Democrats Call for Kansas Gambling Law Change

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Democratic legislative leaders say the
state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of
state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.

But they said Republican opposition, especially in the House, prevented any consideration of changing the law this year.

The 2007 law creates four state-owned casinos, but only one, in Dodge City, is being built. The other three operators withdrew their applications last year because of the economy.

Track owners want a larger percentage from the slots before agreeing to reopen the tracks.

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