Wichita Developer Puts Contract On Land By Casino

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)
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A prominent Wichita commercial developer has tied up on 15.25 acres of land across from the Kansas Star Casino being built near Mulvane.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Colby Sandlian and his partnership group are considering possible casino-related businesses on the Kansas Turnpike frontage land across from the casino site.

The land once was held by Harrah's as it competed to build the casino.

The 80-year-old Sandlian was noncommittal about whether his group would close the deal. He says a lot of research has to be done before his group decides whether to build such businesses as hotels, restaurants, retail and entertainment venues.

Sandlian declined to release details of the contract.

Peninsula Gaming's $260-million casino, events center and hotel complex is scheduled to open early next year.

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