Sports betting is not legal in Kansas, but that could change at some point in 2020.
There was strong belief Kansas would legalize sports betting in early 2020, but an initial bill hit snags and the Coronavirus pandemic added to the delay. The Senate passed a bill in February to only have the House create their own a month later with different stipulations.
There are numerous differences in each of the bills from tax rates to using official league data. Most relevant may be that the Senate bill gives exclusivity to four state-owned casinos, while the House bill authorizes the Kansas Lottery to operate sports wagering.
The bills are vastly different and something that will be discussed throughout the year, which means residents will likely have to wait until 2021 for sports betting to launch, if not longer.
Until then, Daily Fantasy Sports and horse racing betting are legal. Fantasy sports were legalized in 2015 with minimal regulations and nothing has changed with operators like DraftKings and FanDuel active as ever.