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Online Gambling in Kansas 🎖️ Sports Betting, Casino, DFS, Horse Racing & Bingo

With only 4 commercial casinos, Kansas is not known as a gambling state. However, the Sunflower State has recently stepped up to the forefront of US online gambling by legalizing sports betting.

The go-live date has not yet been set for Kansas sports betting, but in the meantime, Kansas has some other good internet gaming options for casino gamblers and sports bettors alike while they wait to gamble online.

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⭐ Kansas Online Gambling

Kansas online gambling

Kansas is one of the new states joining the real money online gambling club.

Kansas legislature officially passed the sports betting bill SB84 on May 12, 2022. The bill legalized both retail and online sports betting in the state. Kansas regulators hope to give green light to wagering before the start of the NFL season.

Online casino games are not regulated in Kansas, and there is no online casino legislation on the table. Friends of online games and slot machines can head to one of the four commercial or six Native American casinos in the state. For those looking to play online, social casinos, horse racing, and daily fantasy sports are convenient legal online gambling options.

⭐ KS Sports Betting

Kansas legalized retail and online betting in May 2022. The state sports betting law allows twelve operators which have to partner with one of the four commercial casinos in KS. Kansas sports betting sites have not yet been revealed, but the usual big names and some smaller operators are expected to enter the state.

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Latest News on Online Wagering

Kansas Sports Betting Unlikely To Meet the September 8th Deadline

Kansas has been one of the fastest moving states when it comes to legalizing sports betting. When Governor Laura Kelly…

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August 10th, 2022: Big sportsbook operators, such as DraftKings and FanDuel, have uncovered early registration promos for Kansas. Both sportsbooks are offering $100 free bets as an early sign up bonus, no deposit required. Official launch date hasn’t been published yet.
August 1st, 2022: Keith Smith, CEO of Boyd Gaming, announced recently, that Boyd and their Kansas Star Casino were looking to enter into partnership with FanDuel Casino.
July 22, 2022: NFL Week 1 launch is looking more and more unlikely as the application rules haven’t been issued yet. Hollywood Casino hopes betting will be live by September 9, which is when NASCAR hits the Kansas Speedway.
July 10, 2022: Some of the initial drafts of regulations are leaked and they raise some questions. First, the rules imply that a copy of ID is required from everyone who tries to sign up, which is not only uncommon in other betting states but also somewhat impractical. Second, only registrations from Kansas are allowed which means people who’ve registered in other states couldn’t wager on the KS books. Third, the regulators are presenting that betting ads require a 30-day notice ahead of their use. We will see how the casinos and sportsbook operators respond to the drafts and what edits are made.
July 1, 2022: The Kansas regulators are working quickly to launch the online betting market and are expected to release a draft of the regulations to the four commercial casinos on the 22nd of July. Since a couple of them have already locked in their partnerships, we can expect a swift launch once applications start rolling in. Governor Kelly is confident Kansas will launch prior to January 1, 2023 and negotiations on whether the Indian casinos can offer betting are ongoing.

⭐ Kansas Online Casinos

Online casino gambling for real money is not legal in Kansas and no bill has been introduced to change this. If online gamblers want to play at Kansas online casinos, they need to play on sweepstakes, which are technically not considered online gambling in Kansas. On these casinos, you can play online casino games for sweepstake prizes which can be exchanged for money.

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⭐ Other Gaming Options in Kansas

Even though online casinos remain illegal and sports betting has not launched, Kansas residents have several other (online) gambling options. The Lottery has been running since 1988 and the state allows online horse betting. Kansas is also one of the states that have made a law legalizing daily fantasy sports contests.

Kansas Gambling

Kansas bettors can start gambling online within months as KS betting apps are going live soon.

Kansas Lottery

The Lottery was approved by voters in 1986, and the next year it joined the Multi-State Lottery Association. The first lottery tickets went on sale in 1988 and Powerball followed in 1992. Since 2010, Kansas residents have also been able to participate in Mega Millions draws.

Bingo

Kansas also has some bingo options. The operation of bingo games and raffles is limited to non-profit religious, charitable, fraternal, educational, and veterans organizations. The prize limit for regular bingo games is $1,263. However, Kansas also allows instant draw bingo machines. You can find out more about Kansas bingo options from the official Kansas State Bingo page. Currently, no online bingo sites are allowed to operate.

Daily Fantasy Sports

In 2015, Kansas passed a bill regulating daily fantasy sports. The bill explicitly legalized DFS, which is still uncommon in the US. Since then, several operators have entered the Kansas DFS market. FanDuel and DraftKings are naturally the biggest sites, but you can find competitors like Monkey Knife Fight and SuperDraft in the state as well.

Horse and Dog Racing

The glory days of Kansas horse betting are long gone. Kansas used to have three racetracks and a greyhound racing track, but the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act of 2007 and high taxes closed their doors. Since the last race track closed almost 15 years ago, horse wagering and pari-mutuel betting has been available only on sites like TVG, TwinSpires, and BetAmerica.

There has been discussions on how to resurrect the horse racing industry in KS, but nothing has passed the legislature. With sports wagering now legalized, another push to allow the tracks to open and partner with online sportsbooks could be coming soon.

Kansas Online Poker

Online poker is not legal in Kansas. However, you can participate in home games as long as you don’t take rake. Some casinos also have poker rooms as land-based gambling options for Kansas gamblers.

⭐ Land-Based Casinos in Kansas

There are ten Kansas land-based casinos. Six are tribal casinos, operated by the state’s Native American tribes. The other four are commercial casinos operated by Penn National, Boyd Gaming, Peninsula Pacific, and Boot Hill Gaming. Only the four commercially licensed casinos are eligible to provide online sports betting in Kansas. Interestingly, the state of Kansas has claimed a stake in all commercial operations, which is unique in the U.S.

Kansas Casino Location Owner
7th Street Casino Kansas City Wyandotte Nation
Boot Hill Casino & Resort Dodge City Kansas Lottery / Boot Hill Gaming
Casino White Cloud Doniphan Iowa Tribe
Crosswinds Casino Park City Wyandotte Nation
Golden Eagle Casino Horton Kickapoo Tribe
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway Kansas City Kansas Lottery / Penn National Gaming
Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel Pittsburg Kansas Lottery / Peninsula Pacific Entertainment
Kansas Star Casino Mulvane Kansas Lottery / Boyd Gaming
Prairie Band Casino & Resort Mayetta Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Sac and Fox Casino Powhattan Sac & Fox Nation
Kansas Online Casino

You can visit one of the several casinos in Kansas if you want to play table games, video poker, and slot machines. There’s six tribal casinos and four commercial ones.

⭐ KS Online Gambling Rules & Regulations

Kansas gambling laws are enforced by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission. As the details for online sportsbooks have not yet been revealed, there are few specific rules in regards to online gambling sites. As in all states, employees and their family members are not allowed to claim bonuses for horse racing or participate in casino games at the casino where they work at. The $1,263 win limit for bingo is unique for Kansas.

The KRGC is required to publish the sports betting license application regulations by August 15, 2022. We will then know more about the licensing process and specific rules for the interner gambling industry.

Gambling Age Limits in Kansas

Kansas allows residents aged 18 or older to play bingo games, lottery, and wager on horse racing. Unlike many other states, the age limit for Daily Fantasy Sports is 21+. Sports betting and casino age limit in Kansas is 21+ as well.

Form of Gambling Minimum Age Limit
Lottery 18+
Daily Fantasy Sports 21+
Horse Racing 18+
Bingo 18+
Casino 21+
Sports Betting 21+

Last updated: 08/12/2022

Kansas Internet Gambling FAQs

1️⃣ Is sports betting legal in Kansas?

Yes, Kansas legalized sports betting on May 12th, 2022. Online and retail sports betting are slated to go live before the start of the 2022 football season.

Once the betting options launch, you can wager on football, basketball, and hockey games, participate in live betting for those and other sports, and make point spread bets. Many books will offer new customers welcome bonuses, which let you wager for free.

2️⃣ Can I wager on horses in Kansas?

Yes. Online horse racing is available to all Kansas residents above the age of 18 through apps like TVG, TwinSpires, and BetAmerica.

3️⃣ Does Kansas have real money online casinos?

Kansas does not have online casinos for real money yet. Casino players can head to one of the brick-and-mortar casinos in the state for real money gambling. You can also choose to play on sweepstakes casinos. We don't recommend offshore gambling sites as they are not regulated by state officials. If you start playing on offshore casinos, you don't have any legal recourse if the gambling site mistreats you.

In 2013, a bill to ban online gambling in Kansas was introduced by Kansas lawmakers, but it failed. While it seems unlikely to be introduced again, the best online casinos are not expected to launch anytime soon.

4️⃣ How old do I have to be to play at Kansas casinos?

You have to be at least 21 years old to play casino games or enter the premises of Kansas casinos. For internet gambling, the legal gambling age varies but is 21 for mobile betting and DFS.

5️⃣ Are online poker rooms legal in KS?

No, online poker rooms are still illegal in Kansas and none of the Kansas online gambling laws has changed this. If online gaming expands, top online casinos might open a poker room for Kansas players.

6️⃣ What online banking options will be available in KS?

A great sportsbook will provide several options for banking. Most people prefer to use credit cards, bank wire transfer, PayPal, or Play+ because they are use-friendly and don't have an extra cost associated. Some methods might have a minimum deposit requirement.

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