Lottery Gets Extension to Negotiate Casino Contracts

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Governor Sebelius is giving the Kansas Lottery Commission an additional 60 days to negotiate contracts with prospective operators of four state-owned casinos.

Sebelius says the commission acted in good faith to meet the deadlines, but it needs more time because of the complexity of the issues.

A state law that was passed last year allows one casino each in Cherokee, Ford, Sumner and Wyandotte counties. Private developers will build and operate the casinos, but the Kansas Lottery will own the new gambling.

The commission is negotiating with 13 potential developers.

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