The only state-owned casino under construction plans to open on schedule in November after Kansas regulators made it easier to buy slot machines and other gambling equipment.
Operators of Boot Hill Casino and Resort told the Racing and
Gaming Commission on Thursday that before the change last week, no
vendor would talk to them. That threw the project behind schedule.
Without the change, the vendors couldn't do business in Kansas.
Now, they say, vendors are talking to them and plan to seek the
necessary licenses to do business in the state.
They say without the change, the project had to be slowed at the
lender's request. Now the next phase of the construction project
will be completed, and work crews will make up the lost time this