Monday, March 10, 2008

Kansas Casino Selection May Be Delayed

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The Kansas Lottery Commission is requesting a two month extension of their deadline to select applicants that would operate state-owned casinos in that state.

If the governor approves the extension then selections of four gaming companies could occur in July. The Mohegan Tribe and their partners submitted a proposal for a $770 million casino-hotel, with significant retail and residential housing components, in Wyandotte County, near Kansas City.

The Lottery Commission also may consider a casino proposal by Las Vegas Sands, which was initially rejected by the local county commissioners and would be in direct competition with the Mohegan application and others looking to build a casino in Wyandotte County.

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