Archive for Thursday, February 11, 2010

Casino partners unveil conceptual drawings

A conceptual design of the main entrance to the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.

A conceptual design of the main entrance to the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.

February 11, 2010

A conceptual design of an outdoor beer garden at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. The garden would overlook the third turn of the Speedway's track.

A conceptual design of an outdoor beer garden at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. The garden would overlook the third turn of the Speedway's track.

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is starting to take shape, at least in the design and concept stage.

Officials with Kansas Entertainment, a joint venture between International Speedway Corp. and Penn National Gaming, on Monday released conceptual drawings and a site plan for the new gambling facility, which is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2012 and overlook Turn 2 of the Kansas Speedway.

Officials said the initial phase of the new facility, budgeted at $386 million, would include a 100,000-square-foot casino floor with capacity for 2,300 slot machines and 86 table games, a high-energy lounge and a variety of dining and entertainment options. Additional project phases including a hotel, expanded gaming space, a spa, convention center and entertainment retail district, have been master planned as well.

Kansas Entertainment was selected by the Kansas Gaming Facilities Review Board to operate a state-run casino in Wyandotte County.

The joint venture has one more regulatory hurdle to pass to gain the final go-ahead with the project. On Friday, the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission is scheduled to consider acceptance of a background report on Kansas Entertainment.

Comments

nalexks 4 years, 2 months ago

Is it me or does it look like kind of 70s design? Looks like that old movie theater on 119 and Metcalf in OP that now is 24 hour fitness. Hope when built it will look better than on this conceptual drawing.

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