Kansas Agency Considering Rules For Casino 'Junkets'

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
Kansas regulators are considering whether they need new rules for providers of promotional tours to three state-owned casinos.

A player puts a dollar coin in of one of Resorts Atlantic City's new dollar- coin slot machines Wednesday, April 1, 2009, the first day of play on the new machines, in Atlantic City, N.J. Over the past decade, new electronic slot machines that spit out paper voucher slips to winners, or credit winnings directly to a player's club card, have made coin machines nearly extinct. Now, Restorts, Atlantic City's oldest casino � with one of its oldest customer bases � has brought back coin slots. (AP Photo/Curt Hudson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas regulators are considering whether they need new rules for providers of promotional tours to three state-owned casinos.

The state Racing and Gaming Commission has scheduled a hearing Friday on the issue. The commission regulates the companies that operate casinos for the Kansas Lottery in Dodge City, Mulvane and Kansas City, Kan.

The commission also licenses companies that provide casino junkets financed in part or entirely by the casino managers.

Commission spokesman Bill Miskell says the agency wants to make sure that the trips are safe and their providers operate honestly. Miskell says the commission is soliciting comments about the current licensing process and whether changes are needed.


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