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    Explore the national and state-by-state impact of the casino gaming industry, as well as key regulatory and statutory requirements in each state.

    • Number of Casinos 11

    • Economic Impact $2.42 Billion

    • Jobs Supported 13,924

    • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share $331.7 Million

    • Gross Gaming Revenue $478.1 Million (2022 Commercial)

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    All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2023.

    • Number of Casinos 4

    • Economic Impact $1.51 Billion

    • Jobs Supported 6,846

    • Tax Impact $237.7 Million

    • Gross Gaming Revenue $478.1 Million (2022)

    Size of circle indicates number of casinos in the area.

    All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2023.

    • Number of Casinos 7

    • Economic Impact $907.1 Million

    • Jobs Supported 7,078

    • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share $94.0 Million

    • Gross Gaming Revenue $258.1 Million (2016)

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    All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2023.

    The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission

    700 SW Harrison Street
    Suite 500
    Topeka, KS 66603
    785-296-5800
    Website

    The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission (KRGC) is the agency empowered by the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA) to regulate casino-style gaming, sports betting, and pari-mutuel wagering in Kansas. The KRGC is made up of a board of five commissioners that meet monthly to conduct regulatory business for gaming in Kansas. Each commissioner is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state legislature to serve a four-year term with the possibility of reappointment.

    The KELA also created the Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board (LGFRB) to review applications and determine the “best possible contract” in the four gaming zones. The LGFRB is a subdivision of the Kansas Racing & Gaming Commission. The LGFRB consists of seven members: three appointed by the governor, two appointed by the president of the Kansas Senate, and two appointed by the speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. The governor chooses which member becomes chairman of the board. Not more than four members of the board shall be members of the same political party. The LGFRB was disbanded in 2011 but was reconstituted in 2014 to review applications for the southeast gaming zone, the last open gaming zone, which was awarded in 2015.

    AVAILABLE GAMING LICENSES
    Lottery Gaming Facility
    Gaming Supplier License
    Non-Gaming Supplier License

    For more information on available gaming licenses, see Regulatory Fact Sheet.

    Tribal gaming commissions, created by the operating tribe, are responsible for licensing and regulating Class III gaming pursuant to tribal-state compacts and tribal law. Currently, four tribes in Kansas operate Class III gaming under compacts with the state:

    • Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska;
    • Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas;
    • Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas; and
    • Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas Nebraska.

    The Kansas State Gaming Agency (KSGA) is the state gaming agency responsible for oversight of Class III gaming conducted in Kansas. Among other things, the KSGA may:

    • Examine and inspect tribal gaming facilities;
    • If allowed under the compact, review any licensing and disciplinary action taken by tribal gaming commissions; and
    • Perform all functions and duties required to comply with and ensure tribal compliance with compacts.

    The compacts require the KSGA and tribal gaming commissions to meet on a quarterly basis to review past practices and evaluate the best way to regulate the casinos moving forward.

    Tribes may enter into management contracts for the operation and management of Class III gaming activities as authorized under IGRA.

    The compacts will remain in effect in perpetuity unless deemed invalid, terminated by the mutual consent of the tribes and the state, or a tribe adopts a resolution revoking its authority to conduct Class III gaming.

    Under the Compacts, tribes are allowed to conduct Class III gaming on their reservations, but may not conduct pari-mutuel wagering, off-track betting, sports betting, club keno, or state-wide lottery gaming.

    AVAILABLE GAMING LICENSES
    Management Contractor License
    Manufacturer/Distributer License

    For more information on available gaming licenses, see Regulatory Fact Sheet.

    TAX RATE
    The state lottery must receive at least 27 percent of lottery gaming facility revenues. For more information, see Regulatory Fact Sheet.

    TAX PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
    Promotional credits are tax free.

    WITHHOLDINGS ON WINNINGS
    5% of the proceeds paid (amount won less the amount bet)

    TAX ALLOCATION
    Gaming taxes in the state are allocated to fund state debt reduction, infrastructure improvements and property tax relief.

    REVENUE SHARE
    The tribes do not share any revenue with the state. However, all operating expenses for the KSGA must be paid by tribes from a fund created in the state treasury called the Tribal Gaming Fund.

    TAX PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
    No

    WITHHOLDINGS ON WINNINGS
    Yes

    TRIBAL USE OF REVENUE
    Requirements as described in IGRA.

    STATUTORY FUNDING REQUIREMENT
    The problem gambling and addictions grant fund receives 2% of lottery gaming facility revenues.

    SELF-EXCLUSION
    The Voluntary Exclusion Program offers problem gamblers two options for exclusion: a lifetime ban or a two-year ban.

    COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
    None

    ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS
    Advertisements shall be based on fact and shall not be false, deceptive or misleading.

    All on-site advertisements must comply with the facility’s responsible gaming plan.

    ON-PREMISE DISPLAY REQUIREMENT
    Any lottery gaming or racetrack gaming facility shall post one or more signs at the location that operates electronic gaming machines or lottery facility games.

    AGE RESTRICTIONS
    21+ years old to gamble
    21+ years old on floor

    STATUTORY FUNDING REQUIREMENT
    None

    SELF-EXCLUSION
    None

    COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
    No alcoholic beverages can be served or consumed on any gaming floor. Additionally, no alcohol may be consumed in the gaming floor between the hours of 2 am and 9 am.

    ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS
    None

    ON-PREMISE DISPLAY REQUIREMENT
    None

    AGE RESTRICTIONS
    Persons must be 21 to place any wager, directly or indirectly, on any gaming activity.

    OPERATION ON HOLIDAYS
    Tribes can operate on holidays.

    TESTING REQUIREMENTS
    Each machine must be tested and approved by the KRGC.

    ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS
    Federal compliance regulations.

    RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
    None

    CREDIT OFFERED TO PATRONS
    None

     

    SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
    KRGC must approve – 15-day notice required.

    SMOKING BANS
    No

    CASHLESS GAMING & ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS
    Yes. However, cryptocurrency is not currently accepted as a form of payment for gambling transactions.

    TESTING REQUIREMENTS
    All electronic gaming devices must be tested by a gaming test laboratory

    ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS
    Federal compliance requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act.

    SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
    Federal shipping requirements under the Johnson Act apply.

    RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
    Yes

     

    CREDIT OFFERED TO PATRONS
    Gaming on credit shall be limited to checks, wire transfers, bank credit cards and bank money machine cards

    SMOKING BANS
    No.

    CASHLESS GAMING & ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS
    Yes. However, cryptocurrency is not currently accepted as a form of payment for gambling transactions.

    AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
    Legislation enacted in 2022 authorized the state’s four Lottery Gaming Facilities to offer both land-based and mobile wagering, as well as install wagering kiosks at retail partner locations.

    Kansas’ Class III tribes are not currently permitted to offer sports betting.

    MOBILE/ONLINE
    Allowed statewide

    TAX RATE
    10 percent

    INITIAL LICENSING FEE
    None

    LICENSE RENEWAL FEE
    None

    AMATEUR RESTRICTIONS
    The majority of the participants in wagered events must be no less than 18 years of age.

    TAX ON PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
    Tax is imposed on all sports wagering revenues received from wagers. Taxable revenue does not explicitly include promotional credits.

    AGE RESTRICTIONS
    Must be 21 years old.