TOPEKA – The Kansas Lottery rejected an offer from Ozark Trail Gaming to build a
casino in Cherokee County. The bid was rejected due to Ozark's lack of
experience in running a casino and for a shortcoming in available funding.
Cherokee County is one of the state's four zones approved for a casino.
Applicants in this zone have until January 19th to turn in their bids.
In accordance with a gambling law in 2007 Kansas went through a bidding process
and chose four developers to build the state owned casinos. For various reasons,
three of the four have withdrawn their deals. Only Dodge City is proceeding with
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