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Opening of San Jose Mega Casino Delayed

New Casino M8trix opening delayed.



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    The grand opening for this mega-casino near the airport has been delayed.

    Gambling fans will have to wait a little longer to wager in style in San Jose.

    The opening of the new Casino M8trix -- a rehabbed card room turned into a multi-floor gambling palace near the San Jose International Airport -- was scheduled for Tuesday but has been pushed back due to permitting delays, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

    The $50 million casino's owners sued the city over what they claimed are too-long delays over getting San Jose police to sign off on the gambling den's permits. A hearing date in that case has not yet been set.

    In the meantime, casino owner Eric Swallow is trying to figure out the reason behind the holdup.

    He has passed all of the city's requirements, he told the newspaper. "Whatever I say, they [the city] will make sure it [the casino's opening] doesn't happen," he said.

    The casino missed its April 3 soft launch and grand opening this weekend, but it could receive all permits by the end of the month, San Jose police told the newspaper.