A Monday announcement revealed that Doug Fisher will be the General Manager of the Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel, effective July 1, 2016.
Fisher has over 20 years of experience in the casino industry and helped in open the Kansas Star Casino located just outside of Wichita in 2011. He also helped open the arena at the Kansas Star, where he served as the Marketing and Entertainment Director for over five years, under both Peninsula Gaming and Boyd Gaming.
“I want to thank the team for bringing me onboard with this amazing opportunity,” said Fisher. “We’re all so excited about bringing another exciting gaming and entertainment venue to Kansas.”
Fisher has a long history working with the ownership group behind Kansas Crossing Casino while at Peninsula Gaming, until it was sold to Boyd Gaming.
Prior to joining the Kansas Star, which was operated by Peninsula, Fisher spent 15 years as Marketing Director at Diamond Jo Casino, a casino in Dubuque, Iowa, also operated by Peninsula. He has also served as the Catering Director at Jumer’s Castle Lodge in the Quad Cities and as a Beverage Manager at the Westin Hotel in Chicago.
Fisher is a key member of the leadership team for the development and grand openings of three casinos, including the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Diamond Jo Casino Northwood and the Kansas Star Casino.
“We’ve known Doug a long time and have watched him develop into a highly capable operator,” said Jonathan Swain, Chief Operating Officer for the Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel. “His work with the Kansas Star, its employees and surrounding communities has been remarkable. He has what it takes to launch and lead Kansas Crossing.”
Some of Fisher’s initial objectives will be hiring operating staff, selecting vendors and teams, training the staff, all while representing Kansas Crossing within the surrounding communities.
The Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel is expected to be complete by March of 2017.
About Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel
The Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel will be located near the intersection of U.S. Highways 69 and 400 in Crawford County. The $80 million development will feature 625 slot machines, 16 gaming tables, a 123-room Hampton Inn and Suites and a 600-seat entertainment complex. For more information on the Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel, please visit kansascrossingcasino.com.