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 dateSeptember 1995
Closing dateJuly 1998
Total gaming space28,000 sq ft (2,600 m2)
Permanent showsnone
Signature attractionsnone
Casino typeWater-Based
OwnerBoyd Gaming Corporation
Previous namesnone
Renovated innone
Coordinates39°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.

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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 no longer docked at the property, which is now owned and maintained by Cerner Corporation as their Riverport campus.

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