Kansas Crossing Casino Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony
Kansas Crossing held its long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony at the project site to celebrate and resume construction.
The Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel, located near U.S. Highways 69 and 400 in Pittsburg, will feature 625 slot machines, 16 gaming tables and a 600-seat entertainment complex. The project will create approximately 300 full-time jobs and 380 construction jobs.
“We’re excited to get back to work on Kansas Crossing,” said Bruce Christenson, lead investor and spokesperson. “The obstacles are cleared and we’re pleased to resume this remarkable project that will provide meaningful jobs and lasting economic impact for our communities and the State of Kansas.”
Last year, the State of Kansas chose Kansas Crossing to operate the state-owned project. The southeast Kansas casino is the last of four nontribal casinos allowed under a 2007 Kansas law, joining casinos in Dodge City, Mulvane, and Kansas City, Kan. The Kansas Lottery owns the casino gaming and the state receives at least 22 percent of the gambling profits.
“This is the moment we’ve been waiting for,” said Pittsburg Mayor John Ketterman. “Kansas Crossing’s impact will provide our communities with new resources that would otherwise not be possible.”
(Press Release from Kansas Crossing)