Kansas Crossing Names Fisher GM

Doug Fisher, a 20-year casino industry veteran, was named general manager at Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel, the final state-owned casino set to open in March 2017 in Cherokee County. Fisher helped open the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane in 2011 and served as its marketing and entertainment director.

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 his 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.

Fisher also was marketing director at Diamond Jo Casino, a Peninsula-owned casino in Dubuque, Iowa, for 15 years. In addition, he served as catering director at Jumer’s Castle Lodge in the Quad Cities in Iowa and as beverage manager at the Westin Hotel in Chicago.