- Kansas online sports betting is now legal as of September 1st, 2022
- Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM, DraftKings, and PointsBet are among the apps available
- Read below to find out everything you need to know about the Kansas sports betting launch
We’re nearing the end of summer, and sunflower plants are in full bloom. Poetically, Kansas sports betting is now live as of September 1st. Thanks to a long-awaited move, sports bettors in Kansas can finally wager on the Chiefs, Royals, or any other team they choose. Six sportsbooks and betting markets for the NFL, NCAAF, and MLB will be available at the initial “soft launch,” and a full launch planned for September 8 will offer a full array of betting options and potentially more sportsbooks. It’s an exciting time to be a Kansas sports bettor, so let’s get into all of the details!
Kansas Sports Betting Is Now Legal
Yes, Kansas sports betting is now legal.
Eight sportsbooks have been authorized to launch in Kansas, but the September 1 launch will feature only six sportsbooks: Barstool, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel, and PointsBet. FOX Bet and Bally Bet are expected to launch later in the month or in October, with Golden Nugget, and WynnBet strong bets to be included in the Kansas market share in the near future.
FanDuel confirms in a press release it will launch in Kansas tomorrow for the state’s soft sports betting launch.
Kansas native and ex-NFL star Jordy Nelson will place the ceremonial first bet at FanDuel Sportsbook at Kansas Star.
— RLinnehanXL (@RLinnehanXl) August 31, 2022
Each of Kansas’ four casinos was authorized to accept sports bets, and each was given three skins, meaning Kansas can accept a maximum of 12 online sportsbooks. Here are the casinos and the current partners in place:
- Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel: Caesars, PointsBet
- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway: Barstool Sportsbook, FOX Sportsbook (projected)
- Kansas Star Casino: BetMGM, FanDuel
- Boot Hill Casino & Resort: Bally Bet (will not launch Sep. 1), DraftKings
When Can You Start Sports Betting in Kansas?
Kansas sports betting will launch on September 1 in a “soft launch.” The terminology might make it sound like there won’t be much to bet on, but that’s not the case. According to Rob Linnehan, the soft launch simply limits the sports bets that casinos and partners are required to accept.
Don't be confused on the "soft launch" terminology for the Kansas sports betting launch tomorrow at 12 p.m. local time.
As per the "soft launch," Kansas casinos and their operator partners will only be required to take bets on the NFL, MLB, and NCAAF.
— RLinnehanXL (@RLinnehanXl) August 31, 2022
Kansas sports bettors need only wait a week for the “full launch” which will require books and partners to accept wagers on all major sports that they offer. Bally Bet and FOX Bet may launch as soon as September 8 with this full rollout.
Kansas Sports Betting Promos Now Available
The launch of legalized sports betting in Kansas is a huge deal, and naturally, sportsbooks are eager to offer new user bonuses to draw bettors in. Here are some of our favorites:
The BetMGM bonus code in Kansas is currently offering new users a $1,000 risk-free bet. All you have to do is sign up, deposit, and make your first bet. If that first bet loses, you’ll be credited with up to $1,250 in site credit to use for a future wager on any sport.
BetMGM is renowned for its “Lion’s Boost” and other top-notch daily bonuses and boosts.
DraftKings Sportsbook Kansas
One of the leaders in the sports betting industry, DraftKings should have Kansas sports bettors fired up thanks to its “Bet $5, Get $200” offer. New users who bet $5 on any sport will instantly receive $200 in free bets.
That means a $5 wager on the Chiefs to cover the 4.5-point spread in the season-opener against the Cardinals on September 11 will net you a cool two bills. How great is that?
Caesars Sportsbook Kansas
Sports betting has launched just in time for the NFL and NCAAF seasons and the MLB playoffs. New bettors in the Kansas sports betting market can sign up at Caesars and receive a first bet of up to $1,250. Thanks to the September 1 launch, Kansas sports bettors can lay down $1,250 on the Kansas Jayhawks ML for their September 2 season opener against Tennessee Tech. If that wager loses, that $1,250 will be credited back to use for the NFL’s opening weekend. It’s a win-win! Don’t forget about Caesars’ elite Rewards Program at Caesars Sportsbook Kansas!