Archive for Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kansas board to pick developer for new state-owned casino

June 23, 2015

— A board is preparing to pick a developer for a new state-owned casino in southeast Kansas from among three applicants.

The state board was meeting Thursday in Topeka to choose among Castle Rock Casino Resort, Frontenac Development and Kansas Crossing. Kansas law allows one casino in either Crawford or Cherokee counties operated on behalf of the state lottery.

The Castle Rock proposal is the largest at nearly $145 million. It would be built along U.S. 400, near a casino operated just across the Oklahoma state line by the Quapaw Tribe.

Frontenac Development is proposing an $84 million project north of Pittsburg at the site of the long-closed Camptown Greyhound Park.

Kansas Crossing is proposing a $70 million project at the junction of U.S. 400 and U.S. 69 south of Pittsburg.

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