February 23, 2021 Updated: February 23, 2021, 12:55 p.m.
PARK CITY, Kan. (AP) – After years of litigation, the Wyandotte Nation plans to open the casino near Park City next week.
Crosswinds Casino opens in Park City next Tuesday after operating in a small temporary facility for several months, KAKE-TV reported.
The 20,000 square meter casino offers 500 slot machines, 200 video slot machines, a bar, a café and a high-limit lounge.
The state has objected to the project for decades, arguing the tribe lacks legal authority to build a casino on 10 acres of land. Last August, the state asked a federal court to overturn a decision on the casino’s construction.
The legal question revolves around whether federal law will override Kansas’s prohibition on certain varieties.
Crosswinds Casino is 30 miles from the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane. Sumner County and the City of Mulvane joined the state’s lawsuit, as did the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska.