Contract to build a casino near Wichita, Kansas disputed

Feb 21, 2011 7:47 PM

Peninsula Gaming of Iowa has been granted a license to build a casino near Wichita, Kansas, but the speaker of the Kansas House, and his allies, want the state attorney general to challenge the action in court.

Citing unresolved litigation and misdemeanor charges against Peninsula Gaming, Speaker Mike O’Neal says he is concerned about the legality of the license.

He also wonders whether the state can legally use the $25 million paid to the state by Peninsula.

"Are we going to have to pay it ($25 million) back or are we going to be able to plug it into the budget somewhere," O’Neal asked.