Plan to Resurect Woodlands With Slots Fading Down the Stretch
May 19, 2015

. (AP) – A bill designed to revive a dog and horse racing park in Kansas City, Kansas, with slot machines has stalled in the Kansas House.

Speaker Ray Merrick assigned the measure to the House Calendar and Printing Committee after the Senate approved it last week.

Committee Chairman and House Majority Leader Jene Vickrey said Tuesday that he’s not sure the panel will meet again this year.

The bill would help The Woodlands in Kansas City, Kansas. It closed in 2008.

A 2007 law allowed slots at dog and horse tracks but said the state would claim 40 percent of the net revenues. Track owners have said the state’s share is too high for slots to be profitable.

The bill would decrease the state’s share to 22 percent for The Woodlands.