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Kansas Governor Signs Sports Betting Legislation With 10% Tax

May 12, 2022, 8:30 PM

Kansas became the 35th state to legalize sports betting after Gov. Laura Kelly (D) signed legislation Thursday.

Lawmakers had approved the measure, SB 84, on April 28—the House by a 73-49 vote, the Senate 21-13.

The law sets a 10% tax on gaming revenue, sending 80% of the revenue to a fund to incentivize professional sports teams to come to Kansas.

The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission must adopt regulations by Jan. 1, 2023.

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