Is betting legal in Kansas?
Retail and online sports betting are legal in Kansas. SB 84, the law to legalize sports betting, came into effect on July 1, 2022. Sports betting went live in the Sunflower State on September 1, 2022.
Who governs sports betting in Kansas?
The Kansas Lottery oversees Kansas sports betting. The state lottery sets out all the regulations and requirements for sportsbooks. However, the Kansas Racing and Gambling Commission will aid the lottery.
How old do you have to be to bet in Kansas?
You must be 21 or older to place sports bets in Kansas. Alternatively, you can place online horse racing bets if you are at least 18 years old. You may be required to verify your age by sending copies of your photo ID to the betting site.
When did sports betting launch in Kansas?
There was a hard deadline of January 1, 2023 for the launch of sports betting in Kansas, but the Kansas Lottery oversaw a soft launch on September 1, 2022 before an official launch of the market on September 8.
Where can I bet on sports in Kansas?
You are able to place bets in Kansas using online sportsbooks anywhere in the state. Alternatively, you can visit one of the state’s retail sportsbooks at its commercial casinos. The Kansas Lottery will also license 50 retail locations to offer sports betting kiosks.
Are sportsbooks in Kansas be safe?
Yes, sportsbooks in Kansas are safe. The Kansas Lottery has determined the safety measures sportsbooks must have, including player safety protocols. The state lottery has also decided on the responsible gambling measures each site must bring.
Do I have to pay taxes on betting winnings in Kansas?
Yes, you have to pay tax on betting winnings in Kansas and declare all those gambling winnings to the IRS. You’ll have to fill out a W-2G form if you win more than $600. In addition, you must include your gambling winnings in your state income tax. There are three tax rates: 3.10%, 5.25%, and 5.70%.
Can you play DraftKings in Kansas?
DraftKings has a partnership with Boot Hill Casino and was one of the first sportsbooks to launch in Kansas. You can download the DraftKings app and play anywhere in the state, or visit the sportsbook at Boot Hill Casino. You can also play DraftKings' Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) games.
Can you play FanDuel in Kansas?
FanDuel have a partnership with Kansas Star Casino owners Boyd Gaming, so sports fans can either wager online with the operator or visit their retail sportsbook at the casino. FanDuel's Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) games are also available.
Can you play BetMGM in Kansas?
Yes, you can play BetMGM in Kansas. The operator was one of six online sportsbooks approved to go live on September 1, and signed a deal to be one of the three online sportsbooks in partnership with Kansas Star Casino.
Can you play Caesars in Kansas?
Caesars were one of the six online sportsbooks approved to go live on September 1 in Kansas. They also have a retail sportsbook at Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel after linking up with Peninsula Pacific Entertainment.
Can you play TwinSpires in Kansas?
TwinSpires Sportsbook is shutting down and won’t be available in Kansas. However, you can legally use its online horse racing betting site.
Which sportsbooks will be available in Kansas in the future?
While six of the top operators in the US are already available in Kansas, there is scope for six more to launch in the future with each retail casino able to licence up to three online partners. It is not yet clear which operators will take up these available slots.