House panel approves expanded gambling bill

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The Kansas House may get a debate on gambling after a key committee signed off on a bill authorizing gambling at Wichita’s shuttered Greyhound Park if approved by voters.

The House Federal and State Affairs Committee voted 14-8 to approve the bill, which would allow slot machines in Sedgwick County and in other places where pari-mutuel betting was licensed, such as the old Woodlands track in Kansas City, Kan.  Gambling would only be allowed with a public vote.

Greyhound Park closed in 2007 after Sedgwick County voters turned down a proposal that would have allowed slot machines . . .

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