Kansas Sports Betting Bill Would Legalize Sports Activities in the State and Omit Integrity Fees
A proposed sports betting bill in Kansas is soon to be ruled over by Kansas lawmakers. If the bill is approved, sports betting activities will be legal across the state and integrity fees will be omitted by a competing bill. The bill, Senate Bill 222, was filed by the Committee on Federal and State Affairs, and if approved would allow the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission to begin issuing licenses to racetracks and other gaming facilities who are interested in offering sports wagering activities across the state.
All licenses will permit operators to enter into management contracts with third-party partners if approved by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission. The bill details that all management contracts will be subject to a 6.75% provision sports wagering revenue fee. This will be collected and paid out into the Lottery Act Revenues Fund. It also includes a self-exclusion law that allows for voluntary exclusions from sports betting.
The bill doesn’t suggest how much licenses will be. It does include information about bettors being able to place bets online, mobile and at retail or land-based venues. All professional and collegiate events will be permitted to place wagers on as well.