Good news, sports fans in Kansas! As of September 1st, six legal sportsbooks are now operational and taking bets. These include BetMGM, FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars Sportsbook, Barstool Sportsbook and PointsBet.
Although there are 12 sportsbooks with available licenses in Kansas, only six of them were prepared to launch their online betting sites in September. The remaining six are expected to go live at some point in the near future.
Sportsbooks in Kansas
If you’re a sports fan in Kansas, you’ll be excited to know that as of September 1st, six legal sportsbooks are now operational and taking bets. These include BetMGM, FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars Sportsbook, Barstool Sportsbook and PointsBet.
The sports betting brand formerly known as Barstool is now called Penn National Gaming. Penn National owns Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, and it would be almost certain to use that facility as a home base for sports betting operations.
BetMGM offers a wide range of betting opportunities, including more than 300 games. MGM Resorts International is one of the world’s largest gaming companies and has found ways to enter most states. BetMGM provides a large number of betting possibilities, both in terms of available sports and various types of bets you can place.
Many Kansans have probably gambled at Caesars properties, including in Kansas City, Missouri. As a result, it would not be a surprise if Caesars Sportsbook attempts to enter the market in Kansas.
DraftKings is a well-respected sportsbook that has frequently been one of the first to open in new jurisdictions. Because of a recent collaboration with Boot Hill Casino, it is now ready to operate as both a retail and online business in Kansas.
In recent years, FanDuel has established itself as a major sportsbook, in part due to the ease with which its sportsbook app can be used. As a result of this collaboration, you may also use your BGC points at Jewel Casino and other Boyd Gaming properties.
In the United States, this Australian firm has gained a heightened level of popularity in recent years. The PointsBet sportsbook stands out thanks to its distinctive wager, PointsBetting, which combines a multiplication factor with the standard spread bet. Peninsula Pacific Entertainment is also linked to PointsBet, and it has a track record of being launched in new legal jurisdictions.
Sportsbooks that is not ready to launch yet
Bally Bet Sportsbooks
Bally Bet has worked hard to reach the top echelon of internet sportsbooks and intends on continuing that progress in Kansas. It has a collaboration with Boot Hill Casino to allow operations as soon as sports betting becomes available in Kansas.
Hard Rock Sportsbook
Despite its well-known brand name, Hard Rock Sportsbook is a relatively little-known bookmaker. Despite this, the Kansas Crossing Casino is operated by Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, which has a partnership with Hard Rock.
SuperBook USA Sportsbook
The SuperBook is one of the most well-known sportsbooks in the world and is operated by Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The company has a good relationship with Penn National Gaming, which could be beneficial if it decides to enter the Kansas market.
TwinSpires is best known as a horse racing betting platform, but it has also introduced a sportsbook in recent years. It would be sensible for Churchill Downs Incorporated to attempt to enter the Kansas market, as this is one of the few states where live horse racing betting is not currently available.
William Hill Sportsbook
William Hill is one of the most experienced sportsbooks in the world and has a strong presence in both the United States and Europe. It is already operational in Kansas through a partnership with Penn National Gaming.
These are just a few of the many sportsbooks that may attempt to enter the Kansas market in the near future. With so many options available, Kansans will be able to find a sportsbook that meets their needs.
Most popular sports to bet on in KS
Kansas is notable for having an MLS club, which is the only one in the state. In addition, there are teams from neighboring states that have Kansan roots and several in-state colleges with passionate followings. Here are some potential betting possibilities to consider:
NFL in Kansas
The Kansas City Chiefs are a popular favorite in Missouri, and the team is based on the border with Kansas. The Chiefs are a revered fan club in the Sunflower State, and their recent success has only boosted interest. Regardless of whether an NFL franchise ever moves to Kansas, if it becomes legal, NFL betting would unquestionably be one of the most popular options.
MLB in Kansas
The Kansas City Royals are the easiest to identify team for Kansas baseball fans. Like their NFL counterparts, the Kansas City Royals call Missouri home but are a natural proxy for Kansans. The number of supporters boosted by a World Series triumph in the last 10 years is undeniable.
MLS in Kansas
The only significant sports team in Kansas is the Sporting City KC of Major League Soccer. The team’s games are played at Children’s Mercy Park, which could become a bookmaker site depending on Kansas law. Sporting City KC, formerly known as the Kansas City Wiz, has won two MLS Cups throughout its history.
NCAA in Kansas
The Kansas Jayhawks are the most powerful club in Kansas. The KU basketball team is a perennial powerhouse, and has fielded strong teams in several other sports. Residents of Kansas who dislike the Jayhawks might prefer the Kansas State Wildcats. Wichita State, located in southeast Kansas, is known for its stingers.
NASCAR in Kansas
Kansas Speedway, which plays host to two annual Cup Series races and numerous other NASCAR activities each year, is unquestionably a major draw for Kansas residents. In particular, the Hollywood Casino 400 is one of 10 NASCAR events that serve as playoff races for the main season. So when sports betting becomes legal in Kansas, there will almost certainly be a lot of interest in betting on NASCAR races.
Other potential bets in Kansas
Other potential bets that could be offered in Kansas include golf, tennis, boxing, and MMA. These are all sports with professional leagues and a high level of interest from the public.
The most popular sports to bet on in Kansas are baseball, MLS, NCAA, NFL, and NASCAR. This is based on the popularity of the teams in these sports, as well as the amount of betting activity that is likely to take place on games and races in the state.
Kansas sports betting updates & launch
- September 8, 2022 – Sports betting expected to launch according to Gov. Laura Kelly and both online and offline just in time for NFL Week 1.
- September 1, 2022 – BetMGM and the Kansas City Chiefs have partnered up in order to betting head into the 2022-23 season.
- September 1, 2022 – Sports betting soft launched both online and offline.
- August 18, 2022 — Gov. Laura Kelly announced that both online and in-person betting will begin with a soft launch on Sept. 1, followed by an official launch on Sept. 8. This means Kansas sports betting will be live just in time for NFL Week 1!
- August 9, 2022 — The operators of DraftKings and FanDuel, among other Kansas sportsbooks, are starting to offer pre-launch deals. The promoters are eager to launch in the state, but an official date has yet to be determined.
Casinos in Kansas
The 10 casino locations in Kansas offer a variety of gambling options for residents. The six tribal casinos are owned by federally recognized Native American tribes that reside in the state, while the other four casinos are commercial properties. Interestingly, one of the commercial casinos is state-owned. The Kansas Expanded Lottery Act of 2007 authorized the four casinos to be located in different areas of the state. Kansans can gamble at the following places.
List of Casinos in Kansas
- 7th Street Casino — 777 N. Seventh St. Trafficway, Kansas City, KS 66101
- Boot Hill Casino — 4000 W. Comanche St., Dodge City, KS 67801
- Casino White Cloud — 777 Jackpot Drive, White Cloud, KS 66094
- Crosswinds Casino — 777 Jackpot Drive, Park City, KS 67147
- Golden Eagle Casino — 1121 Goldfinch Road, Horton, KS 66439
- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway — 777 Hollywood Casino Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66111
- Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel — 1275 S, US Highway 69, Pittsburg, KS 66762
- Kansas Star Casino — 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KS 67110
- Prairie Band Casino & Resort — 12305 150th Road, Mayetta, KS 66509
- Sac and Fox Casino — 1322 US Highway 75, Powhattan, KS 66527
The Kansas Lottery is the state’s other major source of revenue. The lottery, like many other states, offers scratch-off cards and draw options. Major multi-state drawings such as Mega Millions and Powerball are offered at any Kansas Lottery retailer.
FAQ betting in Kansas
The purpose of this article is to provide information about the potential for sports betting in Kansas. It will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about this topic.
Is betting legal in Kansas?
Yes, betting is legal in Kansas as of July 1, 2022 and live since September 2022.
Can you play daily fantasy sports in Kansas?
Yes. Daily fantasy sports games are permitted in Kansas. Since 2015, they have been authorized and regulated as genuine activities in the Sunflower State, under former Governor Sam Brownback’s administration.
Is horse betting legal in Kansas?
In Kansas, betting on horse races is legal, although no tracks currently operate there. Horse betting is only available via internet options such as TVG, BetAmerica, and TwinSpires.
What is the legal gambling age in Kansas?
The legal gambling age in Kansas is 21. This applies to all forms of casinos and sports betting. The gambling age for the lottery and online horse betting is 18 or older.
Summary of betting in Kansas
As of July 1, 2022, betting is legal in Kansas and launched in September 2022. This article will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about this topic. The legal gambling age in Kansas is 21. This applies to all forms of casinos and sports betting. The gambling age for the lottery and online horse betting is 18 or older. Kansas offers a variety of gambling options for residents, including tribal casinos, commercial casinos, the lottery, and horse betting. Sports betting is available in Kansas since September 2022 and will likely be popular due to the state’s love of sports.