People can start wagering on sports in Kansas legally beginning September 1. Thus, Kansas sports betting will start in time for the NFL season. In addition, Governor Laura Kelly announced that casinos could start accepting bets on sports in September as part of the sports wagering soft launch in the state.
Kansas City Chiefs’ first game will be on September 11. Governor Kelly thanked stakeholders for working with the state government. Also, there have been many companies that want to be an online bookie in Kansas.
According to sports betting software solution experts, the launch date comes months after the sports wagering law was enacted last July 1. Also, lawmakers approved the bill after late-night votes in both chambers in April.
Kansas Sports Betting Launch
The beginning of wagering was postponed because the Kansas Lottery expected to conclude guidelines, including making a particular period for a casino to apply to offer sports betting in some ways.
Boot Hill Casino recently declared it had joined forces with public betting applications DraftKings and Bally’s to give online games wagering in Kansas. That way, they don’t need to learn how to be a bookie and let the experts handle it.
Conservative Senator Rob Olson said he was eager to at last legitimize it because numerous Kansans needed it.
The State Lottery will re-appropriate the games betting tasks to casinos in Kansas. Those casinos will be permitted to launch online and in-person sportsbooks. Also, players need to be within state borders to bet on sports. Sports teams can have sportsbooks in their stadiums if they sign a deal with casinos.