Kansas Sports Betting Handle Up 18.4% In August

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on September 11, 2023
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August was a relatively good month for Kansas gambling, according to data from the Kansas Lottery.

Although revenue in the state declined, online sports betting activity rebounded in August, showing a monthly increase in total sports bets (betting handle).

Kansas sports bets surpass $94 million in August

Kansas players gambled $94.42 million in total sports bets throughout August, the state regulator reported. The figure is an 18.4% monthly increase from July’s $79.7 million. Out of the $94.42 million in total:

Kansas sports betting total revenue for August was $4.84 million, with $359,216 coming from retail activity and $4.48 million from online sports betting. August revenue represents a 28.8% monthly decrease from July’s $6.8 million.

Boot Hill and DraftKings most successful Kansas operators in August

According to the Kansas Lottery August revenue report, Boot Hill Casino and its partner DraftKings were the top performers in the online sports betting segment.

Together, they generated $42.86 million in total bets, of which $1.76 million was online revenue.

  1. Kansas Star Casino and FanDuel were second with $27.02 million in sports betting handle and $1.57 million in revenue.
  2. Kansas Crossing Casino and BetMGM came in third, recording $7.99 million in player bets and revenue of $564,204.
  3. Kansas Crossing Casino and Caesars followed with $7.37 million in total bets and $387,395 in revenue for the month.

Hollywood Casino is the only one to experience yearly revenue growth

Hollywood Casino was the most successful in terms of revenue, going to $12.85 million in August from last year’s $12.41 million. It is also the only place that showed a yearly increase.

To get the full scope, four Kansas casinos generated $32.11 million in total revenue throughout August. Here’s how the casinos compare:

  • Hollywood Casino: $12.85 million in revenue (a 3.57% yearly increase)
  • Kansas Star Casino: $12.38 million in revenue (3% annual decrease)
  • Boost Hill Casino: $3.77 million in revenue (7.57% yearly decrease)
  • Kansas Crossing Casino: $3.12 million (a 7.74% decrease)

Total revenue also represents a 1.56% decrease from August last year.

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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for PlayCanada.com. Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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