As the Sunflower State legalizes sports betting, FanDuel’s online sportsbook will go live today.
Kansans will be able to download FanDuel’s sportsbook app for iOS and Android at 12 p.m. local time, joining fellow bettors in 15 other US jurisdictions, including neighboring Colorado and nearby Iowa.
Kansas sports fans, according to FanDuel, will be able to “place wagers across the state on professional and college football, basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, MMA, boxing, soccer, and tennis” through a “variety of betting and payment options.”
However, the group will not be the only one to go live on day one. Several other brands, including rival sportsbook DraftKings, have announced plans to launch on September 1st.
However, FanDuel will also open a retail betting location in Kansas on the first day. A temporary sportsbook will open later today at Boyd Gaming’s Kansas Star Casino.
This is part of a larger relationship between FanDuel and Boyd, which has seen them collaborate in six other states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania.
One week later, a permanent sportsbook will be launched. Jordy Nelson, a Kansas native and former NFL wide receiver, will place the “ceremonial first bet” at FanDuel’s Kansas Star sportsbook on September 8.
The retail betting location, which will open in time for the NFL season this year, will span over 2,100 square feet and feature four betting windows, 28 HD televisions, seating for up to 40 customers, and 20 IGT PlaySports self-service kiosks.
Kansas previously announced plans for an early September launch last month.