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New SE Kansas Casino Revenues Nearly On Par with Expectations

A new casino in Southeast Kansas seems to be pulling in about as much revenue as expected. Kansas Crossing opened the very late part of March, so revenue numbers from last month offer a bigger picture of the casino's business. Kansas Crossing seems to have come through on its very first bet of success.

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10/11/2017

article Revenues up at Hollywood Casino
(Kansas) -- September casino gaming revenues were up at the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a report today at the Kansas Lottery Commission.

8/28/2017

article Kansas Crossing Casino is cutting certain game hours and employees
(Kansas) -- An area casino has let go of some employees and is scaling back hours of certain games. Kansas Crossing Casino General Manager Doug Fisher says ten workers...

7/14/2017

article Kansas Lottery reports second best year ever
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery reported that fiscal year 2017, from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, was the second best year ever. Combined sales from lottery and four...

7/12/2017

article Hollywood Casino gaming revenues reported at $12.1 million in June
(Kansas) -- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, reported $12.104 million in gaming revenues in June as compared to $12.56 million in May.

6/26/2017

article Kansas to discuss lottery vending machines
(Kansas) -- Kansas has been trying to legalise a measure that would allow self-service lottery dispensers in the state for a few months now. Today, lawmakers will...

6/5/2017

article New Meadows operator plans to use its size to build on casino’s decade of success
(Kansas) -- In early October, Pinnacle Entertainment brought some of its high-rolling guests from its Kansas City casino to The Meadows. The visit, of course, included...

5/22/2017

article Legislature deals with lottery, concealed carry, wet carpet, funding ed
(Kansas) -- Lottery legislation that was expected to face a harder time in the Senate than in the House cleared the Senate last week on a 21-16 vote. For some...

5/11/2017

article New SE Kansas Casino Revenues Nearly On Par with Expectations
(Kansas) -- A new casino in Southeast Kansas seems to be pulling in about as much revenue as expected. Kansas Crossing opened the very late part of March, so revenue...
article Gaming revenues reported for Hollywood Casino
(Kansas) -- Gaming revenues at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway were up in April as compared to the previous April, according to a report Wednesday at the Kansas...

5/10/2017

article Attempt to move bill that could help reopen The Woodlands falls in House panel
(Kansas) -- A bill that would help reopen The Woodlands racetrack in Kansas City, Kan., was voted down Wednesday as concerns about the bill’s consequences won out...
article Kansas House committee rolls dice on racetrack bill — snake eyes
(Kansas) -- The House budget committee didn’t respond favorably Wednesday to an attempt to advance legislation granting billionaire Phil Ruffin fresh opportunity...

5/9/2017

article Kansas Supreme Court backs Kansas Crossing rulings
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Supreme Court has dealt the Cherokee County Commission and backers of a proposed casino project there another bust card. The state's highest...

5/8/2017

article Kansas Supreme Court backs Kansas Crossing rulings
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Supreme Court has dealt the Cherokee County Commission and backers of a proposed casino project there another bust card.

5/7/2017

article Kansas Supreme Court dismisses casino challenge
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to a new state-owned casino in southeast Kansas. The court on Friday upheld the Lottery Gaming Facility...

5/5/2017

article Kansas Supreme Court Dismisses Casino Challenge
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to a new state-owned casino in southeast Kansas. The court on Friday upheld the Lottery Gaming Facility...
article Kansas Supreme Court shoots down Stevens casino appeal
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected the appeal of Wichita-based investors seeking to build a casino in southeast Kansas.

4/25/2017

article Will Greyhound racing expand in Kansas?
(Kansas) -- Representative John Barker has proposed bill HB2173 to the Kansas legislature on re-opening the gambling tracks in Kansas City, Kansas, Frontenac and Wichita...

4/19/2017

article Kansas Crossing Casino reports big numbers after opening last month
(Kansas) -- According to the Kansas Lottery, the casino is reporting $556,000 of revenue in its first financial report since opening on March 29th. Crawford County...

4/12/2017

article Hollywood Casino revenues up in March
(Kansas) -- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway revenues were up in March, according to Kansas Lottery officials. Hollywood Casino reported revenues of $13.46 million...

4/3/2017

article Kansas blocks amendment on lottery case
(Kansas) -- The Senate of Kansas decided to dismiss an appeal against self-service electronic dispensers. The House had voted 100-25 in support to a similar measure last...

3/31/2017

article Kansas Senate endorses automated lottery ticket dispensers
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Senate brushed aside a financial appeal Thursday on behalf of potential investors in slot-machine gaming operations at defunct racetracks and...

3/28/2017

article Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel to open Friday
(Kansas) -- Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel is slated to open later this week, and the interior is nearly complete with slot machines frantically being set up and...

3/27/2017

article Kansas considers lottery vending machines
(Kansas) -- As the Kansas Lottery voiced his intention to sponsor a bill that would allow self-service lottery dispensers earlier this year, the House voted 100-25 in...

3/25/2017

article Kansas lawmakers considering lottery vending machines
(Kansas) -- Kansas Lottery players soon might be able to buy tickets from vending machines. The House voted this week in support of the move, which the state lottery has...

3/24/2017

article Casino in Pittsburg preparing for opening
(Kansas) -- Although the doors don't open to the public for another week, there is plenty of activity around Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel. During a Thursday tour...

3/23/2017

article Casino in Pittsburg preparing for opening
(Kansas) -- Although the doors don't open to the public for another week, there is plenty of activity around Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel. During a Thursday tour...
article Kansas racetrack advocates betting on gambling reform bill
(Kansas) -- A coalition led by managment at the four state-owned casinos in Kansas challenged Thursday a House bill modifying state tax and voting law to make operation...

3/18/2017

article Kansas Crossing Casino to begin soft opening last week of March
(Kansas) -- While keeping with their latest Grand Opening date of April 8, 2017, Kansas Crossing Casino has now announced that special guests will receive ‘sneak...

3/13/2017

article New state-run casino set to open this month in southeast Kansas
(Kansas) -- The new Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel near Pittsburg will open for business 10:30 a.m. March 31. The $80-million casino complex will hold its grand...

3/9/2017

article Kansas Crossing announces April 8 opening date
(Kansas) -- After a decade of false starts, legislative battles, construction delays and lawsuits, Southeast Kansas will get its first casino on April 8.
article Newest state-owned casino in Kansas to open April 8
(Kansas) -- The state’s newest casino and hotel complex is getting closer to opening. Officials with the Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel say the $80 million...

3/7/2017

article TV’s Lou Grant urges Kansas lawmakers to reject dog-racing bill
(Kansas) -- Ed Asner, TV’s Lou Grant, is urging the Kansas Legislature to turn aside a bill that could allow slot-machine gambling at Wichita Greyhound Park as a...

3/1/2017

article Feds sought 5 Kansas wiretaps over gambling in 2015, report says
(Kansas) -- There’s an ongoing federal investigation involving wiretaps of five Wichitans, including prominent businessman Brandon Steven and Sedgwick County...
article Slot machines start arriving at SEK casino
(Kansas) -- The new casino in Southeast Kansas took another step toward opening when the first of more than 620 slots machines arrived. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports...

2/28/2017

article First slots arrive at Kansas Crossing
(Kansas) -- The first of more than 620 slot machines arrived at Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel Tuesday, marking the first step toward opening the establishment. Kansas...

2/17/2017

article More names of Wichita men, letters surface in federal inquiry
(Kansas) -- Letters from the U.S. Department of Justice show the names of two other Wichita men whose communications were intercepted in a federal investigation.

2/16/2017

article FF12: When is gambling illegal in Kansas?
(Kansas) -- The focus of a federal investigation in Wichita is unknown, but a Wichita attorney says one of the names that has surfaced is involved in high-level gambling.

2/15/2017

article Commissioner O’Donnell shocked his phone was tapped
(Kansas) -- Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O’Donnell said Wednesday he was shocked and confused to find out that his cellphone had been monitored by the...
article High stakes poker player Brandon Steven subject of FBI investigation
(Kansas) -- High stakes poker player, and businessman, Brandon Steven, is the subject of an FBI investigation, that includes his high stakes poker activities and his...
article Kansas governor confirms office calls intercepted by feds
(Kansas) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback confirmed Wednesday that he and two of his top aides received letters from the U.S. Justice Department telling them that the...
article Wichita attorney says he witnessed FBI raid on Steven's home
(Kansas) -- As new details emerge about the FBI tapping the phones of Wichita businessman Brandon Steven and Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell,...

2/14/2017

article Brandon Steven, others subject of federal investigations
(Kansas) -- Businessman Brandon Steven said Tuesday that he is a subject of a federal inquiry into high-stakes poker and his efforts to open a casino in Kansas. It was...
article DOJ intercepted phone calls of two prominent Wichita businessmen
(Kansas) -- The Department of Justice intercepted phone calls to the cell phones of prominent Wichita businessman Brandon Steven and Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael...
article Brandon Steven is subject of federal inquiry over poker, casino
(Kansas) -- Businessman Brandon Steven said Tuesday that he is a subject of a federal inquiry into poker and his involvement in trying to open a casino in Kansas....

2/11/2017

article House Bill 2173 could bring greyhound racing back to Kansas
(Kansas) -- The House Federal and State Affairs Committee passed a bill 11-10 yesterday that could give an incentive for race track owners to open facilities and add...

2/9/2017

article House panel barely approves changes to gaming, racing law
(Kansas) -- A Kansas House committee narrowly gave the green light to a proposal that would allow a revote on slot machines in Sedgwick County.

1/28/2017

article Kansas casino competitors make final attempt to stop project
(Kansas) -- Cherokee County and two casino developers presented legal challenges to the Kansas Supreme Court for a state-owned casino as a final attempt to stop the high...

1/26/2017

article Kansas casino competitors make final attempt to stop project
(Kansas) -- Two casino developers and Cherokee County have presented legal challenges to the Kansas Supreme Court for a state-owned casino as a final attempt to stop the...

1/25/2017

article Castle Rock Casino files lawsuit against Kansas Lottery Commission
(Kansas) -- Castle Rock Casino, which lost out in the bidding to build the new casino in Southeast Kansas is suing the Kansas Lottery Commission, claiming their bid was...

1/2/2017

article As the Kansas Supreme Court prepares to hear casino challenges, construction continues
(Kansas) -- Two legal challenges to a state-regulated casino in southeast Kansas will be considered by the Kansas Supreme Court in late January but developers,...

12/31/2016

article Kansas high court to hear arguments in casino project
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit involving a southeast Kansas casino in January. Oral arguments in the lawsuit over the Kansas...

12/27/2016

article Kansas Crossing planning job fair
(Kansas) -- Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel, which plans to open this spring, will hold a job fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Memorial Auditorium, 503...

12/24/2016

article Roadwork underway in front of casino
(Kansas) -- With just a few months until Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel opens to the public, not all the construction work is inside the building.

12/18/2016

article Kansas Crossing Casino project on track; January career fair set
(Kansas) -- The $70.2 million Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel located in the Southeast Kansas Gaming Zone, is on schedule to open this coming year in March, according...

12/17/2016

article State takes more than lottery makes
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery ran a deficit for the sixth year in a row this year, because the state’s pension fund and the Legislature take more out of the game...

12/7/2016

article Hollywood Casino revenues increase in November
(Kansas) -- Casino revenues were up in November 2016, as compared to the previous November, according to Kansas Lottery officials. The Hollywood Casino at Kansas...

11/19/2016

article Hiring underway at Kansas Crossing Casino
(Kansas) -- Several high-level positions at Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel have been filled, and the focus is now shifting to the hiring of mid-level management and...

10/22/2016

article Animal-rights group ties gambling laws to Kansas coyote hunt
(Kansas) -- An animal-rights group has stopped a coyote-calling and hunting contest in western Kansas by tying it to the state’s gambling laws. The Animal Legal...

10/19/2016

article Commission candidates back casino lawsuit
(Kansas) -- About 100 people turned out Tuesday night at the Columbus Community Building to hear county and state office seekers say why they should be elected.

9/7/2016

article Gaming revenues down in August at Hollywood Casino
(Kansas) -- August gaming revenues at the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., decreased compared to July, according to figures from the Kansas...

8/25/2016

article Kansas Crossing Casino and Resort infrastructure funding approved
(Kansas) -- The City of Pittsburg approved a $6.5 million bond to pay for the casino's sewer, storm drain and water. Casino representatives asked the city to cover...

8/11/2016

article Hollywood Casino revenues up for July
(Kansas) -- Gaming revenues at the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway increased in July, according to figures released today by the Kansas Lottery Commission.

8/10/2016

article Kansas Crossing sets up employment website
(Kansas) -- The final piece of the frame of the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel in Pittsburg went up Tuesday, as did a website to help find the 300 people who will work...

8/9/2016

article Kansas Crossing Casino beam signing ceremony
(Kansas) -- The event celebrated the placement of the final steel beam. The signing kicks off the beginning of the remainder of the construction. Casino representatives...

7/15/2016

article Pittsburg to issue $6.5M in bonds for casino’s utilities
(Kansas) -- The city of Pittsburg plans to issue $6.5 million in bonds to fund construction costs for utilities at its new state-owned casino. The Joplin Globe reports...

7/13/2016

article June revenues down from May at Hollywood Casino
(Kansas) -- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway reported revenues of $11.3 million for June, a decline of about $1 million compared to May’s $12.3 million....

7/3/2016

article General manager named for Kansas Crossing
(Kansas) -- A general manager has been named for Kansas Crossing, the $80 million, state-owned casino that is being built in Crawford County.

6/23/2016

article Kansas Crossing GM named — Construction work continues as appeal moves forward
(Kansas) -- Although Construction is not yet complete, the manager for the new Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel has been named. In a press release earlier this week, the...

6/13/2016

article Kansas Crossing construction on schedule
(Kansas) -- Construction is proceeding apace on the Kansas Crossing Casino south of Pittsburg. "We're humming along on construction and are tracking on schedule...

6/8/2016

article Gaming revenues up slightly in May at Hollywood Casino; generally flat for Kansas casinos
(Kansas) -- Gaming revenues at the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kan., were up slightly in May as compared to April, according to figures released today by the Kansas...

5/11/2016

article Man charged with capital murder in Kansas detective's death
(Kansas) -- A man accused in the fatal shooting of a Kansas City police detective was charged with capital murder in Kansas Wednesday, a day after Missouri authorities...

5/9/2016

article Casino buys naming rights
(Kansas) -- The conference center at United Wireless Arena has a new name as of May 1. An agreement between VenuWorks of Dodge City LLC and Boot Hill Casino & Resort...
article Detective dies from injuries in shooting near casino
(Kansas) -- A Kansas City, Kan., police detective has died from injuries in a shooting near the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. A police...
article Man who drove suspected cop killer to casino: ‘Nothing on car ride could’ve told me this was going down’
(Kansas) -- Police ran to take cover as they surrounded a small apartment building off of State Avenue at East 2nd Street in Tonganoxie on Monday afternoon. Chris Ayers...

5/7/2016

article Kansas casino holds groundbreaking in Pittsburg after legal battle
(Kansas) -- More than 80 Pittsburg-area community members have gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking of a new casino that was delayed for months because of legal...

5/5/2016

article Casino groundbreaking "a beautiful day in Pittsburg"
(Kansas) -- It was bright and sunny Thursday as more than 80 dignitaries and Pittsburg-area residents gathered under a yellow-and-white tent before the ceremonial...
article County firefighters union: Casino revenue could pay for pay raise
(Kansas) -- Sedgwick County firefighters and the county commission remain at an impasse over pay raises, as commissioners say there may not be enough money in the budget...
article Kansas Crossing Casino Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony
(Kansas) -- Kansas Crossing held its long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony at the project site to celebrate and resume construction. The Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel,...

5/3/2016

article Legislature takes no action on racino bill affecting Woodlands
(Kansas) -- Although The Woodlands received a special use permit from the Unified Government April 28 to reopen its horse racetrack facility at 97th and Leavenworth Road...

4/30/2016

article Last-ditch horse, dog racing offer gains no ground in Kansas
(Kansas) -- Activity to close out the 2016 legislative session took an unexpected turn Saturday when a negotiator unleashed the idea of making a fresh run at modifying...

4/29/2016

article Cherokee County appeals Kansas Crossing decision
(Kansas) -- Monday Cherokee County Commissioners voted to appeal District Court Judge Larry D. Hendricks’ decision not to allow judicial review of the commission...

4/25/2016

article Attorney General Opinion Casts Doubt on Wichita Slots
(Kansas) -- The Kansas attorney general says any legislation that would allow Sedgwick County residents to cast another vote on allowing slot machines at the Wichita...
article Cherokee County to appeal ruling on lawsuit over Kansas casino
(Kansas) -- Cherokee County commissioners voted Monday to appeal a Shawnee County judge's decision that upheld how Kansas awarded a license for a state casino being...

4/24/2016

article Attorney general opinion casts doubt on Wichita slots
(Kansas) -- Legislation that would permit Sedgwick County residents to cast another vote on whether to allow slot machines at the Wichita Greyhound Park would breach the...

4/23/2016

article KS Attorney General Issues Opinion Gaming Revote In Sedgwick Co.
(Kansas) -- Efforts to bring slot machines to a racetrack facility in Sedgwick County face a new roadblock. Kansas’ attorney general issued a legal opinion on...

4/22/2016

article AG opinion: Revote on slots at racetrack would violate contract, Kansas law
(Kansas) -- The prospects for slot machines in Sedgwick County took a hit Friday. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ruled that legislation allowing Sedgwick County...

4/14/2016

article LETTER: It’s a ‘Win! Win!’ for Kansas
(Kansas) -- Kansas legislators have the opportunity to pass legislation that will bring the State 4,475 new jobs, $291 million in annual wages, $23 million annual state...

4/12/2016

article Officials advance permit request to reopen Kansas racetrack
(Kansas) -- Officials are recommending approval with multiple conditions for a request to allow a Kansas City, Kan., business to reopen as a racetrack, electronic...

4/4/2016

article Judge's ruling clears way for $70M Kansas Crossing Casino construction near Pittsburg
(Kansas) -- Developers say a judge’s ruling last week clears the way for construction to begin on a $70 million casino project in southeast Kansas that should be...
article Kansas Crossing Casino moves forward with construction
(Kansas) -- After the commissioners went into a closed session, they decided they would revisit the issue during their next meeting. The county planned to discuss...

4/2/2016

article Judge’s ruling allows Kansas Crossing to start construction
(Kansas) -- The lead investor of the Kansas Crossing casino project has announced that construction can continue after a Shawnee County Judge ruled in favor of the...

4/1/2016

article Shawnee County judge tosses southeast Kansas casino lawsuit
(Kansas) -- A primary investor in a proposed southeast Kansas casino on Friday praised a Shawnee County District Court judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit, filed...

3/21/2016

article Kansas legislators debate reopening racetracks
(Kansas) -- In the hopes of reinvigorating the state’s economy, Kansas legislators are considering amending state gambling laws to provide greater financial...

3/17/2016

article Horse, dog racing enthusiasts seek adjustment of Kansas state gambling law
(Kansas) -- Champions of a return to Kansas of gambling facilities featuring horse or dog racing Wednesday attempted to gain traction with legislation changing state law...

3/13/2016

article Greyhound racing should be a dying industry
(Kansas) -- House Bill 2322, if passed, will reopen three long-closed Kansas dog racing tracks, complete with thousands of slot machines.

3/12/2016

article State legislators debate reopening horse, greyhound racetracks at the Woodlands; Jo Co resident testifies
(Kansas) -- Legislators are considering measures to reopen the Woodlands, a horse and greyhound racing track in Kansas City, Kan., in hopes of boosting the state’s...

3/7/2016

article Kansas Crossing granted third extension by lottery
(Kansas) -- At the request of Kansas Crossing Casino, Terry Presta, the executive director of the Kansas Lottery, has granted a third 90-day extension in which to open a...

2/29/2016

article Lottery grants third Kansas Crossing extension
(Kansas) -- A casino project with Wichita ties has stalled as a legal dispute persists.
article Race is on to revive The Woodlands
(Kansas) -- The owner of The Woodlands is ramping up efforts to have it reopened, while the owners of Hollywood Casino would just as soon the push fold. Phil Ruffin,...

2/9/2016

article Casino company has until end of month to seek another extension
(Kansas) -- Kansas Crossing, the company whose plans to build a state-owned casino in Crawford County are on hold because of a lawsuit, has until the end of the month to...

1/14/2016

article Opinion / Don’t expand gambling with poker
(Kansas) -- Hardly a legislative session passes without an attempt to expand gambling in Nebraska, and 2016 will be no different thanks to a bill by state Sen. Tyson...

1/3/2016

article Year in Review
(Kansas) -- In early 2015, hope abounded that construction on one of four promising casino options would be well under way by the end of the year.

1/2/2016

article Appeals panel sides with tax board on Dodge City casino
(Kansas) -- A Kansas Court of Appeals panel has ruled a Dodge City casino doesn't have to pay the state's "use tax" on electronic gambling machines it...

1/1/2016

article Attorneys turn to dictionary, baseball analogy in casino lawsuit
(Kansas) -- Attorneys for the state board that ultimately decided which of three businesses was picked for a casino license for Southeast Kansas used a baseball analogy...

12/31/2015

article Kansas Court of Appeals sides with Boot Hill casino on tax challenge
(Kansas) -- A Kansas Court of Appeals panel ruled Thursday that Boot Hill Casino and Resort in Dodge City is not required to pay the state's “use tax” on...

12/29/2015

article Casino lawsuit discussed
(Kansas) -- The delay in construction for Kansas Crossing Casino has cost more than future earnings and future jobs — it has cost people their job just in the last...

12/6/2015

article Development of new Kansas-owned casino delayed again
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery has granted an extension to a planned state-owned casino for a second time due to a lawsuit filed by Cherokee County and another casino...
article 'Casino' opens in Arma
(Kansas) -- While the future of one casino in Crawford County is caught in litigation, another has sprung up in Arma. Although, it is only “funny money.”

12/3/2015

article Kansas Crossing casino project granted second completion extension amid legal dispute
(Kansas) -- Kansas Crossing casino project granted second completion extension amid legal dispute

12/2/2015

article Another delay for future Kansas casino
(Kansas) -- It's looking more likely there's going to be another delay in the construction of a new casino in Southeast Kansas. The Kansas Lottery Commission has...
article Residents split on second delay for Kansas casino
(Kansas) -- Hairstylist Brian Hendrickson remembers with fondness when the greyhound racetrack was open in nearby Frontenac. Those were the days when women from Kansas...

12/1/2015

article Kansas Crossing seeks second delay in opening casino
(Kansas) -- Kansas Crossing, the beleaguered company that was approved to build a state-owned casino in Crawford County, is seeking a second 90-day extension for its...

11/25/2015

article Hollywood Casino voices opposition to The Woodlands
(Kansas) -- Reopening The Woodlands with the aid of incentives and reduced taxes would be "opening a can of worms," a Penn National Gaming lobbyist said. Both...

11/15/2015

article Pittsburg officials not concerned with casino lawsuit
(Kansas) -- Pittsburg officials say they have no concerns about the pending court ruling involving the state's decision to award the city a casino.

11/14/2015

article Pittsburg officials not concerned with casino lawsuit
(Kansas) -- Pittsburg officials say they have no concerns about the pending court ruling involving the state's decision to award the city a casino. Earlier this year...

11/5/2015

article ALL IN, Part 1
(Kansas) -- Just South of the construction site, it's not in a destination spot, but Terry Sims has operated an adult outlet store since 2008 on the corner of 160...
article Cherokee County officials sign agreement to cover legal costs in casino fight
(Kansas) -- Cherokee County’s legal bills to fight a casino proposed for nearby Crawford County — bills that are close to $150,000 so far — will be...

11/2/2015

article Construction delay continues for new Kansas casino
(Kansas) -- Construction of a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas won’t resume for a while. Kansas Crossing spokeswoman Carrie Tedore told The Pittsburg Morning...

11/1/2015

article Casino construction will not resume
(Kansas) -- Despite winning a significant victory Friday, Kansas Crossing will not resume construction south of Pittsburg just yet. "Kansas Crossing will deliver a...

10/31/2015

article Judge Hendricks denies motion for discovery in casino suit
(Kansas) -- Judge Larry Hendricks dealt a significant defeat to Castle Rock and Cherokee County Friday in Shawnee County District Court. Lawyers for the failed casino...

10/17/2015

article Billionaire owner of shuttered Frontenac racetrack has long view with hopes to reopen
(Kansas) -- Las Vegas billionaire Phil Ruffin may not have received a single vote from Kansas gambling regulators for his plans to open his mothballed Camptown Greyhound...

10/11/2015

article Kansas Gambling Study Finds Asian & Pacific Islander Ethnicities Dominate Self-Exclusion List
(Kansas) -- A Kansas gambling investigation reviewing the state’s Voluntary Exclusion Program found that Asian and Pacific Islanders accounted for 19 percent of...

10/9/2015

article Castle Rock developer arrested
(Kansas) -- One of the investors behind the failed Castle Rock Casino bid found himself in hot water recently, after being arrested for public nudity in Wichita.

10/5/2015

article Restaurant or casino? Viewers ask if machines are legal
(Kansas) -- Look inside Cathy’s Westway Café, or the smoke shop attached to it and it may appear more like a casino than a restaurant.

10/3/2015

article Cultural tradition factor in enrollment on Kansas' gambling self-exclusion list
(Kansas) -- Cultural traditions likely explain a high incidence of problem gambling during the past five years among Asians and Pacific islanders in Kansas far exceeding...

9/19/2015

article Casino lawsuit alleges improper $100K "sweetener" in Kansas Crossing proposal
(Kansas) -- A lawsuit that has stalled the $70.2 million Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel project planned for Pittsburg accuses the backers of that project of improperly...

9/15/2015

article Cherokee County Commissioners discuss casino lawsuit but take no action
(Kansas) -- Backers of the stalled casino chosen for Southeast Kansas sent out about 9,000 fliers last week to Cherokee County residents, urging them to attend Monday...
article Commissioners hear from both sides on casino lawsuit issue
(Kansas) -- Both supporters and opponents of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners lawsuit against the choice of Kansas Crossing Casino (the proposed site in...

9/13/2015

article Fliers urge casino backers to voice displeasure with lawsuit
(Kansas) -- Supporters of a stalled southeast Kansas casino are urging backers of the project to attend commission meetings in a county whose lawsuit prompted the delay.

9/2/2015

article Casino delay has economic impact on region
(Kansas) -- The decision by Kansas Crossing to cease construction on the proposed destination casino south of Pittsburg will have an economic impact on the region and...
article Extension granted in 2016 opening of Southeast Kansas casino
(Kansas) -- The planned July 2016 opening of the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel will be pushed back at least 90 days. Terry Presta, the executive director of the...
article Legal dispute halts construction on Kansas Crossing Casino project
(Kansas) -- A southeast Kansas casino project with Wichita ties is in limbo pending the outcome of a lawsuit from a competing development group. Construction on the $72...

9/1/2015

article Kansas Crossing stops construction
(Kansas) -- Representatives for Kansas Crossing would only confirm that construction was stopped following the issuance of a 90 day extension of the "commencement...

8/20/2015

article Does a state-sponsored casino belong in panhandle?
(Kansas) -- Recently, the Panhandle Citizens for Truth in Gaming, hosted an information dinner for church leaders which was endorsed by the Guymon Ministerial Alliance....

8/8/2015

article Castle Rock Casino sues Kansas gaming commission, others
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, Kansas Gaming Facility Review Board and members of both groups, along with the Kansas Lottery and its executive...
article Investors who lost bid for southeast Kansas casino sue
(Kansas) -- Attorneys for a group of investors who lost a bid to build a casino in southeast Kansas have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s choice of...

8/7/2015

article Castle Rock Casino developers suing gaming commission
(Kansas) -- The Wichita-tied developers behind the Castle Rock Casino proposal aren't backing down from their push to be awarded the contract to build a state-owned...
article Castle Rock files suit against Kansas Crossing
(Kansas) -- A new lawsuit has been filed against the Kansas Crossing Casino by one of the companies which was competing for the contract to build in the Southeast Zone.
article Wichita investors sue to overturn southeast Kansas casino decision
(Kansas) -- The mostly Wichita investors who lost a bid to build a casino in southeast Kansas have filed suit to reverse the state’s decision. Castle Rock Casino...

8/4/2015

article Judge denies Cherokee Co. bid to stop casino
(Kansas) -- A Kansas judge has denied Cherokee County's request for a temporary injunction to stop construction of a casino in Crawford County. Cherokee County sued last...
article Judge denies Cherokee County's temporary injunction
(Kansas) -- Cherokee County has lost a bid for a temporary injunction that would have stopped construction of a new state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.
article Pittsburg zoning panel OKs four-story hotel plan for casino
(Kansas) -- The group of investors developing a state-owned gambling casino in Crawford County has received permission to build a four-story hotel. The Pittsburg Board...

8/2/2015

article Audit finds casino regulations are costing state coffers
(Kansas) -- By tediously regulating revisions to slot machines and table games at three-state owned casinos, the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission is costing state...

7/29/2015

article Kansas casino company seeks to build 4-story hotel in Pittsburg
(Kansas) -- Investors developing a state-owned gambling casino in southeast Kansas are seeking permission to build a four-story hotel. While area zoning restrictions...

7/28/2015

article Kansas Crossing seeking zoning approval for four-story hotel
(Kansas) -- The group of investors developing a state-owned gambling casino in Crawford County is seeking permission to build a four-story hotel. Zoning for the area...

7/25/2015

article New owner hopes to revive The Woodlands, but a return to glory won’t be easy
(Kansas) -- The racetrack is a ghost of its former self. There are no cheering crowds at what remains of The Woodlands. No horses or dogs preparing to race, no bustling...

7/22/2015

article Kansas Crossing attorney questions appeal decision
(Kansas) -- Kyle Fleming, a local attorney for Kansas Crossing Casino, addressed the Cherokee County Commission Monday, to make a statement on behalf of the casino....

7/17/2015

article Billionaire buyer may bring back Woodlands racetrack
(Kansas) -- A Las Vegas casino owner and Kansas native has paid an undisclosed amount for The Woodlands and could bring back greyhound and thoroughbred racing to the...
article Wichita casino owner buys Woodlands track in Kansas City, Kan.
(Kansas) -- There hasn’t been racing at The Woodlands racetrack in Kansas City, Kan., since 2008, but that could change in the near future. The Woodlands, which...

7/16/2015

article Phil Ruffin buys Woodlands racetrack in Kansas City, Kan.
(Kansas) -- Billionaire businessman Phil Ruffin has purchased the Woodlands racetrack in Kansas City, Kan., from Howard Grace for an undisclosed amount. “It was a...
article Kansas Lottery makes record $155.3M transfer to state
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery was anticipating a record year from fiscal year 2015. Now, the organization has the numbers to back it up. The lottery says it transferred...

7/15/2015

article Kansas Lottery makes record $155.3M transfer to state
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery was anticipating a record year from fiscal year 2015. Now, the organization has the numbers to back it up. The lottery says it transferred...
article Kansas Lottery transfers $155 million to State of Kansas in Fiscal Year 2015
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery set new records in Fiscal Year 2015, both for traditional lottery games and for the three casinos where games are owned and operated by...
article State lottery and gaming revenues set record
(Kansas) -- The state of Kansas took in $155 million in lottery and casino gaming revenues during the fiscal year that just ended, a record high for the state, the...

7/14/2015

article Cherokee County sues state commission over casino decision
(Kansas) -- Cherokee County on Monday sued the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission and those members of that body who voted to award the contract for a new state casino...

7/4/2015

article Kansas gaming regulators formally approve Kansas Crossing Casino, work begins at site
(Kansas) -- Work has already begun at the site of a new casino in Pittsburg, KS. Today, Kansas gaming regulators gave formal approval for the Kansas Crossing Casino.
article Kansas gambling regulators OK Kansas Crossing
(Kansas) -- Kansas gambling regulators have given final approval for a business partnership to begin building a casino in southeast Kansas for the state lottery.

7/3/2015

article Kansas Crossing casino earns final approval
(Kansas) -- Gambling regulators in the state of Kansas have given final approval to the Kansas Crossing Casino proposal, giving the go ahead for construction to begin in...

6/30/2015

article Cherokee County wants Crawford County casino to be blocked
(Kansas) -- Cherokee County commissioners plan to ask the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission to reject a recommendation for a casino in southeast Kansas and to start...
article Clock is Ticking for Opponents of "Kansas Crossing" Casino
(Kansas) -- Southeast Kansas residents say the battle for a new casino in the area is not over. But time is running out.
article Kansas Crossing casino proposal receives OK from Pittsburg for preliminaries
(Kansas) -- Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel doesn't have final approval yet from state regulators, but the business leaders behind the proposed casino are trying to...

6/29/2015

article Cherokee County panel hopes to block casino tabbed in Crawford County
(Kansas) -- Cherokee County is trying to block the casino that was recommended for Southeast Kansas and asking for the selection process to start over. County...

6/26/2015

article Alexander explains casino choices
(Kansas) -- The accessibility of the concert venue and restaurants, location of the facility and financial stability of the company led a Parsons man to cast one of the...
article Wheels in motion on Kansas Crossing
(Kansas) -- Although technically the Kansas Crossing Casino has not yet cleared the final political hurdles for construction, Tuesday’s selection by the Kansas...

6/25/2015

article Pittsburg happy with casino outcome; Frontenac disappointed
(Kansas) -- Pittsburg resident Joella Reid-Sykes watched news of deliberations by the Kansas Lottery Gaming Facilities Review Board closely Tuesday evening and hoped the...

6/23/2015

article Board mulls casino developer for competitive market
(Kansas) -- A Kansas board is preparing to decide which of three proposals for a new casino in the state’s southeast corner it believes would best withstand strong...
article Casino decision expected today
(Kansas) -- Millions of dollars are on the line. Years of work for two groups will soon be for naught. Another group’s work will move into phase two. Today, the...
article Kansas board picks least costly proposal for new casino
(Kansas) -- A Kansas board has picked a group with ties to two other casinos in the state to develop a new one in the state’s southeast corner. The casino review...
article Kansas Crossing casino project chosen by state board
(Kansas) -- A state board picked the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel in Pittsburg as the winning proposal in a 5-2 vote in an 11-hour meeting. The casino, a $70.2...
article Kansas state gaming board hears from applicants, consultants before casino decision
(Kansas) -- Members of the state’s Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board reconvened at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon to hear two more casino proposals before deciding...
article State board recommends Kansas Crossing Casino in Pittsburg by 5-2 vote
(Kansas) -- A state board tabbed the Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel in Pittsburg as the winning proposal in a 5-2 vote in an 11-hour meeting Tuesday. The casino, a $...
article State board recommends Kansas Crossing for SE Kansas casino
(Kansas) -- Faced with betting big or playing it safe, the state board charged with recommending a casino for southeast Kansas decided on a near sure thing. The Kansas...

6/22/2015

article State board to decide Tuesday between southeast Kansas casino proposals
(Kansas) -- Members of the Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board will decide Tuesday which of three companies will be awarded a license for a state-regulated casino in...

6/21/2015

article Decision on Southeast Kansas casino could come Tuesday
(Kansas) -- The seven members of a Kansas board charged with selecting which casino might come to Southeast Kansas have been meeting since January.
article Our View — No-lose situation for Southeast Kansas
(Kansas) -- Time can change the big questions. Just a year or two ago, the question was whether the Southeast Gaming Zone would ever get a long-promised casino.

6/20/2015

article Excitement as casino process wraps up
(Kansas) -- After years of local efforts to get the minimum investment for a casino lowered and months of hearing about proposals, rebuttals, plans and projections, the...

6/18/2015

article Southeast Kansas casino is getting close
(Kansas) -- Tuesday we will have a winner in the state-owned, but privately run casino game in Kansas. Lottery officials will announce their pick. But, in a crowded...
article Kansas Lottery makes record $75M transfer to state for FY 2015
(Kansas) -- A strong year for the Kansas Lottery means a record payday for the state. The lottery transferred more than $75 million to the state for fiscal year 2015,...

6/17/2015

article Casino bidder accused of entering business competitor's office
(Kansas) -- A Kansas exercise-club entrepreneur leading a $144 million bid to build and manage a state-regulated casino in southeast Kansas was accused Thursday of...

6/16/2015

article Castle Rock Casino backers refute consultant’s revenue analysis
(Kansas) -- The Wichita businessman behind the Castle Rock Casino & Resort proposal have filed a 110-page rebuttal to a consulting firm’s claims of overstated...
article Castle Rock Casino responds to consultant reports
(Kansas) -- A Kansas gaming board tasked with choosing one of three proposals to recommend as a state-owned casino has heard from consultants this week about how much...

6/11/2015

article Consultants offer projected revenues on 3 casino proposals for Kansas gaming board
(Kansas) -- A Kansas gaming board tasked with choosing one of three proposals to recommend as a state-owned casino has heard from consultants this week about how much...

6/10/2015

article Gaming board testimony details economic effects of proposed casinos
(Kansas) -- Members of a state gaming board heard three proposed casinos in southeast Kansas are projected to bring in between $35 million and $60 million annually after...

6/9/2015

article Ky. slot-like machines see less wagering in May
(Kentucky) -- Wagering on historical horse racing machines in Kentucky fell for the second straight month in May over the previous year, while the smaller of the two...

6/7/2015

article Kansas board continues steps toward tabbing operator for state-owned gambling establishment
(Kansas) -- English mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, as the story goes, came up with the law of gravity when an apple from the tree he was sitting underneath bonked him...

5/30/2015

article Investors flush for casino fight
(Kansas) -- Las Vegas billionaire Phil Ruffin was nostalgic about his days owning a former Howard Hughes property where the eccentric recluse had filled in the swimming...
article Three companies pitched their proposals for the license to a run a new, state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.
(Kansas) -- Three companies pitched their proposals for the license to a run a new, state-owned casino in southeast Kansas. The three presented their plans to the...

5/23/2015

article Ruffin consultant woos Frontenac officials on casino proposal
(Kansas) -- City Administrator Doug Sellars brought six dozen glazed doughnuts. Bar co-owner Mike Knaup had worries about whether a nearby casino might hurt his business...

5/22/2015

article Kansas Lottery receives $16.5M in privilege fees from Wichita-tied groups vying for SE casino
(Kansas) -- The three development groups vying to build a casino in Kansas’ southeast gaming zone have now paid $5.5 million apiece in privilege fees. Those fees...
article Study faults Castle Rock Casino proposal for being too big
(Kansas) -- The group proposing a $145 million casino in Cherokee County is overestimating revenue and underestimating building costs, according to a recent study...
article Study questions Castle Rock viability
(Kansas) -- A study funded by the Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau claims that a proposed casino in Cherokee County uses misleading figures and would...

5/16/2015

article Independent evaluation shows Cherokee County casino site not viable
(Kansas) -- A recent report conducted on behalf of the Crawford County Convention and Vistors Bureau has determined that there are serious questions as to the viability...
article Kansas Senate committee moves on amended gambling bill
(Kansas) -- The Committee on Federal and State Affairs-Kansas has approved an amended version of Bill HB2074. HB2074 would permit a revival and reinjection of racetrack...

5/14/2015

article Kansas Senate advances energy, elections, gambling proposals
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Senate approved bills Wednesday to change the date of local elections and give legislators some say over emissions controls for power plants as...

5/13/2015

article Senate panel approves bill to revive KCK racing park
(Kansas) -- A Kansas Senate committee has approved a bill aimed at reviving a dog and horse racing complex in Kansas City, Kansas, with slot machines. The Federal and...

5/9/2015

article Editor's Column — Inside the Opinion Page
(Kansas) -- At the start of the year, we gathered an editorial board. We sought interested members of the community to join the board to help shape the positions taken...

5/7/2015

article Where does the money go? Delving into the gambling payouts to the public
(Kansas) -- Since it was started back in 1987, the Kansas Lottery has generated billions of dollars. Some of it goes to lottery players, and the part of it is given back...

4/25/2015

article Gambling on greyhounds (video)
(Kansas) -- “Here comes Buddy” echoed loudly over the speakers at the National Greyhound Association racetrack for four days this week. Each time the...

4/24/2015

article All three southeast Kansas casino applicants meet test
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery Commission affirmed Friday all three investor groups interested in development of a casino in southeast Kansas met minimum financial and...
article Kansas Lottery Commission approves each of the three casino contracts for Southeast Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery Commission unanimously approved contracts today with each of the three groups vying to be selected as the manager of a state-owned casino...

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