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Kansas Sports Betting

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The Sunflower State officially launched online sports betting in September, 2022, with six online sportsbooks available to users. This guide fills you in on all things sports betting in Kansas, ranging from sports betting education, local rules and guidelines regarding sports wagering, and how you can get started on placing bets on sports within state lines.
What To Know
Online sports betting is legal
Online sports betting coming soon
Strong new user sign-up bonuses for residents
Available Sportsbooks

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Sports Betting Education 101

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Our Sports Betting Education section has all sorts of articles and guides to help you get started.
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Kansas Sports Betting Legalization Timeline

A bill allowing sports betting in the state passed the Kensas Senate in 2021, but it wasn’t until a Kansas House committee started putting it into effect until March of 2022. While the House and Senate were initially divided into the language of SB84, eventually, it passed 21-13.
Governor Laura Kelly signed the bill in May and it became law on the first of July, 2022.
Within the course of the bill, retail and mobile sports betting became available through the four casinos within the state, with each casino having up to three online skins and as much as 50 retail partners.

Tax Rates in Kansas

Kansas online sports betting, as well as retail is taxed at 10%, with six different sportsbook operators currently in play.

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Best Sports Betting App in Kansas

BetMGM Sportsbook App

BetMGM’s mobile app is straightforward to navigate for betting on games, but getting to player prop screens is a bit more difficult than options such as DraftKings and FanDuel. They also offer several terrific promotional opportunities and free bets for their users. It is also available for both iPhone and Android.
Grade: A

FanDuel Sportsbook App

FanDuel Sportsbook is available for both iPhone and Android, and offers the smoothest navigation and user experience throughout the entire app. Their same game parlay feature offers lots of different options as well. FanDuel’s cash out feature is also one of the best in the business.
Grade: A

DraftKings Sportsbook App

DraftKings Sportsbook is also available for both iPhone and Android, and offers several different options for each major sport. The betslip is simple to navigate, and the odds on the same-game parlay feature make it easy to select picks.Cashing out is also accessible and easy to use.
Grade: A-

Caesars Sportsbook App

The Caesars app offers a crystal clear user experience and is available for both iPhone and Android. The bet slip is very interactive, and there are multiple boosts available for almost all games. The drop down menu is easy to use, and several same-game parlay options are available.
Grade: B+

PointsBet Sportsbook App

The interface for PointsBet is fast, which is always great for bettors looking to place a wager quickly through their “Lightning Bet’ feature before and during a game. It is also available for both iPhone and Android, and traditionally offers NFL bets at -107 odds rather than the standard -110l. It only gets an A- for the lack of promos and boosts typically available.
Grade: B+

Barstool Sportsbook App

Barstool, partnered with Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway offers bettors a terrific selection of betting options, as well as a unique slider to be able to determine specific alternative betting spreads and totals. It gets an A for bets available, as well as parlay options on the board. However, the user experience isn’t as smooth as several of the main sportsbook operators and the bonus/promo/boost options aren’t as expansive as several of their competitors. Barstool is available both for iPhone and Android.
Grade: B

Recent Sports Betting News in Kansas

Kansas sports betting is off to a big start. In the first two months of operation, Kansas sportsbooks brought in $160 million in September, and $189 million in October of 2022, generating just under $20 million in revenue in the last month. FanDuel and DraftKings still remain the state’s most common betting providers, taking in near 70% of the revenue.

How to Place a Sports Bet in Kansas

Placing a sports bet in Kansas state is a super easy and straightforward process. First, users must sign up for the app(s) of their choice. To sign up, you must register with the following information and personal details:
  • Email
  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Username/User ID
  • Password
  • Last four digits of Social Security Number
  • Phone Number
  • Home Address
After being prompted for security questions and confirming age (must be 21), users can deposit into their accounts and begin betting!

Step-by-Step Process for Kansas Online Sports Betting

Once your account has been created and you have made your deposit (don’t forget to use the available registration bonuses available here), bettors can navigate through the sportsbook to place a wager. For example, if you want to bet on an NBA game, here is the step-by-step process at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Step 1: Select the game you would like to bet on
Step 2: Select the wager you’d like to make, in this scenario, we are taking the UNDER of 221.5 at -110 odds.
Step 3: Select your bet amount and place your bet.

Details of Kansas Sports Betting Law

With sports betting available in Kansas, there are a handful of rules in place for bettors in the state. Perhaps the best rule relative to other states like Virginia, Illinois and New Jersey, is that users CAN bet on in-state college teams, including University of Kansas, Kansas State, and Wichita State. Bettors may gamble on the NFL, CFL,MLB, NBA, WNBA, NCAAF and NCAAB, European/international basketball leagues,, NHL, international hockey leagues, MLS, English Premier League, UEFA Champions League,, PGA Tour Champions, PGA European, IndyCar, NASCAR, Formula One, Boxing, Tennis, and the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour.

Kansas Betting Markets: NFL, MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL, & More

Popular Kansas Events

  • Super Bowl/NFL Playoffs
  • World Series/MLB Playoffs
  • NBA Finals/NBA Playoffs
  • MLS/MLS Postseason
  • Stanley Cup Finals/NHL Playoffs
  • NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournament
  • College Football Playoff
  • The Masters / PGA Championship / U.S. Open / The Open Championship

Common Types of Bets/Terms

Point Spreads
The point spread in the margin of victory for a game. A team must win or lose by a specific number of points in order to cover the point spread and win the bet.
A moneyline bet is simply choosing the winner of a sporting event regardless of the point spread. You can choose the favorite or underdog to win the game.
OVER/UNDER and Total Bets
An over/under or total is a bet on the total points scored in a sporting event. Over/unders are also used on prop bets.
A parlay is a bet where multiple wagers are linked together in order to increase the odds on the payout. Every leg (bet) in the parlay must hit in order for it to win.
Prop Bet
A prop bet is any bet placed on a game that is not not directly affecting the game's final outcome. This can include player props as well as game props.

Most Popular Sports to Bet On

The most popular sports to bet on in Kansas include football, baseball, basketball, baseball and hockey. The NFL is king in the sports betting world, but college sports have also been a strong betting market since the beginning of legalized online sports betting in Kansas.

Daily Fantasy Sports in Kansas

Daily Fantasy Sports are considered games of skill as opposed to games of chance in Kansas, making them legal under state law.

Betting on Pro Sports Teams

Only the MLS team, Sporting Kansas City is actually located in the state of Kansas, as the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals currently reside in the state of Missouri. Regardless,, fans traditionally still keep up and follow several professional teams despite not being located within the state’s boundaries:

NFL Betting in Kansas

  • Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs aren’t located in Kansas, but the team is still one of the most supported among those in the state. With Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid leading the way, Kansas City has been one of the league’s best teams for several seasons.

NBA Betting In Kansas

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Chicago Bulls

NHL Betting In Virginia

  • St. Louis Blues
  • Chicago Blackhawks

MLB Betting in Kansas

  • Kansas City Royals
The Royals may technically be located in Missouri, but they are the home team for those in Kansas. The team won a World Series back in 2015, but has been in a bit of rebuilding stage the last few seasons.

NCAA Betting in Kansas

  • Kansas Jayhawks
  • Wichita State Shockers
The Jayhawks won the national title in college basketball last season, and the team's football program also had one of its best seasons in recent memory in the 2022 campaign.

Statewide Restrictions

Unlike some states, Kansas does not have a ban on betting on college sports within the state, so bettors can wager on Kansas, Kansas State and other in-state college games.
There is no political gambling allowed in Kansas, but that is the case for every state.

Other Kansas Teams to Bet On

In addition to several college teams, there are multiple sports franchises in the greater Kansas area that fans can wager on, including the Kansas City Current (NWSL).

Betting on College Football in Kansas

Residents in the state of Kansas can bet on college football without any state-specific restrictions on teams. Popular teams to wager on include the Kansas State Wildcats, and the University of Kansas Jayhawks.
Because of its proximity to the state line, the University of Missouri, is also a popular team to wager on in college football.

Betting on College Basketball in Kansas

Similar to football, betting on college basketball doesn’t offer any specific restrictions to in-state teams. KU, K-State, Wichita State, and Mizzou are the state’s most bet college basketball teams.

Kansas Online Sports Betting FAQ

Did Kansas Legalize Sports Betting?

Yes! Kansas has allowed legal sports betting since September of 2022.

Can I Bet Online on My Phone in Kansas?

Absolutely! Betting online via mobile app can be made using any of the following apps and sportsbooks listed here.
  • Barstool Sportsbook
  • BetMGM
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • DraftKings Sportsbook
  • FanDuel Sportsbook
  • PointsBet

How old do I have to be to Bet and Play on Kansas’ Legal Sportsbook Apps?

Bettors must be 21 years of age or older to bet on Kansas legal sportsbook apps.

Can I bet on my local College Football or Basketball Team?

Yes. The state does not have any specific restrictions on wagering on local collegiate sports teams.

What Payment Options Can I Use for Betting in Kansas?

Users can deposit money into your sports betting account by way of credit cards, e-wallets like PayPal, Venmo and Skrill, prepaid cards, and, in some cases, cash.

Kansas Casinos

Here are all the physical sportsbook locations for online sportsbooks:
  • Hollywood Casino and Kansas Speedway
  • Boot Hill Casino & Resort
  • Kansas Star Casino
  • Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel

Best Sports Bars for Betting in Kansas (Kansas City, Overland Park, Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan, Wichita)

  • Yard House (The Legends, Kansas City, KS)
  • The Peanut (Overland Park, KS)
  • Brew Top (Overland Park, KS)
  • Johnny’s Tavern (Lawrence, KS)
  • Brew Bank (Topeka, KS)
  • Kite’s Bar & Grill (Manhattan, KS)
  • Deano’s Grill & Tapworks (Wichita, KS)

Common Payment Options

  • PayPal
  • ACH/eCheck
  • Venmo
  • Prepaid Card
  • PayNearMe
  • Cash @ Cage([Casino])
  • Check

Sports Betting Quirks in Kansas

No real major quirks exist currently in Kansas that is specific to users. However, the sports betting bill has a 10% tax on retail and online sports betting, expected to bring in approximately $10 million or so each year. 80% of those is set to be used to lure professional sports franchises to move to the state.

How Sports Betting Works in Kansas

Kansas launched legal sports betting with a soft launch on September 1, 2022, and became completely available on September 8, the official start of the NFL season.
Users must be within state lines to place a wager on their sportsbook mobile apps, or visit one of the four casinos listed previously to place a bet at a brick & mortar location.

State-to-State Differences for Neighboring State(s) to Kansas

The state of Colorado, as well as Iowa both legalized sports betting ahead of Kansas. While Colorado offers no restrictions as well as several more sportsbooks, Iowa has less available betting options, but no issues with betting on both professional and collegiate sports teams.

Final Thoughts on Betting In Kansas

The state of Kansas got its act together and has already generated hundreds of millions of dollars within their first few months of operation. With the state of Missouri next door still not close to making sports betting legal, the state has taken in millions from the “Show Me State” neighbors to help add additional revenue.
As more sportsbooks continue to become available, along with the state’s rabid fan base for both professional and college teams, expect Kansas to remain a strong revenue generator for sports betting for years to come.

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