Kansas tribal casinos may be included in the state’s sports betting plan soon.
Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas stated in an interview on Monday that talks to revise tribal compacts are beginning. Kelly explained, “We need to change their compacts, so that process is currently underway.”
After signing the measure last month, the Governor staged a ceremonial bill signing on Monday. The signing was attended by a number of tribe members.
The agreement presently legalizes sports betting for the state’s four state-affiliated casinos, which may earn up to $40.5 million or $27 million per year under the original proposal. Tribal casinos in the state, on the other hand, will have to rewrite their compacts in order to allow sports betting, which will require many processes before approval.