Three companies are in the race to becoming the lucky owner of a new casino proposed for construction in Southeast Kansas.
On Friday each of the three companies delivered a presentation to the Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board. The presentations were geared towards showcasing the qualities that make them the best pick for running the casino.
Various proposals are set on the table and the best one will win the opportunity to launch a new gambling venue in Kansas. Part of the casino revenue that will directly result from lottery games, will be destined for the state and other counties.
According to the Joplin Globe there are some interesting proposals waiting to be materialized: the $78.5 million project at the former Camptown Greyhound Park in Frontenac, a $64.7-million project in the northwest of U.S called the Kansas Crossing (Highways 69 and 400), and the Castle Rock project that costs around $140-million and is supposed to be built along the U.S. 400 route near Interstate 44.
These projects are often subjected to unforeseen changes. For example, in 2008 Penn National gave up on one of its project that involved the building of a casino in Cherokee County.