WICHITA — Peninsula Gaming said today that site preparation has begun on its $280 million casino at the Mulvane turnpike exit in Sumner County.
Scott Cooper, general manager, said the Iowa-based company has spent $10 million preparing to break ground on construction in addition to the $25 million license fee it paid to the state.
Peninsula will open its Kansas Star facility as an interim casino next February. The permanent casino and 150-room hotel is scheduled to be completed in January 2013.
Peninsula plans to expand the facility again in January 2015 with an additional 150 hotel rooms and additional gaming facilities.
When completed, the Kansas Star will span 170 acres and include a 100,000 square-foot indoor equestrian arena, retail shops and an RV park.