Wichita track owner intends to pursue slots

WICHITA, Kan. - The operator of Wichita Greyhound Park says he plans to try again to get legislation passed to allow slot machines at the park.

   Phil Ruffin closed the Wichita Greyhound Park in 2007, but he wants to add slots at the park so he can reopen it.

   The Wichita Eagle reports Ruffin shut the park down after voters rejected a ballot measure to allow slot machines at the track. He has since tried without success to lobby the Legislature to allow another election.

   Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer, a Republican from Grinnell and chairman of the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, says he doesn't see such a bill succeeding this year.

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