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CLEVELAND -- Cleveland businesses are betting big on the new Horseshoe Casino.

Developers say purposely designed the casino to not be a fully contained "silo" casino.They hope vistors will come in and gamble but then also go out andexplore downtown and spend time and money at other Cleveland restaurants, shops, clubs and hotels too.

Many are hoping the casino is the first step towards bringing back Cleveland's economy.

The Horseshoe Casino opens May 14.