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Wichita Group Supports Casino Idea

27 April 2004

WICHITA, Kansas – As reported by the Wichita Eagle: "A study commissioned by a downtown Wichita business group indicates that a casino downtown would generate 1,150 jobs and nearly $200 million in economic impact per year.

"Based on the study, Wichita Downtown Development Corp.' s board of directors voted to endorse the idea of locating a casino in downtown Wichita.

"…Members of the development corporation unveiled the $35,000 study on Monday. The Greater Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau also helped fund the study.

"…The Legislature is considering a bill that calls for up to five destination casinos in Kansas, plus slot machines at pari-mutuel racetracks and at veterans and fraternal clubs. Under that bill, Sedgwick County voters would have to approve a casino before one could be built here…"

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