Ruffin Companies responds to lawsuit filed by Boyd-operated Kansas Star Casino KWCH-TV · May 14, 2022 at 12:19 pm Almost immediately after sports betting became legal here in the state of Kansas on Thursday, the Kansas Star Casino filed a lawsuit against the state. It all stems from an unrelated part of the sports betting law which could revive businesses like the currently-closed Wichita Greyhound Park. For many years, owner Phil Ruffin pushed for the Kansas legislature to allow for at his facility, but it always failed. In 2007, Sedgwick County voters rejected a casino. Four years later, the Wichita Greyhound Park closed its doors. Now, 15 years later, the legalization of sports betting may give Ruffin and the Wichita Greyhound Park a chance to reopen.