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Kansas Sports Betting Reaches New High in November

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In November, Kansas experienced a significant surge in sports betting, setting a new monthly record. Bettors in the state placed $260.9 million in wagers, exceeding the previous month’s record of $249.7 million by 4.5%.

This amount marked a substantial increase of 40.0% from the $186.4 million wagered in the same month last year. The majority of these bets, totaling $251.7 million, were made online, while $9.2 million were placed at retail sportsbooks throughout Kansas.

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Mixed Results in November

Despite this impressive handle, November did not witness a corresponding peak in revenue. The month’s sports betting revenue in Kansas was $8.9 million, falling behind October’s record of $14.4 million by 38.2%. However, it still represented an increase of 11.3% from November last year. Of the total revenue, online sports wagering contributed $8.2 million, with an additional $753,778 coming from retail sportsbooks.

A closer look at the market reveals that Boot Hill Casino and DraftKings dominated the online sector in Kansas. Their partnership yielded $4.2 million in revenue from bets totaling $109.6 million. Following them were Kansas Star and FanDuel, generating $2.8 million from a handle of $80.1 million. In third place were Kansas Crossing and BetMGM, with revenue of $962,326 and a $24.1 million handle.

In the retail sector, Barstool and the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway led with $528,142 in revenue from $6.3 million in bets. FanDuel and Kansas Star took the second spot in retail, earning $174,148 from $1.7 million in wagers. Caesars and Kansas Crossing were third, generating $51,488 from bets totaling $463,914.

For the month, Kansas accrued $892,968 in wagering taxes, with $817,590 coming from online betting and $75,378 from retail.

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