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Pittsburg Commission Supports Southeast Kansas Casino Proposal

The Hollywood Casino, in Kansas City, Kansas, is one of three, state-owned gambling operations. Southeast Kansas could become the site of a fourth, state-run casino. (Photo by J. Schafer)

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — The Pittsburg City Commission is willing to gamble on a proposal for a $62 million casino complex that could bring 300 jobs to the southeast Kansas community.  Yesterday (TUE), the commission unanimously supported a proposal from JNB Gaming to build a casino, hotel and restaurant complex on land recently annexed by the city.  JNB Gaming's proposal, called the Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel, is one of three proposals for a southeast Kansas casino. Applications for all the proposals are due Friday.  The developer said their proposal could generate $1.2 million in revenues a year, which would be divided between the city, Crawford and Cherokee counties.  Commissioners noted the developer is endorsed by Mulvane officials. JNB built a similar project near Mulvane seven years ago.


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