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Hollywood Casino To Open February 3rd In Kansas

Hollywood Casino will bring joy to thousands of gamblers come the beginning of February. On Monday, casino executives announced that February 3rd will be the first day of operation of the newest Kansas gaming facility. The opening has been anticipated for several years, and reality is now setting in for Kansas City residents.

"It's awesome that there is now a date to look forward to," said Sean Balacaster. "I've lived here for twenty years, and I never thought I'd see the day when a casino was opened in my area. It's going to be great, and it gives me and my friends another option for the weekends. I can't wait, and I'll definitely be there on the 3rd."

That date is circled on a lot of calendars in Kansas City and the neighboring areas. It is expected that several thousands locals are going to come through the doors at Hollywood Casino in early February. The casino will have over fifty table games and 2,000 slot machines, and will offer several dining experiences for patrons.

Penn National Gaming is the developer of the casino, and the company has partnered with the Kansas Speedway on the project. While the casino is owned by the state, Penn National will operate the facility, and take a portion of the revenue generated. For Kansas, it will be the third casino opened since four were approved back in 2007.

The casino openings were all delayed when three of the four original developers chosen to run the casinos pulled out after the economic recession of 2008. The state then botched several attempts to gain new developers, until three stepped forward in recent years. Boot Hill Casino & Resort and the Kansas Star Casino were opened in 2009, and 2011, respectively.

The Kansas Speedway hopes to get a boost from the casino similar to the ones seen at race tracks across the US. With the racing industry ailing, many states have turned to casino gambling as a way to help the tracks survive. Kentucky, home to Churchill Downs, is considering changing their state laws to allow slots at the tracks, following the lead of West Virginia, Maryland, and others states where casinos have helped revive racing facilities.

Hollywood Casino is set to host a trial run near the end of the month for gaming regulators to test the equipment and ensure that the casino meets regulatory requirements. The trial runs usually are by invite only, with the money generated from the machines and table games going to charity. As long as the regulators sign off after the trial run, the casino will be given the go ahead to meet their February 3rd target date.

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