Casino Board Meets with Consultants

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A board that will pick developers for state-owned casinos is meeting again tomorrow to hear from consultants that are going over revenue projections for the Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board.

The board is pondering three rival proposals for a casino in Sumner County and a single proposal, from Penn National Gaming Inc., for Cherokee County.

Board members are scheduled to vote next month on a single contract in each county for a casino. The Kansas Lottery will own the new gambling enterprises, but the developers will build and manage the casinos.

The board also plans to hear from the developers themselves during its two-day meeting.

The state authorized one casino in each of four areas last year.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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