Kansas Lottery shares first-month verdict after sports betting revenues revealed

Kansas Lottery shares first-month sports betting verdict
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The first month of legalised sports betting in Kansas can be considered a success, according to the Kansas Lottery.

Legalised sports betting kicked off in the Sunflower State on September 1 after the necessary regulatory hurdles were finally overcome.

As reported by WIBW, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly revealed earlier this week that nearly $1.3m in revenue was generated during the first month of sports betting, which includes nearly $130,000 earmarked just for the State of Kansas.

“These revenues reinforce what we already knew: Legal sports betting is a common-sense solution that keeps Kansans’ money in Kansas and supports Kansas businesses,” said Kelly.

“While legal wagering is just in its infancy, these revenues will continue to grow and benefit the state over time.”

The highest revenues recorded were by Barstool Sports at Hollywood Casino ($762,305), with $76,230 shared with the State of Kansas.

The Kansas Lottery has also delivered its verdict on the first month, noting that there are plans in place to ensure exponential growth.

“Sports betting has successfully kicked off in Kansas, and players could not be more excited to get in on the action,” said Stephen Durrell, Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery.

“The launch went smoothly thanks to the efforts of our casino partners, the sports wagering platforms, the KRGC (Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission), and our staff at the Kansas Lottery.

“We will continue to work to make sports betting in Kansas safe, secure, and fun for all players as we expand and grow.”