The Kansas Senate blocked a racetrack amendment that wanted to stop the push to legalise automated lottery ticket dispensers.
US.- The Senate of Kansas decided to dismiss an appeal against self-service electronic dispensers. The House had voted 100-25 in support to a similar measure last week, and now the Senate reassured the decision and endorsed the legislation that would allow retailers to install the machines.
As reported by The Topeka Capital-Journal CJonline, Senator Jake LaTurner, R-Pittsburgh, said that HB 2313 is set to direct US$4 million in new proceeds to mental health programs, and the winning tickets would still need to be redeemed in person. The bill approved by 35-5 was the last one discussed on the chamber. Last week, the House voted 100-25 in support to a similar measure that would bring approximately US$30 million extra in lottery tickets sales. Sally Lunsford, a Lottery spokeswoman, said that the bill is built to increase revenue and reduce labor costs for retailers and used other states that already implemented the measure as examples
According to Sally Lunsford, a Lottery spokeswoman, other states such as Colorado and Missouri have experienced a 50 percent increase in their revenues since they legalised lottery vending machines.