How to Start Sports Betting in Kansas: An Easy, 4-Step Guide

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Kansas sports betting officially started Thursday. So how do you get started sports betting in Kansas? Here's a simple four-step guide.

How to Bet on Sports in Kansas

Click to jump ahead to each section.
1. Choose a Sportsbook
2. Sign Up
3. Deposit Money
4. Place a Bet

Step 1: Choose a Sportsbook

Six major online sportsbooks will take bets in Kansas to start off.

You'll want to register with more than one sportsbook to rack up as many promos as possible and eventually, shop around for the best odds. New customers get $150 in free bets at FanDuel after their first $5 bet, so let's start there.

Pro Tip: Online sportsbooks will literally pay for your business. Before registering with one, make sure to take advantage of their signup promos so you can earn free bets and site credit.

(While we're using FanDuel as an example, most of these steps can be reapplied for each app.)

Step 2: Sign Up

Create a new account at FanDuel and follow the prompts. Click Join Now, select Kansas and enter a username and password.

You may need to provide proof of identity, like a driver’s license and social security number. This prevents using fake names to create multiple accounts.

You may already have an account at FanDuel if you've played daily fantasy before. If so, login.

Pro Tip: Use all your real information, even if you're commuting from a nonlegal state like Missouri or Oklahoma to place bets. It's completely legal to sign up to bet in Kansas while you're inside state lines, even if you don't live there.

Step 3: Deposit Money Online

Funding your account is simple.

You can deposit at FanDuel with the following:

  • Credit card
  • Bank account
  • PayPal
  • Wire transfer
  • And more…

Here’s what the deposit screen will look like at FanDuel.

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Legal sportsbooks make you pay for your bets upfront. But don't worry, you'll get paid out fast, and withdrawing your money is just as easy as depositing it.

FanDuel will wire money right to your bank account at any time. Often, the money shows up in less than 24 hours. If you’ve been betting offshore, that’s a welcome change.

Step 4: Place Your First Bet

Kansas timed up its sports betting start date beautifully. There'll be plenty to bet on next week when NFL and college football kick off.

In the meantime, Kansans can get in on season-long bets that'll be taken off the board once games start, like the Kansas City Chiefs' win total or Patrick Mahomes to lead the NFL in passing yards.

To bet, simply click on a line you like, and it will turn blue.

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Once it's highlighted, the bet will populate your bet slip. That will be on the right side of your screen on desktop, and in the middle of the bottom menu on your phone.

So get started at FanDuel today with a $1,000 risk-free bet. If you don't know what any of this means, check out our beginner's sports betting guide.

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