight a large structural fire.

"They wanted our department to be involved with the safety issues going on out here and we expressed to them our concern that we wouldn't be able to reach the fourth story with the equipment we have and this is how this kind of came about." said Lee Blanchard, Fire Chief of Sloan.

The casino purchased the more than $300,000 truck with the help of grants.

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