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Images: The Rivers Casino opens for Des Plaines residents

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Des Plaines Mayor Martin Moylan throws the dice at 5 pm to signal the opening of the Rivers Casino.
  Des Plaines Mayor Martin Moylan throws the dice at 5 pm to signal the opening of the Rivers Casino.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Karen Lingermuth of Niles plays the slots.
  Karen Lingermuth of Niles plays the slots.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Bells of the slots fill the air to signal the opening of the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines to over 1,000 VIPs on Friday night.
  Bells of the slots fill the air to signal the opening of the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines to over 1,000 VIPs on Friday night.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Thousands of people file into the Rivers Casino's Canopy buffet.
  Thousands of people file into the Rivers Casino's Canopy buffet.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
First in line, waiting for the gates to open, are Charlene Craig of Des Plaines and her mom Mary Godzicki of Chicago.
  First in line, waiting for the gates to open, are Charlene Craig of Des Plaines and her mom Mary Godzicki of Chicago.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Residents line up for the The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines VIP party on Friday.
Residents line up for the The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
Jennifer Coriell of Burbank plays the penny slots at the VIP party Friday night.
Jennifer Coriell of Burbank plays the penny slots at the VIP party Friday night.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
Thousands lined up for the buffet at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Thousands lined up for the buffet at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opened its doors for a VIP party on Friday.
Mark Welsh
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