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Isn't there something illegal about the governors' recent wager on the Missouri-Kansas game?

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt made a friendly wager on Saturday's KU-MU game. The governor of the losing squad will have to wear the opponent's colors during the Governor's Regional Economic Development Summit in February. Attorney General Paul Morrison said the wager doesn't constitute gambling. Morrison spokeswoman Ashley Anstaett said, "There are three things we look at in determining if something constitutes gambling: 1) chance; 2) consideration; and 3) prize. In this situation, the consideration portion is lacking (i.e. neither person put down money to participate). The presence of a prize is also questionable. So, the friendly wager was not gambling."


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