Gambling in the State of Kansas

Kansas offers a variety of legal gambling options for its residents and visitors. The first form of legalized gambling in the state was charitable bingo and raffles. Next came a state lottery, which later expanded to include four commercial casinos. This opened the door for tribal gaming in the state. There is also betting on horse races in Kansas, which later expanded to off-track betting and mobile betting apps.

Sports betting is the newest form of legal gaming in Kansas. Sportsbooks opened at casinos on September 1, 2022. Then mobile and online sportsbooks came online over the following week. It was one of the fastest launches of legal sports betting in United States history. It only took a few weeks to get the new industry off the ground. In other states, it has taken a year or longer in some cases.

The minimum age to gamble on the state lottery and at charitable events, including raffles and bingo games, is 18. To play casino games and bet on sports the minimum age is 21. 

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Commercial and tribal casinos in Kansas

There are ten casinos in Kansas. Four are commercial, and regulated by the state lottery. The others are tribal casinos. All types of games are legal at Kansas casinos. This includes slots, video poker, live table games, electronic table games, and live poker. There are no bet limits at Kansas casinos. Kansas casinos pay a 27% tax rate on gross gaming revenues to the state lottery. Casinos are regulated by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.

KS commercial casinos

There are four commercial casinos in Kansas. The Kansas Lottery owns and operates the games inside Kansas casinos. Guests must be 21 years or older to play. Additionally, minors may not enter casino properties, including restaurants.

Boot Hill Casino & Resort – 4000 West Comanche Avenue, Dodge City, KS

Boot Hill Casino has 600 slot machines, 16 table games, and a DraftKings Sportsbook. Table games dealt include blackjack, craps, Mississippi Stud, roulette, Three Card Poker, and Ulitmate Texas Hold’em. The casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is one restaurant, but no hotel at Boot Hill. However, a shuttle bus provides transportation to and from partner hotel locations.

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway – 777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS

There are more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines, 40 live table games, electronic table games, live poker, a Barstool Sportsbook, and four restaurants at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. It also offers a nonsmoking gaming section. Table games include blackjack, crapless craps, craps, High Card Flush, Mississippi Stud, pai gow poker, roulette, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In addition to 200 non-racing events, the Kansas Speedway hosts two NASCAR weekends. While there is no hotel on the property, local partner hotels may offer discounted rates.

Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel – 1275 S Highway 69, Pittsburg, KS

Kansas Crossing Casino is open daily from 8am until 4am, and tables open at 10am. The casino has 625 slots and 14 live table games, including blackjack, craps, and roulette. There are also two restaurants, an event center, and a 123-room hotel. Mobile sports betting partners include BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, and PointsBet.

Kansas Star Casino & Hotel – 777 Kansas Star Dr, Mulvane, KS

There are over 1,300 slots and 43 table games at Kansas Star Casino. Table games are available daily starting at 9am. Games include baccarat, blackjack, craps, Mississippi Stud, roulette, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. This Boyd Gaming property also offers a new nonsmoking section with slots and video poker. It has four dining options and a connected partner hotel with 300 rooms and suites.

KS tribal casinos

7th Street Casino – 777 N 7th St Trfy, Kansas City, KS

7th Street Casino is located in downtown Kansas City. Owned by the Wyandotte Nation, it has 600 slots and a cafe. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Cross Winds Casino – 777 Jackpot Way, Park City, KS

Also owned by the Wyandotte Nation, Cross Winds Casino offers about 800 slots. A nonsmoking slot section is also available. The property is home to a cafe and a hotel. The hotel is currently closed and undergoing renovations.

Casino White Cloud – 777 Jackpot Dr, White Cloud, KS

Casino White Cloud has almost 400 slots, electronic table games, and bingo. While live table games are no longer dealt, electronic blackjack and craps are available. Bingo is played on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The casino is on the Iowas Tribe reservation in the northeast corner of Kansas. There is also one restaurant and four cabins.

The casino is open from 9am until 1am Sunday through Thursday and from 9am until 3am on Friday and Saturday.

Golden Eagle Casino – 1121 Goldfinch Rd, Horton, KS

Golden Eagle Casino is owned and operated by the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. Forty-five minutes north of Topeka, it offers 600 slots, blackjack, craps, and bingo. The casino is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am until midnight and from 10am until 2am on Friday and Saturday.

Bingo games and select class 2 slots are available to players 18 years of age and older. However, players must be at least 21 years old for all other gambling. Accompanied minors may dine in the cafe.

Prairie Band Casino –  12305 150th Rd, Mayetta, KS

There are 1,200 slot and video poker machines, 27 table games, and bingo at Prairie Band Casino. Table games include baccarat, blackjack, Criss Cross Poker, craps, Free Bet Blackjack, I Luv Suits, Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, pai gow poker, roulette, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. It also deals a game called Pan N9NE, which is a cross between baccarat and blackjack. While the casino is limited to guests 21 and older, the bingo room is 18 and up.

The resort has five dining options, a hotel, and an RV Park. Additional amenities include a golf course, TopGolf Swing Suite, an indoor pool, an arcade, and a spa. The property is owned and operated by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Sac & Fox Casino – 1322 US Hwy 75, Powhattan, KS

Sac & Fox Casino has 500 slots, live poker, and bingo. The poker room opens at 2pm Friday through Sunday. Casino players must be at least 21 years of age. Dining options include a buffet and a cafe.

Owned by the Sac & Fox Nation, the casino is open Sunday through Thursday from 8am until midnight and on Friday and Saturday from 8am until 2am.

Kansas sportsbooks

Sportsbooks can be found inside most Kansas casinos. There are also mobile sportsbooks, which are licensed through casino partnerships. These operators are Barstool, BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, and PointsBet. Kansas sportsbooks may accept bets on a variety of action. This includes all major team sports, like football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer, as well as ones like golf, tennis, auto racing, boxing, and mixed martial arts. 

Professional and college sports betting is permitted in Kansas. There are no restrictions. This means that Kansas bettors may place a wide range of bets on in-state college games and props. Some states in the region restrict this type of action. 

Online gaming options in KS

There are three types of legal online gaming in Kansas. These are sportsbooks, daily fantasy sports, and horse racing. Online sportsbooks launched on September 1, 2022. However, daily fantasy sports contests were legalized in 2015, excluding these games from state gaming laws. Online betting on horse and greyhound races is also permitted. Sweepstakes contests are also allowed in the state.

Kansas daily fantasy sports contests

In 2015, the Kansas Legislature excluded daily fantasy sports from its gaming laws. These contests are classified as skill games. This was a common way to legalize this form of sports betting before the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was nullified by the Supreme Court in 2018. 

DraftKings and FanDuel operate these contests in the state. This helped get these two companies fast-tracked to launch mobile sports betting apps in Kansas. 

Horse racing in Kansas

Horse racing is legal in Kansas. Its only available form is on mobile apps like Twinspires and 1/st Bet. That is because the last live Kansas horse race took place in 2008. Greyhound racing is also legal in Kansas, but there are no active tracks, and have not been for more than two decades.

KS State Lottery

There is a state lottery in Kansas. Games approved by the Kansas Lottery include Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America, Lucky for Life, Super Kansas Cash, Holiday Millionaire Raffle, 2by2, Pick 3, Racetrax, keno, and scratch games. Lottery players must be at least 18 years of age.

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Kansas Gambling FAQs

Are casinos legal in Kansas?

Yes. All standard casino games are offered at the state’s nine casinos. This includes slot machines, video poker, poker rooms, and table games.

What is the minimum age to gamble in Kansas casinos?

Guests must be at least 21 years old to play at commercial casinos in Kansas.

Is smoking permitted in Kansas casinos?

Yes. Casinos are exempted from the Kansas statewide smoking ban.

Are sportsbooks legal in Kansas?

Retail and mobile sportsbooks are legal in Kansas for players 21 years and older.

Is sports betting legal in Kansas?

Yes. Live and online sportsbooks opened on September 1, 2022.

Can you place sports wagers online in the state of Kansas?

Yes. Online and mobile sports betting is legal in Kansas for players 21 years and older.

What types of online gambling are legal in the state of Kansas?

Wagers may be placed online at licensed sportsbooks, fantasy sports sites, and horse racing apps.

Are live horse races held in Kansas?

No. While it is legal in the state, live horse racing has not taken place in Kanas since 2008.

Can you wager on horse races in Kansas?

Yes. However, wagers can only be placed on mobile apps.

What is the minimum age to wager on horse races in Kansas?

Horse bettors must be a minimum of 21 years old.

Are live greyhound races held in Kansas?

No. While greyhound racing is legal in the state, there are no licensed greyhound racetracks in the state.

Does Kansas have a state lottery?

Yes. Lotto drawings, keno, and scratch-off tickets are available through the Kansas State Lottery.

How old do you have to be to play lottery games in Kansas?

Lottery players must be at least 18 years of age.

What is the minimum age to gamble in Kansas?

Lottery and charitable gaming players must be at least 18. Sports betting, horse racing, and casino players must be at least 21 years old.

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Last Updated on August 5, 2023 by Kristina Mehaffey