Kansas Votes To Ban Online Gambling

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Residents of The Sunflower State should take note: politicians in your state have voted to ban online gambling in a vote that took place on Tuesday.

The Kansas Senate added the ban to a bill that would introduce a state owned land casino. The land casino and ban were approved with a 26-11 vote, although concerns have been voiced that enforcement of an online ban could be difficult to implement.

The land based bill is a revision to a 2007 that allowed for casinos and slot machines to be offered at the state's horse and dog racing tracks. Under the new bill language, all slots at those racetracks would again be banned.

For a gaming developer to get a casino, at least $225 million would have to be invested in a spot in the southeast part of the state.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.