The Kansas State Lottery Commission has approved significant additions to the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan. The plans will impact the property’s gaming floor, hotel and RV park, according to Peninsula Gaming, the project’s owner and operator.
One of the enhancements expands the facility by 60,000 square feet, including a banquet room that opens in phase two and a concourse to provide more space for guests.

"We are substantially increasing the square footage of the building in the first phase of our project, which will provide an even better customer experience at our interim facility," said Kansas Star general manager Scott Cooper, told theWichita Eagle. The project was originally expected to cost $260 million. The cost of the new additions was not disclosed.

Total square footage of the banquet room will be 160,000 square feet. In addition, the 300-room hotel will add 22,000 square feet of public space, the concert hall will expand seating capacity from 4,200 to 5,000, the gaming floor will grow by 7,000 square feet and the RV park will triple in size.

An interim casino is expected to open next July. The permanent casino, with 2,000 slots and 50 gaming tables, is slated to open in 2013.