Everything you need to know about Kansas casino gambling, from land-based casino options to online options for those in the Sunflower State.
For Kansas, 2022 was a big year. In May of that year, Gov. Laura Kelly passed Senate Bill 84 to legalize online sports betting in the state. Then, by September 2022, Jayhawkers were able to legally place sports wagers via mobile and in-person. This came just in time for the beginning of the 2022/2023 NFL season.
However, Kansas isn’t like Michigan, New Jersey, or any other state where both sports betting and casino play has been made legal. Kansas casino gambling is currently illegal online, with no signs of legalization any time soon.
Can You Play Casino Online in Kansas?
The 2007 Kansas Expanded Lottery Act allowed the building of numerous state-run casinos. However, this is as far as the casino landscape stretches in Kansas.
Online casinos are not legal in Kansas. The likes of BetMGM, Caesars and BetRivers are limited to sports wagering options for their customers in Kansas. The small consolation is at least Kansas offers mobile sports wagering – this cannot be said for neighboring states such as Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Social casinos are legal in Kansas, but you cannot win money playing social casinos.
What Casinos Are in Kansas?
All land-based casinos in the state are owned by the tribes. Here are some of the casinos in the Sunflower State:
|Kansas Star Casino
|Prairie Band Casino & Resort
|Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian Reservation
|Golden Eagle Casino
|Kickapoo Nation Reservation
|Sac & Fox Casino
|Boot Hill Casino & Resort
|Seventh Street Casino
|Casino White Cloud
|Iowa Tribe Reservation
Can You Legally Play Bingo In Kansas?
Kansas allows legal bingo games to be played. Poker rooms at regulated tribal casinos and lotteries are also legal in Kansas. Therefore, not everything gambling-related is frowned upon in the state.
Sports Wagering in Kansas
Sports wagering is the one thing that is fully-legal in Kansas.
Want to wager on Kansas City Chiefs? Not a problem. Or, do you want to bet on something less-common, like handball or UFC? Yep, you can legally do that too.
The best bit is that you can do it online and in-person at sportsbooks across the state. All of the major legal sportsbooks operate in Kansas, from BetMGM to DraftKings.