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Kansas cuts contributions to problem gambling fund
10:36 a.m., December 26, 2011 Updated 12:03 a.m.
Even while revenues from two new state-owned casinos are expected to increase state revenue by millions of dollars, fewer dollars will be available this fiscal year for a fund designed to help people struggling with gambling addictions.
Gamblers test their luck at new Kansas casino
December 23, 2011
Dice are rolling and slots machines are dinging at a new south-central Kansas casino, even though its official opening isn’t until Monday.
Kansas Star Casino certified to open Dec. 26
December 19, 2011
State gambling regulators have given final approval for the Kansas Star Casino to open for business Dec. 26.
Dodge City casino representatives not worried about competition of new Kansas Star Casino
December 18, 2011
Officials with the first state-owned casino in Kansas say they’re not worried about competition from state’s second, which is scheduled to open the day after Christmas south of Wichita.
Kansas Star Casino gets OK for controlled demonstration
December 12, 2011
The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission has given the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane a conditional certificate to hold a controlled demonstration.
New casino in Mulvane may draw 2 million-plus visitors
December 9, 2011
The Kansas Star casino is making last-minute preparations as its Dec. 26 opening date nears, and is expected to draw more than 2 million people and ring up some $150 million in revenues in its first year.
Kan. casino regulators meet next week in Mulvane
December 8, 2011
The board that regulates Kansas casinos is having its next meeting in Mulvane, near the site of a state-owned gambling complex that’s set to open early next year.
Repealer says he has received hundreds of suggestions to erase state laws
November 21, 2011
Taylor, who also was appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback as the state’s repealer, said he will present his report to the governor soon.
Campaign charges dropped against Iowa gaming execs planning casino in Kansas
May 13, 2011
Charges were dismissed Friday against executives with an Iowa gaming company who were accused of violating the state’s campaign disclosure laws.
Kansas Senate committee endorses measure to attract casino to southeast Kansas
May 4, 2011
A bill aimed at luring a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas and slot machines to race tracks has been endorsed by a state Senate committee.
Kansas House rejects casino project lawsuit
April 28, 2011
Kansas legislators who support a state-owned casino south of Wichita narrowly blocked an attempt Thursday to launch a court challenge to regulators’ decision to allow the project to go forward.
Southeast Kansas casino still doesn’t interest developers
April 22, 2011
Developers still aren’t interested in building a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.
Kansas Supreme Court strikes part of gambling law
April 8, 2011
Kansas Supreme Court justices say a gambling law regulating the use of so-called “gray machines” is too broad in its reach.
Kansas House won’t debate bill to lure new casino
02:53 p.m., March 28, 2011 Updated 07:00 p.m.
The Kansas House is refusing to debate a bill aimed at attracting a casino to the state’s southeast corner.
Lawmaker seeks debate on southeast Kansas gambling bill
March 24, 2011
A Kansas House member is trying to force a debate on legislation meant to attract potential developers of a state-owned casino in the southeastern part of the state.