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Thu April 3, 2014
Casino Bill Passes Through State Legislature
A bill to bring a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas has cleared the state Legislature and is going to Governor Sam Brownback.
The House approved the proposal Wednesday on an 84-36 vote.
The bill lowers the investment required for a southeast Kansas casino from $225 million to $50 million dollars.
The state also would drop the fee it charges to a prospective developer from $25 million to 5-and-a-half million dollars.
The Kansas Lottery owns the rights to the gambling but would have a private developer build and operate the casino.