Kansas breaks betting records with highest handle and revenue in October

Kansas continues to break its own records in the world of sports betting. In October, players in Kansas wagered a staggering $249.7 million, surpassing the previous record of $219.3 million in September by 13.9%. This also marked a 31.5% increase from the $189.9 million wagered in October 2022.

The majority of wagers, $240.9 million, were placed with online operators, while $8.8 million was bet at retail sportsbooks. Additionally, revenue reached a new high in Kansas, totaling $14.4 million across online and retail platforms. Of this revenue, $13.1 million was generated from online betting and $1.2 million from retail.

Online, Boot Hill Casino and DraftKings continue to dominate the Kansas market, earning $6.3 million in revenue from $114.3 million in bets. They were followed by Kansas Star Casino and FanDuel, which brought in $4.8 million from $67.4 million in bets, and Kansas Crossing Casino and BetMGM, with $1.6 million in revenue and a $20.8 million handle.

In terms of retail, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway at Barstool led the way, generating $951,869 in revenue from $6.3 million in bets. Kansas Star and its FanDuel retail sportsbook followed with $198,592 in revenue from $1.4 million in bets. Boot Hill and DraftKings came in third, with $39,045 in revenue from a $717,662 handle.

The state of Kansas also collected $1.5 million in taxes from sports betting activities in October, with $1.3 million coming from online betting and $122,493 from retail. These record-breaking numbers indicate the growing popularity and success of sports betting in Kansas.