Will Legalization of Online Sports Betting Come to Kansas?
If you love sports and betting, then you should consider betting online for a living. Online sports betting is now legal in over two dozen countries, while many have only in-person wagering. You can take your pick from hundreds of different websites that cater to the different sports. You can even place your bets over the Internet using an account separate from your regular bank account, if you prefer. The process is actually quite simple.
How does it work? For the uninitiated, online sports betting works basically the same as regular betting. Once you get an online sports betting account, you deposit your initial bankroll into it. Most sites offer varying accounts starting at $500 and go up from there. Different sites will also offer different deposit and withdrawal methods, so be sure to shop around a bit and read about the site’s specific methods.
As mentioned, most states have legalized sports betting through a type of regulatory act known as a “covid-19.” The regulatory act was created in order to protect bettors from fraudulent bookmakers by making it harder for them to access the books. One of these bookmakers was Steve Kerbs, who owns a company called Covid-Kerbs. The book was found to be illegally charging customers for football picks and was shut down in July of last year. No charges were filed against Steve Kerbs, nor did anyone make any claims of legal wagering in relation to the football picks in question.
The point here is that because online betting is not legal in some states (including Kansas), the leading bookmakers do not advertise or offer any means of wagering in those states. This leaves the fans with only one option: To go to the official website of the team they are rooting for and bet online. This has opened up all kinds of exciting new opportunities for fans across the country. For example, if the Jayawks are winning, then you can bet that the team will win the game in regulation or overtime. If the Jayawks are losing, then you can also bet that they’ll lose in a bowl game.
While the laws are set up in such a way that allows people to legally gamble and partake in online gambling activities, it is still important to follow all of the local regulations and laws in terms of Kansas gambling. If you are a Kansas resident, it is illegal for you to operate a business that offers gambling to residents of Kansas. You are also required to get a government license for running a gambling establishment in Kansas. In addition, all online websites operating via a server from Kansas must also get a tax certificate from the state in which they’re located.
So where does all of this leave you if you want to wager on NCAA football and other major sports games? Well, if you live in Kansas, you’ll be fine. There are only a handful of states where you are not permitted to gamble online including Arizona and Rhode Island. Additionally, there are some rules and regulations regarding how e-sports gambling should be conducted in Kansas.
Currently, there are no current plans to legalize online sports betting in Kansas, but officials are looking into the idea. If the state does legalize it, the implementation of retail gaming may not take place until at least 2021. Until then, you can book your bet through another means like playing sports online or through an in-person casino. In-person gaming happens all across the United States and is popular in states like North Carolina, Texas, and Nevada.
Overall, the chances of legalized sports betting in Kansas are low since it would need to follow very strict regulations before it could become legalized. However, it is a strong possibility that the law could change one day. Many experts speculate that it will only be a matter of time before online gambling is legalized all across the country.