PointsBet Kansas gets license, green light for Thursday launch



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Dorothy and her ruby ​​red slippers are likely clicking their heels in anticipation now that PointsBet Holdings Limited announced on Tuesday that it has received approval from the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission to become one of the first Kansas Sports Betting Apps to launch sports betting operations later this week.

In-person and online gambling is set to begin with Kansas’ “soft launch” for sports betting on September 1. The full launch will take place a week later, on September 8, to coincide with the start of the NFL’s regular season when Buffalo visits. the LA Rams.

PointsBet has acquired a “master skin” agreement with the physical operation of the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel, located in an area of ​​the state a short distance from its border with three other states – Oklahoma, Missouri and ‘Arkansas. .

BetMGM, FanDuel and DraftKings offer early bird registration Kansas Sportsbook Promo Codes and offers for Kansas bettors. PointsBet does not have an early bird offer on the table.

Kansas turns 11e State PointsBet will work in

Kansas scores 11e indicate in which PointsBet will have an online sports betting application and website. The other states are Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

“We are thrilled to hit the starting line and make our exceptional sports betting product available to the people of Kansas from day one,” PointsBet Group CEO and Managing Director Sam Swanell said in a statement. Press. “With the NFL season kicking off…now is the perfect time to showcase our in-play betting capabilities in the NFL specifically.”

PointsBet is based in Australia, with operations there as well as the United States, Canada and Ireland. He will be among the first group of six operators to bring online sports betting to the state in the state when betting opens at noon CT this Thursday. Up to six sportsbooks are expected to eventually offer online betting in the state.

What PointsBet brings to Kansas

Once live, PointsBet Kansas will roll out its flagship welcome offer of four risk-free bets up to $200 each for a total value of up to $800. The first fixed odds bet for your first four days on the site will count towards the promotion.

We talk about fixed odds to distinguish these bets from what has become a popular and innovative style of betting on the site – PointsBetting. Simply, the more correct you are on a bet with PointsBetting, the more you win. However, it also works the other way round, which is why wins and losses are usually capped on these bets.

For example, if you bet $10 on a team to win against the spread and they beat the spread by 14 points, you would win $140. However, if it was 14 points the other way, you’d be down $140.

PointsBet will also be one of the few online sportsbooks in Kansas to offer live streaming of tennis, hockey, basketball and other live sports in the app or on the website.

PointsBet will offer betting on all types of sporting events including Football, Baseball, Hockey, Basketball, Boxing, Golf, Soccer, MMA, Motorsports, Aussie Cricket, League rugby and rugby union, billiards, cycling and darts.

There will be no restrictions on the types of sports teams users can bet on, including in-state colleges such as the Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, and Wichita State Shockers.

Responsible Gaming

Always gamble responsibly. All licensed and legal operators in the United States have resources available to bettors, including instructional guides on how to spot gambling problems, links to support services and tools for self-help. exclude for a defined period of time. Assistance is available at National Problem Gambling Council, 1-800-PLAYER and American Addiction Centers. Be sure to only bet on gambling sites licensed and regulated by your state’s gaming regulator. This ensures that games are fair, bets are honored, customer funds are secure and there are legal protections for the consumer.

Sports betting and gambling are not legal everywhere. Be sure to follow applicable laws where you live.

Veteran sportswriter Jerry Bonkowski has worked as a staff writer for a number of the biggest online publications/sites, including 15 years with USA Today, four years each for ESPN.com and Yahoo Sports, as well as nearly eight years with NBCSports .com. Although his main pace in recent years has been motorsports such as NASCAR, IndyCar and NHRA, he has also made his mark in other sports, including covering the Chicago Bulls’ six championships, Tiger Woods’ debut at the PGA, the 1985 Chicago Bears run to the Super Bowl and more. Follow him on Twitter @JerryBonkowski


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