First Slot Machines Arrive at Calder

Slots machine will be ready to go in January

(Calder release)

The first shipment of slot machines arrived at Calder Casino & Race Course Nov. 9. Track officials and state regulators were at the casino loading dock to check in 242 slot machines as several local media outlets captured the event on video. Ultimately, Calder’s new casino will feature 1,225 slot machines when it opens in January 2010.

The 242 machines came from WMS of Waukegan, Ill., and were delivered to Calder’s new 104,000-square foot casino, which is approaching the final phases of its construction. In addition to the slot machines, the Calder Casino will also have three new restaurants.