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Casino not tied to Coliseum project, North American says

Commissioner Dave Unruh just asked Doug Spangler of North American Management-Kansas if its plan to develop the Kansas Coliseum is tied to a possible casino off of I-135 south of 77th Street North.

Doug Spangler of North American acknowledged hopes to build a Wyandotte Nation Indian casino south of 77th Street North but said North American’s Coliseum proposal is a separate project.

“I'm going to go ahead and say the ‘C’ word: Casino,” Spangler told Unruh, emphatic that the Coliseum is a stand-alone development.