Panel to review Kansas casino bids next week

TOPEKA | The Kansas Lottery will take steps next week to bring two casinos online in the state.

The lottery's Gaming Facility Review Board is meeting in Topeka on Tuesday and Wednesday to hear proposals for building and managing two state-owned casinos in the northeast and south-central regions.

The Kansas City proposal calls for a $521 million project overlooking Kansas Speedway. It's being pushed by the speedway's parent firm, International Speedway Corp., and Penn National Gaming Inc., of Wyomissing, Pa.

The Chisholm Creek casino would be built near Mulvane, about 20 miles south of Wichita. The partnership behind the $225 million venture is another combination of former competitors and includes Lakes Entertainment Inc., of Minnetonka, Minn.