Most Popular Sports to Bet on In Kansas

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Kansas is a state which loves its sports. Not only are the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs popular, but many people follow other sports and leagues across the globe, and some even enjoy placing a bet on them. Here is a look at what are the most popular sports to bet on in Kansas.

Most Popular Sports to Bet on In Kansas

American Football

Arguably the most popular sport in Kansas is American football. The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the most successful franchises in the NFL over the last few years, so interest in their team is high.

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The Chiefs are one of the teams who have Super Bowl aspirations this year. They are +550 to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February, which would be greatly celebrated in Kansas City.


As in most states in the United States, baseball is also one of the most popular sports to bet on in Kansas. This is particularly the case between March and October during the MLB season, and when the Kansas City Royals are in action in the major sports league.

The playoffs in MLB take place in October where many of the games receive prime-time coverage with the leading sports broadcasters in the state. The Houston Astros recently won the 2022 World Series after beating the Philadelphia Phillies in the series 4-2, capping off the victory in game six.


Sporting Kansas City features in the MLS in soccer, but it is not just the United States league that sports bettors are interested in. They also enjoy betting on many of the major leagues in Europe, such as the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A. 

This year is a big one for soccer fans as the World Cup takes place in Qatar. The United States is involved in that competition, after qualifying for the first time since 2014. Interest is expected to be high within Kansas.

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The NBA is one of the most successful major sports leagues in the United States, so it is no surprise that basketball is popular in Kansas too. Although there is no franchise within the state, Oklahoma and Denver are two teams that are well-supported there.

From October through to June, there are NBA matches almost every day, including around Christmas. The playoffs begin in April and those involved look to book their spot in the NBA Finals in June. The Golden State Warriors are the defending champions after they beat the Boston Celtics in the final 4-2 earlier this year.

Other sports such as tennis, golf, and UFC are also worth a mention. The popularity of these in Kansas fluctuates across the year, depending on when their major events are.

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