In January the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission approved the project proposed
by Peninsula Gaming for the Kansas Star Casino. Now it is possible that a
lawsuit could happen, even after construction on the new casino has started.
The Kansas house panel passed HR 6015. This may cause a problem for the new
casino project. It states the necessary permits and the correct zoning was not
given before the casino project was given final approval. There are allegations
that the company had given a contribution to a legislator illegally. The state
law will require that the matter is cleared before the Kansas contract can be
Proponents to the measure state that this is a tactic being used to delay the
If the measure passes, the Attorney General will be required to challenge the
Commission's decision with a lawsuit. A vote by the Senate is not necessary and
construction on the casino would be allowed to continue.
The Kansas Star Casino is expecting to open it's temporary casino next February.
By January 2013 it is expected to open the permanent building. The $160 million
casino will offer 2,000 slot machines and 50 gaming tables. Sumner County will
have an estimated 1,400 jobs created by the project.
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