TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas kicked off sports betting in state-owned casinos last month and the industry says it has already generated $1.3 million in revenue after the first 30 days of operation.
Governor Laura Kelly says during the month of September, nearly $130,000 was collected for the State of Kansas as a result.
“These revenues reinforce what we already knew: Legal sports betting is a common-sense solution that keeps Kansans’ money in Kansas and supports Kansas businesses,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “While legal wagering is just in its infancy, these revenues will continue to grow and benefit the state over time.”
The four casinos contracted with the state to offer sports wagering through independent platforms are as follows:
- Boot Hill Casino & Resort
- Kansas Star Casino
- Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
- Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel
Tribal casinos are also working to align on contracts with the State of Kansas for sports wagering. According to Governor Kelly’s Office, these casinos will be authorized to launch as soon as they are ready.
“Sports betting has successfully kicked off in Kansas, and players could not be more excited to get in on the action,” Stephen Durrell, Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery, said. “The launch went smoothly thanks to the efforts of our casino partners, the sports wagering platforms, the KRGC, and our staff at the Kansas Lottery. We will continue to work to make sports betting in Kansas safe, secure, and fun for all players as we expand and grow.”
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