AG Schmidt opposes Park City casino proposal

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has reaffirmed that his office remains opposed to efforts by the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma to obtain federal approval for building a casino in Park City.

Schmidt sent a letter Thursday to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar saying that the office remains opposed to tribe's application to take the Park City land into a federal gaming trust.

The previous Attorney General, Steve Six had opposed it last year.

"It remains our position that the Wyandotte Nation's two land-into-trust requests exceed Congressional intent and authority," Schmidt wrote in the letter.

The Wyandotte Nation currently is operating a Class II casino in Kansas City.