Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Next Kansas City Casino

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The next casino to open in Kansas City, Ks., may not be one of the groups who submitted proposals in late 2006. After closing its doors four years ago, the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma is scheduled to re-open its 7th Street Casino in Kansas City, Ks, on Thursday.

Both the National Indian Gaming Commission and then-Attorney general Phil Kline ruled in 2004 that the casino was operating illegally and seized gambling machines. The Wyandotte Nation invested $21 million to re-open the casino, which will have 400 slot machines, according to reports.

The Mohegan Tribe, along with its partners in the venture, submitted a proposal for a casino in Wyandotte/Kansas City, Kansas. A partnership between the Mohegan Tribe, Kansas City-based RED Development and Olympia Gaming of Las Vegas are proposing a $770 million casino in Wyandotte County.

A total of six proposals from five groups were submitted to the state lottery commission, which is expected to choose one of the proposals by late Spring.