Business Deals | Connecticut
Mashantucket Tribe, MGM seek casino in Kansas

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut and MGM Mirage have formed a partnership for a commercial casino in Kansas.

The Chisholm Creek Casino Resort would feature a 250-room hotel, 2,000 slot machines, 50 table games, and food, beverage, retail, entertainment and meeting venues, according to news reports. It would be located on the Kansas Turnpike near Wichita.

The Iowa Tribe, based in Kansas and Nebraska, is a minority partner in the venture. So is former Wichita mayor Bob Knight.

The Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Pequot tribe, has a partnership with MGM. MGM is branding a casino at Foxwoods and the two are looking at gaming and non-gaming ventures across the nation.

Get the Story:
MGM joins plan to build casino (The Wichita Eagle 11/13)
It's Eyes West For Casino Partners (The New London Day 11/13)
Foxwoods eyeing area gamblers who hit Vegas instead (The Boston Herald 11/13)
MGM partners with Foxwoods on Mulvane casino proposal (The Wichita Business Journal 11/12)