The Kansas Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board will meet at 11 a.m. today to select the developer for Ford County's state-owned casino.


The Kansas Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board will meet at 11 a.m. today to select the developer for Ford County's state-owned casino.
    The meeting will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Ramada Inn in downtown Topeka.
    The review board was expected to choose between the Olathe-based Butler National Services Corp. and the Wichita-based Dodge City Resort and Gaming last week. But the board delayed its decision, saying it needed both companies to provide more solid information about their finances.
    The board gave both developers until today to submit the additional evidence.
    And while it may be likely, there's no guarantee that a decision will actually be made.
    Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission spokesman Mike Deines said Thursday that the board has two options: Either select a developer, or send both contracts back to the Kansas Lottery Commission for further negotiations.
    The state would not reopen the bidding process to new applicants, however, Deines said. If the board chose to start up negotiations again, he said discussions would be limited to Butler and Dodge City Resort.

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