Investors pitch $130M Kansas casino
November 25, 2014
A collection of Kansas investors proposed on Monday building a $130 million casino in southeast Kansas’ Cherokee County, becoming the third such group to express an interest in vying for the state’s last remaining casino license.
Statewide ballot question would authorize raffles
October 28, 2014
Kansas voters are being asked to approve a constitutional amendment that would authorize nonprofit, charitable and other groups to conduct raffles. Currently, the Kansas Constitution only allows the state to own and operate lotteries. By Peter Hancock
Tribe, casino owner partner for Kansas facility
August 4, 2014
An Oklahoma-based tribe is partnering with the owner of a Las Vegas hotel to reopen a track in southeast Kansas and convert it to a casino.
Governor lets Southeast Kansas casino bill become law
10:46 a.m., April 18, 2014 Updated 02:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback is allowing a bill aimed at luring a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas to become law without his signature.
Kansas House blocks Wichita gambling measure
April 4, 2014
Kansas House members have rejected a proposal that would prohibit slot machines at a closed dog-racing track outside Wichita, even though residents voted in 2007 against having them at the south-central facility.
Chief of Delaware seeks to explain the tribe’s intentions
November 9, 2013
The chief of the Delaware Tribe on Saturday indicated that pursuing a casino in Kansas is a possibility, but also said the tribe has a broader vision of increasing its presence in the state to provide services to Native Americans. By Scott Rothschild
Federally recognized tribes in Kansas oppose Delaware Tribe’s efforts in Kansas
November 8, 2013
The leaders of the four federally recognized Indian tribes of Kansas have approved a resolution opposing efforts by the Delaware Tribe, which recently purchased land in Lawrence, to move to Kansas. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence mayor says his talks with Delaware Indian tribe didn’t involve casino
July 24, 2013
Lawrence’s mayor isn’t convinced a recent high profile land purchase by the Delaware Tribe of Indians is a sign the tribe wants a casino here. Mayor Mike Dever said that he spoke with the chief of the tribe before its purchase earlier this month of about 90 acres of highly-visible property near the Kansas Turnpike interchange at North Lawrence. Instead, Dever said tribal leaders indicated they were looking for property for their tribal headquarters, which currently are in Bartlesville, Okla. By Chad Lawhorn
State closer to using casinos for KPERS
May 15, 2012
Kansas legislators moved closer Monday to dedicating revenues from state-owned casinos to pensions for teachers and government workers as part of a broader bill bolstering the long-term financial health of the state’s retirement system
Kansas plan uses casinos to boost pension system
March 20, 2012
Gamblers at state-owned casinos in Kansas would help prop up the pension system for teachers and government workers with each hand of blackjack and spin of the roulette wheel under a bill approved Tuesday by the state House.
Bingo has charms over casino gambling
March 18, 2012
The loosening of the state’s casino laws has made it easier than ever to test the axiom that “money won is twice as sweet as money earned.” But for decades it wasn’t so easy. If you wanted to gamble in Kansas — legally, anyway — there was basically only one way to do it. And (apologies in advance) bingo was its name-o.
Few people using Kansas fund for problem gamblers
March 2, 2012
State officials want to raise awareness of a fund that helps people with gambling addictions, which is getting little use.
No dice on casinos in southeast Kansas
January 6, 2012
Despair about the circus life of gambling in this economically depressed region doesn’t end at weed-choked Camptown. A consultant declared seven years ago Galena in neighboring Cherokee County was the best location in the state for a casino. None has been built in the old mining town while gambling edifices emerged in all three other zones formed by the state government.
New casino takes in $3.25 million in 8 days
December 29, 2011
The new Kansas Star Casino is proving to be a winning bet.
Kansas Star Casino opens near Mulvane
December 26, 2011
The opening of the second state-owned casino in Kansas was a big draw on the day after Christmas.