Sam's Town Gambling Hall, Kansas City

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Sam's Town Gambling Hall
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Address 6711 NE Birmingham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64117
Opening date September 1995
Closing date July 1998
Total gaming space 28,000 sq ft (2,600 m2)
Permanent shows none
Signature attractions none
Casino type Water-Based
Owner Boyd Gaming Corporation
Previous names none
Years renovated none
Coordinates 39°09′08″N 94°29′50″W / 39.1523°N 94.4971°W / 39.1523; -94.4971

Sam's Town Gambling Hall, Kansas City was a riverboat casino in Kansas City, Missouri, docked at I-435 and MO-210. It was also owned and operated by Boyd Gaming Corporation.

History[edit]

In September 1995, Sam's Town Gambling Hall, Kansas City opened as the third casino under the brand, and the 5th casino in the Kansas City area.

In February 1996 Sam's Town dropped the admission fee that had run as high as $9 per person. This fee was used in the past to pay for the $2 per person fee the casinos were required to pay to the state.

After poor results, Boyd closed this location in July 1998, selling many of its assets to Harrah's Entertainment for $12.5 million.[1] The boat is not docked at the property, which is now owned and maintained by the Cerner Corporation as their Riverport campus.

Shreveport, Louisiana[edit]

Sam's Town also operates a location downtown Shreveport, Louisiana next to El Dorado Casino. Both of these operate on river boats to bypass legal stipulations against land based casinos in Louisiana.

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