Sports betting will be legal in Kansas on 1 September

Sports betting will be legal in Kansas on 1 September

The Boot Hill Casino & Resort, Kansas Star Casino, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, and Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel will be able to accept bets on mobile platforms.

As soon as agreements are reached to align tribal casinos with the state for sports wagering, these casinos will be authorized to launch.

Kelly said that legalising sports betting is a common-sense solution that keeps Kansans’ money in Kansas and drives business to sporting events, casinos, restaurants, and other entertainment venues. I would like to thank our partners for working with us to get this done in time for the football season.

This announcement represents a lot of hard work and collaboration between the Kansas Lottery, the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, and our casino and tribal partners.

The process to bring this to fruition has been moving at an unbelievable pace. We are excited to bring sports betting to Kansas players and add more fun and exciting play options to the state.

Confirmation of the launch comes after Kelly signed into law Senate Bill 84, which authorized sports wagering on mobile apps, in casinos and other specific venues, as well as historical horse racing.

The bill permits lottery facility managers to operate sports betting in Kansas on behalf of the state’s lottery, with this to take place via partnerships with online sports betting operators.

There are up to three interactive sports wagering platforms that the lottery facility manager can have. Operators will be granted a one-year licence based on their past performance in other states, with platforms that have been granted contracts to be announced soon.

There is a path from tribes to also operate sports betting, which allows the negotiation of a new or existing gaming compact regarding the vertical.

Summary:

Four state-owned land-based casinos in Kansas have been given the go-ahead to offer sports betting. “Legalising sports betting is a common-sense solution that keeps Kansans’ money in Kansas and drives business to sporting events, casinos, restaurants, and other entertainment venues,” Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said. The casinos will be able to accept bets on their mobile devices.