Other applications submitted for Sedgwick County HHR casino

12 News learned Wednesday that Boyd Gaming isn't the only operator interested in bringing more gaming options to Sedgwick County.
Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 1:26 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Boyd Gaming is not the only party interested in bringing more gaming options to south-central Kansas. Two competing bids are hoping to bring historic horse racing facilities to Sedgwick County. The latest applications are for the former Wichita Greyhound Park and at Towne West Mall.

Boyd Gaming announced Tuesday that it planned a historical horse-racing gaming facility (HHR) near Hartman Arena, adjacent to I-135, in Park City.

On Wednesday, the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission (KRGC) also approved applications from Phil Ruffin and Flint Hills Entertainment, LLC.

Ruffin’s proposed facility would be located at the former Wichita Greyhound Park at 77th Street N. and Hydraulic in Sedgwick County. Flint Hills Entertainment applied for two facilities - an HHR location at Towne West on W. Kellogg, and a live racing park at 210 N. Jefferson Street in Eureka.

The gaming commission has 30 days to evaluate each application and will work to set up a selection process in Sedgwick County.