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Kansas Sports Betting on track for Week 1 of the NFL season

Kansas is on track for sports betting in less than a month, and FanDuel and DraftKings released pre-registration offers this week.

Other operators are expected to join next week, an industry source said. That matches the NFL Week 1 start date, which Action Network reported operators were aiming for after Kansas passed its sports betting bill in April.

“We did what we had to do to get things moving to try to meet the NFL football regular season start date,” Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission chairman David Moses said at the regulatory meeting. of Friday.

During the meeting, the commission unanimously approved the operator regulations introduced earlier this week by the Kansas Lottery.

Both groups are tasked with implementing Kansas’ sports betting law, which was approved by Governor Laura Kelly in May.

Accelerated approval

No operator has been approved so far, although a clause in the law allows the lottery to issue temporary regulations by the end of August.

Kansas Lottery executive director Stephen Durrell declined to give a start date earlier this week after finalizing regulations to be sent to the commission. “We hope it will be soon so we can launch as soon as possible,” he said.

The next Kansas Lottery meeting is scheduled for September 7, although a special meeting may be called before then.

Applications expected in Kansas

The state’s four casinos can partner with up to three operators each to offer online and retail betting. Several applications have already secured access to the market:

Online betting operator Casino
DraftKings Boot Hill Casino
FanDuel Kansas Star Casino
Stool Hollywood Casino
Bally bet Boot Hill Casino

Federally recognized Native American tribes in Kansas can also upgrade their gambling contracts to offer sports betting.

The law also allows professional sports teams and other outlets to take bets through sports betting kiosks.

Sporting Kansas City, an MLS football team, is the only professional sports team in the state.

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