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Wyandotte County casino proposals advanced, Sumner County proposals delayed

August 19, 2009, 8:49 a.m. Updated August 19, 2009, 1:27 p.m.

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— The Kansas Lottery Commission has endorsed two competing proposals for a casino in Wyandotte County.

But the commission on Wednesday delayed a decision for proposals for Sumner County in south central Kansas until next week.

The Lottery will own the new gambling under a 2007 law authorizing the casinos. The commission has the power to prevent a proposal from being considered by a special selection board.

The two proposals for Wyandotte County involve Penn National Gaming Inc., of Wyomissing, Pa., and a partnership that includes Kansas Speedway, the NASCAR track in Kansas City.

Two proposals are pending for Sumner County. One is from Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn. The other involved Foxwoods Development Co. of St. Louis, Kansas investors and two former executives of the Las Vegas-based Mandalay Resort Group.

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