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Governor hedges bets on sports gambling bill

Published: May. 11, 2022 at 3:15 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Gov. Laura Kelly hedged her bets Wednesday on whether a sports betting bill will become law.

Reporters asked Kelly the status of the legislation during her appearance in Olathe to sign a bill phasing out the state’s sales tax on groceries.

Kelly said she expects the bill will get to her desk this week, but wouldn’t further show her hand.

“I never say whether or not I’m going to sign it until I’ve actually seen it,” Kelly said.

The bill would legalize sports betting in Kansas with a 10 percent tax on each bet. 80 percent of the revenue would be used to attract professional sports teams.

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