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June 30, 2015

A proposed casino in Southeast Kansas has been rejected by the Cherokee County commissioners. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission is being asked to remove the proposal from their area.

On Monday the commission voted against the project 2 to 0.

The Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel would have been built in Pittsburg. The city is located in Crawford County. The project would have cost $70.2 million to build.

The commission will be request to begin the process again in selecting a casino for the area.

Kansas Crossing was rejected by the county because it is believed that state law was not followed by the Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board. The county was in favor of a different casino project that would have cost $145 million.

Based on the location requirements and the size of the project, Kansas Crossing was the preferred proposal by the review board.

A meeting will be held by the Kansas gaming commission in Topeka on Thursday.

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