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Kansas Online Gambling & Betting
Kansas sports betting officially launched on September 8th. This was perfect for the start of NFL season for Kansas residents.
Sports Betting in Kansas
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All the best betting apps in Kansas will be legal for NFL Season and beyond. The Kansas sports scene is red hot and now fans will be able to wager on the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting Kansas City, and Oklahoma City Thunder; who remain extremely popular amongst local NBA followers.
Kansas is among the fastest states to transition from legalizing online wagering to going live, achieving that feat in just 112 days. Here is a look at how it happened:
- September 1, 2022: Sports betting is live in Kansas.
- August 18, 2022: Gov. Laura Kelly announces that Kansas would begin allowing bets on Sept. 1 at four state-owned casinos. Sports betting will officially open fully, mobile and in-person, on Sept. 8.
- August 15, 2022: The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission approves regulations for Kansas sports betting, setting the stage for a launch prior to the start of the NFL season.
- July 1, 2022: Online sports betting is officially legal in the state although there are not yet any licensed operators.
- May 12, 2022: Governor Laura Kelly signs SB 84 into law.
- April 29, 2022: The Kansas Legislative Chamber passes SB 84 moving to legalize online sports betting in the state.
Kansas Sports Betting Options
There are currently eight sportsbooks authorized to operate in the state:
- Fox Bet
Horse Racing Betting in Kansas
Despite there being no racetracks in Kansas, horse racing betting is legal in the Sunflower State. You'll need to visit a casino with a sportsbook in it or go online and use a website like the BetAmerica Racebook. These provide parimutuel betting options on the horses from races across the USA.
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Online Casinos in Kansas
Visiting online casinos is unfortunately prohibited in the state of Kansas. Gambling is currently restricted to land-based casinos, however, sites such as Chumba Casino will offer you the chance to enjoy a number of casino-style games. This operates as a sweepstake and, therefore, it is perfectly legal to sign up and purchase sweep coins for the chance to win real money.
The majority of casino-related gaming can be enjoyed at one of the nine land-based venues including Boot Hill Casino, which is a state-owned operation and is located in Dodge City. Other options include the Kansas Star Casino and 7th Street Casino.
Online Poker in Kansas
Playing online poker is currently prohibited in the state of Kansas. You can participate in regular poker tournaments at any of the nine land-based casinos, with dedicated poker rooms available 24/7 at the majority of these locations. You can play a number of variations including Texas Holdem, Omaha, and Seven Card Stud at any of these venues. Poker is extremely popular throughout Kansas and these brick-and-mortar casinos attract plenty of poker enthusiasts. However, the online equivalent is unlikely to be legalized anytime soon.
Daily Fantasy in Kansas
Daily fantasy sports betting is legal in the state of Kansas, and has become incredibly popular over the last five years. FanDuel and DraftKings are the most popular sportsbooks to offer fantasy sports with guaranteed daily prize pools regularly available. You can wager on a number of daily and seasonal fantasy sports including NFL, NBA, and MLB. Fantasy soccer has also become increasingly popular with Kansas natives following the expansion of the MLS. Local side Sporting Kansas City have helped to increase interest in the competition.
Esports in Kansas
Betting on esports is currently prohibited in Kansas. Although you can watch esports tournaments online, it is not permitted to wager on any of these events. It is unclear whether this legislation will be amended anytime soon.
Lottery in Kansas
The sale of lottery tickets online is currently prohibited. However, there is an app available and this gives you the chance to find information about upcoming draws and check previous results. You can currently purchase tickets for multiple state-run lotteries from hundreds of retailers across the state.