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Attorney general opinion casts doubt on Wichita slots

Associated Press - April 24, 2016 2:07 pm

The Kansas attorney general says any legislation that would allow Sedgwick County residents to cast another vote on allowing slot machines at the Wichita Greyhound Park would breach the Kansas Lottery's contract with the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane.

The Kansas attorney general says any legislation that would allow Sedgwick County residents to cast another vote on allowing slot machines at the Wichita Greyhound Park would breach the Kansas Lottery's contract with the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane.

The Kansas attorney general says any legislation that would allow Sedgwick County residents to cast another vote on allowing slot machines at the Wichita Greyhound Park would breach the Kansas Lottery’s contract with the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://j.mp/23R0coE) Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Friday the courts would likely block any law to allow a revote in Sedgwick County.

In 2007, Sedgwick County voters rejected placing slot machines in the county and also rejected a destination casino. Sumner County residents approved a casino, leading to the opening of the Kansas Star Casino in 2011.

Wichita Rep. Mark Kahrs, who opposes gambling and requested Schmidt’s opinion, says the opinion end debate on whether there should be a revote in Sedgwick County.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com.

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