Penn National Files First Casino Application

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The state has received its first application from a prospective casino developer under a gambling law passed this year.

Penn National Gaming Inc. hopes to build a $295 million resort-and-casino complex in Cherokee County, in the state's southeast corner.

The company, based in Wyomissing, Pa., delivered its application Friday to the Kansas Lottery. The application was more than 1,500 pages long, and with supporting documents, it filed more than 30 boxes. Penn National delivered it by truck.

Southeast Kansas was one of four areas permitted to have a casino under the new law, which took effect in April.