TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ What started as a plan for four state-owned casinos has dwindled to one, at least for now.
Saturday, Kansas Entertainment put its plans to build and manage a casino complex at Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County on hold. It
withdrew its application but said it would resubmit it with a phased-in plan. It's the third time an application has been withdrawn since September.
But a proposed casino and resort in Dodge City will be going forward, after the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission approved the Butler National Service Corp.'s background check and operating contract with the Kansas Lottery. That cleared the way for the Olathe-based company to receive its state license for Boot Hill Casino and Resort at Dodge City.
Butler president Clark Stewart said construction will start "in the next couple of weeks.''