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Six bids for Kansas license

3 January 2008

KANSAS -- As reported by the Desoto Explorer: "The deadline for groups to submit their applications to manage a state-owned casino in the Northeast Gaming Zone of Kansas ended Monday.

"The Kansas Lottery received six applications from groups interested in locating a casino in Wyandotte County.

"Golden Gaming submitted an application Dec. 27, followed by Pinnacle Entertainment and Kansas Entertainment LLC on Dec. 28. Legends Sun submitted an application Dec. 31. Sands Kansas LLC submitted two applications on Dec. 31 – one for an Edwardsville location, the other for a Kansas City, Kan., location. The original deadline for the Northeast Gaming Zone was Oct. 1, 2007. The Lottery Commission extended the deadline to Dec. 31, 2007, at the request of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.

"The Lottery has 90 days, until March 28, 2008, to review the applications and negotiate contracts with the applicants..."

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