After over a decade of litigation and court battles the Wyandotte Nation officially opened the 7th Street Casino in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, on Thursday, January 10th. At 6:00 pm the doors opened for the opening ceremony which was attended by Kansas City, Kansas, Mayor Joe Reardon, local congressman Dennis Moore and many other local dignitaries along with a large contingent of Wyandotte citizens. The highlight of the opening was the smoking ceremony performed by Chief Bearskin which was followed by the official ribbon cutting, in which Mayor Readoia, Congressman Moore and Tribal officials participated.
After years in court, Chief Bearskin said, the fight is over and the tribe won.
“We went by all the rules and regulations set up by Washington,” said Chief Bearskin. “We went by the law and came out on top. We’re going to stay on top.”
“The people of Kansas City will never be sorry the Wyandotte are here.”
The casino is located at 803 North 7th Street, at the intersection of 7th Street (State Highway 69) and Ann avenue in the downtown area. It is adjacent to Huron Park and the Huron Imdian Cemetery. The casino offers 20,000 square feet of gaming on two floors with Lucky’s Steak and Chop House a full service restaurant and lounge on the first floor.