Poll shows strong support for slots at track

Wichita Greyhound Park owner Phil Ruffin wants a do-over of the 2007 Sedgwick County vote that narrowly rejected slot machines at the facility and led to its closing. If a bill to authorize another vote could get past the Legislature and anti-gaming Gov. Sam Brownback – a big “if” – and if proponents could round up 5,000 petition signatures and get it on a ballot, the issue would have better luck this time, judging from a new SurveyUSA poll sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12. In the survey, 71 percent of the 500 people polled in Sedgwick County said they supported allowing slots at the track. The strongest support, 80 percent, came from 18- through 34-year-olds.