Orange County getting its first casino

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WOODBURY -

State officials recently approved legislation that would give Orange County its first casino.

The all-slots facility will be built at the site of the former Nepera Chemical Plant off Route 17 in Woodbury.

The owner of the facility, Resorts World, promises to create nearly 400 jobs.

Some neighbors complained of the added traffic the casino will bring, but others think the tax benefits are worth it.

Officials say they hope the facility is open within the next two years.

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