Las Vegas Company Submits Proposal For Kansas Casino

A Las Vegas company has proposed a $600 million mixed-use development project to become the seventh applicant vying to build a casino in Wyandotte County.

Golden Gaming Inc. wants to build a casino resort with a golf course, shops and hundreds of residential units near the Kansas Speedway.

The project is the seventh proposed for Wyandotte County under state legislation approved this year that will allow one state-owned destination gambling resort to operate in the county.

The Golden Gaming plans, announced Monday, call for a 132,000-square-foot casino with 2,500 slots and 95 table games, a 300-room hotel and spa, restaurants, retail shops, convention and meeting space, a golf course and entertainment venues.

Golden Gaming operates three casinos in Black Hawk, Colo., and one in Pahrump, Nev.

The company also owns and operates 45 taverns in Nevada and services more than 2,500 slot machines in the state.

Other Kansas City, Kan., proposals include Las Vegas Sands Corp., which wants to build a $500 million casino and hotel resort project, and Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., which is building two St. Louis-area casinos.

Officials in Wyandotte County are expected to recommend one or more casino developers for state approval before the end of the year.

The new state law, which took effect in April, allows one casino in each of four areas and slot machines at dog and horse tracks.

The Kansas Lottery is supposed to own and operate the new gambling,
but day-to-day management would be left to private developers who
would have contracts with the state.

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