Fanatics replaces PointsBet in Kansas

Players in Kansas can now download the Fanatics Sportsbook and begin placing sports bets. 

Existing PointsBet customers will have their information automatically migrated to the new Fanatics Sportsbook. This includes their username, password, account balance, rewards points and any responsible gaming settings.

The Kansas launch means Fanatics now has a sports betting presence in 17 states across the US. It follows the roll-out in North Carolina earlier this month when the state officially launched its legal sports betting market.

Other recent launches for Fanatics include New York, where it also replaced the PointsBet brand. FBG acquired PointsBet US in August 2023 and has been phasing out the PointsBet brand ever since, with Indiana another state where Fanatics took the place of PointsBet.

This month, FBG also picked up an event wagering licence from the Arizona Department of Gaming, clearing it to launch in the state.

Aside from sports betting, FBG also operates the Fanatics Casino in Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Kansas sports betting handle exceeds $200m in February

The latest set of monthly results in Kansas, covering February, show year-on-year growth in the state’s sports betting market. This included total betting handle increasing 4.6% year-on-year to $203.0m (£160.5m/€187.7m).

Of this, $193.9m was bet with online sportsbooks while the remaining $9.1m was spent at retail locations.

Revenue in the state also rocketed by 8,405.8% to $3.1m. Some $3.0m came from online betting, while just $5,025 was generated by retail sportsbooks. Kansas was also able to post $305,494 in tax during the month.

As for legacy PointsBet, the brand had been offering online sports wagering with Kansas Crossing. However, in February, despite players wagering $1.6m, the partnership did not generate any revenue.

In fact, the Kansas City-PointsBet partnership performed the worst of all six online betting ventures in Kansas. DraftKings and Boot Hill Casino led the way with $2.0m in revenue from $87.7m in total wagers.

However, only half of online operators reported any sort of positive revenue in February. FanDuel and Kansas Star, posted revenue of $885,938 from $58.5m, while Caesar’s, also partnered with Kansas Crossing, hit $198,496 in revenue off $11.2m.

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