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posted: 1/18/2014 8:00 AM

Grand Victoria completes facelift

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  • The Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin has finished renovations in its casino area. This is on the main casino floor.

       The Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin has finished renovations in its casino area. This is on the main casino floor.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin has finished renovations in its casino/boat area. A separate gambling area, off the main casino floor, features a table and slots that start at a higher dollar amount.

      Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin has finished renovations in its casino/boat area. A separate gambling area, off the main casino floor, features a table and slots that start at a higher dollar amount.

  • Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin has finished renovations, including to this area, at the rear of the main casino floor, which features a stage for live entertainment as well as a bar.

       Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin has finished renovations, including to this area, at the rear of the main casino floor, which features a stage for live entertainment as well as a bar.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Carol and Mike Laskowski of Streamwood try their luck at the slots Friday at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin.

       Carol and Mike Laskowski of Streamwood try their luck at the slots Friday at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • The new entrance to the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin is now wide open.

       The new entrance to the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin is now wide open.
    PHotos by Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 
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The $4 million renovation of the gambling area of the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin that started in August was recently completed.

The casino's interior got a facelift with updated carpeting, flooring, walls, and light fixtures, which created a brighter gambling space with a more contemporary look, casino marketing manager Marilou Pilman said.

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Next comes the renovation of the pavilion area, for which a timeline hasn't been set yet, she said.

Competition from Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, which opened in July 2011, was part of the impetus behind the renovation of the 19-year-old Grand Victoria, casino officials said.

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