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Thousands line up for NYC's first casino

Resorts World Casino opened on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in New York City.

November 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
New York City's first ever casino has opened for business.

The Resorts World Casino, which is located in Queens, opened on Friday.

The goal is to bring another $500 million in taxes to New York state by keeping customers and cash from going to Atlantic City, Las Vegas and other casino spots.

So far it's been a big hit, with thousands lining up on opening day to get in.

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