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FanDuel Launches Mobile And Retail Sports Betting In Kansas

James Murphy
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  • FanDuel has launched mobile and retail sports betting in Kansas.
  • Kansas sports betting launched on September 1.
  • The FanDuel retail location is at the Kansas Star Casino just south of Wichita

You’ll be hearing a lot about Kansas in the next few weeks as sportsbooks rush to get up and running before the start of NFL season. The ‘go live’ date in Kansas was September 1 and many sportsbooks are viewing that as a ‘soft launch’ in advance of the NFL season which begins on Thursday, September 8 and has the first full card of games on Sunday, September 11. Among the sportsbooks ready to launch on September 1 was FanDuel. As part of their partnership with Boyd Gaming, FanDuel has launched mobile sports betting in the state as well as opening a temporary retail sportsbook at the Kansas Star Casino south of Wichita.

The temporary location won’t be open for long–on September 8 at 10 AM Central Time, FanDuel and Boyd Gaming will open the permanent retail sportsbook. Here’s how the press release announcing the opening described its amenities:

Opening just in time for the 2022 NFL season, the FanDuel Sportsbook at Kansas Star Casino, conveniently located just south of Wichita on I-35. Stretching over 2,100 square feet, the sportsbook will serve as a one-stop-shop for fans to enjoy sporting events while placing wagers on the action. The sportsbook will be open year-round and feature four betting windows, 28 HD televisions, seating for 40 customers, and 20 IGT PlaySports self-service betting kiosks.

Kansas native and former NFL wide receiver Jordy Nelson will be on hand to place the ceremonial first bet on September 8. The mobile app is available now statewide. This is the 7th state for the FanDuel/Boyd Gaming partnership with Kansas joining Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi and Pennsylvania. With the sportsbook at the California Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas rebranding under the FanDuel name you’ll soon be able to add Nevada to that list.

As for FanDuel, they now offer online/mobile sports betting in sixteen states: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. They also operate retail sportsbooks in 16 jurisdictions: Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi,New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Washington DC and West Virginia.

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