Plans to build a casino in the Pittsburg area of Kansas have been extended by 90 days for a second time by the Kansas Lottery. The Kansas Crossing Casino was approved by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission back in July and was supposed to be completed by July of next year. The new extension now pushes the completion date back by a time period of six months.
Kansas Lottery Executive Director, Terry Presta, stated that the Kansas Lottery has the right to rescind the extension at any time if a material change in circumstances warrants an action. Updates as progress continues are expected throughout the course of the extension. The project had stalled due to a lawsuit filed by the officials of Cherokee County and the Castle Rock Casino Resort. The Castle Rock Casino Resort is another company that would have liked to have received the opportunity to run a state-owned casino.