It goes without saying that legalizing sports gambling in Kansas would generate significant revenue for the state. The Senate voted 23-15 yesterday to approve a bill that does just that. The bill is now sent to the House so they can squabble over it and most likely change it significantly.
The bill brings up issues with online lottery sales and even considers an effort to revive the dog and horse racing tracks. Issues such as managing the placing of bets and money distribution are also major obstacles. Having reviewed sections of Senate Bill 283, it’s my opinion that it heavily favors the gambling industry. Let’s hope the two can come together and figure out a plan that is good for the citizens of Kansas.
Whatever happens with the bill, I’d make darn sure you have a place to put in a wager on Kansas next season when they play Mizzou at the Sprint Center. Kansas -13.5