Can Missourians Legally Bet on Sports in Kansas?

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Kansas sports betting is now live; the market launched in the state on Sept. 1. The state is the latest in a long line to legalize and regulate sports betting, giving eager fans a chance to wager real money on their favorite teams. 

The upcoming Kansas sports betting launch bodes well for more than just residents of the state, of course. Missouri, where sports betting remains prohibited, borders several states with online sports betting already live: Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, and now Kansas. 

Can Missourians bet on sports in Kansas? The answer is a resounding yes. 

How Missouri Residents Can Bet on Sports in Kansas

Sports betting laws in every legal market stipulate you must be physically located within the state’s borders to place bets. Note this says nothing about actually living there. 

For Missouri bettors, this is great news. Now that Kansas sports betting is live — in time for the 2022-23 NFL season — Missourians can drive across the border, register for an account, and bet from their mobile device as soon as they arrive in Kansas. 

Kansas Sportsbook Promos and Bonuses

Here are the best promos and bonuses available to new customers of these sportsbooks within the Kansas borders:

DraftKings: $50 Free Bet + $1,000 Deposit Match
BetMGM: $1,000 Risk-Free Bet With Bonus Code TODAY
Caesars: $1,250 First Bet With Code TODAYFULL
FanDuel: Bet $5, Get $150 in Free Bets

You’ll need to have location services turned on in your settings so your device’s GPS can confirm you’re within state lines. When you sign up, be prepared to provide some personal details to confirm your age and identity. Most sportsbooks require the following info:

  • Full name
  • Email
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Social Security Number

Have these details handy when you first sign up. 

Once you’re registered, you will be able to place bets in Kansas as long as you’re physically located within the state. 

Betting on the Chiefs in Kansas

The Kansas City Chiefs have been a strong contender in the NFL in recent years, and they look set to continue that success.

With Kansas launching online sportsbooks in the near future, bettors in Missouri will be able to travel across the border to place bets on the Chiefs. 

To do so, open your preferred sportsbook app once you’re in Kansas state. Head to the NFL sections or find the game on the homepage. Select the Chiefs game and peruse the available wagers. 

Add your desired wager(s) to your bet slip, type the amount of your bet, and palace the wager. Once your wager has been placed, you can leave Kansas and catch the game. 

Missouri and its Neighbors

Missouri borders Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska, all states with legal sports betting. If you live in Missouri, you can travel to any of those states to place bets on your preferred sportsbook platform. 

Oklahoma and Kentucky also share small stretches of border with the Show-Me state. Kentucky has tried to legislate sports betting into existence a few times, though efforts stalled. Oklahoma has virtually no progress on the sports betting front. You’re better off trying one of the states above than waiting for either of these neighbors to legalize. 

Missouri itself, meanwhile, has no online sports betting. Otherwise, this article wouldn’t exist!

Recent attempts to legalize Missouri sports betting have stalled despite showing early promise. It’s likely the state could legalize it in the future. For now, traveling to one of its many neighboring markets is your best bet. 

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