Kansas sports betting officially begins on Thursday, and a handful of online sportsbooks are already offering free bets just for signing up.
As of noon local time on September 1, you can legally bet on sports from anywhere in the state of Kansas.
So how do you get started in sports betting in Kansas? Here’s a simple four-step guide.
How to bet on sports in Kansas
Step 1: Choose a bookmaker
Six major online sportsbooks will take bets in Kansas to begin with.
You will want to sign up for more than one sportsbook to rack up as many promotions as possible and eventually, shop around for the best odds. New customers get $150 free bets on FanDuel after their first $5 bet, so let’s start there.
Pro tip: Online sports betting will literally pay for your business. Before signing up, make sure you take advantage of their sign-up promotions so you can earn free bets and site credits.
(Although we’re using FanDuel as an example, most of these steps can be reapplied for each application.)
Step 2: Register
Create a new account on FanDuel and follow the instructions. Click on Join nowselect Kansas and enter a username and password.
You may need to provide proof of identity, such as a driver’s license and social security number. This prevents the use of fake names to create multiple accounts.
You may already have an account on FanDuel if you have played Daily Fantasy before. If so, log in.
Pro tip: Use all your real information, even if you commute from a non-legal state like Missouri or Oklahoma to place bets. It’s completely legal to register to bet in Kansas while you’re within the state’s borders, 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
- Bank transfer
- And more…
This is what the deposit screen will look like at FanDuel.
Legal sports betting makes you pay for your bets in advance. But don’t worry, you’ll get paid quickly and withdrawing your money is as easy as depositing it.
FanDuel will transfer money directly to your bank account at any time. Often the money appears in less than 24 hours. If you’ve bet abroad, this is a welcome change.
Step 4: place your first bet
Kansas beautifully timed their sports betting start date. There will be a lot to bet on next week when the NFL and college football kick off.
In the meantime, the Kansans can participate in bets throughout the season which will be removed from the table once the matches have started, such as 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.
Once highlighted, the bet will appear on your bet slip. It 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 on FanDuel today with a $1,000 risk-free bet. If you don’t know what that means, check out our beginner’s guide to sports betting.
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