October 28, 2010
Hundreds of Sumner County residents showed support at the public meeting for the first state-owned casino in the South Central Kansas gaming zone.
Two remaining developers - Global Gaming and Peninsula Gaming - presented to the Kansas Lottery Gaming Review Board to persuade the seven members to choose their bid for the single casino license. Lottery officials said that any decision they make will impact the local economy.
"Whatever decision we make will have a significant effect. A profound effect on the economy of this county, on the make of this county, for years to come," said Matt All, Kansas Lottery Gaming Review Board chairman.
Peninsula Gaming showed plans for an equestrian attraction for their Kansas Star casino in Mulvane. Global Gaming's WinSpirit Casino featured plans for a vintage race track attraction near Wellington.
The Gaming Board will make a decision on Dec. 15.