Shawnee County judge tosses southeast Kansas casino lawsuit

The lead investor in a proposed southeast Kansas casino Friday praised a Shawnee County District Court judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a rival casino bidder and Cherokee County to block the development project.

Bruce Christenson, a key financial player in the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel, said Judge Larry Hendricks declined to intervene based on assertions the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission acted arbitrarily by awarding the project contract to Kansas Crossing rather than competitor Castle Rock.

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