KCK Cashes First Casino Check

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Gamblers are apparently embracing the new Wyandotte Nation-owned casino, which made its first revenue-sharing payment to Kansas City, Kan., this week.

The 7th Street Casino Thursday gave the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and the city a check for more than $152,000, representing the city's portion of the casino's first quarter revenues.

The Oklahoma-based tribe didn't provide financial information on the casino. But The Kansas City Star reports that based on the revenue-sharing formula, the payment indicates the casino generated about $4.3 million during the quarter, or $1.4 million per month.

The Wyandotte Nation opened the downtown casino Jan. 10 after years of legal battles with state and local officials who claimed the tribe wasn't allowed to offer gambling on the site.

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