Kansas Senate To Legalize Sports Betting Sites

May 1, 2022

The Kansas Senate and House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday, April 28 that would make betting legal as early as July 1. As a result, bettors could place their wagers through a mobile app or in-person in state-licensed casinos.

Kansas will become the 36th state to legalize sports betting, thanks to legislation signed by Governor Laura Kelly. The majority of sports betting in Kansas will take place at four state-owned casinos, which will be linked to a variety of sportsbook platforms. It intends to offer both on-site and online betting games.

Regulations details

Representative Stephanie Clayton, the House Minority Whip and the bill supporter, argued that legalizing betting sites will have various economic development benefits. Outside of the betting sector, there are other companies that would gain from customers crossing state lines to gamble in locations like bars and restaurants. This is because the mobile app's geofence requires users to bet in states where gambling is legal.

State-level betting legalization is viewed as critical, as is consumer protection, which must be strengthened in the regular market. This is a reference to a new law that would levy a 10 percent fee on all bets. The majority of the money will be used to help the state lure professional sports teams in the future.

The state even provided a Kansas Problem Gambling hotline where people can get free counseling and treatment services by dialing 1-800-522-4700.

According to other representatives, the final regulations will be implemented in the first quarter of next year if all deadlines are reached and no impediments arise. Kansas residents will therefore be able to gamble on the upcoming Super Bowl in 2023. This timeline is a quick one because usually it takes 8-12 months for most states to get the process done.

On the other side, some people fear that legalizing this betting site will put the state in a lot of debt. Stephanie Roberts, a Kansas licensed gaming advisor and member of the South Central Kansas Gambling Task Force, explained this in person. Roberts underlined that there are a number of roadblocks, particularly in the area of mobile applications.

Several sports betting websites ready to go live

A Hollywood event space with a view of the raceway is in the process of being transformed into a sports betting facility. Rick Skinner, the general manager and vice president, stated this directly. He believes that football and basketball will be able to pique viewers' interest. In order to bring fans closer together and enjoy incredible moments in a betting game.

In addition, a Hollywood spokesman also stated that his organization was actively recruiting for a variety of professions. Likewise, with the many perks that the site is beginning to give. Room Associates, Main Bankers, Food Servers, Cooks, Environmental Services, and Experienced Dealers will each receive a $1,500 incentive; Graduation from Table Games Dealer School will receive a $1,000 bonus; Assistant Pit Managers will receive a $2,500 bonus.

Aside from Hollywood, Major League Soccer (MLS) and Sporting KC will allow betting at their Kansas City stadium. Similarly, Tribal Casino will offer a sportsbook for wagering on sports.

Jake Williams
Jake Williams is a sports gambling expert. He's been writing in the sports betting and DFS industry for over a decade. He specializes in MLB and NBA, along with College Basketball and College Football.