Sports betting in Kansas will be live in time for the NFL season

Kansas City, Kan. – The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission announced that sports betting will be live in Kansas just in time for the NFL season.

Sports betters will be able to make their first wagers in four state-owned casinos on September 1, two months after legal sports betting went into effect on July 1. Sportsbooks will officially open on September 8.

“Legalizing sports betting is a common-sense solution that keeps Kansans’ money in Kansas and drives business to sporting events, casinos, restaurants, and other entertainment venues,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “I want to thank all of our partners for working with us to get this done in time for the football season.”

The four casinos with contracts to accept bets are:

  • Boot Hill Casino & Resort – Dodge City
  • Kansas Star Casino – Mulvane
  • Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway – Kansas City
  • Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel – Pittsburg

Gov. Kelly signed the law on May 12, making Kansas the latest in a growing number of states to make it legal.

Owned by the state and operated by the Kansas lottery, each contracted casino will offer sports wagers through different independent platforms.

“The process to bring this to fruition has moved at an unbelievable pace,” said Stephen Durrell, Executive Director of the Kansas lottery, said. “We are excited to bring sports betting to Kansas players and add more fun and exciting gaming options to the Sunflower State.”

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