TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Sports betting are back in front of Kansas lawmakers.

In 2020, the Kansas Senate passed a sports betting bill, but it never reached the bottom of the house.

The Kansas Senate passes the Sports Betting Act

25 states have approved sports betting. In Kansas, this is a topic that both Democrats and Republicans are interested in.

“It seems like both parties on the supportive and opposing sides have come together and made some compromises and worked together,” Wichita Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, who serves as the senior minority member on the Senate’s federal and state affairs committee, told The Bill is being discussed. “We are looking for ways to strengthen our economy. I can say that this bill has really been reviewed by the legislative process. We have had hearings and hearings in addition to the hearings. “

Senators debate a bill that would enable personal and online sports betting.

A separate in-house bill would open sports betting to more establishments across the state such as convenience stores.

Most of the money of each bet goes back to the winner, with the remaining fees, taxes and winnings due. The bills differ in how much the state should receive. They vary from 7.5% up to 20%.

The bill would also allow for online lottery ticket purchases, which is currently prohibited.