The Supreme Court gave each state the power to legalize sports betting in May of 2018 when they overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. Since then, seven states have legalized sports betting while another 30, including Kansas, have introduced legislation to Congress.
Is Sports Betting Legal in Kansas?
No, sports betting is currently not legal in Kansas. Kansas has a handful of bills all focused on bringing sports betting to the Sunflower State.
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What Would Legal Sports Betting Look Like in Kansas?
Kansas currently has multiple bills in Congress that would legalize sports betting in some capacity. The bill with the most traction, SB 222 would legalize mobile betting through the lottery. Betting would also be available at Kansas racetracks.
The bill currently has a proposed tax rate of 6.75%. Tax revenue would go towards the expanded lottery act revenues fund. It is not clear how these funds would be allocated.
Would the bill legalize online sports betting in Kansas?
Yes, SB 222 would legalize online sports betting in Kansas.
Kansas Online Gambling FAQ
Aside from online sports betting, there other forms of gambling available to residents of Kansas.
Are daily fantasy sports legal in Kansas?
Daily Fantasy Sports, or DFS, is a cross between fantasy football and legalized gambling. On a broad level, DFS contests are a subsection of fantasy sports. Players compete against their friends, or more often strangers to build a team of professional athletes under a given salary cap, and try and to outscore their opponents. Daily fantasy sports differ from traditional fantasy sports by having contests that last for an evening or the weekend, as opposed to having the same team for months.
Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Kansas?
No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in Kansas. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of Kansas as clients. Although BettingBuck always recommends betting with legal sportsbooks, we do review a handful of offshore sites like Bovada, 5Dimes, and MyBookie.
Does Kansas have an online lottery?
No, the Kansas Lottery does not offer any online games.