casino http://kmuw.org en Casino Bill Passes Through State Legislature http://kmuw.org/post/casino-bill-passes-through-state-legislature <p>A bill to bring a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas has cleared the state Legislature and is going to Governor Sam Brownback.</p><p>The House approved the proposal Wednesday on an 84-36 vote.</p><p>The bill lowers the investment required for a southeast Kansas casino from $225 million to $50 million dollars.</p><p>The state also would drop the fee it charges to a prospective developer from $25 million to 5-and-a-half million dollars.</p><p>The Kansas Lottery owns the rights to the gambling but would have a private developer build and operate the casino.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:09:02 +0000 Associated Press 32468 at http://kmuw.org Delware Tribe Seeks To Build Casino In North Lawrence http://kmuw.org/post/delware-tribe-seeks-build-casino-north-lawrence <p>The leader of the Oklahoma-based Delaware Tribe says the tribe could pursue a casino in Kansas, but it also has a broader vision of providing services to Native Americans.</p><p>In an "open letter to the people of Kansas," Chief Paula Pechonick addressed speculation about the tribe's plans for 90 acres it just purchased in North Lawrence.</p><p>The Delaware's efforts have drawn opposition from the federally recognized tribes of Kansas, which all have casinos.</p><p>Those tribes say it will cause them economic hardship if the Delaware open a casino in Kansas.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:32:37 +0000 Associated Press 26106 at http://kmuw.org