Legal Sports Betting in Kansas Starts Today
On May 12, governor Laura Kelly made history in Kansas by signing bill SB 84 into law. This effectively made it legal to bet on sports within the state of Kansas. However, sports betting fans had to wait a few months before they could place their first wager. Well, the wait is over as Legal Sports Betting in Kansas Starts Today!
Technically, the Kansas sports betting law became effect on July first. Unfortunately, it did not become available until today due to the regulatory process in receiving, reviewing and approving betting licenses. In addition, land-casinos also had to create partnership with online sportsbooks in order to make it available to gamblers.
According to sports and gambling news, the law said Kansas sports betting had to be available by January 1, 2023. The KRGC (Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission) did want sports betting available before the start of the NFL season. However, the reality is often not on par with the desires of the masses.
In this case, they were successful in making it happen and gamblers can now bet online. This is thanks to the Kansas online sports betting soft launch beginning today. The actual full launch will take place on September 8, 2022.
Where to go for Legal Sports Betting in Kansas
Today, sports wagering in the U.S. is an inescapable part of the sports landscape for both fans and gamblers. In fact, it is almost impossible to surf the internet or watch television without seeing ad for sports betting. For those eager to place their first legal bet in Kansas, the question is where and how to do it.
According to sports betting software providers, 6 mobile sports betting operators are launching today. In addition, in-person will be available at two locations which includes the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas. Furthermore, the soft-launch at Hollywood Casino will start at noon at their temporary sportsbook below the Turn 2 Sports Bar.
According to a press release, the casino’s temporary sportsbook will include 30 kiosks and five windows for sporting betting. This is in addition to having an odds board and 45 televisions for taking in the action. However, the permanent sportsbook which will have a restaurant will not be available until later this fall.
For online sports betting fans, they can download their favorite sportsbook apps to place their wager. Currently, the available apps for legal sports gambling in Kansas are Barstool Sports, FanDuel, DraftKings, Bet MGM, Caesars and PointsBet.