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Kansas Gives Green Light to Iowa Tribe’s Sports Wagering on Reservation Land

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Legislative progress underway for Iowa Tribe’s sports gambling agreement with Kansas • Kansas Reflector

The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska has been granted permission to offer sports wagering on reservation land in northeast Kansas. This was decided by a joint committee of the House and Senate, who voted unanimously to amend the state’s gambling compact with the tribe. The Committee on Inter-Tribal Relations endorsed the agreement, which must now be approved by both chambers of the Legislature, Gov. Laura Kelly, and the U.S. Department of Interior before it can be implemented.

The Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation was the first tribe in Kansas to complete the sports-wagering process in July 2023. The Senate approved their revised compact 27-8 in April 2023, and it was endorsed 93-27 in the House. Attorney Russ Brien, a member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, mentioned that their compact is similar to the one approved last year for the Prairie Band.

Sports betting has become increasingly popular in states and on tribal lands following the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. After years of debate, the Legislature approved a mobile and retail sports gambling bill in 2022 that was signed by Gov. Kelly. This bill applied to various state-licensed casinos, including Boot Hill Casino & Resort, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, Kansas Star Casino, and Kansas Crossing Casino.

However, tribes in Kansas have a different procedure for regulatory approval when it comes to sports betting on professional and collegiate events

By Samantha Jones

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