Legal Online Sports Betting in Kansas: Best Kansas Sportsbooks

The state of Kansas is widely known for being a wonderful vacation spot in the US. The state is loaded with beautiful beaches, harbors and small towns that offer great hospitality. It has the nickname ‘Vacationland’ for a reason right? Soon, Kansas will be introducing sports betting into the state, so while you’re sipping on a cool drink by the bay, you can place some bets too!

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The state of Kansas is widely known for being a wonderful vacation spot in the US. The state is loaded with beautiful beaches, harbors and small towns that offer great hospitality. It has the nickname ‘Vacationland’ for a reason right? Soon, Kansas will be introducing sports betting into the state, so while you’re sipping on a cool drink by the bay, you can place some bets too! 

Don’t get too excited though, there's still a long way to go before Kansas sports betting is introduced.

Most Recent Updates on Sports Betting in Kansas- The Timeline

  • May 2nd, 2022 - Governor Janet Mills signs the sports betting bill. The ball is officially rolling for Lamsas sports betting to materialize. 
  • April 19th, 2022 - Kansas passed an amended version of LB 585. The House accepted the changes. Governor Janet Mills is expected to sign off the bill. Things are looking up for sports betting in Kansas.
  • April 14, 2022 — The House advanced a tribal sovereignty bill that grants Kansas‘s tribes mobile sports betting exclusivity. The Senate could now take up the bill, but the legislation from last year is still alive on the Appropriations Table.

Is Sports Betting Legal in Kansas Right Now? 

Sports betting in Kansas is here! It is officially legal and sportsbooks have begun taking bets. The soft launch took place on the first of September while the official launch took place on the 8th. 

Not only did Kansas online sports books begin taking wagers, two retail sportsbooks also opened their doors to punters. Hollywood Casino and Kansas Star Casino were the first two to launch. 

Which Sports Betting Operators are Available in Kansas?

The state of Kansas has the license for nine retail sportsbooks! Just two opened at launch but others are on the way! Keep posted at HTB for updates.. 

Retail Sportsbooks in Kansas

Kansas Online SportsbookLicense Partner
Bally Bet SportsbookBoot Hill Casino
Barstool SportsbookHollywood Casino 
BetMGM SportsbookKansas Crossing Casino
Caesars SportsbookKansas Crossing Casino
FOX Bet SportsbookHollywood Casino 
DraftKings SportsbookBoot Hill Casino
FanDuel SportsbookKansas Star Casino 
Golden Nugget SportsbookBoot Hill Casino
PointsBetKansas Crossing Casino

Only two are open as of now, these being the Hollywood Casino which is located at the Kansas Speedway and homes Barstool sportsbook and FOX Bet sportsbook. The other open retail sportsbook is Kansas Star Casino which houses FanDuel sportsbook. 

Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City is set to be the third to open with October projected. This casino will offer in-person betting from DraftKings, Bally Bet and Golden Nugget. Why three? Under Kansas law the four retail casinos can partner with up to three different sportsbook operators. 

Online Sportsbooks in Kansas

BetMGM Sportsbook 

BetMGM are a pioneer of the sports gambling industry. They already have a retail sportsbook in business in the state of Kansas, more specifically at Kansas Crossing Casino. 

Caesars Sportsbook

Formerly known as William Hill, Caesars have certainly stamped their authority on the gambling world. They have a retail location in Kansas, the Kansas Crossing Casino which is yet to open its sportsbook. They are known for their amazing bonus offers, particularly when you sign up. 

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings is a fantastic sportsbook that is considered one of the best that the US has to offer. They have a fantastic fantasy sports program that is very popular among bettors and non-bettors. Their app is now legal in Kansas and they have a retail sportsbook on its way!

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel is another massively popular sportsbook, they have a retail location open in the state of Kansas as well as their app. The Kansas Star Casino is where you can find FanDuel in-person.

PointsBet Sportsbook

PointsBet is an Australian sportsbook that is available in the US and Kansas. PointsBet is known for its signature wager: ‘PointsBetting’. Its not as popular as some of the other top sportsbooks but this doesn't mean there isn’t plenty to like.

Barstool Sportsbook

Barstool Sportsbook has established itself as one of the most popular sportsbooks in the country in recent times. They have done a remarkable job. They are taking wagers both on their app and at Hollywood casino. They may not be on the level of FanDuel or DraftKings but don’t sleep on Barstool!

What should you know before betting on sports in Kansas?

Before you dive into sports betting in Kansas, there's probably a few things you should know…

  • The legal age of sports betting in Kansas is 21.
  • To get involved with sports betting in Kansas you must be physically inside the state of Kansas. Geolocation technology will be required for all mobile apps and sports betting websites to prove your location.  
  • There can be a maximum of only 12 Kansas online sports books in Kansas. 
  • The sports betting tax rate for Kansas is set at 10%.
  • You can legally bet on college sports in the state of Kansas.

How to sign up for Sports Betting in Kansas

Registering for Kansas online sports betting couldn’t be simpler, there is a plethora of sportsbook options to choose from. Whichever you choose, the sign-up process will be pretty simple! In-fact, it's almost exactly the same process: 

  1. First you’ll need to select your chosen sportsbook and download their app
  2. Next you’ll need to register for an account with the given sportsbook. (you’ll need proof of ID and address)
  3. Next you’ll need to make your first deposit, simply connect a payment method and add some funds you’re willing to lose.
  4. Finally, you’re in. You’ve got the whole sportsbook in front of you with a verified account and some cash. Time to place that bet, before you do that- check out some more HowToBet guides! 
  5. Keep check of yourself, set spend limits and never gamble when you’re in a bad mood. With great power comes great responsibility. 

Types of Sports Betting in Kansas

There are a lot of different betting types, we won’t go through all of them here but we will take you through some of the most popular. 

  • Points Spread- A Points Spread bet refers to betting on the margin a team will win by. The favorite is designated by a minus and a plus indicates the underdog. If a team is priced at -5.5, they must win by more than 5.5 for your bet to come in. 
  • Moneyline- By far the simplest bet to understand, this is simply choosing the team you think will win. For example: if you choose the Lakers and they win then you win, if they lose, you lose. Simple, right?
  • Over/Under- Over and under is exactly what it sounds like. You’re simply choosing whether you think the total of something in the game, for example three pointers, will be over or under the sportsbooks number. 
  • Parlay- A parlay bet or accumulator is a bet that rides on multiple bets all coming in. This is very desirable as you are able to make big money from low stakes. For example: 
  • Manchester United Moneyline (-210)
  • Los Angeles Lakers Moneyline (-155) 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to score twice (+650) 
  • Milwaukee Bucks +5.5 (-110)
  • Casemiro to make 3.5+ tackles (-105) 

This would combine to return more than $600 from just a $10 stake. 

  • Prop Bets- Propositional bets or prop bets are bets that do not focus on the result of the game. The most popular type of prop is a player prop. An example of this would be: Giannis Antetokounmpo to make the first three of the game. 

If you'd like more information on bet types and how to read odds, check out one of our more in depth guides!

Most Popular Sports To Bet on in Kansas

You will have the option to bet on a lot of different competitions and leagues when sports betting in Kansas. 

NFL- The NFL will be by far the most popular league in Kansas sports betting. The Kansas City Chiefs are very popular in the state. The NFL season starts on the 8th September and we will see major traffic on the Kansas sportsbooks that day. 

NBA- NBA sports betting in Kansas will also be massively popular. The NBA has plenty of markets to bet on and is a popular league to bet on all over the world. 

MLB- Baseball is a very popular choice in Kansas. The baseball season's massive length gives the sport a great advantage, it feels never ending! And we all love the World Series. The state of Kansas is also home to the Kansas City Royals

College Sport- College sport is massive in the gambling world and Kansas is allowing it as an option for sports betting which is absolutely massive. This will be very exciting for the state around March Madness.

Banking Options for Sports Betting in Kansas

Banking is one of the most important things when it comes to betting and you’ll be glad to hear that Kansas have some great options.


  • PayPal
  • (ACH) VIP preferred e-Check
  • Visa/MasterCard credit and debit cards
  • Online banking transfer
  • Play+ Prepaid Cards
  • PayNearMe
  • Cash at the casino cage
  • Bank wire transfer
  • Paper checks
  • Skrill

Your money will always be safe and secure. Your info is also securely encrypted.


  • ACH e-check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Prepaid card
  • Check by mail
  • Cash at the casino cage

As you can see, there are many different options to choose from for both deposits and withdrawals.

Types of bonuses and promotions in Kansas

Since the soft launch of Kansas sports betting we have seen plenty of bonuses and promotions. Here is what's currently available:

Offers coming soon!

Kansas sports betting bonuses explained

  • No deposit bonus- A no deposit bonus is a bonus that you are granted for simply registering. Otherwise known as a welcome bonus. They usually come in the form of free betting credits. 
  • Deposit bonuses- These bonuses are granted once you deposit a certain amount of cash. The sportsbook usually matches your first deposit up to a certain amount. 
  • Risk-free bets- Risk free bets are similar to deposit bonuses. You place your first bet and if it loses you are refunded with cash or the equivalent betting credits. 
  • Odds boosts- Odds boosts are when the sportsbook will manually inflate the odds on certain markets to make them more desirable. 

Kansas Sports Betting FAQ

How many sportsbooks are set to launch in Kansas?
Kansas has 9 retail sportsbooks on the way and currently has six apps available. These being: FanDuel, Barstool, DraftKings, PointsBet, BetMGM and Caesars.
Is sports betting legal in Kansas?
As of September 1st 2022, sports betting both online and in-person became legal.
When will sports betting come to Kansas?
Sports betting in Kansas is legal! From September 1st select sportsbooks began taking wagers.
Why is sports betting illegal in Kansas?
Sports betting is not illegal in Kansas.
How to bet on sports in Kansas?
Simply choose a sportsbook, register for an account, add funds, select your odds and hit ‘place bet’ its as easy as that.
Did Kansas pass sports betting?
Yes! Back in May 2022, Governor Laura Kelly signed off the Kansas sports betting bill. Four months later, it finally launched in the state!
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