Kansas Lottery told to redo some sports betting regulations

A customer watches a Washington Nationals batter hitting a home run on a giant video screen in...
A customer watches a Washington Nationals batter hitting a home run on a giant video screen in the sports betting lounge at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. on Thursday, May 12, 2022. American gamblers have wagered over $125 billion on sports with legal betting outlets in the four years since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting; about two thirds currently do.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)(Wayne Parry | AP)
Published: Aug. 20, 2022 at 3:17 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has asked Kansas Lottery officials to review some proposed regulations for legalized sports gambling.

The office announced Friday that it had approved three regulations proposed by Kansas Lottery officials but sent several others back for further review. State officials said Thursday that legalized sports betting would begin with a “soft launch” on Sept. 1.

However, the attorney general’s office said its review of proposed regulations found some “shortcomings” that needed to be fixed. Those regulations generally involve legal definitions, marketing agreements, and advertising rules.

Lottery officials said Friday they are confident the changes will be made in time for the planned Sept. 1 launch.

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