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Another group files to operate Wyandotte County casino

April 1, 2009

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— Penn National Gaming Inc. wants to operate the state-owned casino in Wyandotte County.

Penn filed its application Wednesday with the Kansas Lottery. The application deadline is 5 p.m.

Penn proposed a $500 million project built in two phases. There would be a casino with 2,000 slot machines and a 250-room hotel with ancillary facilities. It would be at the intersection of Interstate 435 and Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan.

On Monday, a partnership of Kansas Speedway and Baltimore-based Cordish Co. also applied for the 15-year contract to operate the casino.

The application process was reopened after the speedway group withdrew in December. This is the third time for Penn to apply in Kansas. It previously applied in Cherokee and Sumner counties.

Comments

Newell_Post 5 years, 8 months ago

Let Donald Trump give it a try. He's the only guy in the history of gambling who ever filed bankruptcy three different times running a casino. Maybe that would put and end to this nonsense once and for all.

Raider 5 years, 8 months ago

I would like to see Penn Gaming get the project. They own the Argosy in KC, and have done a wonderful job with that property. I'm just ready for someone to open one up on the KS side. Let's keep our gambling dollars in state without having to give it to the indians.

Steve Jacob 5 years, 8 months ago

If you can't smoke in that casino, they will never get built. Atlantic City and Illinois passed smoking bans and those places are getting crushed.

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