On the first day of September, six platforms will be already prepared for launch. Kansas players will be able to choose from FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars, BetMGM and Penn National Gaming (Barstool).
The state currently owns four casinos that will all be partnering with sportsbooks: Hollywood Crossing with Barstool and FoxBet, Kansas Star Casino with FanDuel and BetMGM, Kansas Crossing with PointsBet and Caesars, and Boot Hill with Bally Bet and DraftKings.
The bill that legalised sports betting in Kansas was signed into law on May 12 by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, and if the state launches as planned (in early September) it will be one of the quickest turnarounds from legalisation to launch.
Governor Kelly commented: “Legalising sports betting is a common-sense solution that keeps Kansans’ money in Kansas and drives business sporting events, casinos, restaurants, and other entertainment venues. I want to thank all our partners for working with us to get this done in time for football season.”
Kansas Lottery Executive Director Stephen Durrell added: “This announcement represents a lot of hard work and collaboration between the Kansas Lottery, the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, our casino, and tribal partners.
“The process to bring this to fruition has moved at an unbelievable pace. We are excited to be bringing sports betting to Kansas players and adding more fun and exciting play options to the Sunflower State.”