TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has created a new task force on problem gambling in the northeastern part of the state.
The state-owned Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway opened earlier this month near the NASCAR track in Wyandotte County.
The task force is looking for community leaders to participate, including law enforcement officials, treatment providers, veterans and minority advocates.
SRS has already established task forces on problem gambling near the Kansas Star casino in Mulvane and the Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City. The groups meet monthly.
The problem-gambling programs are funded with 2 percent of the revenue from the three state-owned casinos.