Kansas Star given all clear to open; Senecas begin casino hotel expansion; Ohio casino plans on track

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Caesars Seneca Kansas-starAfter Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission granted the Kansas Star Casino a conditional certificate to hold a controlled demonstration with real money gambling last week, the regulators have announced the casino passed final checks, approving it to open for business as scheduled on Boxing day.

The state-owned casino, which is located in Mulvane – about 15 miles south of Wichita – is opening in a building that eventually will become its 100,000-square-foot equestrian centre.

Bloomsberg reports that the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission looked at the casino’s gambling and security controls on Monday to see that it was fit to open and low and behold – it was! If you’re in the area, why not head down for a change from your cold turkey sandwiches and be one of the first to step foot inside?


In other casino development news, the Seneca Nation of Indians has announced it’s to start a $53 million project that will almost double the hotel room capacity at its casino in New York’s Southern Tier.

A report by the Wall Street Journal states that President of Seneca Nation, Robert Odawi Porter, along with officials from the tribe’s gambling business arm are yet to announce the exact details. The Senecas have been busy little beavers. They also have two other projects in the works at the tribe’s other casino sites in Niagara Falls and Buffalo.

With the Seneca Allegany casino having more than 2,000 slot machines and 30 table games, the plans will expand an existing 212-room hotel that opened in 2007.


The first Ohio casino is on track to open in March. Rock Ohio Caesars will debut the Horseshoe Cleveland in 300,000 square feet at the Higbee Building there, GlobeSt.com has reported.

The company that consists of a joint venture of Detroit-based Rock Financial/Quicken Loans and Reno, NV-based Caesars Entertaintment Corp.,  said all construction is on schedule in a third-quarter report released yesterday.

Rock is spending more than $1 billion to build two of the four planned casinos in the state.