Wyoming Downs, LLC plans to open a new para-mutuel horse race wagering facility in the former Applebee’s building. Wyoming Downs General Manager Eric Nelson said they’re planning to open the facility on June 1.
The Natrona County Board of County Commissioners will consider a resolution that would allow the pari-mutuel wagering at the 359 Miracle Street, Evansville location during their Tuesday, April 2 meeting.
Wyoming Downs operates nine such wagering facilities in the state, including those inside of Galloway’s Irish Pub.
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“Wyoming Downs, LLC currently holds the necessary and appropriate permits issued by the Wyoming Para-mutuel Commission to operate simulcasting facilities in the State of Wyoming,” the resolution reads.
If the commissioners adopt the resolution, it would allow Wyoming Downs to conduct para-mutuel wagering on live horse racing, historic horse racing and simulcast events in Natrona County.
Nelson said the location will feature 80 vending terminals. The company is also applying for a liquor license in the Town of Evansville to offer a full-service bar at the wagering facility.
Applebee’s Grill and Bar closed their Evansville operations in 2018.