Legal sports betting is about to Kansas.

Governor Laura Kelly sign SB 84 Thusdaybill to become law 1st of July. The KS Sports Betting Legislation was passed by both Houses in April.

“Legalizing sports betting will bring more revenue to our state and grow our economy,” Kelly said. “This is another mechanism that casinos, restaurants and other entertainment venues can now use to attract Kansans to their establishments.”

Kansas is the 35th the state legalizes sports betting.

Kansas lines up for fall launch

Regulators said LSR sports betting will likely launch this fall in time to capture NFL bet.

the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission and Kansas Lotterywho owns the casinos, will work together on the regulatory and licensing process, said representatives of the two organizations LSR this month.

The KRGC will also do its best to learn from the mistakes of previous market launches, said Todd AllenKRGC Government Relations Officer.

Kansas Sports Betting Options

Kansas sports betting legislation allows each of the state’s four casinos to operate retail sports betting. Casinos also get three online skins, so major sports betting operators like BetMGM, DraftKings and FanDuel are probably in the state.

A casino can request a fourth skin to partner with a state professional sports team – just SportingKansas City of major league soccer qualified this year. Casinos can also partner with 50 retail establishments to operate betting kiosks.

Kansas will collect a ten% the tax on income from sports betting, with 80% part of it is for a fund to bring a professional sports team to the state. Projections suggest that the state could generate up to $10 million sports betting annually.

Bumpy ride for KS sports betting bill

The bill that eventually arrived at the Kelly was a remnant of the 2021 session. The Senate passed its version of the bill, but the legislation stalled in the House.

The House began debate on a separate bill earlier this session before the House leadership pulled SB 84 to the ground. With two versions of the bill, a conference committee met to resolve the differences.

The conference report was adopted by the House before the houses adjourned for three weeks. After the break, the Senate rejected the report, sending it back to a conference committee that reached the ultimate compromise.

Kansas beats Missouri at sports betting

Throughout the legislative session this spring, sports betting supporters in Kansas have been talking about beating Missouri the legalization of sports betting.

With Kelly’s signature, lawmakers achieve their goal.

It also looks like the market will launch before Missouri legalizes, as Show-Me State’s efforts have crumbled in recent weeks.