(MULVANE, Kan.) — Two casino developers will be considered by the Lottery Review Board for a contract in Sumner County. Wednesday the Kansas Lottery approved contracts with the Peninsula Gaming and Global Gaming. Those contract will now move on to the review board for final consideration.
The one casino project missing is Harrah's. Harrah's pulled out of the process Wednesday, but will not exactly say why.
Harrah's spokesman Gary Thompson says the developer withdrew its plan for a casino near the Mulvane exit of the Kansas Turnpike after discussions with the Kansas Lottery. Thompson would not give any details of the discussions.
Wednesday evening representatives for Harrah's were supposed to ask Mulvane city leaders for an endorsement. A local endorsement is necessary for Kansas Lottery officials to consider a casino proposal.
Mulvane already endorsed Peninsula's Kansas Star casino, while the Sumner County Commission endorsed a plan from Global Gaming for a casino near Wellington.