MULVANE, Kan. (AP) - Horse enthusiasts across Kansas are looking forward to Peninsula Gaming's plans to open its new casino near Mulvane.
It's not so much the slot machines and flashing lights that have equestrians giddy, but instead the notion of an equine center big enough to hold events that have been sent out of state for lack of adequate facilities.
The Kansas Quarter Horse Association says a planned 10,000-square-foot equine center at the Mulvane casino would make Kansas a destination for large horse shows. The Kansas Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board in December picked Peninsula to build and operate a $260 million state-owned casino.
But questions remain about misdemeanor charges in Iowa against two of Peninsula's top officials who are accused of campaign finance misconduct.
--- Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com
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