Sports wagering could hinge on historical horse race machines

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Lawmakers are working on a proposal that could remove a major obstacle to sports wagering in Kansas by bringing gambling back to a darkened track in Sedgwick County.

A bill now in the works in the House would authorize a very different type of electronic gaming in Sedgwick County that's known as historical horse racing.

The bill potentially could resolve political issues with casino mogul Phil Ruffin, who has wanted any sports wagering legislation to include now-defunct Kansas racetracks.

The bill authorizes what is known as historical horse racing, which plays like . . .

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