Located off of Interstate 35 at Exit 33, the new development will be called the Chisholm Creek Casino Resort and would feature direct turnpike access.
Chisholm Creek Casino Resort is part of a 146-acre proposed master-planned regional destination attraction designed to draw visitors from well beyond Sumner County. The proposed facility would utilize a mix of gaming and non-gaming amenities unique to the region with the goal of delivering a first-class entertainment experience to its visitors. Such amenities would include a state-of-the-art gaming floor, numerous food and beverage options, a multipurpose entertainment and meeting venue, live-performance venue and retail space.
“Foxwoods Development Company has spent nearly three years working on the program, design, and image of Chisholm Creek Casino Resort. We have created a customized product for the Sumner County market offering superior architecture, non-gaming amenities and convenient access,” says Gary Armentrout, president of Foxwoods Development Company. “We have partnered with best-in-class design and construction professionals, including the Friedmutter Group who is a prominent leader in casino architecture and responsible for many of the world’s most recognizable gaming projects. Rather than proposing to build the type of ‘off-the-shelf’ casino project that other operators simply duplicate in city after city, our brand, design, and vision reflect the culture and history of South Central Kansas, and would be a unique attraction that makes Sumner County a true regional destination.”
As the 100% owner of Chisholm Creek Casino Resort, Foxwoods Development Company would be responsible for developing and managing the new facility. In addition, Foxwoods Development Company would draw upon the resources and proven capabilities that Foxwoods Resort Casino and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut has to offer for the benefit of the project. The properties’ management team is one of the strongest in the gaming industry with vast experience in various jurisdictions, a professional business approach and sensitivity to local issues specific to the gaming and hospitality industries. Foxwoods Development Company possesses the financial ability to deliver a first-class project as promised, notwithstanding the current economic climate.
“We are pleased to again propose a major casino development on what we consider to be the premier location in South Central Kansas,” says Armentrout. “Our goal is to have this new facility up and operating as quickly as possible. All of Sumner County and the state of Kansas will benefit from the well-paying jobs this project creates and the significant tax revenues it generates.”
Foxwoods Development Company (foxwoods.com) serves as the commercial gaming entity of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns and operates Foxwoods Resort Casino, North America’s largest. Located in the rolling hills of southeastern Connecticut, the resort features 340,000 square feet of gaming space in a complex that covers 4.7 million square feet. Approximately 45,000 guests visit Foxwoods each day. Its six casinos offer 7,400 slots, 380 table games, the only WPT World Poker Room, 1,400 guest rooms in three hotels, more than 30 restaurants, a luxurious spa, 50,000-plus square feet of meeting and event space, 24 retail shops and eight entertainment venues. Opened in May 2008, the new $700 million tribally-owned and operated MGM Grand at Foxwoods adds nearly 2 million square feet of overall space, featuring significantly increased hotel, entertainment, restaurant and gaming venues as well as enhanced corporate retreat, meeting and convention resources. Foxwoods continues to reign as the East Coast’s premier casino resort destination.
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