In a letter to the Lottery, Harrah's says it's decision is based on ``circumstances beyond our control that do not permit us to meet the proposed schedule on the project.''
The company said that if the financial climate improves, it may be interested in reapplying.
This leaves Kansas with applicants for just two of the four state-owned casinos allowed under a law enacted last year.
Final approval for those two is expected next month.
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