This week, the Wyandotte Nation announced that it would open the Crosswinds Casino in Park City, Kansas. The opening date is set for March 2. The facility is located at 777 N Jackpot Way.
This is an important event for the city after years of legal battles and objections from the Kansas Attorney General.
Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma Executive Director Kelly Carpino expressed her excitement at having the opportunity to introduce Crosswinds to Park City and the surrounding communities very soon.
The CEO added: “Our focus with all of our gaming properties is to provide a fun, clean environment with fan-favorite slot machines and excellent customer service. Crosswinds Casino is ready to bring that same experience to all of our guests. “
When it comes to the casino facility itself, it will be spread over a total of 20,000 square feet, which will feature 500 new slot machines, 200 VGT machines with Red Spins, a Bar & Café and a high limit lounge.
According to Wyandotte Nation, the casino will contribute to the community as will employ 150 people and it will bring them benefits.
Importance of the Casino
Wyandotte Nation Chief Billy Friend said the casino is important to the city, Economically speaking, but it would also give tribal citizens the opportunity to improve health care, housing, education and other much needed programs. She also said her tribe was more than eager to work with Park City on the project.
Chief Friend thanked the city for working so hard and for having so successful last year in developing the casino plan and welcoming the tribe as partners in the effort.
He added: “The best thing about this project is that it will not only create jobs for the area, but it will generate higher income through tourism and create new opportunities for further development.”
The future casino follows a decades-long dispute on the legal authority of the Wyandotte Nation to build a casino in Sedgwick County. In June, the Department of the Interior cleared the way for the business. In early August, the state asked a federal court to overturn that decision.
Meanwhile, in February, Kansas made a big step in legalizing sports betting. The hearing on betting measures took place in the middle of the month.
The Kansas bill will allow up to 12 online sports betting licenses for commercial casinos, as well as expanded retail options for Native American tribes and the state’s largest motorsports headquarters.
As part of a proposal spearheaded by the state Senate, the four commercial casinos in Kansas will be able to partner with up to three online betting operators.
The sports betting bill has significant support from Gov. Laura Kelly and the Republican-led Legislature. Some of the key details include tax rates and license eligibility.
Source: “New Casino Opens in Park City Next Week,” KWCH 12, February 23, 2021