Sporting Kansas City Closing In On Sports Betting Partnership

Sporting Kansas City Closing In On Sports Betting Partnership
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It’s been a rough start to the league season for MLS side Sporting Kansas City, currently sitting in 14th place at 0-2-3 and looking at a -5 goal differential entering the heart of the season.

Off the pitch, however, there’s been progress made when it comes to finding a potential Kansas online betting partner, according to spokesperson Rob Thomson.

In an emailed statement to, Thomson said the club is closing in on a partnership. Sporting KC will become the first sports team in Kansas to reach a pact whenever it does get a deal done. Kansas Speedway and the Hollywood Casino located at the NASCAR track are partnered with Barstool Sportsbook Kansas.

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“We continue to have positive discussions with all parties involved in the process and anticipate an announcement sometime in the next 30-45 days,” Thomson told

As part of legalized sports betting in the state, which launched last September, Sporting KC is able to partner with a national sportsbook operator. The team told last summer it expected to place betting kiosks at Children’s Mercy Park once it finalized a betting partnership.

Sporting KC Remains Postseason Long Shot

Sporting KC is sitting in the lower-third of the MLS league table when it comes to championship odds, according to BetMGM Sportsbook Kansas.

Overall, the club sits at +6600 to win the 2023 league championship, giving Sporting KC the seventh longest odds of any MLS team.

Aside from the team’s 4-1 loss to Seattle on Saturday, each of its other four matches have been decided by a goal or less, including consecutive 0-0 ties against Colorado and the L.A. Galaxy earlier this month.

In total, Sporting KC has been outscored 7-2 this season, heading into the team’s home match against Philadelphia this Saturday.

The team will play four more matches in April — against Colorado, San Jose, New England and Montreal — as Sporting KC looks to get back on track and chase down the club’s first conference title since the 2020 season.

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How Sporting KC Looks Entering April

Sporting KC is a sizable home underdog on Kansas mobile betting apps against Philadelphia, with BetMGM listing it at +425 to notch its first regular season victory.

For those looking to wager on Sporting KC’s third tie of the year, BetMGM Sportsbook has such a result at +300.

Come Saturday, Sporting KC will look to snap its six-match losing streak (dating back to 2022), getting back on the winning side for the first time since beating Seattle, 1-0, on Oct. 2.

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

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