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Developers Withdraw Plans For KCK Casino

Kansas City, MO – A partnership involving Kansas Speedway and the Cordish company have pulled their bid to build a state-owned casino in Wyandotte county. Kansas Entertainment announced it was withdrawing it's application for the 705 million dollar casino and entertainment complex this morning, hours before a state deadline to finalize the project. Speedway spokeswoman Kelly Hale says group wanted to change the proposal by building the casino first and hotel and retail later.

Kelly Hale: "We had to withdraw in order to resubmit a plan that includes the phased in portions of our projection."

Kansas Entertainment is the third group in the state to withdraw its proposal to build a state-owned casino.

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