Abby Hoover  
Managing Editor

Bally’s Kansas City officially opened its land-based property expansion in the East Bottoms on Friday. The multi-year expansion features over 35,000 square feet of new gaming and retail space. 

To mark the occasion, Bally’s representatives, including Bally’s Michael Donovan, Regional Vice President & General Manager – Midwest, as well as Pete Ciarrocchi, Founder and Owner of Chickie’s and Pete’s, and other guests, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Bally’s KC. The expansion represents the most significant investment that Bally’s Corporation has made in the property since its acquisition in 2020.

As part of the expansion, Bally’s reimaged its casino floor and added new gaming products, including 200 new games and a dedicated high-limit slot area. The second floor has additional games and provides guests with a more relaxed, comfortable gaming experience. The new commercial center is also home to Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar, with space for Bally’s to incorporate additional dining and retail establishments. 

In addition to new dining and amenities, the casino has undergone an extensive aesthetic renovation to its interior and exterior, including the addition of lighting elements and a series of steel frames and fabric panels that illuminate the new façade. The renovations also include improved site traffic circulation and multiple entrances.

The event included entertainment by KC Aerial Arts, Lost Wax Band, and That’s Entertainment, as well as food and beverage. 

During the ceremony, Bally’s Kansas City announced a $2,500 donation for both the Veterans Community Project and KC Pet Project, as well as award plaques to 27-year team members. 

Bally’s Corporation currently owns and manages 15 casinos across 10 states and a horse racetrack in Colorado.