Kansas struggles with details of legalizing sports betting

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Published: Feb. 26, 2020 at 5:48 PM CST
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Kansas lawmakers who want to legalize betting on sports events and allow online sales of lottery tickets are struggling to agree on the details. They also face criticism that they're too generous to companies already managing casinos for the state.

The state Senate gave first-round approval Wednesday to a sports betting bill less than a month after the Kansas City Chiefs' victory in professional football's Super Bowl highlighted how many Kansas fans placed wagers on the team out of state or illegally. Senators hoped to take a vote on the measure later Wednesday to determine whether it passes and goes to the House.

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