Monday, May 5, 2008

Kansas City Awards First Of Four Casinos To Penn National

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A contract was approved for Penn National Gaming to operate a casino for Cherokee County, one of four casinos planned in Kansas.

No action has yet to be taken in awarding casinos for three other regions in the state, including the Wyandotte County-Kansas City are where the Mohegan Tribe is part of a bidding group.

The Penn National Gaming casino, to be called Hollywood Casino, was the only proposal submitted for Cherokee County. The Penn National casino must still recieve approved by a casino selection committee.

Penn National proposed a $225 million casino that would begin 30 table games and 900 slot machines, eventually expanding to 1,500 machines. Other amenities include a bar, buffet and possibly a 200-room hotel later.