The new casino near the Mulvane exit on the Kansas Turnpike will be called Kansas Star. It was approved recently by the state, over a proposed casino near Wellington.
Peninsula Gaming Partners of Iowa says Star will have a “world class” equestrian center. It will also have 2,000 slot machines, 50 gambling tables, and a 300-room hotel. There are plans for a 115-seat steakhouse, a 250-seat buffet, and a 40-seat food court. There are estimates that Star will bring in more than 200 million bucks a year in profits, and the money will be split with the state of Kansas and the folks in Sumner County.
Beyond that, Star will bring jobs to the area. And it will probably mean advertising dollars for television and radio stations … including this one.
The casino in Dodge City is doing quite well. The Star may have more area competition, but being located on a busy interstate highway and just a few miles from a big population center should help Star succeed.
Problem is, it’ll be at least four years before Star opens its doors.
Our thought for today is from Mitch Hedberg:
“I like to play blackjack. I’m not addicted to gambling, I’m addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.”