Kansas High Court to Rule Friday on Gambling Lawsuit

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Supreme Court says it will issue its ruling Friday on whether the state's expanded gambling law is constitutional.

The law enacted last year allows four casinos that are owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery. A Shawnee County District Court judge upheld the statute in February.

At issue is whether what the Legislature calls state-owned and operated casinos really are that. Day-to-day operations of the casinos will be left to contractors.

The Kansas Constitution allows a state-owned and operated lottery. The court held in 1994 that the term ``lottery'' was broad enough to include slot machines and other casino games.

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