KANSAS CITY, KS – The Wyandotte Nation announced it will open its 7th Street
Casino in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, on January 10th. The casino is in the
renovated, former Scottish Rite building at Seventh Street and Ann Avenue.
The state had sued to block the casino claiming the tribe’s purchase of the property was done improperly, however, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver dismissed the case last October stating the case was filed too late. In a new motion the Kansas attorney general is asking the court to overturn its October decision.
Tribal second chief Billy Friend said Thursday. “Everything that’s been done in court has been in our favor. We’re going to go ahead and open up.”
The tribe’s attorney, David McCullough, agreed and said all legal issues have been cleared. “There’s nothing to prevent us from opening. We’ve won all the cases. If they don’t have an injunction or stay in place, which they don’t, you act consistent with the ruling.”
The tribe has spend $20 million remodeling the 3-story casino. It includes a steakhouse with a “Roaring ‘20s” speakeasy theme and 400 electronic slot machines.
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