Archive for Thursday, October 30, 2014

Second developer interested in casino in SE Kansas

October 30, 2014

— Odds are better for a casino in southeast Kansas after a second developer expressed interest in the project.

The Joplin Globe reports Southeast Kansas Casino Group said this week it was interested in developing a casino, hotel and restaurant on 200 acres of privately owned land southeast of Pittsburg.

On Tuesday night, the Pittsburg City Commission approved a petition from the landowners and a resolution of intent for the development. However, the group has not yet submitted an application to the state gaming commission.

Developer Phil Ruffin Jr. and the Quapaw Tribe's Downstream Casino in nearby Oklahoma announced earlier this year that they want to build a casino, restaurant and event center in the former Camptown Greyhound Park near Frontenac.

The application deadline for the casino is Dec. 19.

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