Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel named 20-year casino industry veteran Doug Fisher general manager, effective July 1. Kansas’ fourth and final state-owned casino, located in Cherokee County, is expected to open in March 2017. Among Fisher’s first duties will be to hire and train staff members and select vendors.
A longtime employee of Peninsula Gaming, the developers of Kansas Crossing, Fisher was involved with opening the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane in 2011 and the arena located there in 2012. He also served as Kansas Star’s marketing and entertainment director for more than five years, under Peninsula Gaming and then Boyd Gaming.