Historic horse-racing casino may be coming to Park City
PARK CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Boyd Gaming has partnered with Laham Development of Wichita and submitted an application to build and operate a historic horse-racing gaming facility in Park City.
Boyd Gaming says they want to build the Diamond Jo historical horse-racing gaming facility near Hartman Arena off of I-135 and that it would cost $160 million.
If the application is approved, the facility would feature a casino floor with roughly 1,000 historical horse-racing units, a steakhouse, sports bar and grill and the very first Amazon Go store in Kansas, along with conference halls and other amenities.
Diamond Jo would bring hundreds of job to Park City and Boyd Gaming says they will donate $1 million a year to local non-profits that provide services to local veterans and $250,000 a year for problem gambling treatment resources.
“For more than a decade, Boyd Gaming has been an important part of the south-central Kansas community as the owner and operator of Kansas Star Casino. Today, we propose taking that relationship to the next level with our application for Diamond Jo Park City, our vision for an exciting new entertainment destination serving the Wichita metropolitan area. We are confident that our compelling proposal, backed by our Company’s experience, national scale and strong financial position, makes Boyd uniquely suited to realize the maximum possible benefits of the new HHR license for the people of Sedgwick County. We look forward to sharing more information with the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission and our neighbors throughout south-central Kansas as the bidding process unfolds,” said President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, Keith Smith.