Proposal to bring live horse racing and betting to Sedgwick County
SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - Boyd Gaming submitted a proposal to build a 160-million-dollar ground-up development in Sedgwick County. Boyd's VP of Corporate Communications, David Strow, said the development will be more like an entertainment center.
Strow said their facility will have a world-class steakhouse, meeting, and event space, an Amazon Go store, and a FanDuel branded sports bar.
He added that this project will benefit the community as it will create nearly 600 jobs and close to 30 million dollars in wages and benefits.
For horseman, Jeff Rutland, who is hoping the bill passes to bring back live horse racing, the expansion of gambling and casinos all over the country has caused them to try and recapture the gambling dollar to put back into live horse racing.
Both options are still under review.