A proposed compact between Kansas and an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe over a casino in Kansas City, Kan., appears unlikely to make it through the Legislature.


A proposed compact between Kansas and an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe over a casino in Kansas City, Kan., appears unlikely to make it through the Legislature.

The deal, signed in December by outgoing Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson, would permit the Wyandotte Nation to upgrade the gambling machines at its casino to slot machines. They're now electronic machines that play bingo-like games.

A joint legislative committee reviewing the proposed compact Wednesday heard opposition from Kansas' four tribes, which operate casinos. They view the compact as flawed.

So does new Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration.

Committee Chairman and State Sen. Pete Brungardt said the panel is likely to return the compact to the governor's office for another round of talks with the tribe.