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Area casinos are ready to ring in the New Year

Joliet location features noon and night cash giveaways

Published: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 3:30 p.m. CST

JOLIET, Ill. — Two Hollywood Casino locations are preparing for star-studded New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The Hollywood Casino in Joliet is giving away more than $12,000 in cash with a Noon Years Eve promotion on Monday, Dec. 31. Two winners at each drawing will win $2,013. Plus, even more cash is being given away later that night at the New Year’s $20,000 Cash Giveaway. One grand prize winner at each drawing will win $5,000, plus four additional winners will win cash prizes.

Hollywood Stadium will feature live entertainment starting just after noon and will run until the early morning hours. Andrew Blendermann, Hare, Junkyard Groove Chicago and R-Gang will rock everyone into the New Year.

Hollywood Stadium will also offer its first-ever late night breakfast from midnight to 4 a.m.

Come in for the promotions, for the live entertainment, the heart throbbing casino action,or for the late night breakfast.

Hollywood Casino Joliet, the former Empress Casino Joliet, is a Penn National Gaming casino conveniently located 45 minutes southwest of Chicago near the   I-80/I-55 interchange in Joliet.

The 50,000 square-foot-casino offers more than 1,100 slot machines, action-packed table games and multiple smoking environments conveniently located off the casino floor.

For complete details, visit http://www.hollywoodcasinojoliet.com.

At the Aurora location, the first 2,000 guests will receive a special gift starting at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31.

The party will be going all day long at Center Stage. The entertainment kicks off with The Buddy Holly Story at 2:30 p.m., then continues with Fortunate Sons at 5:30 p.m. and finishes with American English at 9:30 p.m. 

For complete details, visit http://www.hollywoodcasinoaurora.com.

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