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Wichita Greyhound Park submits plan to reopen — if it can have slots

Wichita Greyhound Park owner Phil Ruffin has submitted a plan to reopen the park to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.

But re-opening would depend on two things, Ruffin said in a letter to the commission: State lawmakers would have to amend the expanded gambling law to allow tracks to keep more of the revenue from slot machines. And voters in Sedgwick County would have to approve slots for the Wichita park.

Ruffin's letter said he could submit race dates within 60 days of a successful ballot initiative in the county, and re-open the park within 255 days of the vote.

The commission will consider the plan Friday.

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