Wyandotte Nation to finally open casino in Kansas

Crosswinds Casino will employ 150 people.
Crosswinds Casino will employ 150 people.

Crosswinds Casino in Park City is finally set to open, after years of legal battles with the state of Kansas.

US.- The Wyandotte Nation is to open its new casino in Kansas next Tuesday after months of operating at a small temporary facility.

The 20,000-square-foot Crosswinds Casino near Park City will feature 500 slot machines, 200 video gaming machines, a bar, a cafe and a high-limit gaming lounge.

The state of Kansas had objected to plans for the facility for decades on the grounds that the tribe did not have the authority to build a casino on the 10-acre plot.

In June, the Department of Interior gave the green light to the casino, a decision which the state of Kansas unsuccessfully appealed in August.

Wyandotte Nation Chief, Billy Friend, said: “Park City has worked hard and has been successful over the years with their redevelopment plans and have welcomed us as partners,”

“The great thing about this project is it will not only create jobs for the area, but will bring in increased revenues through tourism, and create new opportunities for additional development.”

According to the tribe, the facility will employ 150 people.

Meanwhile, several other tribal casinos across the US have launched recruitment drives, suggesting increased hope that land-based gaming will start to see a recovery.

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