Cigars, Colleges, Booze and Blitzes: Investigating the Sports Betting Boom

From a Times Insider column by Eric Lipton headlined “Cigars, Colleges, Booze and Blitzes: Investigating the Sports Betting Boom”:

The Kansas State Capitol is the state’s greatest architectural treasure, a towering temple of democracy. Taller than the United States Capitol, the 119-year-old building is filled with reminders of Kansas’ outsized role in United States history. A 2,000-pound statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the five-star general turned president and a Kansan, stands proudly in the rotunda.

When I visited the Capitol one April evening with Amir Hamja, a photographer, lawmakers were rushing through the limestone halls to leave before the business day ended. Where were they headed, we wondered?