The Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA)
In 2007, the Kansas Legislature passed the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act. This act allows for the state of Kansas to own and operate a "destination casino resort" in four gaming zones – northeast, southeast, south central and southwest – within the state of Kansas. In addition to allowing for these destination casino resorts, KELA allows for licensed pari-mutuel tracks within the state to contract with the Kansas Lottery to have electronic gaming machines (slot machines) placed at the tracks. Race tracks that have electronic gaming machines are known as "racinos".
Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (from the 2009 Kansas Statutes Annotated)