Kansas House votes to ban smoking in state casinos
March 23, 2011
A bill extending the 2010 statewide smoking ban to state-owned casinos has cleared the Kansas House.
Kansas House speaker wants A.G. action on casino
February 18, 2011
The speaker of the Kansas House on Friday questioned the legality of an Iowa company’s contract with the state lottery to build and operate a casino south of Wichita, saying he and other lawmakers want the attorney general to intervene and perhaps even challenge it in court.
Compact between Kansas and Wyandotte Nation over KC casino faces opposition in Legislature
January 27, 2011
A proposed compact between Kansas and an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe to allow it to upgrade the gambling machines at its Kansas City, Kan., casino generated strong opposition Wednesday and appeared unlikely to win the Legislature’s approval.
Lottery board set to pick operator of proposed new casino south of Wichita
December 3, 2010
A Kansas review board will have a final chance next week to review rival proposals for a state-owned casino south of Wichita before picking a developer.
Criminal case an issue in Kansas casino decision
December 2, 2010
A criminal case in Iowa became a complication Wednesday for a Kansas board that will pick a developer for a state-owned casino south of Wichita because misdemeanor charges are pending against two executives in one of the two rival applicants.
Applicants for Sumner County casino pay $25 million ‘privilege fees’
November 19, 2010
The two applicants to build a state-owned casino south of Wichita have each paid a $25 million “privilege fee” to keep their applications current.
In first 8 months, returns good for Kansas casino
August 31, 2010
Despite the poor economy, the first state-owned casino in Kansas is exceeding revenue projections and drawing customers from throughout the Midwest, according to lottery officials.
Statehouse Live: Banning smoking in casinos would be costly, officials say
July 9, 2010
A statewide ban on smoking in public, indoor places took effect July 1, but exempted casinos.
Kan. Senate rejects bill to expand gambling
May 8, 2010
The Kansas Senate narrowly rejected a bill late Friday night aimed at reviving the state’s dog- and horse-racing industry by bringing slot machines to racetracks.
Kansas Senate debates rewriting gambling law
May 7, 2010
The Kansas Senate is considering a bill that attempts to revive the state’s racing industry with slot machines at tracks.
Lottery considering accepting another round of proposals for casino south of Wichita
April 22, 2010
The Kansas Lottery Commission meets Friday to decide whether to accept new proposals for a state-owned casino south of Wichita.
South Kansas casino developer backs off only plan for development near Wichita
$25 million from deal had been figured in state budget
April 9, 2010
A developer abandoned plans Friday to build a state-owned casino south of Wichita and asked for its licensing fee back, creating a new problem for the state as it struggles with its budget.
Kansas’ leading gambling regulator steps down
April 9, 2010
The executive director of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission has stepped down.
Senate panel may rewrite gambling laws to give racetracks bigger cut of slot revenue
08:29 a.m., March 24, 2010 Updated 04:52 p.m.
A bill that supporters say will revive Kansas’ all-but-dead racing industry with racetrack slot machines cleared a Senate committee Wednesday.
Kansas group plans TV ad in coordination with National Problem Gambling Awareness Week
March 10, 2010
A new television ad is in the works from a group aiming to raise public awareness of gambling addictions.