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Sports Betting Legalization Bill Moves Ahead in Kansas

Feb. 27, 2020, 5:15 PM

Kansas is one step closer to legalizing sports betting after a buzzer-beating effort pushed a Senate bill over to the House before a Thursday deadline.

The state Senate voted 23-15 on Wednesday to approve S.B. 283, before Kansas’ Thursday chamber “crossover” deadline—the last day for a bill to pass out of its original chamber in order to be considered in the next one. The bill will be considered in the House next, where a rival bill is already under review.

The measure would legalize betting on sporting events via state-run casinos managed through private companies. It would legalize online ...