All 3 groups seeking SE Kansas casino meet requirements

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — All three investor groups interested in developing a southeast Kansas casino have met the minimum financial and management requirements.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas Lottery Commission affirmed Friday that each group met the standards necessary to be forwarded to a seven-member Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board. The board is responsible for selecting the best strategy for what would be the fourth state-owned casino, with a decision expected as early as July.

Under a Kansas law adopted in 2007, four gaming zones were created for casinos, with only one casino allowed in each region. The state owns the casinos but they are managed by private companies responsible for developing the properties.

Casinos now operate in Dodge City, Mulvane and Kansas City, Kansas.

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