Kansas ready to forge ahead on sports wagering

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Leading Kansas legislators say they’re ready to start planning for legalized sports wagering after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting many states from allowing sports betting.

Senate President Susan Wagle said Monday she thinks the Legislature would move to “appropriately” regulate sports wagering, while House Majority Leader Don Hineman said lawmakers should move quickly to put a bill together that might be able to pass next session.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for states’ rights,” Wagle said in a statement.

“The legalization of sports betting will help diminish illegal gambling operations . . .

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