Kansas Gambling Yo-Yos In February 2023

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on March 27, 2023
Kansas City Chiefs Kansas Gambling February 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs officially play in neighboring Missouri but their Super Bowl win affected Kansas gambling in February. On the Super Bowl alone, Kansans players placed nearly $25 million in legal bets. Sportsbooks paid out $39 million in winning Super Bowl bets.

Since online sports betting sites paid more than they took in, Kansas only generated $1,134 in sports betting tax revenue. Meanwhile, the total betting handle for February was $194 million.

Kansas sports betting drops in February

There are six online sportsbook operators in Kansas:

  1. DraftKings
  2. FanDuel
  3. Barstool
  4. BetMGM
  5. Caesars
  6. PointsBet

And only three of them – DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars – have a retail sportsbook.

DraftKings remained the No. 1 online sportsbook with $74 million in bets. FanDuel was second with $69.9 million, whereas BetMGM came in third with $18.9 million. Barstool came next with $10.9 million, then Caesars with $10.2 million. And finally, PointsBet with $1.7 million.

FanDuel ($11,342) and PointsBet ($24,574) were the only two online Kansas sportsbooks to post positive net revenues in February. After paying out winning tickets, DraftKings held $3.1 million. But it had a negative net carryover from the previous month. Barstool Sportsbook, BetMGM and Caesars paid out more in winnings than they took in.

The total betting handle for February was $194,034,469. Significantly less than the $206,060,734 that the Sunflower State generated in January.

Since its debut in September, the sports betting industry in Kansas has totaled:

  • $1.1 billion in betting handle
  • $26.9 million in revenue
  • $2.69 million in tax revenue

Kansas casinos perform slightly better than last year

In February, Kansas casinos reported4.49% increase in revenue compared to February last year. The only property with a decrease in monthly revenue was Boot Hill Casino. It reported a 1.93% decrease in revenue.

More precisely, here’s a monthly revenue for February 2023 by casino:

  • Boot Hill Casino – $3,952,240 (-1.93% change)
  • Kansas Star Casino – $13,502,301 (4.09% change)
  • Hollywood Casino – $12,972,091 (6.63% change)
  • Kansas Crossing Casino – $3,605,150 (6.0% change)
  • Total – $34,031,782 (4.49% change)

Total revenue for February 2023, $34,031,782, is slightly higher than January 2023’s $33,114,509.

Kansas casinos recorded a 1.99% change for the fiscal year (2/28/2022-2/28/2023) compared to the same period last year. Total Kansas gambling revenue for the fiscal year was $269,112,253.

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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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