As reported by KAKE news, the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma plans to extend its Crosswinds Casino in Park City, Kansas, after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on July 3 upheld a decision by the Department of the Interior to allow the tribe to have a role in gaming on its land.
Extension plans were delayed:
Crosswinds Casino in Park City officially opened in 2021, with initial plans for the small casino to be only a temporary location before the tribe begins a larger operation. Wyandotte Nation Chief Billy Friend said in this regard: “You know that our plans are for a casino resort. The trust has been set up for 10 and a 1/2 acres. and then we also have another 100, approximately 125 acres.”However, the plans for a larger site were delayed, as the State of Kansas contested the decision by the US Department of the Interior. Besides, it happened in 2020.
No more obstacles:
Regarding the planned casino expansion, Friend said:
“It’ll probably be a three to four phase project. The first phase of the expansion will likely be a full-blown casino with restaurants. Friend added: “The tribe will open the land that remains for other developments.” There’s lots of potential for real estate in the future. You know, we’d like to see a lot of economic activity take place on the 130 acres there.“We purchased that land in 1992 and I’ve been working on this project since 2006 and so, to finally see things begin to start to come to fruition is is very exciting for us.”Moreover, in addition to the planned casino and hotel expansion, the tribe is also in the midst of of changing its gaming compact with the federal government to permit card games and possibly sports wagering. The tribe is hoping that the casino will be completed in time. In this regard, KEKE news contacted the Governor’s office and Attorney General’s office for comment, but did not receive a response.About:
Located right off of I-135 in Park City, Kansas, CrossWinds Casino opened its doors to the public on March 2, 2021. The casino is owned and operated by Wyandotte Nation which also operates 7th Street Casino, River Bend Casino, Lucky Turtle Casino, and River Bend Casino and Hotel in Wyandotte in Oklahoma. It is located about 30 miles from the state-owned Kansas Star Casino, Mulvane.