Kansas sports betting bill clears Senate
The Kansas Senate has voted through a bill that would legalise land-based and certain forms of online sports wagering in the US state.
Senate Bill 283 passed by a vote of 23-15 and is now set to move forward to the state’s House of Representatives for further debate and discussion.
Introduced in January by the Senate’s Committee on Federal and State Affairs, the bill set out measures to permit casinos already licensed by the Kansas Lottery Commission to launch on-premises sports betting and offer two online betting skins
Casinos that offer land-based sports wagering would be taxed at a rate of 7.5%, while the state would also place a 10% tax on revenue from online sports bets.
If only one – or no – operator takes up the option to create an online product after two years, the lottery may create an online betting product of its own.
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