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Casino Del Sol (pictured) is expanding and adding a 150-room hotel, expanded meeting space, and new RV sites.

Casino of the Sun, meanwhile, is adding a new event center and announced the addition of Vegas-style blackjack.

“When we have big events, such as concerts, galas, weddings and conventions, we have to turn people away from the hotel,” said Van Amburg.

She said depending on the event, such as the Toby Keith concert last month, about 200 people had to be turned away from the hotel. It is envisioned to be a family-friendly hotel with a pool area, including a possible water slide.

“There is a demand for that kind of experience and it will give us an opportunity to offer different price levels,” said Van Amburg.

She said in many instances families may decide to stay at the new hotel rather than at the resort.

The resort prices range from $99 a night in the summer up to $300 at other times of the year.

Possible room rates for the new hotel were not yet known.

An additional 150 employees are expected to be hired, and existing part-time employees will go to full time once the hotel is completed.

Several hundred workers are expected to be hired to build the hotel, Van Amburg said.

The new hotel may be built on the northwest side of the property, south of Valencia Road.

“We have asked the architect to recommend a location close to Casino del Sol that provides the best layout for the hotel.