- Sports betting is currently not regulated by the state in Kansas or Missouri.
- Residents of either state can travel to Iowa to place bets in a relatively local space.
- In addition to land-based sportsbooks, KC bettors can also find Super Bowl odds at online sportsbooks.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the Kansas City Chiefs reaching the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years, many Kansas City residents are asking questions the important questions of “where can I bet on the Super Bowl?” and “how do I bet on the Super Bowl?”
Honestly, it’s a good question.
Right now, there are no land-based sports betting operations that are legal in the state of Missouri. Legislators have been contemplating bills to license and regulate sports betting in the state, but they have been tabled from previous legislative sessions.
However, in nearby Iowa, there are multiple options for sports betting. For example, William Hill has multiple sportsbooks that span across multiple cities, found at Prairie Meadows, Castle Bettendorf, Lakeside Casino, and Island Casino Hotel Waterloo.
PointsBet operates a sportsbook in the Catfish Bend Casino, located in Burlington, Iowa.
Ameristar operates a sportsbook located in Council Bluffs – the Ameristar Council Bluffs Sportsbook.
Finally, there are several ELITE Sportsbooks, partnered with Betfred and Bet.works, that are located around Iowa. These sportsbooks are the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, at the Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, and the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside.
The closest casino options to Kansas City are going the be the Lakeside Casino, operated by William Hill, and the Ameristar Council Bluffs Sportsbook.
At the Lakeside Casino, bettors can even get a bonus that entitles them to $50 in bonus cash when they bet $50. This is available at all of the William Hill casinos in the state, so if a sports bettor from Kansas City is unsatisfied with the Lakeside Casino, they could drive to any of the other William Hill locations and receive the same bonus.
For those bettors who don’t wish to or cannot make the trip to a local sportsbook, they will have to try their luck with an online sports betting site. Several sportsbooks allow for Kansas and Missouri residents to place wagers in a legal manner, giving the diehard fans the ability to wager on the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl.