The Kansas Lottery Commission voted for another round of casino
bids. The new casino is planned to be located in Sumner County. This will be the
third time the commission has voted on the state owned casino. July 22 at 2PM is
the cut off for applications to be submitted.
Chisholm Creek Casino Resort was previously the winner of the contract. However pulled out due to the potential of competition from a tribal casino in Park City. Currently legislation is pending to allow slot machines at Wichita Greyhound Park. Another planned casino Mulvane. There are also issues regarding zoning.
A contract template is being offered by the Lottery Commission to help the new bidding process become more simple and faster. The template follows one that has been previously approved by Wyandotte County and Doge City casinos.
The lottery's gaming facilities director , Keith Kocher, stated "We've negotiated something in the neighborhood of 20 of these contracts, so we have a pretty good idea what it is we want to see in these contracts, what we're willing to accept, and what we can accept under the law".
The lottery is looking for incentives higher than 22 percent given by casino revenues. The revised application and review procedures are to be posted on their website.
Applicants from previous bidding rounds have expressed interest in submitting new bids for Wellington and Mulvane casinos.
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