The new trend in casino gambling is that Las Vegas based companies who have made their fortune in Nevada from the casino gambling market are branching out around the country.
The latest company to try and stray from the bright lights of Vegas is Golden Gaming Inc. which has put in a proposal to build a casino resort on 200 acres of land that resides in both Bonner Springs and Edwardsville.
The resort would include a convention center, a spa, meeting space, restaurants, a hotel, entertainment venues, and an 18 hole championship golf course. The plan has been designed by Las Vegas architecture firm Friedmutter Group Inc.
The company placing the bid, Golden Gaming, already operates casinos in both Nevada and Colorado, and is now trying to expand to Kansas.
Blake Sartini, Golden Gamings chairman said, “After looking at other potential markets nationally for our flagship property, we believe Kansas presents the best opportunity because we have an unmatched site and the best development plan.”
City governments will review the six proposals and will chose one to endorse to the Kansas Lottery Commission, who will chose one proposal for the county.
Gambling in North America Growing To Astronomical Numbers
With gaming casinos going up all over the country, it is no surprise that in a study released on gambling, that North America has seen a boom in the industry for last year. The North American Gaming Almanac reported in its findings that 48 percent of all gaming revenue was accumulated by card room and casino gaming. State lotteries,
which had been the dominant gambling option for North Americans until casinos starting popping up all over the country, accounted for 24 percent of gaming revenues. Tribal gaming came in third in the numbers with only 22 percent of the revenue coming from this area.
Race and Sports gambling and charitable gaming both saw a decline in revenue last year according to the Almanac, which is to be expected with the expansion of casino gambling.
The tribal casinos, did, however, show the largest growth as the revenues increased 7.31 percent last year, while lotteries grew 4.91 percent, and card room and casino gaming grew by 5.56 percent.
The numbers should only increase over the next few years as casinos are becoming much more accessible as people do not have to travel very far from their homes to play casino games as they have had to in the past.