Kansas Supreme Court upholds state-owned casinos w/ Kansas Supreme Court opinion and summary
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act, allowing four state-owned casinos, including one planned for Cherokee County.
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- People earning $10,000 per year gamble more than twice as much money as people earning $30-40,000 per year. People earning $10,000 per year gamble four times as much money as those making $80,000 or more per year.
- U.S. News and World Report did a comparison of crime rates in cities with gambling versus those that do not. The crime rates were significantly higher in the places that allowed gambling.
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