TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas gambling regulators have given final approval for a business partnership to begin building a casino in southeast Kansas for the state lottery.
Don Brownlee, executive director of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, says the four-person commission approved the contract for Kansas Crossing at a meeting Thursday. He says three commissioners voted in favor of the contract, and one commissioner abstained.
The $70-million casino will be built south of Pittsburg and is expected to employ 300 people, and feature slots, table games, a 100-room hotel, a restaurant and a 600-seat capacity entertainment center.
Brownlee says the Kansas Crossing group also has casinos in Dodge City and Mulvane.
Bruce Christensen, lead investor and Kansas Crossing developer, says preparation on the new casino is expected to begin Friday.