Speedway Owners Win Wyandotte Casino

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A state review board picks a partnership involving Kansas Speedway to build and manage a state-owned casino in Wyandotte County.

The winning applicant was Kansas Entertainment, formed by the speedway and the Cordish Company of Baltimore. It proposed building the casino so that it overlooks a turn on the track.

Friday the Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board picked the Speedway proposal over a plan from Golden Gaming Inc. of Las Vegas on a 4-3 vote. Also in the running was Legends Sun, a group involving the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, but it received no votes.

The contractor now must undergo a background check by the state Racing and Gaming Commission.

A state review board postpones a decision on who will manage a state-owned casino in Ford County.

Members of the Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board say they wanted more solid information about how two competing applicants are financing their proposals. The board had planned to decide today but put the decision off a week.

The two applicants in Ford County are Butler National Service and Dodge City Resort and Gaming.

Their officials tried to reassure the review board Thursday that they had adequate financing for their projects, but board members still weren't certain.


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