Kansas Crossing casino halts construction

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PITTSBURG, Kansas (AP) – Construction has ceased on the state-owned casino project in southeast Kansas.

Representatives for Kansas Crossing told The Pittsburg Morning Sun construction on the Kansas Crossing casino outside Pittsburg was stopped after the Kansas Lottery Commission issued the company a 90-day extension of the “commencement date.”

Kansas Crossing requested the extension because of lawsuits filed against the project.

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners and Castle Rock, one of the competitors for the state project, have sued, accusing the state of Kansas of failing to follow the law in awarding the bid to Kansas Crossing to build the final state-owned casino authorized by the legislature.

The Kansas Lottery told Kansas Crossing’s lawyer the company could request another extension if litigation is still pending at the end of the 90-day period.

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