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May 13, 2022Topeka, Kan. |  By: AP

Kansas legalizes betting on sports; start date uncertain


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has signed legislation to legalize betting in Kansas on sports events. State officials and others say it's not clear yet how soon the wagering could begin.

The bill signed Thursday by Kelly dedicates most of the the state's share of revenues from the new gambling to efforts to lure the Kansas City Chiefs from Missouri to the Kansas side of the metropolitan.

The new law will allow people in the state to use cellphone or computer apps to bet on sporting events and to place bets at state-owned casinos or up to 50 other locations chosen by each casino.