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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) Kansas gambling regulators say an increasingly popular fund-raising activity is illegal in the state because gambling provisions don't include charitable exceptions.
Racing and Gaming Commission spokesman Bill Miskell told the Associated Press that poker runs and charitable poker tournaments are not allowed in Kansas.
That prompted The Garden City Telegram to cancel a Texas Hold 'Em tournament next week that would have helped fund its Newspaper in Education Program.
Several poker runs, in which motorcycle riders pay an entry fee and drive to various locations to pick up playing cards, have taken place in Garden City this summer and in previous years.
Miskell said it's up to the local county attorney to prosecute violators. Finney County attorney John Wheeler that's not high on his priority list.