Senate turns back racetrack slots, sports wagering

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The Kansas Senate on Friday turned back efforts to expand gambling, voting down proposals authorizing gaming at thoroughbred and dog racing tracks as well as sports wagering if it's permitted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Senate voted 20-17 to reject a bill, which would have allowed 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. A public vote would have been required.

During Friday's day-long debate . . .

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