(MULVANE, Kan.) — The Kansas Star Casino opened it's interim casino months ago, but a viewer had concerns over the facilities come severe storm season. It's meant to be an equestrian center once construction is finished, but for now the facility is open to the public for gambling.
“It's a nice lookin’ place and I imagine it's built to specs,” said gambler Chuck Kinsler.
In the event of a tornado there is a dedicated area. It has cement walls, floors and ceiling to keep people safe. Staff say it's not an official shelter to FEMA standards, but say two sets of long hallways will hamper the effects of a twister. They can't force anyone to move into the safe zone, but say they will make sure no patron is left behind on the floor.
“At any point that we feel our guests or team members might be in imminent danger we do have an evacuation plan. At that point security would start at the front of the casino and work their way back to try to encourage people to go to one of our safe areas,” said Kansas Star Casino representative Megan Strader.