Olathe Company Picked for Casino in Ford County

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A review board chose an Olathe company to
run the state-owned casino in Fort County.

The Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board chose Butler National Service over Dodge City Resort and Gaming.

It's one of four state-owned casinos that's planned. The board picked Harrah's Entertainment Inc. for Sumner County and a partnership that includes Kansas Speedway and Cordish Co., of Baltimore, for Wyandotte County.

It also picked Penn National Gaming Inc. for Cherokee County but Penn walked away from the deal, saying it couldn't compete with a nearby Oklahoma tribal casino.

The decision about Ford County had been delayed a week because
board members weren't sure either applicant had adequate financing
with the markets in turmoil.

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