Legal online sports betting in Kansas isn’t a reality just yet. However, that’s about to change. And soon.
Gov. Laura Kelly has signed the sports betting bill passed by the Kansas Legislature, meaning the law is set to go into effect July 1, 2022. In other words, it’s only a matter of time before Kansas sports betting is up and running. The bill allows both online and retail sports betting in Kansas.
Kansas’ four casinos will each be allowed to offer both retail sportsbooks and up to three online sports betting platforms. Each casino will also be able to partner with a Kansas professional sports team to operate one additional online skin. Meanwhile, lawmakers were able to agree to a tax rate of 10% for both online and retail sports betting.
The Kansas Lottery will oversee sports betting in the Sunflower State. Meanwhile, the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission will handle regulations on sports gambling advertisements.
Sports betting in KS will allow bets on professional, college and motorsports, or special events authorized by the commission.
The Kansas sports betting bill sets a minimum age requirement of 21.
As of now, the legislation will charge the Kansas Lottery to have sports betting rules and regulations finalized by no later than Jan. 1, 2023.
That said, many expect Kansas online and retail sports betting to be in place by the start of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2022 season. Stay tuned!
What is the legal betting age to bet on sports in Kansas?
The new legislation sets the minimum age for sports betting in Kansas at 21 years old.
Is sports betting legal in Kansas?
Not quite, but it appears sports betting will be legal in Kansas very, very soon. Now that Gov. Kelly signed sports betting legislation passed by Kansas lawmakers, sports betting will likely launch in Kansas later in 2022 or early 2023.
Can I play daily fantasy sports in Kansas?
Yes. Kansas has allowed legal daily fantasy sports since May 2015, thanks to bill HR 2155.
What sportsbooks currently are available in Kansas?
As of now, there are no legal sportsbooks in Kansas. However, expect that to change soon as the new sports betting legislation does allow for both retail sportsbooks and online sports betting apps.
Where can Kansas residents legally bet on sports?
While Kansas sports fans await the launch of legal sports betting in the state, there are a few options nearby to place your bets. Those in the western part of the state can cross over the border to Colorado. For those in the eastern part of Kansas, your options are much more limited. The closest option is probably Iowa.