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Kansas Star Casino to hire 300 more for summer

May 7, 2012

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— The Kansas Star Casino is looking for another 300 workers, as it begins a second phase of expansion.

Casino officials say most of the workers hired this summer for the casino near Mulvane will be needed in the food and beverage areas.

A temporary casino in an equestrian arena opened in December. The permanent casino is scheduled to open by the end of the year.

The Wichita Eagle reports the next phase of expansion will include a permanent gaming area, as well as a hotel and space for restaurants and bars.

Peninsula Gaming, based in Dubuque, Iowa, is building and managing the casino for the state of Kansas. On Friday, Peninsula reported that the casino recorded $50.3 million in net revenue in its first full quarter.

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