Bally’s Corporation is preparing to start a new redevelopment project for a casino in Kansas City, with the groundbreaking ceremony set for August 18. The former Isle of Capri Casino changed to Casino KC some time ago and now, the company plans to call the property Bally’s Kansas City Casino. The name change took place earlier in the week and is part of the $40 million redevelopment project of the property.
On Monday, Bally announced the rebrand, and the exterior entrance sign of the property was added. A full rebrand of the property will not be completed until the first half of next year. Included in the rebrand is a new players club program plus new cards for the venue, dice, gaming chips, and table layouts.
The announcement was made just a few weeks before Bally’s will celebrate the beginning of the expansion project. As part of the plans, Bally’s will reskin the riverboat exterior of the property. A more modern approach will be taken with the exterior, including adding color-changing angled panels. There will also be an addition to the front of the property with retail and dining space.
The public can attend the groundbreaking ceremony, with the event set to take place at 11 am, on August 18. The construction should take about a year to complete. George Papanier, the CEO of Bally’s Corporation, commented that the company is proud to bring the brand to Kansas City. The company feels the process is part of the transformative redevelopment of the casino.
Mr. Papanier stated further that this is an exciting time for customers, as the property will soon offer new and engaging experiences at the Berkley Riverfront. The CEO thanked the state for its help with the process and recognized the company’s team members for their contributions to the project.
Even More to Come
The major changes coming to the Bally’s Kansas City Casino will create a new atmosphere in the region, providing more for players to enjoy. According to reports, the planned redevelopment may have a second phase that would add even more to the property.
A second phase could follow after the first phase and would include a new hotel with 150 guest rooms along with an amphitheater with 3,000 seats. If the second round of changes does occur, it is unclear how long the process will take. Plans may also include expanding the parking garage to offer double the parking space.