Kansas Star Casino Moving Forward

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It looks as if it's a definite go for a Sumner County casino development.

Mulvane city leaders confirm Peninsula Gaming's $25 million dollar deposit became non refundable, and several studies for traffic impact, drainage and dirt work have been completed for the Kansas Star Casino and Resort.

"We were skeptical," Mulvane City Administrator Kent Hixson said. "Until now, $25 million is a lot of money to forfeit. "

The traffic study shows about 2.7 million people will be taking the turnpike every year to go to the casino. The developer plans to break ground on the $260 million dollar project next month.

The project includes a 300 room hotel, a casino and an equestrian center. Gambling will start in a temporary location in 2012 with the final project being completed in 2015.

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