The dice have been rolling there since Sunday, but officials today gathered at Harrah’s casino in Chester, Pa. to ceremonially mark the start of live table games.

KYW’s Mike DeNardo reports that casino officials cut a ribbon in front of the 99 craps, roulette, and blackjack tables now seeing action at Harrah’s in Chester.

harrahs ribbon denardo full Harrah's Celebrates Start of Table Games at Chester Casino

While he wouldn’t put a number in on it, Harrah’s VP Bob Guidice says there’s been a bump in people and dollars since the games launched on Sunday:

“Table games, because it has so many people, just absolutely brings a new component to our gaming floor.”

Table games added 600 jobs, bringing Harrah’s total employment to 1,500.

Chester mayor Wendell Butler says he’s hoping table games will help to spur investment in his city:

“To reinvent ourselves, you need a name brand.  What does Harrah’s bring?  A name brand.”

(Photo by KYW’s Mike DeNardo)

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