Kansas casino board hears proposals

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday, May 28, 2015, that he's willing to consider new proposals to trim state spending as the state House considered a plan to raise taxes that appeared doomed from the outset. (Thad Allton/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three companies pitched their proposals for the license to a run a new, state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.

The three presented their plans to the Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board on Friday.

The state is considering proposals for the development of a gambling facility in southeast Kansas. The state facility would provide a percentage of lottery revenues to the state and counties.

The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1KEzm8K ) the proposals include a $78.5 million project at the former Camptown Greyhound Park in Frontenac; Kansas Crossing, a $64.7-million project at the northwest corner of U.S. Highways 69 and 400, and Castle Rock, a $140-million project that would be built along U.S. 400 near Interstate 44.

In 2008, Penn National backed out of a deal to build a state-owned casino in Cherokee County.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com


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