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.
Designed by Gray Digital Media