Thursday, September 18, 2008

Flash: Mohegan Not Selected For Kansas Casino; Hard Rock at Kansas Speedway Chosen

Feather News

Today, the Kansas Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board selected the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Kansas Speedway to build and manage a casino in Wyandotte County-Kansas City.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Kansas Speedway (The Cordish Company), estimated to cost $705.6 million to build, is scheduled to open in 2011.

Hard Rock beat out a proposal by Golden Gaming Inc. and Legends Sun, made up of RED Development LLC and Mohegan Sun.

According to reports, the Kansas Review Board voted for the Hard Rock proposal by a 4-3 margin. Golden Gaming got the other three votes while the Mohegan's group, Legends Sun, received no votes.