Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kansas Commission Expected To Vote On Casinos Next Week

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The Kansas Lottery Commission is conducting hearings today in Topeka on the five groups vying to operate a casino in Wyandotte County-Kansas City.

The Mohegan Tribe partnered with Kansas City-based RED Development and Olympia Gaming of Las Vegas for a $770 million casino in that region of the state.

The Commission is expected to vote by next Tuesday but could end up endorsing more than one of the proposals and let the Gaming Facility Review Board make the final selection at a later date.

Once it gets the contracts, the review board will conduct its own study on issues such as how much revenue will go to the state. The review board is expected to announce their decisions in August and September, after which the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission must conduct background checks.

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