Kansas Lawmakers To See Another Push On Gambling

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas Senate committee has sponsored a measure designed to bring a casino to southeast Kansas and slot machines to dog and horse tracks.

Chairman Sen. Pete Brungardt offered the measure in the Senate Federal and State Affairs as a late-session push for the gambling legislation. The bill must be read into the record in the full Senate before the committee can work the issue.

A 2007 state law allows slots at now-closed tracks in Kansas City, Wichita and outside Pittsburg, as well as a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.

Gambling supporters say the law's financial requirements are too strict for a southeast Kansas casino or slots at the tracks to be economically feasible. The committee's bill would change the requirements.

Such efforts have found little support in the past.

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