It seems Kansas will not be entering the state by state race to legalize online gambling anytime soon as Senators rejected a bill to allow residents to place bets online.
Senators rejected the bill by 26-11 on Tuesday 2nd April to allow for a new state owned casino to be built in the state and at the same time voting against online gambling in the state.
The vote on Tuesday which would revise a 2007 law authorizing state-owned casinos and slot machines at dog and horse tracks to extend was called down and included the provision for online gambling also.
The bill would require any prospective developer to invest at least $225 million in a southeast Kansas casino, and backers of such a project say the investment is too high. The bill proposed was to drop it to $50 million.