Help for people with gambling problems, is underfunded in Kansas

Kansas owned casinos are on a roll. According to the states latest report, last year the states four casinos rake-in $337 million dollars, a new state record.

2017 Kansas Owned Casino Profits

Kansas Crossing Casino - $22.8 million

Kansas Star - $179.8 million

Boot Hill Casino - $39.9 million

Hollywood Casino - $147.0 million

Total - $337.5 million

By law, 2% of that profit goes into the states Problem Gambling and Addictions Grant Fund. The money is supposed to be used to help people with gambling addictions but Stephenie Roberts, a state-certified gambling counselor and a member of the South-Central Problem Gambling Task Force, says more and more of the money is going elsewhere.


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