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New casino in Mulvane may draw 2 million-plus visitors

December 9, 2011

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— The Kansas Star casino is making last-minute preparations as its Dec. 26 opening date nears.

General manager Scott Cooper told reporters Friday during a tour of the site of a temporary casino that the casino is expected to draw more than 2 million people and ring up some $150 million in revenues in its first year.

The casino has already signed up nearly 26,000 players from 39 states for its Players Club promotion.

Meanwhile, construction of the much larger permanent casino is under way. The 170-acre site will eventually include five restaurants, a 300-room hotel and an equestrian center.

Cooper says the Kansas Star is expected to draw 3 million people a year once the entire project is completed.

Comments

FalseHopeNoChange 2 years, 4 months ago

The flooded farmland south of Lawrence would make a great spot for a casino. Haskell could use it for training dealers. What a money maker.

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kansanjayhawk 2 years, 4 months ago

Unless it is a "destination casino" it pulls most of the money from an 80 mile radius of the casino hurting the local economies! Read some of the studies coming out of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and other states. Casino gambling is a bad deal for Kansas and for the business community in the vicinity.

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James Minor 2 years, 4 months ago

If you build it they will come and leave penniless and dejected.

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BABBOY 2 years, 4 months ago

Think of all the taxes lost on morality arguments.....

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Steve Jacob 2 years, 4 months ago

I saw a sign today for the new casino in KCK is open in February.

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