The battle to make Kansas sports betting legalization happen is still ongoing, but the main fight is surprisingly between the state’s House and Senate.
The Senate passed bill S283 in February, but rather than work with that bill, the House State and Local Affairs Committee dropped it from the docket to focus on House Bill 2671; their own sports betting bill which has some major fundamental differences.
With both sides needing to find a middle ground, and casinos strongly on one side of the debate, there’s still going to be some time before sports betting is legalized in Kansas.
Is sports betting legal in Kansas?
No. Both the Senate and the House has different bills in play regarding sports betting, with very drastic core differences. There is no timeline for when they can go to conference and create one, unified bill, so there is currently no timeline for when sports betting can be legal in Kansas.
Where can I bet at Kansas sportsbooks?
That remains to be determined, as the Senate’s sports betting bill would allow the four state-owned casinos to exclusively offer sports betting, while the House’s version of the bill would be run through the Kansas Lottery – and contract more than 1,000 retailers.
What about mobile sports betting apps in Kansas?
Kansas hasn’t progressed enough to give an accurate idea of what mobile sports betting apps will be involved, but considering that both the Senate and the House versions of their bill include a higher tax rate on mobile sports betting, the state seems ready to embrace the digital betting world.