No Casino Applicants for SE Kansas

By: AP
By: AP
A second deadline has passed without any applicants to operate a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.

A player puts a dollar coin in of one of Resorts Atlantic City's new dollar- coin slot machines Wednesday, April 1, 2009, the first day of play on the new machines, in Atlantic City, N.J. Over the past decade, new electronic slot machines that spit out paper voucher slips to winners, or credit winnings directly to a player's club card, have made coin machines nearly extinct. Now, Restorts, Atlantic City's oldest casino � with one of its oldest customer bases � has brought back coin slots. (AP Photo/Curt Hudson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A second deadline has passed without any applicants to operate a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.

The Kansas Lottery says that because nobody applied by 5 p.m. Tuesday, it set a third deadline of July 20 to apply for running a casino in either Crawford or Cherokee county.

Applications were reopened after Penn National Gaming Inc., the only applicant, withdrew in September because of competition from a nearby tribal casino in Oklahoma.

The Lottery also reopened applications for Wyandotte and Sumner counties after the companies awarded contracts last year withdrew because of the economy. It received three applicants for each county.

A review commission will pick one applicant in each county.

The only state-owned casino under construction is in Dodge City.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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