Efforts to stop Kansas Crossing Hotel & Casino Rejected
August 04, 2015
Efforts to prevent a southeast Kansas casino by Cherokee County has been
The county had requested an injunction against the construction of a state owned
casino. However, it was rejected by District Court Judge Larry Hendricks. The
decision was based on Crawford County holding public hearings several times. He
believed that the process to select the casino was done thoroughly.
Kansas Crossing Hotel & Casino was awarded the gaming license from the state
last month. It will be located in Crawford County.
Shortly after the new casino was announced, a lawsuit was filed by Cherokee
County. The county had hoped to build a casino, Castle Rock Casino Resort.
Commissioners for Cherokee County will reevaluate and continue with plans to
attempt to halt the Kansas Crossing Hotel & Casino.
Of the three proposed casino plans, the Kansas Crossing project cost the least.
It will cost $70 million to complete. Summer of 2016 is when it is expected to
The largest of the proposed casinos was the Castle Rock Casino Resort at a cost
of $145 million.
In 2007 Kansas approved four nontribal casinos. The Kansas Crossing is the final
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