UPDATED: Governor signs sports wagering into law

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(Updated to add comments from the executive director of the Kansas Lottery; corrects Kansas as 35th state to enact sports wagering)

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday signed a bill making Kansas the 35th state to enact sports wagering.

"Legalizing sports betting will bring more revenue to our state and grow our economy,” Kelly said in a statement.

"This is another mechanism that casinos, restaurants, and other entertainment venues can now utilize to attract Kansans to their establishments," the governor said.

The governor's signing of the bill breaks a four-year impasse over authorizing sports wagering in Kansas. The Kansas . . .

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