Sports wagering bill stalls in committee

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A bill authorizing sports wagering in Kansas hit a snag Tuesday morning after an effort to remove online lottery sales from the legislation failed twice.

The House Federal and State Affairs Committee abruptly adjourned without voting on the legislation after failing to remove the iLottery provision.

Republican state Rep. John Barker, chairman of the committee, tried to remove the iLottery provisions but ran into opposition from lawmakers who questioned why the state would give up revenue from adding online ticket sales.

The Kansas Lottery believes internet . . .


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