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Casino choice made easy

A few days after one developer dropped out, the two others vying to build a Sumner County casino spared state officials from having to choose between Mulvane and Wellington, coming together on the Chisholm Creek Casino Resort at the Mulvane exit of the Kansas Turnpike. Lakes Entertainment joined Foxwoods Development in the Mulvane proposal, effectively ending Wellington's long-held dream of being home to the casino and its economic development. That's tough. But all of Sumner County will see revenues, jobs and other benefits from the casino (as well as some negatives, it should be said), and the casino's best chances of success have always seemed to be in Mulvane. Of course, after 2½ years of big announcements followed by scrapped plans, many will believe in a Sumner County casino resort only when they see it.