The phone started ringing early Wednesday morning in Sumner County. Casino developers called wanting information now that they know where a casino is going.
Tuesday, 56% of Sedgwick County voters decided against a casino. The gambling legislation says if the issue failed in Sedgwick County the casino would go to Sumner County.
"We're very excited," Sumner County Economic Development Director Janice Hellard said. She's excited developers want to build a destination casino. Four had showed serious interest before Sedgwick County's vote. Wednesday, two more called Hellard. She says they told her, we need to meet, we need to come down and talk to you. We would like to consider being part of Sumner County's submissions.
In 90 days, the casino proposals are due. Developers will outline what they'll build and where. Developers have looked at land off of the interchanges at Wellington, Mulvane and South Haven because they want to be seen from the turnpike.