Prairie Band Casino

The leadership team at Prairie Band Casino wanted to create a refresh for the overall image of the gaming floor in order to provide their guests with a better entertainment experience. Two highly visible non-performing areas were transformed into a new lounge area and a new coffee bar. Working with the operations team, a strategic phasing plan was developed to maximize the slot count during the gaming floor remodel, in order to maximize revenues during the project.



Location: Mayetta, Kansas
Duration: 13 Weeks
Project Size: 18,500 sf
Services: Design Build Remodel

Our Approach

Plan & Design 

Building on the owner's objective to create visual impact and a more exciting gaming experience for customers, the design team looked at ways to take advantage of the tall ceilings while introducing Tribal patterns and shapes into the overall plan. A carpet pathway was designed that wound its way through the gaming floor as well as overhead curtain elements that made navigating the large gaming floor more intuitive for guests. Additionally, a combination of large ceiling medallions with integrated lighting and chandeliers added pops of color within the space and provided visual interest.       

Build & Install

In order to achieve the owner's schedule and phasing objectives, the majority of the project had to be constructed offsite. This approach resulted in better quality than is typically achieved in building elements in the field and allowed for all specialty finishes and lighting to be reviewed and adjustments made to ensure each detail was correct prior to installation. As the project progressed, the I-5 construction superintendent was able to compress phases of the project to accelerate the already aggressive schedule and get gaming areas open to customers earlier than planned. 

Finished Project

The renovation project at Prairie Band was completed onsite in just 13 weeks, 3 weeks ahead of the originally planned completion date. This allowed revenues to be realized ahead of schedule and get customers into new areas. Customer feedback has been outstanding and the casino team has been extremely happy with the results.           

"I’ve never seen a gaming floor remodel turn out this seamlessly, and end up with such a beautiful product. I really enjoy it, and the feedback that we're getting from our customers is that it's just amazing, it looks like a whole new property."

Bill Marsh, GM, Prairie Band Casino & Resort

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