Sportsbetting is now legalized and regulated in the state of Kansas, as The Sunflower State's governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 84 into law last week.
The law makes Kansas the 35th state in the US to legalize and regulate sportsbetting. The bill passed through the state's Senate with a 21-13 and through the state House with a 73-49 margin. Players will now be able to place bets at casinos, select other locations, as well as online. Verbiage in the bill will allow casinos to partner with up to 50 retail venues to offer betting kiosks, which will likely see the activity proliferate throughout the state, as large chunks have slower than average internet connections.
The activity will be taxed at a 10% rate on revenues. No timeframe for the launch of the industry was available at press time.
Regarding the new law Governor Kelly said, "Legalizing sports betting will bring more revenue to our state and grow our economy. This is another mechanism that casinos, restaurants, and other entertainment venues can now utilize to attract Kansans to their establishments."