Kansas Online Gambling

The latest on Kansas online gambling, sports betting, lottery, and more.

While there isn’t much online gambling and online casino news available to residents at the moment, it appears as though that could change soon. Really soon. Like really, really soon.

As far as online gambling goes, Kansans can wager on daily fantasy sports and horse racing, though nothing else. Meanwhile the Sunflower State also offers four state-owned casinos, in addition to several other pari-mutuel gambling facilities and tribal casinos. Many enjoy games and contests held by the Kansas Lottery, as well. Although these options are nice, residents are patiently waiting for the arrival of online casinos and sports betting.

Luckily, signs are starting to point toward the launch of legal Kansas sports betting. Gov. Laura Kelly officially signed the sports betting bill passed by the Kansas Legislature permitting both retail and online sports wagering.

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LEGALIZATION DATE
May 12, 2022

MARKET LAUNCH DATE
Retail: September 1, 2022
Online: September 1, 2022

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casinos, online operators, and up to 50 partner businesses and entities per casino operator, with one-fifth of the total reserved for nonprofit organizations. Also allows for tribal sportsbooks following new compact agreements.

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
None

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

BETTING ACCOUNT REGISTRATION
Customers of online sportsbooks are not required to register or fund their accounts in person.

TAX RATE
10% on sports betting revenue

TAX REVENUE ALLOCATION
$750,000 annually will go into the White Collar Crime Fund
2% will go to the Problem Gambling and Addiction Grant Fund
Of the remainder, 80% will go to the Attracting Professional Sports to Kansas Fund and 20% to the Lottery Operating Fund

LICENSE FEES
There are no license fees for retail or online operators. Operators are obligated to pay the costs of background and suitability investigations.

OFFICIAL DATA MANDATE
None

INTEGRITY FEE
None

Can I play online casino games in Indiana?

No, but you might be able to do so relatively soon. Gambling proponents in the Indiana General Assembly have indicated that they plan to push for iGaming legalization early in the 2023 session.

Not any time soon. Real-money online poker is still explicitly outlawed in Indiana.

Offshore betting sites may be acting legally based on the laws in their home countries, but it doesn’t mean they are legal under US law.

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) made it illegal for the US financial system to process transactions to gambling sites that don’t comply with US law. All online gambling sites that are not licensed by a US state will inevitably breach the UIGEA if they serve US customers.

There are good reasons to join the state-regulated market:

  • Better betting options and software.
  • Deposits and withdrawals are fast and certain.
  • You have legal protection for your funds.
  • Introductory bonuses are generally better at US sites because players’ average spend is higher.
  • In-game betting is rarely available at offshore sites.
  • Revenues that flow offshore do nothing for the local economy.
  • Your money is not safe offshore. Many sites have gone bankrupt leaving no way for customers to get their deposits back.
Who regulates Indiana gaming?

The Indiana Gaming Commission regulates all legal gaming in the Hoosier State.

What kind of responsible gambling measures are available in Indiana?

The Indiana Council on Problem Gambling is one of the multiple resources available to those who struggle with betting addiction.

You must be 21 years or older to play casino games or place sports bets in Indiana. Horse betting and the Indiana Lottery games are available to those 18 years and older.