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Beginner’s Guide to Sports Betting in Kansas: Types of Bets & New User Offers

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in Sports Betting News

Sep 2, 2022 · 3:00 AM PDT

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes a touchdown pass during the first half during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
  • Kansas sports betting went live on Thursday, Sep. 1
  • Below, new bettors can see the types of wagers available at Kansas sportsbooks
  • Also find bonus codes and promo offers for new users

As of this morning, Kansas sports betting is up-and-running. That means many in the Sunflower State will have their first opportunity to make legal online sports bets this weekend.

For the inexperienced bettors in the audience, a primer is in order on the types of wagers now available at your neighbourhood sportsbook.

The table below lists many available bet types, but note that some “types” – like parlays – include other “types”. In the second section of this article, Kansas residents can find the biggest and best sportsbook promos open to new users.

Kansas Sports Betting Wager Types

Bet Type Example Profit on $100 Bet
Single-Game Moneyline Chiefs to Win vs Cardinals (-200) $50
Single-Game ATS Chiefs -4 vs Cardinals (-113) $88.50
Single-Game Total Tennessee Tech vs Kansas – Over 57.5 (-114) $87.72
Multi-Game Parlay Chiefs to Win (-200) + Guardians to Win (-186) $130.65
Same-Game Parlay Chiefs to win (-200) + Over 53.5 (-110) $185
Player Prop Brandon Woodruff Under 6.5 Strikeouts (-135) $74.07
Futures Chiefs to Win AFC West (+170) $170

All examples were available at Barstool Sportsbook on Sep. 1, 2022. 

The most-basic bet types available are single-game bets. This is what most people think of first when they hear the words “sports betting”. The examples in the table above include moneyline wagers (i.e. the team to win), against the spread or ATS (i.e. the team to cover the point spread), and game totals (i.e. the score of the game to go over or under a set number).

Player props are another type of single-game wager, but they don’t hinge on the score of the actual game. These wagers are merely focused on the performance of a player within the game. The example in the table was an MLB player prop (pitcher Brandon Woodruff to record under 6.5 strikeouts at -135 odds). Woodruff only had four Ks in Thursday’s game versus Arizona, so the under wagers were winners. The Brewers lost 5-0 but it would make no difference to the outcome of the player-prop wager.

The other main type of wager illustrated above are parlays. These are simply wagers with more than one “leg”. The examples above only include two-bet parlays, but in theory parlays can include as many legs as the bettor chooses. The most-important thing to know about parlays is that each leg of the parlay must win in order for the parlays as a whole to win. If one leg is graded as a loss, the entire wager is a loss.



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Kansas Sports Betting New User Bonus Offers

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PointsBet Kansas Four risk-free bets up to $200 each

The new-user promos available to Kansas bettors are both myriad and lucrative.

There are really two different types of new-user promos available at Kansas’ big-six sportsbooks. First, there are risk-free bets, offered by Barstool Sportsbook, BetMGM, PointsBet, and Caesars Sportsbook.

Second, there are “bet-gets”, offered by DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook.

With the risk-free wagers, the bettor can wager as much as specified by the sportsbook on their first wager at the sportsbook and, if that wager is graded as a loss, receive bonus money equal to the value of the wager.

With “bet-gets”, the bettor simply wagers the specified amount on the relevant betting market and then automatically receives a certain amount from the sportsbook.

Generally, the risk-free bets are (ironically) more appropriate for bettors with a higher risk tolerance, while the bet-gets are a usually a low-risk way to start one’s betting journey on the positive side of the ledger.


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