Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 84 in May 2022. This bill laid the groundwork for the establishment of legalized Kansas sports betting. Kansas sports bettors were up and running four months after the bill was signed, with retail and mobile sports betting windows opening on September 8, 2022.

It was quite a start. The state generated over $500 million in handle within the first three days of accepting betting.

If you live in Kansas, you might be interested in joining this thriving sports betting community. By the way, residents from other states are welcome to participate as long as all interactions with Kansas sportsbooks take place while the user is physically in Kansas.

So, how do you get started betting sports online in Kansas?

Opening a Kansas Online Account

If you want to open an online sports betting account in Kansas, you must meet two basic but important requirements. They are:

  • Meeting the state’s 21-year-old minimum online gambling age
  • Agree to only place bets while physically present in the state

After that it’s simply a case of picking a Kansas sportsbook, registering your details, making a deposit and placing your first bet.

Note: Every licensed online/mobile sports betting operator in Kansas is required by law to track each customer’s physical location as they wager. This is accomplished with geo-tracking software that verifies the customers whereabouts.

Choosing a Kansas Online Sportsbook

SB 84, which was signed at the time, allowed the state’s four casinos to accept retail sports bets through an in-house sportsbook. It also allowed each of these retail casinos to collaborate with up to three online sports betting partners (skins). It should be noted that retail sports betting kiosks will be permitted in some commercial establishments.

If you are looking for your own online sports betting home as of January 1, here are your current options:

Boot Hill Casino & Resort with the DraftKings (Dodge City) mobile skin
Kansas Crossing Casino + Hotel with the BetMGM, Caesars, and PointsBet (Pittsburg) mobile skins
Kansas Star Casino with the FanDuel (Mulvane) skin
Hollywood Casino with Barstool Sportsbook (Kansas City, KS)

Three of the aforementioned casinos have the potential to collaborate with other mobile skins in the future.

Selecting Welcome Bonuses

Kansas sports bettors have options to choose among the multiple major mobile sports betting brands already accepting new customers in Kansas.

What you will notice is that the available betting markets, betting options, and banking options are all quite similar in each of the aforementioned mobile skins. What often distinguishes them is the welcome bonus offered by each operator.

Allow welcome bonuses to be your deciding factor when reviewing each operator’s platform. The best Kansas welcome bonuses are those that are simple to obtain and provide real value in terms of what you can receive in the end. Before making your choice or choices, carefully read the terms and conditions of each offer.