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Sports Betting Legalized in Kansas

Judd Weil-News Director

[TOPEKA, Kan.]

Alongside bipartisan legislators and casino industry representatives, Governor Laura Kelly on June 20l ceremonially signed Senate Bill 84, legalizing the act of sports wagering in Kansas.

The bill also allows state casinos to use digital platforms and create sportsbooks. The ceremony took place at the Statehouse.

"Soon, sporting events, casinos, restaurants, and other entertainment venues will have another way to attract Kansans to their establishments," said Governor Laura Kelly. "Legalizing sports betting is a common-sense solution that will keep Kansans’ money in Kansas. It’s one more way my Administration is working to make Kansas the most pro-business, pro-growth state in the country."

The legislation allows venues such as restaurants and nonprofit fraternal or veterans organizations to hold sports wagering. 

The bill also preserves tribal sovereignty, allowing the negotiation of a new or existing gaming compact regarding sports wagering.

View the full bill here.

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