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.
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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.