Hollywood Casino Perryville sign

The 175-foot-high Hollywood Casino Perryville sign goes into place Saturday morning. (Nicole Munchel | Aegis staff, Patuxent Homestead / April 21, 2012)

It will soon be hard to miss the Hollywood Casino Perryville when driving along Interstate 95.

The Cecil County casino Friday erected a massive 175-foot sign on its property that will be visible from the highway.

The casino's marketing director Marc DeLeo said the sign will make the facility more visible and attract more customers. Some 82,000 cars drive pass the casino's exit off the interstate, DeLeo said.

The Perryville commissioners approved the sign late last year after some debate about its aesthetics and other issues. The casino opened in late September 2010.

Hanah.cho@baltsun.com

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