TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Lottery Commission says Jan. 21
is the new deadline for submitting applications to manage a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.
The commission's announcement Thursday follows Penn National Gaming Inc. pulling out of Cherokee County after it was awarded the
contract. The company cited competition from a nearby Oklahoma
Reopening the application process means Cherokee and Crawford counties are in the running to host a casino.
Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten said nobody has expressed interest in southeast Kansas, but he is expecting bidders.
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