All About Kansas Sports Betting Handle And Revenue

The experts at BetKansas.com have assembled this guide to explain what we mean when we talk about Kansas sports betting revenue and sportsbook handle that the state reports each month.

There is an active market with many online or mobile operators as well as a growing number of retail sports wagering options at brick-and-mortar casinos in the Sunflower State.

When reports refer to handle, that means the total money wagered each month on sports in the state. In Kansas, hundreds of millions of dollars monthly are bet on sporting events. From the time legal sports betting launched in September 2022 in Kansas to early 2023, legal, regulated sports bets were placed with both online sportsbooks as well as in person at one of four physical casinos.

The vast majority of sports wagers are placed online by customers using Kansas sportsbook apps.

The Kansas online gambling revenue on sports refers to the amount that operators have left after they pay out winning bets. From there, bookmakers pay 10% tax to the state on the adjusted gross revenue.

Kansas Sports Betting, January vs. December

Total Handle Mobile HandleRevenue (GGR)
January$239.619M$228.099M$14.333M
December$259.678M$249.102M $20.053M
Change Down 7.7% Down 8.4% Down 28.5%

Kansas Sports Betting Handle and Revenue: January 2023

The opening month of the year produced a dreary set of results for Kansas sportsbooks, with sizeable declines in total handle, revenue and taxes generated.

The overall sports betting handle of $239,618,587 represented a 7.7% decline from December’s total of $259,678,435 and the Sunflower State’s lowest monthly total since September’s $219,293,493. Throw in the fact Kansas sportsbooks saw their revenue total drop 28.5% month-over-month, from $20,052,619 in December to $14,332,718, and you have a fuller picture of the declines operators saw in January.

Finally, Kansas sportsbooks chipped in $1,433,272 in sports betting taxes in January, which represented a 28.5% drop from December’s $2,005,261.

As far as overall market share was concerned, DraftKings Kansas grew its grasp on the market to 41.4% of the state’s total handle, with $96,746,290 in wagers taken in during January to grow its 17-month total to $1,275,132,778. The No. 2 operator by total handle was FanDuel Sportsbook Kansas at $77,281,384, giving the New York-based sportsbook operator a 17-month total of $905,288,218 (or 29.4% of the state’s total handle).

Trailing those two giants were BetMGM Sportsbook Kansas ($21,226,606), ESPN BET Kansas ($20,322,991), Caesars Sportsbook Kansas ($10,561,855) and PointsBet Kansas ($1,959,599).

Through 17 months, BetMGM has a total handle of $334,063,480 (or 10.8% of the state’s total to date), while ESPN BET moved into the No. 4 spot when it comes to total handle (ahead of Caesars Sportsbook), with a total of $193,691,320.

PointsBet Kansas upped its 17-month handle to $39,652,479, with the Australian operator taking in 1.3% of all wagers placed in Kansas since the market launched in September 2022.

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