Kansas: Sports bets to be accepted starting Sept. 1

Kansas: Sports bets to be accepted starting Sept. 1

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  • Addi Weakley, KSHB
August 18, 2022 7:16 PM
  • Addi Weakley, KSHB

    Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday sports books at Kansas’ four state-owned casinos can begin accepting wagers in September.

    Bets will be accepted in person and on mobile platforms as of Sept. 1 and will officially open Sept. 8.

    Kansas Lottery operates the wagering, which happens to begin as professional football season kicks off.

    “Legalizing sports betting is a common-sense solution that keeps Kansans’ money in Kansas and drives business to sporting events, casinos, restaurants, and other entertainment venues,” Kelly said in a statement. “I want to thank all our partners for working with us to get this done in time for football season.”