Casino Proposed For Southeast Kansas

Governor Sam Brownback is considering a casino bill that would allow the development of a gaming facility in southeast Kansas.

The governor of Kansas, Sam Brownback is expected to decide to  either sign, not sign or forward a casino bill without his signature. The .5 million project is slated for one of two counties in southeast Kansas.

Speculation as to whether the governor will sign the bill and introduce capital investment perks, such as lowering investment amounts, looms. Social conservatives are concerned about addiction if a casino were to open in the rural area.

The casino would be located near the Oklahoma border where gaming facilities, such as the Quapaw Tribe, exist just across the border. In 2008, Penn National Gaming discarded plans for southeast Kansas because of competition with the tribe.