Kansas Sports Betting Posts More Than $1 Million in Revenue During September

Kansas Sports Betting Posts More Than $1 Million in Revenue During September
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

The first month of sports betting in Kansas generated more than $1 million in wagering revenue, with $130,000 of that going to the state in taxes.

Five of the six Kansas sports betting apps accounted for $1,296,174 in sports betting revenue during the opening month of operation, according to a Monday press release from the governor’s office.

The totals only reflect settled bets, with more data to come from the Kansas Lottery during their monthly meeting Wednesday.

Stephen Durrell, who serves as the lottery’s executive director, said the September betting data shows where the Sunflower State can go now that it’s come online in a timely fashion.

“Sports betting has successfully kicked off in Kansas, and players could not be more excited to get in on the action,” Durrell said in a press release. “The launch went smoothly thanks to the efforts of our casino partners, the sports wagering platforms, the KRGC, and our staff at the Kansas Lottery. We will continue to work to make sports betting in Kansas safe, secure, and fun for all players as we expand and grow.”

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What Stands Out From Kansas’ September Report

The partial portrait Monday’s revenue report depicts is the biggest winner from the opening month of wagering in the state was Penn National Gaming, which saw double the revenue of the state’s four casinos.

In total, Barstool Sportsbook Kansas raked in $762,305 in wagering revenue during September. Barstool is partnered with Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.

Barstool was one of only two retail betting sites to open in the state Sept. 1. It’s location at Kansas Speedway is less than 15 miles from downtown Kansas City, Mo.

After that, Kansas Crossing and its three sports betting partners (BetMGM Kansas, Caesars Sportsbook, and PointsBet) posted $326,147 in wagering revenues, followed by FanDuel Sportsbook (via Kansas Star Casino), which had $207,722 in revenue.

Boot Hill Casino’s DraftKings Sportsbook Kansas did not report revenue in September. According to the press release, that was due to promotional play and player acquisition.

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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