Tribe Asks Judge to Stop Harrah's Kansas Casino

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation wants a judge to stop Harrah's Entertainment Inc. from going forward with plans to build and manage a Kansas casino.

The tribe operates a casino that Harrah's once managed. It told Shawnee County District Judge David Bruns on Friday that Harrah's violated a noncompete agreement it signed with the tribe in January.

The agreement said Harrah's would not develop, promote or encourage expansion of gambling in Kansas for a year and would not manage or operate a casino for two years.

Harrah's has won a contract to build and run a state-owned casino in Sumner County.

Harrah's says it didn't violate the agreement because the casinos were created by state law and the Sumner County casino won't open until the agreement expires.

Bruns did not indicate when he will rule.

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