Hearings on Kansas casino plans set for next week

TOPEKA | A review board in Kansas holds hearings next week on proposals to build and run state-owned casinos in the Kansas City and Wichita areas.

The Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board will convene Tuesday at Kansas City, Kan., Community College, to review two proposals for a single casino in Wyandotte County.

Pennsylvania-based Penn National Gaming Inc. is behind one of the bids. The other comes from a partnership involving Kansas Speedway, the NASCAR track in Kansas City.

The review board plans to meet Wednesday at the Raymond Frye Complex in Wellington to review a development proposal for a casino in Mulvane, south of Wichita.

That plan comes from companies that have teamed up after formerly competing for the contract to run the south-central Kansas casino.