Closed Tracks May Lose Licenses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission
considers whether to revoke the state license of three closed race
tracks.

The commission is holding a hearing Friday on the fate of Wichita Greyhound Park in Sedgwick County, Camptown Greyhound Parkin Frontenac and the Woodlands horse and dog tracks in Kansas City, Kan.

Last month, the owner of the Wichita and Frontenac tracks, Phil Ruffin, urged the commission to wait on revoking the licenses to give legislators time to consider reworking a law allowing slot machines at the tracks.

The law leaves the tracks with no more than 40 percent of revenues from the slots. Owners contend that's not enough.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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