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Kansas Star Casino examining expenses, looking ahead to next phase

The Kansas Star Casino will be examining its expenses to improve margins, possibly appealing a $1.3 million increase in its property taxes and preparing for its next phase of expansion, according to a transcript of its operator’s conference call with analysts and investors Tuesday.

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8/19/2014

article Local leaders, Indian tribe to begin new talks about future of North Lawrence property
(Kansas) -- Discussions are ready to begin again on how an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe will develop more than 90 acres of property it has purchased in North Lawrence....
article Kansas voters consider legalizing raffles
(Kansas) -- Voters in Kansas will decide this November whether nonprofit organizations should be allowed to conduct raffles, KSN News reports.

8/18/2014

article Kansans will vote on legalizing raffles
(Kansas) -- Several years ago Susan Escareno was running a raffle when she was told the fundraiser was illegal. “I had no idea!” she said. “I think...

8/17/2014

article November ballot measure could legalize raffles for Kansas nonprofits
(Kansas) -- For years, Kansas school groups, churches and charities have raised money by selling raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes – televisions, iPads,...

8/7/2014

article 5 accused of laundering money through casino slots
(Kansas) -- Five Kansas residents are accused of trafficking in marijuana and laundering the profits through slot machines at a Kansas City, Kansas, casino.

8/6/2014

article Feds: KCK slots used to launder money from drug sales
(Kansas) -- Federal indictments have been returned against five Johnson County residents accused of drug trafficking and laundering more than $200,000 in marijuana sales...

7/16/2014

article Former greyhound track would like to become casino
(Kansas) -- A Las Vegas casino owner says he'll apply to reopen a gaming place in Southeast Kansas. A lobbyist opened the site to Crawford County, KS leaders on...

7/6/2014

article SE Kansas Town Applies For Casino
(Kansas) -- Supporters of a bid to bring a casino to southeast Kansas say the long-shuttered Camptown Greyhound Park could be converted quickly into a gambling facility...
article SEK Citizens React to Possible Casino
(Kansas) -- For a long time people driving on Highway 69 north of Frontenac have seen a deserted lot where Camptown Greyhound Park once operated.

7/5/2014

article Lobbyist: Camptown casino could be running in year
(Kansas) -- A long-shuttered southeast Kansas dog racing track could be converted into a casino in less than a year, its supporters say, giving it an advantage over...

6/21/2014

article Kansas will take bids for a casino in Southeast Kansas in July
(Kansas) -- Kansas will begin taking bids for a casino in Southeast Kansas in July. The Kansas Lottery will start receiving applications from casino developers and...

6/20/2014

article State will accept bids for southeast Kansas casino in July
(Kansas) -- Kansas may finally get a fourth state-owned casino as intended when the state passed its expanding gambling law seven years ago.

4/19/2014

article Bill Luring Casino To SE Kansas Passes Into Law
(Kansas) -- Gov. Sam Brownback is allowing a bill aimed at luring a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas to become law without his signature.

4/18/2014

article Casino, Medicaid among issues decided by Brownback
(Kansas) -- Gov. Sam Brownback has made it easier to get a casino in southeast Kansas and harder to get Medicaid coverage for thousands of low-income Kansans.
article Governor lets SE Kansas casino bill become law
(Kansas) -- Gov. Sam Brownback is making it easier for the state to bring a casino to southeast Kansas, despite his personal qualms about expanding legalized gambling.

4/7/2014

article How Brownback plays his hand in casino decision will be telling
(Kansas) -- While the Legislature is out of the Statehouse for its spring break, let’s take a little spin at the roulette wheel. There’s a game of chance...

4/6/2014

article Senate advances bill to prevent votes on gambling in Sedgwick County until 2032
(Kansas) -- Sedgwick County residents wouldn’t be able to vote on gambling again until 2032 under a bill approved by the Senate on Tuesday.

4/4/2014

article Effort to bar public vote on Wichita racetrack slots rejected
(Kansas) -- After more than an hour of debate Friday, the House rejected an attempt to block Sedgwick County residents from voting on slots at a Wichita racetrack.
article Kansas House defeats bill prohibiting vote on slot machines at dog track
(Kansas) -- The Kansas House on Friday left open the possibility that Wichita Greyhound Park could one day reopen with slot machines. Representatives voted 55-67 to...

4/3/2014

article Casino bill clears Kansas Legislature
(Kansas) -- A bill aimed at luring a state-owned casino to Southeast Kansas cleared the state Legislature on Wednesday in Topeka and is awaiting a decision by Gov. Sam...

4/2/2014

article Bill for luring casino to southeast Kansas passes
(Kansas) -- A proposal designed to bring a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas cleared the state Legislature on Wednesday and is going to Gov. Sam Brownback.
article House vote eases path for southeast Kansas casino
(Kansas) -- The House voted decisively Wednesday to pave the way for a casino in southeast Kansas by lowering the required investment from developers.

4/1/2014

article Senate passes gaming bill
(Kansas) -- It's uncertain just what type of casino game pays out if a person gets stars in a row, but local legislators are hoping just for that magical alignment...

3/27/2014

article Senate advances measure aimed at lowering ante for Southeast Kansas casino
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Senate this week passed a bill aimed at luring a state-owned casino to Southeast Kansas nearly a decade after it was authorized.

3/26/2014

article Lawmakers approve plan to lure casino to SE Kansas
(Kansas) -- A bill aimed at bringing a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas has cleared the state Senate. Senators approved the proposal from Pittsburg Republican Jake...
article Senate passes gaming reform in southeast Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Senate engaged in the legislative equivalent of a cat fight Tuesday on gambling before approving a bill dramatically slashing state-mandated minimum...

3/25/2014

article Kansas Senate advances bill blocking slots at dog track but also considers pro-casino measure
(Kansas) -- A proposal for blocking slot machines at a closed dog-racing track outside Wichita received first-round approval Tuesday in the Kansas Senate, even as its...
article Senate advances bill to prevent votes on gambling in Sedgwick County until 2032
(Kansas) -- Sedgwick County residents wouldn’t be able to vote on gambling again until 2032 under a bill given initial approval by the Senate on Tuesday.

2/24/2014

article BLOG: Kansas poker rooms are holding their own
(Kansas) -- Recently, I visited a pair of poker rooms as well as competed in a charity event in Wichita, Kan. The fourth annual Cards for the Cure: Kansas Poker...

2/2/2014

article Ruling on Park City casino application may be approaching
(Kansas) -- The U.S. Interior Department may be getting closer to a decision about a long-pending application by the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma to take 10.5 acres of...

2/1/2014

article Letter: Addiction funds being used properly
(Kansas) -- I appreciate The Topeka Capital-Journal’s recent editorial calling attention to our “Know Your Limits” problem gambling awareness campaign.

1/30/2014

article KC casino market continues shifting
(Kansas) -- In a different front in the border war, Missouri casinos continued to lose ground to Kansas' Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. In 2013, the Kansas...

1/28/2014

article Gamblers look for greener pastures
(Kansas) -- In the name of entertainment, Kansas City area gamblers left nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars at area casinos.
article Kansas casino gains in 2013; Missouri boats’ revenue slips
(Kansas) -- The slowdown at Missouri casinos continued in the second half of 2013, year-end numbers released this month by the state show. And that means Missouri state...

1/27/2014

article Kansas opens campaign to help problem gamblers
(Kansas) -- The state of Kansas unveiled a public awareness campaign Monday to highlight the potential risk of gambling disorders and extend an offer of counseling to...

1/15/2014

article Kansas Star Casino winnings down in December, up for the year
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Star Casino won $14.6 million from gamblers in December and about $192.8 million over the full year, according to figures from the Kansas Lottery...

1/12/2014

article Wichita track owner intends to pursue slots
(Kansas) -- The operator of Wichita Greyhound Park plans to try again to get legislation passed to allow slot machines at the park.

1/8/2014

article Hollywood Casino asks for more time to begin hotel construction
(Kansas) -- As a deadline approaches next month, Hollywood Casino is asking for more time to fulfill a pledge to build a hotel on the site at Kansas Speedway, a casino...

1/7/2014

article Gaming company seeks delay for casino hotel in KCK
(Kansas) -- The Unified Government Board of Commissioners in Wyandotte County will vote on a measure Thursday that would allow Penn Gaming 90 additional days for...

11/16/2013

article Survey: Few Kansans know gambling treatment covered
(Kansas) -- All but 4 percent of adult respondents to the survey in the southwest "thought the average person could not afford problem gambling treatment" or...

11/9/2013

article Chief of Delaware seeks to explain the tribe’s intentions
(Kansas) -- The chief of the Delaware Tribe on Saturday indicated that pursuing a casino in Kansas is a possibility, but also said the tribe has a broader vision of...

11/6/2013

article Most Kansas casino fund dollars don't treat problem gambling, report says
(Kansas) -- Two percent of revenue from Kansas' state-owned casinos, plus money from the Kansas Lottery and bingo, goes into a fund intended, in part, to help treat...

11/5/2013

article Local leaders optimistic that Indian tribe doesn’t have plans for Lawrence casino
(Kansas) -- The Delaware Tribe of Indians may have an interest in a northeast Kansas casino at some point, but local leaders are more confident than ever it won't be...

10/23/2013

article Indian tribe wants to keep options open on casino gaming, local delegation told
(Kansas) -- An Oklahoma-based Indian tribe wants to keep its options open for developing a casino somewhere in the Lawrence area, a delegation of local leaders was told...

10/10/2013

article Native Land Adjacent Lawrence, KS Under Scrutiny
(Kansas) -- Lawrence leaders aim to meet with counterparts in the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma to learn plans for land that borders the city.

10/9/2013

article City leaders want to meet with Indian tribe over future of North Lawrence land
(Kansas) -- Lawrence city commissioners want to have a face-to-face meeting with leaders of the Delaware Tribe of Indians to learn their intentions for developing a...

10/1/2013

article Delaware chief: Tribe doesn't have immediate plans for North Lawrence casino
(Kansas) -- The odds that North Lawrence will be getting an Indian casino anytime soon may have decreased just a bit. Ever since we reported in July that the Oklahoma-...

8/8/2013

article Indian tribe that purchased North Lawrence property involved in casino-related lawsuit
(Kansas) -- The Oklahoma-based Indian tribe that purchased nearly 90 acres of prime North Lawrence property is embroiled in a federal lawsuit that suggests the tribe...

7/31/2013

article Kansas Star Casino examining expenses, looking ahead to next phase
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Star Casino will be examining its expenses to improve margins, possibly appealing a $1.3 million increase in its property taxes and preparing for...
article Survey: One-fourth Kansans negatively impacted by gambling
(Kansas) -- A survey of Kansas adults revealed one-fourth of the population could suffer at the hands of problem gamblers and pointed to the necessity of a more forceful...

7/30/2013

article Kansas City casino market reports slight revenue decline
(Kansas) -- The Kansas City casino market showed some fatigue in the first half of 2013, and the effects of two big snowstorms, but the Hollywood Casino gained traction...

7/28/2013

article Deduction for Kansas gambling losses bites dust
(Kansas) -- Kansas gamblers will still be able to deduct part of their losses on their income tax forms this year, but starting next year that deduction is gone.

7/27/2013

article Gambling change part of larger tax rewrite
(Kansas) -- The 2013 legislative session dragged from the advertised 80 days, past the statutory limit of 90 all the way to the wee hours of Day 100 before the House and...

6/24/2013

article A record $74.5 million in Kansas Lottery sales will be transferred to state
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery will transfer to the state a record $74.5 million from the sale of lottery tickets in fiscal year 2013, lottery officials said Monday.
article Kansas Lottery transfers record $74.5 million to state
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery will set a new record for the amount of money transferred to the State in a single year, spokeswoman Sally Lunsford said Monday.

5/19/2013

article Kansas led nation in growth in gambling revenue
(Kansas) -- Casino gaming revenue grew faster in Kansas last year than in any other state in the nation, according to a report by the American Gaming Association.

5/7/2013

article Hollywood Casino drives massive gaming revenue increase for Kansas
(Kansas) -- A gambler's bad luck and a new casino have caused Kansas' gaming revenue to surge more than 600 percent over the previous year.

5/6/2013

article Kansas sees largest growth in casino revenue nationwide
(Kansas) -- Kansas is making one of the biggest gains for commercial casinos. Last year Kansas had a 603% increase in revenue.

4/14/2013

article Kansas Escapes Online Gambling Ban
(Kansas) -- A proposed gambling expansion bill in Kansas that was designed to attract a new casino to a vacant “gambling zone” in the state has failed to...

4/8/2013

article Kansas Online Gambling Ban Fails
(Kansas) -- A gambling expansion bill in Kansas that sought to attract a new casino to an unoccupied “gambling zone” in the state’s southeastern corner...

4/2/2013

article Bill could make it easier for casinos to come to southeast Kansas
(Kansas) -- Southeast Kansas legislators hoping to bring a state-owned casino to their area will try again to pass a bill designed to make it happen.
article Kan. Senate rejects measure to lure new casino
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Senate has rejected a bill aimed at bringing a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas but killing any possibility of slot machines at dog and...
article Senate gambling compromise dies
(Kansas) -- The Senate struck down 15-24 a compromise Tuesday that could have paved the way for a casino in southeast Kansas — at the cost of what one Topeka...

3/27/2013

article Reps work to bring gaming back to Southeast Kansas
(Kansas) -- Cities along Route 66 in southeast Kansas could see new casinos if new legislation is passed. Cities like Galena and Riverton all sit along Route 66 which...

3/25/2013

article S.E. Kansas makes new pitch for casino project
(Kansas) -- Economic development and gambling enthusiasts rolled political dice Monday at a Senate hearing on a bill creating new financial...

3/14/2013

article Kansas-Owned Casino Revenue Rises In February
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Lottery says gambling revenue at all three state-owned casinos in the state rose in February. The lottery announced Wednesday the Kansas Star...

3/13/2013

article Revenues at Kansas-owned casinos rise in February
(Kansas) -- Gambling revenues at all three state-owned casinos in Kansas rose in February, even though it was a short month that included snowstorms, according to...

2/27/2013

article Casino revenues dip, but officials plan for growth
(Kansas) -- The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway may have gotten a slow start, but casino officials say they are right where they want to be.

2/6/2013

article Hollywood Casino writes KCK annual $1.1M check
(Kansas) -- On the week of its one-year anniversary, The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will present a $1.1 million check to the Unified Government of Wyandotte...

1/25/2013

article Kansas lawmakers expect another push for slots at dog racing tracks
(Kansas) -- After a record year in lottery revenue and the opening of a third state-operated casino, House lawmakers expect advocates to again push for slot machines at...

1/24/2013

article Kansas lawmakers expect another push for slots at dog racing tracks
(Kansas) -- After a record year in lottery revenue and the opening of the state’s third state-operated casino, House lawmakers expect advocates to again push for...

10/23/2012

article Boot Hill Resort and Casino gives back to the community
(Kansas) -- When the state of Kansas approved a plan for gaming at four state-owned casinos, the potential revenue from such an operation in Dodge City was allocated to...
article Casino in southeast Kansas would affect health, study says
(Kansas) -- A new report on a health impact assessment by the Kansas Health Institute highlights the potential positive and negative health effects of developing a...

10/11/2012

article Kansas Star Casino looking to fill 400 jobs
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Star Casino is looking to fill another 400 jobs. Two hundred of them in the food and beverage industry. Even with an impressive pay scale, they...

10/8/2012

article Kan. agency considering rules for casino 'junkets'
(Kansas) -- Kansas regulators are considering whether they need new rules for providers of promotional tours to three state-owned casinos.

9/17/2012

article Hollywood Casino revenue dips in August
(Kansas) -- The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway saw a slight decline in August revenue compared with the previous month, according to the latest figures from the...

7/31/2012

article Casino Firms Give Big To Kansas Senate Leader's PAC
(Kansas) -- Companies operating state-owned casinos in Kansas have contributed $70,000 to a political action committee backing moderate Republican state senators in...

7/19/2012

article June revenues steady at Hollywood Casino
(Kansas) -- Gaming revenues in June at the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kan., were $9.6 million, not much different from May, Kansas Lottery officials reported today...

7/5/2012

article OP/ED: What went wrong at The Woodlands
(Kansas) -- Observers predicted a few years ago that The Woodlands would be back in business this year after the state casinos were up and running.

5/23/2012

article KPERS to Get Fewer Chips from Kansas Casinos
(Kansas) -- Ever dream of hitting it big at the craps table, or while playing roulette? Kansas legislators have. In the final days of the session, lawmakers pushed...

5/14/2012

article Kan. closer to using casinos to support pensions
(Kansas) -- Kansas legislators moved closer Monday to dedicating revenues from state-owned casinos to pensions for teachers and government workers as part of a broader...
article Kansas Closer to Using Casinos to Support Pensions
(Kansas) -- Negotiators from the Kansas House and Senate are close to a deal on using revenues generated by state-owned casinos to support pensions for teachers and...

5/10/2012

article Kansas City-area casinos draw rough hands in April
(Kansas) -- In April, the cards were stacked against both the Kansas City-area riverboat casinos, which all saw revenues decline compared with a year earlier, and the...

5/6/2012

article Profiles: Casino jobs
(Kansas) -- Security officer: Pete Stephens was a Sedgwick County detention deputy before he became a security officer at the Kansas Star Casino in December.

5/4/2012

article Kansas Star Casino’s first-quarter net revenue: $50.3 million
(Kansas) -- The new Kansas Star Casino Hotel and Event Center recorded $50.3 million in net revenue in its first full quarter of operation, according to an earnings...

5/2/2012

article Marshall pushes gaming bill once more
(Kansas) -- State Sen. Bob Marshall, R-Fort Scott, has been down this road before. In fact, last year he made a push for a similar gaming bill that made its way through...

5/1/2012

article Kansas lawmakers try hand at Kansas casino bill again
(Kansas) -- Yet another effort is in the works in the state Legislature to bring to a vote a bill that would make it easier to open a casino and reopen a dog track in...
article New effort on Kansas casino, dog track bill last chance this session
(Kansas) -- As State Rep. Bob Grant, D-Frontenac, has pledged, he will continue to bring up a bill that would make it easier to open a casino and re-open a dog track in...

4/26/2012

article Kan. lawmakers to see another push on gambling
(Kansas) -- A Kansas Senate committee sponsored a measure Thursday that's designed to bring a casino to southeast Kansas and slot machines to dog and horse tracks.
article Senate rolling dice on gaming reform
(Kansas) -- A Senate committee introduced a bill Thursday that could breathe life into gambling in southeast Kansas and allow a revote on a proposal for slot machines at...

4/21/2012

article Race opens lots of eyes at Hollywood Casino
(Kansas) -- A variation of the Las Vegas Strip’s glitz and glamor comingled with NASCAR racing at Kansas Speedway for the first time Saturday during the Camping...

4/19/2012

article Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway revs up for NASCAR weekend
(Kansas) -- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is gearing up for its first NASCAR race weekend, ramping up staffing and closing parts of the casino for private parties.

4/17/2012

article Casino means even more action this weekend at Kansas Speedway
(Kansas) -- This weekend will mark the first time for NASCAR racing at Kansas Speedway since the Hollywood Casino opened in February, and officials at both facilities...

4/12/2012

article Editorial: End casino exemption
(Kansas) -- A decision last week by the Kansas Supreme Court may have clarified the exemption in the 2010 indoor-smoking ban for some private clubs that serve liquor....

4/2/2012

article Effort to bring SEK casino bill to House floor falls short
(Kansas) -- An effort last week by two area legislators to force a debate on a bill to change the state’s 2007 casino gambling law was unsuccessful.

3/30/2012

article Kansas House blocks debate over gambling laws
(Kansas) -- The Kansas House won't debate a bill to modify the state's 2007 gambling laws after supporters failed Friday to force the issue to the floor.

3/29/2012

article Southeast Kansas Democrat renews push for gambling bill
(Kansas) -- A southeastern Kansas Democrat is renewing his effort to pull a bill that would modify the state’s gambling laws to the floor for a debate before the...

3/26/2012

article Gov. Sam Brownback backs using casino funds on pensions
(Kansas) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has endorsed a proposal to use revenues from state-owned casinos to bolster the long-term financial health of the pension system...
article KS casino cash slotted for pension fund, not tax relief
(Kansas) -- The phrase is trite yet poignant, because it’s mostly true. Las Vegas, as they say, wasn't built because of winners. Some Kansas lawmakers,...

3/20/2012

article Kansas House passes bill that would use gambling revenue to shore up state pension system
(Kansas) -- Gamblers at state-owned casinos in Kansas would help prop up the pension system for teachers and government workers with each hand of blackjack and spin of...

3/19/2012

article Boot Hill casino gives a kick to Butler’s revenue, but earnings fall
(Kansas) -- Revenue from gambling operations at Boot Hill Casino gave Butler National Corp. a 7 percent boost in revenue for its third quarter, but declines in its...
article House legislators tackle KPERS, schools, casinos
(Kansas) -- The House took a leap Monday toward overhaul of the underfunded Kansas pension system for public employees while tumbling into debates on public education...
article New SW Kansas casino motion blocked
(Kansas) -- The House deflected on procedural grounds Monday a proposal to lower the state-mandated investment thresholds to spark construction of a casino in southeast...

3/17/2012

article Bingo has charms over casino gambling
(Kansas) -- I guess I want a nine on, with an early bird. At least that’s what I tell the guy at the window, hoping that I haven’t just screwed up that bit...
article Kansas Speedway accelerates construction on infield’s road race course [sub req'd]
(Kansas) -- Kansas Speedway is gearing up to host NASCAR’s STP 400 on April 22 — its first major race since the Hollywood Casino opened in February.

3/12/2012

article Kansas City riverboat casinos’ revenue falls in Hollywood Casino’s first month
(Kansas) -- Half of the Kansas City-area riverboat casinos saw their revenue decline in February, which also happened to be the first month in which they had to compete...

3/7/2012

article Reardon: casino funds should be used to lower property taxes
(Kansas) -- In his 2012 State of the Government address, Joe Reardon, mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., is calling for...

3/6/2012

article Reardon hopes to bring property taxes down in Wyandotte County
(Kansas) -- Unified Government Mayor Joe Reardon hopes that casino dollars can be used to reduce property taxes in Wyandotte County.

3/1/2012

article Few people tap into Kansas’ fund for problem gamblers
(Kansas) -- A year into the state’s problem gambling and addiction fund, just more than 100 Kansans have reached out for help. But if national statistics ring true...

2/29/2012

article Sedgwick County hopes to raise awareness about help for problem gambling
(Kansas) -- A year into the state’s problem gambling and addiction fund, just more than 100 Kansans have reached out for help.

2/22/2012

article Casino generates more cash than expected
(Kansas) -- Open since the day after Christmas, the Kansas Star Casino has made $21.6 million in gambling revenue through January. The south central zone, which includes...

2/16/2012

article Casino opens overlooking turn 2 at Kansas Speedway
(Kansas) -- The Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City opened Friday morning. Like any casino in Kansas, before the doors could open, the controlling...
article Therapists preparing for more problem gamblers as casino numbers climb
(Kansas) -- It's been open less than two months, but already the Kansas Star casino has paid out more than $6.2 million. That success has some concerned about an...

2/15/2012

article Casinos go Hollywood
(Kansas) -- The chain of Hollywood Casinos is rapidly expanding. They're now in a dozen locations, and the new Hollywood Casino in Kansas just opened. Kansas...
article Kansas SRS forms 3rd problem gambling unit
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has created a new task force on problem gambling in the northeastern part of the state.

2/14/2012

article SRS seeks help with gambling task force
(Kansas) -- Opening a casino in Wyandotte County spurred movement Tuesday by the state's social service agency to establish a task force to work on problem gambling...

2/13/2012

article Speedway gets in line for casino / House reviews gambling bills
(New Hampshire) -- As House members consider doubling the number of proposed casinos in the state, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway yesterday declared a "strong and...
article More slot machines planned for Sumner County casino
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Star casino will soon add 100 more slots to help keep up with demand. The manager of the Kansas Star says they've been so busy, they've...

2/10/2012

article Wyco reviews casino money distribution
(Kansas) -- Friday’s opening of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway may leave some wondering where all the money will go.

2/9/2012

article Hollywood Casino Debuts
(Kansas) -- By noon, a large crowd had gathered outside of the area's newest casino. Some were arriving as early as 8:00 a.m. with the anticipation of being among...
article Kansas Star ahead of schedule on building of permanent casino amid mild winter weather
(Kansas) -- Construction of the Kansas Star Casino's permanent facility is running ahead of schedule, thanks to the mild winter weather. The Wichita Eagle reports...
article Casino construction site receives special air delivery
(Kansas) -- A helicopter air-lifted 16 mechanical units onto the roof of the Kansas Star Casino 's permanent casino facility on Wednesday, each weighing up to 12...
article Casino profits help area tourism efforts
(Kansas) -- The Mariah Fund, a private foundation created for the purpose of assisting the development of tourism in southwest Kansas, recently launched a new Web site.

2/6/2012

article Revved up: Casino opens at Kansas Speedway
(Kansas) -- Lesa France Kennedy strode through the Art Deco-inspired lobby, past rows of blinking slots machines and spinning roulette wheels, her eyes trying to take in...

2/5/2012

article Big-bucks casino opens near Kan. speedway
(Kansas) -- The new casino at the Kansas Speedway may bring big money to northeast Kansas. But social services experts say they're keeping an eye out for gambling...
article Casino opens near Kansas speedway, and addiction treatment experts brace for more business
(Kansas) -- The opening of a new casino near the Kansas speedway could bring big money to northeast Kansas, but the new business could have other consequences for the...
article Unified Government reviews distribution of Hollywood Casino revenue
(Kansas) -- Friday’s opening of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway may leave some wondering where all the money will go. The Unified Government of Wyandotte...

2/4/2012

article Newest Kansas casino opens, bringing in 15,000 people in first day
(Kansas) -- The doors at Hollywood Casino opened just before noon Friday and, by 10 p.m., 15,000 people had come in to try their luck at the $368 million casino at the...

2/3/2012

article Hollywood Casino Kansas Speedway opening could have impacts across the region
(Kansas) -- It’s been a long time coming, and now the region will see if its newest attraction can live up to the hype. The ribbon will be cut and doors will open...
article Casino opens overlooking Turn 2 at Kansas Speedway
(Kansas) -- The ownership of Kansas Speedway is gambling on a new casino overlooking Turn 2 to generate interest, drive ticket sales and increase revenue during a...
article Kansas Speedway adds casino
(Kansas) -- Lesa France Kennedy strode through the Art Deco-inspired lobby, past rows of blinking slot machines and spinning roulette wheels, her eyes trying to take in...
article Packed house for opening day at Hollywood Casino
(Kansas) -- Gamblers and sightseers flocked to the noon debut of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway on Friday. Inside, eager gamers quickly parked in front of slot...
article Third casino in Kansas opens next to Kansas Speedway
(Kansas) -- Kansas' third state-owned casino opened Friday. The Hollywood Casino overlooks Turn 2 of the Kansas Speedway.

2/2/2012

article Hollywood Casino Kansas Speedway opening could have impacts across the region
(Kansas) -- It’s been a long time coming, and now the region will see if its newest attraction can live up to the hype.
article Officials: Hollywood Casino meant $60M jackpot for Kansas City-area firms
(Kansas) -- The new Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, which opens Friday, already has proved to be a nearly $60 million jackpot for local design and construction...

2/1/2012

article Supporters of slot machines testify in Topeka
(Kansas) -- It was voted down in 2007, but now the state is looking at the issue again. The owner of the Wichita Greyhound Park is asking the state to allow slot...

1/31/2012

article Charities to cash in on newest KS casino test run
(Kansas) -- The slot machines have been turned on for gamblers at the newest casino in Kansas City, KS, and state inspectors are watching the test run Monday at the...
article Hollywood Casino Completes Test Run
(Kansas) -- Kansas City’s newest casino is just days away from opening its doors. The Hollywood Casino near the Kansas Speedway will open its doors to the public...
article KHI researchers seek input on health effects of a casino
(Kansas) -- What are the possible health impacts of building a casino in Crawford County? That’s what a group of researchers from the Kansas Health Institute and...

1/30/2012

article Group backing slots at the racetrack says 5,000 signatures is no problem
(Kansas) -- A bill is in play in the Kansas Senate that could open the door for the reopening of the Wichita Greyhound Park. Senate Bill 319 would make several changes...
article Newest Kansas casino doing test run for regulators
(Kansas) -- Kansas gaming officials kept a close eye Monday on how staff at the state's newest casino operated games handled money and performed security procedures...

1/29/2012

article Area’s new casino plans a test run with real money
(Kansas) -- Although it’s invitation-only, don’t mistake today’s exclusive event at the area’s newest gambling palace as some swank affair for...

1/27/2012

article New Kan. casino plans test run Monday for charity
(Kansas) -- The new Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will hold a pre-opening test of its operations next week for state regulators. The state-owned casino is...

1/25/2012

article New Kan. casino plans test run Monday for charity
(Kansas) -- The new Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will hold a pre-opening test of its operations next week for state regulators.

1/24/2012

article Hollywood Casino's million-dollar kitchens
(Kansas) -- The restaurants at the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway don't open until February 3, but the shiny, state-of-the-art kitchen facilities are already...

1/23/2012

article Beat the Hollywood Casino crowd: Take a pre-opening photo tour
(Kansas) -- On Feb. 3, the Kansas City area will get its first new casino in about 15 years in the form of Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway .
article Unified Government officials get a peek at casino’s inner workings
(Kansas) -- Officials with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., Thursday got a sneak peek at the bright lights and glamour of the newest...

1/21/2012

article Legislators: Don't bet on a Salina casino
(Kansas) -- Is a casino in Salina or Saline County a possibility in the near future? Don’t bet on it. Local legislators told Saline County commissioners Friday...

1/19/2012

article Letter: State casinos hurt tribal interests
(Kansas) -- Gov. Sam Brownback had made a decision to retire some of Kansas’ debt with gambling revenues generated by state-owned casinos. The decision seems to be...

1/13/2012

article Kansas Star Casino Earns $6 Million In December
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Star Casino has earned than $6 million in the month of December. The revenue report was released by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission. The...

1/12/2012

article Kan. gov.: Use casino revenues to pay off garage
(Kansas) -- Gov. Sam Brownback wants to use revenues from new casinos in Kansas to pay off the bonds that financed the parking garage at the Statehouse.
article Kansas Star Casino going to 24/7 operations on Monday
(Kansas) -- Kansas Star Casino will switch to 24-hour operations beginning at 10 a.m. Monday. “Then it’s full-speed ahead all the time,” says Scott...

1/11/2012

article Kan. gov.: Casino revenues should pay off bonds
(Kansas) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says revenues generated by two new state-owned casinos should be used to pay off bonds early.
article Wichita Couple Launches Casino Shuttle Business
(Kansas) -- A Wichita couple has launched a shuttle service providing transportation between Old Town and the Kansas Star Casino. Dennis and Danielle Sanders told KAKE...

1/3/2012

article Feb. 3 marks telling date for Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
(Kansas) -- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway has set its official opening date as Feb. 3, with a grand opening celebration at 11 a.m.
article Hollywood Casino in KCK plans to open in a month
(Kansas) -- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway plans to open Feb. 3 if it receives final state approval. The casino would join five others in the Kansas City market,...
article Third Kansas-owned casino expected to open in one month
(Kansas) -- Kansas City, Kan.'s Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is set to open Feb. 3 if it receives final approval from the state's lottery commission.

1/2/2012

article Hollywood Casino in KCK plans to open Feb. 3
(Kansas) -- The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will open next month if it receives final state approval. The casino said in a news release today that the grand...
article Hollywood Casino set to open Feb. 3
(Kansas) -- Kansas' new entry into the Kansas City area's casino market will open to the public Feb. 3 following completion of final regulatory checks.

12/29/2011

article Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway revs up competition for gamblers
(Kansas) -- The opening of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway in February will mark the first new casino in the Kansas City area in about 15 years.
article Penn National opening casino in February in Kansas City, Kansas
(Kansas) -- Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 car never found its groove in practice runs two months ago at the Hollywood Casino 400. But the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion...

12/28/2011

article Bizarre gambling gag order mutes state, local politicians
(Kansas) -- Sen. John Vratil stopped a colleague in mid-sentence because she was on the verge of answering a question about government involvement on development of...
article Hollywood Casino on track
(Kansas) -- Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 car never found its groove in practice runs two months ago at the Hollywood Casino 400. But the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion...

12/25/2011

article Analysis: Kan. Dems seek to revive gambling plan
(Kansas) -- Democratic legislators in Kansas are trying to revive a proposal to expand state-owned gambling by tying it to other initiatives designed to boost the...
article House, Senate captivates with '07 gambling debate
(Kansas) -- Mild weather outside the Kansas Capitol in March 2007 concealed heat radiating from the House and Senate during arguments on a bill authorizing four...
article State cashing in problem gambling fund
(Kansas) -- Anti-gambling crusader Glenn Thompson’s jaw muscles tense when thoughts turn to bruising political fights leading to the state’s entrance into...

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