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Kansas Star to open part of permanent casino soon

MULVANE, Kan. (AP) -- Part of the permanent Kansas Star Casino near Mulvane will open next week as the venue begins the move out of its temporary facility.

Officials with Kansas Star said Tuesday that the partial opening will reduce the number of days the casino will have to be closed during the transition.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/SMme4j ) the temporary casino will be open through midnight Dec. 9, close Dec. 10 and 11, then reopen at 8 a.m. Dec. 12 in a portion of the permanent casino. The entire permanent casino will open Dec. 21.

The permanent casino will include 1,829 slot machines, 45 table games and 10 table poker rooms.

The temporary casino area will be redesigned into an arena for concerts, sporting events, trade shows and equestrian and other events.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com