Harrah's withdraws casino plan for Sumner County
November 18, 2008
MULVANE, KS - The Kansas Lottery said it has been notified by the Sumner Gaming
Joint Venture, a partnership of Harrah's and a group of Kansas investors, that
the group will not pursue their plans to operate a $535 million casino in
In a statement, Harrah’s said, “Current economic conditions and the
unprecedented disruption in world financial markets have made it impossible to
proceed with the project as planned." However, it adds "both parties will
continue to consider available options for the proposed Mulvane casino" leaving
open to reapply if the financial climate improves.
"We are, of course, disappointed that Harrah's has withdrawn its plans for a
casino in Sumner County for financial reasons," said Ed Van Petten, Lottery
executive director. "They tell us it is not feasible for them to move forward
with a project at this time and we have to respect their decision."
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. is the second company to withdraw from the final
four selected to build and manage regional casinos. Penn National had earlier
withdrawn its plan for a casino in the southeast region citing competition from
the nearby Downstream Casino in Oklahoma.
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