Kansas Supreme Court dismisses casino challenge
May 5, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a challenge to a new state-owned casino in southeast Kansas, ruling that a state board made the correct decision when it chose a smaller casino project for the region.
The Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board in 2015 chose a $70 million complex near Pittsburg called Kansas Crossing over two other, more expensive, casino proposals. Two Wichita entrepreneurs, Brandon and Rodney Steven, who proposed a larger casino called Castle Rock in Cherokee County, objected and filed a lawsuit along with Cherokee County commissioners.