Kansas Gambling Laws & Online Poker in Kansas

Kansas still doesn’t have any online poker legislation in place.  However, changes have been discussed but there probably won’t be movement for a couple of years.

Type/Code Summary
State Code Section(s) 21.64.03-09; 74.87-88; 74.98
Definition of Gambling & Player Bet: A bargain in which the parties agree that, dependent upon chance, one stands to win or lose something of value specified in the agreement.

Gambling: Making a bet; or entering or remaining in a gambling place with intent to make a bet, to participate in a lottery or to play a gambling device.

Online Poker/Gambling There is little appetite for legalized online gambling in Kansas. Native American casinos are not supportive of it, and newer casinos have not yet addressed online poker and casino games with legislators. It is unlikely that Kansas will legalize online poker in the coming years.
Live Poker There are poker rooms in most of the casinos in Kansas.
Casinos There are several casinos operated on Indian reservations per the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. There are also a few newer casinos under state regulation, all of which permit table games like poker.
Sports Betting Bills were introduced on both sides of the legislature in 2018 to legalize sports betting at racinos, but the bills did not have enough support to pass.
DFS Kansas lawmakers legalized daily fantasy sports in 2015 with overwhelming support, which exempted DFS from illegal gambling laws.
Other Forms of Gambling Horse and off-track betting, lottery, bingo, charitable gambling.