Kansas legal sports betting starts tomorrow morning with a nationwide “soft launch”. To help eager residents prepare for the big day, we’ve put together a short game detailing what to expect when the sports betting options roll out.
Soft launch schedule
Tomorrow’s activities start at 12pm local time. Very different from “soft launches” in others legal sports betting statesas it allows any licensed operator in the state to participate.
It has only been a week since the Kansas Lottery issued the necessary licensee permits. Despite this, potential operators began preparing their contracts and facilities for expansion several months in advance.
When wagering is first taking place, bettors aged 21 and over can look forward to experiencing the retail experience at one of the following two casino locations:
- Hollywood Casino – Kansas City
- Kansas Star Casino-Mulvane
Not listed above are the Kansas Crossing Casino in Pittsburg and the Boot Hill Resort in Dodge City. Even though the casinos are licensed, they knew they needed more time before opening up brick and mortar betting to their customers.
Limited retail betting options
Unfortunately, the spread doesn’t leave many options for weather on the northwest side of the state. However, Kansas Soft Launch is very friendly too mobile sports betting apps.
Thanks to the wonders of geofencing technology, these options are even available to players with out-of-state addresses. In cooperation with Kansas’ domestic casinos, you can place your bets with up to six different providers on the Internet.
The list is as follows:
- Bar stool sports betting
- fan duel
With the speed at which sports betting has moved from legislation to reality, most licensees and gaming officials have had little time to comment on the matter. Of all the operators who have settled in Kansas, only one has taken the time to embrace the good news.
look at what’s to come
Sam Swanell, CEO and Managing Director of PointsBet Group commented:
“We are excited to go live and bring our outstanding sportsbook product to the people of Kansas from day one. With the NFL season starting on September 8th, the timing is perfect to specifically showcase our NFL In-Play betting opportunities.”
The road to legal betting has not been an easy one for Kansans. But if the State Sports Betting Revenue rolls in, even the harshest critics are expected to sweeten the new industry.
Further information on online sports betting in Germany and abroad can be found on our country pages. We’ve already combed through all the legal jargon so you don’t have to!
Source: fox 23, SBC America