Board to Decide on Southeastern Kansas Casino
June 23, 2015
Three applications have been submitted for the proposed southeastern Kansas
casino. The casino will be owned by the state. The developer of the project will
be chosen soon by the state gaming board.
A meeting will be held in Topeka by the board to pick a casino developer. The
three proposed casinos developers are Kansas Crossing, Castle Rock Casino
Resort, and Frontenac Development. By law, the state lottery can operate a
casino in either Cherokee or Crawford counties.
The proposed $145 million Castle Rock casino would be built near the Oklahoma
boarder on U.S. 400. This is the largest of the proposed casinos. The location
was chosen to combat out-of-state competition from a casino owned by the Quapaw
Just north of Pittsburg would be the proposed casino by Frontenac Development.
The casino would be located at the Camptown Greyhound Park that has been closed.
The proposed casino would cost $84 million.
South of Pittsburg and near the U.S. 400 and U.S. 69 junction is the proposed
Kansas Crossing. That proposed casino would cost $70 million to complete.
The state board meeting to discuss the proposed casinos will be held on
Return to Kansas Casinos.