OXFORD — A casino in Oxford has taken another step toward opening with the installation of the first slot machines.

The first of more than 500 video-screen machines were installed in the casino on Thursday and a spokesman says the goal is to open the casino in June.

Spokesman Scott Smith tells the Sun Journal hiring will begin soon in earnest for positions in security as well as food and beverage services.

Training for table-game dealers began Monday and will continue for more than two months.

The casino held a job fair March 3 and 92 potential dealers were invited from about 500 applicants to take the classes.

About 1,500 people have applied online for jobs.

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