A group of Kansas investors has proposed a $130 million casino in southeast Kansas, the third project to vie for the license.
The Cherokee County Commission on Monday endorsed the project from Castle Rock Casino Resort. The company wants to build a casino with 1,400 slot machines, 35 table games and a poker room with 16 tables. Also planned are a 200-room hotel, three restaurants and a health club and spa.
The application deadline is Dec. 18, with the State Lottery Commission to make the selection. Castle Rock says it could open by June 2016, if it wins.
Castle Rock says it decided to build in Cherokee County because the proposed resort would sit within a mile of Kansas’ borders with Oklahoma and Missouri and just 50 miles from Arkansas.