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New poker room is a Flop on purpose

WICHITA — For a city that doesn’t allow traditional card gambling, Wichita certainly has a lot of poker playing going on.

Flop, a new poker room, is opening at Kellogg Crossing near Kellogg and Tyler early next month.

“As soon as I get my liquor license,” says Chad Inslee, who is opening the business with Chris Theis.

They’ll offer free Texas hold ’em tournaments from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily except for Sundays.

On Sundays, hours are from noon to midnight, and there will be washerboard tournaments for money.

“It’s a big college game,” Inslee says.

Players try to throw washers into a ring on a board.

“It’s a game of skill,” Inslee says of how he can offer the game for money.

There will be prizes for the poker games, including a trip to Vegas for the 7:30 p.m. nightly game.

“We’re just going to be selling beer to make our money,” Inslee says.

There will be a full bar and some finger food.

Flop, which is named for a Texas hold ’em term and for flopping washers, has 5,800 square feet.

Inslee hopes to be open by Oct. 9.

Skillz restaurant, lounge and betting parlor to open next to Club Rodeo

holdemjgpWICHITA — So, think you’ve got some mad betting skillz?

There’s going to be a new restaurant and lounge next to Club Rodeo on East Kellogg where you can try your luck.

The new Skillz opens Monday.

“You can wager on your skill,” says owner Daven Flax.

Like other bars in town, such as Highlands Gastropub & Cardroom, Skillz will offer a version of Texas hold ‘em where players get a brief look at cards before playing “so it becomes a game of skill.”

“We’re not gambling,” Flax says.

There also will be a Bet the Races room with things like horse and dog racing from across the country. Flax says the races are live and have an advanced deposit wagering system.

Flax says there will be inexpensive food and drinks, too.

“We’d like to be open 24/7, but we obviously will follow the law as far as liquor goes,” Flax says.

That means the liquor stops flowing at 2 a.m., but the cards will keep going.