Kansas Casinos & Gambling + Poker
Kansas Gambling & Poker :: Kansas Casinos :: Kansas Casino List
Casino gambling in Kansas -the midway state- is currently run by Native Americans. They have tremendously large casinos in Horton, Mayetta and Powhattan. The Horton Golden Eagle Casino is open 24 hours a day, has a space of 45,000 square feet and offers 750 slot machines, 16 gaming tables and a full service restaurant. The minimum bet at the Black Jack and Craps table is $2.00. In addition, there are seven poker tables, and roulette as well.
In Mayetta, there is Harra's Prairie Band Casino and Pottawatomie Nation Bingo Casino. The bingo hall seats 508 people. There is also the Sac And Fox casino with 500 gaming machines that one can play for as little as a nickel a game. They also offer such table games as Caribbean Stud, Poker, Craps, Double Black Jack, Let it Ride and Roulette. Further, the casino features four restaurants.
Then there's the Casino White Cloud that boasts 360 video poker machines, six table games composed of five Black Jack tables and one Texas Shoot Out. There are also 500 bingo seats and an American restaurant that serves lunch and dinner.
There are other things for visitors to do in Kansas when they tire of gambling. In Andover, which is just east of Wichita, there is the American Fan Collectors Museum. It features hundreds of fans, both old and new. Or, one can go to Lacrosse and see the barbed wire museum.
Kansas politicians have been trying for years to get casino gambling legalized. Even though 60% of the people in Wichita voted against it last time it was up for approval, there is another proposal coming up that even the naysayers know is going to pass. Like most states, Kansas needs the income that gambling casinos would produce for housing, education and many other social programs. Therefore, it is only a matter of time before Native Americans lose their hold on casinos.
In Junction City, one can visit the home of the transparent woman. This plastic transparency shows the inside working of her bodily functions. It's hard to imagine anyone who would want to miss this! Or, if you prefer, how about visiting Lebanon who's claim to fame is that it is the exact geographic center of the United States. It certainly makes one wonder how the hit song "Stuck In The Middle With You" was received there.
Visitors may want to go to Leavenworth, the grim military prison or perhaps Lansing, home of Kansas State Prison. Alternatively, some tourists might want to see Holcomb, KS., in the western part of the state: the site of a 1959 mass murder that became a best selling non-fiction novel and a movie; a Kansas family was murdered by a couple of shotgun toting thugs, and became the basis for Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood".
If you decide to make the trip, please know that fine hotels and motels dot the highways, as do a wide variety of restaurants. After all, Wichita is the home of the first Pizza Hut. One other thing I might mention is the town of Prairie Dog. They feature an 8,000 pound, prairie dog, a five-legged cow, a two-headed calf and a four-horned goat. I thought you might want to bring home a souvenir from there. Oh, and by the way, the 8,000 pound prairie dog is made of cement. They probably just wanted to make a smaller version of the real thing.