Unfortunately for Kansas, there horse racing industry was shuttered several years ago as a lack of interest and inability to expand to racinos hurt the bottomline. 

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Wagering on horse races still exists in Kansas but it is only online. Sites such as AmWager, BetAmerica, DRFBets, KeenelandSelect, Paribet.com, TwinSpires, and Xpressbet are available in the state. All accept wagers on any track from around the world. 

These Kansas horse betting sites advertise that they accept horse racing wagering accounts from Kansas residents.They offer bonus promotions in 2019/2020.

Kansas law (since 1986) allows pari-mutuel wagering on horse and dog racing in counties where voters approve it, a state lottery, charitable bingo and instant bingo games and tribal gaming at three casinos. All other forms of gaming are verboten under the state’s Constitution.

The Sunflower State has a long history of horse racing betting that dates to the 1872, when the original Eureka Downs was built, but it was a late-comer to the pari-mutuel game. Voters did not approve legal betting on horse and dog races until 1986. 

Kansas Racing Tracks

In its heyday, Kansas had three live racing tracks:

  • Eureka Downs, which held thoroughbred, quarter horse and standardbred harness racing; 
  • Anthony Downs, which uniquely mixed thoroughbred, quarter horse and dog racing on the same card;
  • Woodlands Racecourse, which also ran both horse and dog races.

But as of early 2019 all three were out of business and prospects of reviving them appeared dim.

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