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KANSAS CITY, KS. — March Madness is right here and sports books in Kansas are hoping to money in.

According to the Kansas Lottery, statewide sports wagering income totaled $194,034,469 in February. That is a decline compared to the $206,060,734 in January.

A lottery spokesperson explained the cause for the decline was simply because Kansas bettors placed wagers on the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl, which they did.

Hollywood Casino sports book manager Tanner Rome expects March Madness to deliver a monetary rebound.

“With the regional teams getting it the tournament, that just drives extra persons in right here,” Rome stated.

Rome added games on Thursday generated a lot of interest.

“It’s been busy all day with KU playing,” he stated. “It brings in a entire various crowd so, it is a lot of entertaining.”

Mark Bergman was excited to spot his bets on Thursday.

“I do not reside quite far from right here, so it is good to be in a position to come more than right here and do this,” Bergman stated. “I normally like getting in a casino.”

Yvette Koehler also placed her bets on Thursday.

“We like coming to watch March Madness,” Koehler stated. “We’ve accomplished it for a number of years now and then you can have a break and go into the casino and of course we come to watch our Jayhawks.”

Missouri lawmakers are attempting to get in on the action and legalize sports wagering this year.

At the moment, bills are getting thought of in the Property and Senate. Legislators have to get anything passed ahead of the legislative session ends by Might 13.

Although Missouri lawmakers debate legislation, persons like Keith and Christy Fowler travel to Kansas.

“We’re getting a blast and the persons that inside are just getting a blast along with us,” Keith Fowler stated. “They’re yelling at each bucket that goes in or misses. If they spend off then I’ll have a superior time.”

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