DraftKings Kansas Sportsbook Review & Launch Details (August)

Kansas Sports Betting Update

Kansas 12022 has been an eventful year for Kansas lawmakers vying for a legal sports betting market. The Kansas House of Representatives recently approved SB 84, the leading sports betting bill that would legalize the activity in Kansas. It was immediately sent to the Senate for approval where it is now waiting in the wings to be considered until they reconvene on April 25.

Under SB 84, Kansas’ four state casinos will be allowed to partner with three operators to offer online wagering options in the state. Other key components of the bill include a 10% tax rate on operators and the legalization of both professional and collegiate sports wagering in the state. In a recent development, the House added an amendment to the bill that promises 80% of tax revenue produced by sports betting operations in the state will go towards attracting new sports teams to Kansas. This amendment came just days after Kansas City Chiefs President Mark Donovan teased the idea of the Chiefs relocating to Kansas from Missouri.

While sports betting is not currently legal, it is expected to eventually be legalized, and soon. Kansas lawmakers have expressed their desire to get operations up and running prior to the 2022 NFL season.

DraftKings Kansas Pre-Launch Promo

DraftKings is getting Kansas sports bettors ready for launch as they just announced their pre-launch bonus. It will be running a $100k Free Bet Sweepstakes promotion in addition to offering $100 in free bets for all new users who sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook. Current DraftKings users can also take advantage of this DraftKings Kansas Pre-Launch Bonus, as long as they are located in Kansas and of legal age. For new users, simply sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook and log in using the mobile app on your phone. Upon logging in, you will be prompted to “opt-in” to the $100k Free Bet Sweepstakes promotion. Once you opt-in, not only will you be placed in the running to win a $100,000 bet, but you will automatically receive $100 in free bets that will be credited to your account for use as soon as DraftKings Kansas goes live. The $100 bonus will be credited by way of 4 $25 free bets while the $100k Free Bet Sweepstakes bonus will come as one $100,000 bet. These bonuses will only be valid for 7 days following the deposit into your DraftKings account.

DraftKings Kansas Pre Launch Bonus

DraftKings Kansas Promo (Projected)

draftkings sportsbook mobile appBecause Kansas does not have a legal market for DraftKings to launch in, we expect them to be among the first operators to launch when it does become legal in Kansas. Like they have with several other states in the past, we expect DraftKings to offer great promotions for its users, most notably their coveted new-user promotion. New users at DraftKings are eligible to receive a free bet and a large bonus upon signing up and making a deposit with their new DraftKings account.

Typically, new users can receive up to a $1,000 bonus and a $50 free bet credited to their new account. We expect something similar for Kansas sports bettors!

DraftKings Mobile App Review

In an effort to make its platform more accessible to its users, DraftKings has a mobile app available on both Android and iOS devices, in addition to its desktop platform. The mobile app is equally as impressive as its desktop counterpart – easy to use, organized, and offering bets for every type of bettor. Upon entrance to the app, you’ll be automatically directed to the homepage where you can navigate through five pages: home, lobby, live events, upcoming events, and recent bets. The homepage is where you can manage your account including withdrawals and deposits, and the lobby is where you can navigate wagering options by choosing a sports league to bet on.

For iOS users, users have the option to download the app from the mobile desktop or from the Apple App Store. Android users cannot navigate to the Play Store to download the app, they are only able to download the DraftKings mobile app using the desktop download feature. Once it’s downloaded, just click the “sign me up” button, collect your new-user bonus, and start betting!

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Top 3 Reasons to Play With DraftKings

 

1

Promotions

There is rarely a day that goes by where DraftKings is not offering some sort of promotion for its users. From everyday offers like odds boosts, profits boosts, risk-free bets, and parlay boosts to bigger promotions like free bets, free-to-play events, site credits, and more, DraftKings has you covered. They also offer “Sportsbook Daily Pools Contest” where users can rack up points and win prizes. No other sportsbook offers such a wide variety of bet promotions, so often for its users.

DraftKings Sportsbook Promotions

2

Hassle-Free Funding

DraftKings makes the deposit and withdrawal experience incredibly easy and accessible for its users. While some betting platforms have strict limits and bet requirements, DraftKings just has an initial deposit requirement and a minimum bet so no matter your spending budget, you can play. Deposits can be made through online banking at over 1,000 different banks, PayPal, cash, wire transfer, or using DraftKings’ prepaid card, Play+.

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3

Live Betting Options

DraftKings has a seamless live betting experience for users that want to try their luck with it. It is one of the most detailed live betting platforms you can find today, and even lets you bet on a quarter/inning/half basis if you are feeling really lucky. But not to worry if you don’t feel confident – DraftKings allows you to cash out of your live bets whenever you want to so you can walk away with a profit anytime.

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Kansas Legal History

The current legislation underway in Kansas is the product of years-long trial and error in the state. All roads seem to be leading in hopeful directions as SB 84, the bill legalizing sports betting in the state of Kansas, has made its way to the Senate for approval. It’s been a tumultuous journey for the bill having been introduced January 26, 2021. Over a year later, it seems to be at its finish line but must await the Senate’s approval.

Upon legalization, the bill will allow for mobile retail sportsbook operators to conduct business in the state and award the four state-owned casinos up to three skins with an option to add a fourth, in partnership with a major league sports team. The bill will also allow for all casinos in the state to partner with up to 50 operators. These operators, both mobile and retail, will be taxed at a rate of 10%. In new conversations, it’s been decided that 80% of the tax revenue generated will be used to lure professional sports teams to Kansas. As it stands, they currently only have Sporting Kansas City in the MLS.

DraftKings Future Bet: Kansas City Chiefs to Win AFC West

DraftKings is still calling Mahomes and the Chiefs to win the division despite Russell Wilson joining the AFC West, and we think they still may be right. The Chiefs started out rocky last year but picked it up to prove they were the championed team we remember them as, taking out the Packers, Cowboys, and Bills in the process. The Chargers and Raiders both lost some crucial must-wins that make me weary to believe they won’t do it again, and the Broncos, while much more competitive with a quarterback like Wilson, but it’s doubtful that they beat a well-seasoned Mahomes and company with a brand new team. I see the margin being somewhat minimal considering how competitive this division will be this season, but Mahomes doesn’t flinch. The Chiefs will win the AFC West for the seventh year in a row.

Kansas Land-Based Partners

Upon legalization in the state, the four state casinos will each be awarded three skins to partner with mobile operators such as DraftKings. The four state-owned casinos are spread out around Kansas and are as follows:

Boot Hill Casino & Resort

314 West Spruce
Dodge City, Kansas 67801
(877) 906-0777

Hollywood Casino at KS Speedway

777 Hollywood Casino Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66111
(913) 288-9300

Kansas Star Casino

108 West Main St.
Mulvane, KS 67110
(316) 558-5710

Kansas Crossing Casino

1275 S. Highway 69
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 240-4400

DraftKings Kansas FAQ

Is DraftKings legal in Kansas?

Sports betting is currently not legal in the state of Kansas so no, DraftKings is not legal in Kansas. People who want to place legal bets will have to travel to a nearby state such as Iowa or Tennessee to bet (with DraftKings, of course).

When can I bet on sports in Kansas?

Nothing can be said for certain but SB 84, which is currently awaiting Senate approval, is expected to pass in the coming weeks and legalize sports betting in Kansas. If it does, it would be several months before you can actually place a bet.

Does DraftKings have customer support?

Yes. DraftKings has an extensive customer support platform through the help center, located on its website. The help center has hundreds of FAQs, and if you can’t find it there, they have a customer service agent available to you 24/7.

Is DraftKings safe?

Yes. DraftKings is completely safe to use and is licensed for full operation in the United States. Players are given 100% guaranteed privacy of their information and even have an extensive section on the website explaining the privacy policy of their users.

Does DraftKings have a rewards program?

Yes. DraftKings has the Dynasty Rewards Program which allows users to earn points on everything and redeem them on anything. Upon creation of your account, you are automatically enrolled in Dynasty Rewards and can start collecting points to use towards getting prizes.

Can I bet on college sports with DraftKings?

Yes. But this typically varies on a state-by-state basis and several states do not allow it. If this legislation passes in Kansas, then there will be college sports wagering options available for bettors. But some states, such as Oregon, ban college sports betting altogether.

Can I use the same account for DraftKings Sportsbook and DraftKings Daily Fantasy?

Yes. The two accounts are connected so you can use your same username and password to log into either account and still redeem the new user promotion upon creation of one. For mobile app users, the two platforms are on two separate apps, so you would want to download both.

Can I transfer money between my DraftKings Sportsbook and DraftKings Daily Fantasy account?

Yes. There are options to transfer your money from your DraftKings Daily Fantasy account to your DraftKings Sportsbook account, but only your winnings. Meaning you cannot transfer deposited money from one account to the other, you must first play with it.

Is there a minimum or maximum bet?

The minimum amount that DraftKings requires is $5, which is less than other operators who require $10. Maximum bets vary by sport and location, but it does have limits for certain net payouts; for example, bets on the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL are limited to $1,000,000 payouts.

How do I redeem my new-user bonus?

Once you download the app or go to the desktop, there will be a large button that says “sign me up,” and once you click on that and fill out your information, you’ll be automatically directed to a page that gives you access to your bonus and free bet.

Is there a pre-launch DraftKings Bonus in Kansas?

Yes. As of August 8th, prospective bettors across the state of Kansas will be able to take advantage of the pre launch Kansas bonus to the tune of a $100K free bet sweepstakes + $100 in free bets on launch. To access the DraftKings pre-launch promo, head over to this link.

DraftKings Sportsbook Kansas
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Name: DraftKings Sportsbook Kansas

Description: DraftKings is a premier sports betting operator in the U.S. with its Daily Fantasy Sports present in 45 states and the District of Columbia and its sportsbook present in 17 states, and counting. This large network has made DraftKings into a fan favorite and recognizable by every sports team and sports bettor. Users can place hundreds of different types of bets, try live betting, and so much more with DraftKings.

Operating System: iOS, Android

Application Category: Game

Author: Mia Fowler

Summary

DraftKings is the epitome of what sportsbooks try to emulate in their operations. The platform itself is easy to use and hassle free, there are tons of options for everyone, great customer support, wide accessibility, easy money management, and more. The following are the positives and negatives of using DraftKings when it launches in Kansas.

Well Done

  • Ease of use
  • Live-betting options
  • Geographic accessibility
  • Compatibility with DFS
  • 24/7 customer service

Needs Help

  • Occasional glitches in app
  • Very ad-heavy
Anthony Elio is a CU Boulder graduate with a degree in creative writing and advertising. He is the lead Industry Betting Writer at Lineups.com, where he has spent over a year covering industry news in sports betting, casino, and poker.