On Friday the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel opened. This is the last of the
state-owned casinos that were approved to be developed.
Construction stated in May of last year. The casino encountered many issues that
caused delays in the construction. This includes the lawsuit by the Cherokee
County Commission. The county had submitted a bid for a casino however it was
rejected. The county then sued the Kansas Crossing Casino and for nine months
construction had to stop.
The original cost of the casino was estimated at $75 million. The final cost was
around $85 million.
400 jobs have been created by the project.
On Monday before the casino officially opened, members of the players club were
invited to play the machines. This was to ensure proper procedures were being
followed at the casino. All the money that was gambled was donated to local non
profits. The Parsons Area Community Foundation, Safehouse Crisis Center, the
Child Advocacy Center, and area American Legion posts all received a portion of
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