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Casino application filed
Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:56:10 PM
A Pennsylvania company with gambling operations in 12 states is the first applicant for a contract to manage a state-owned casino in Kansas.
Penn National Gaming Inc. is proposing a $295 million hotel-and-casino complex in Cherokee County, in the state's far southeast corner. It filed its application Friday with the Kansas Lottery, which would own the casino under a new law.
The new law permitted a single casino in each of four areas and slot machines at three dog and horse racing tracks. A review board will determine which prospective developer gets the casino management contract in each area, after the lottery has negotiated contracts with one or more of them.
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