On the state line in Kansas City, reactions to legalized sports betting in Kansas, and its failure in Missouri Regan Porter, WDAF-TV · May 14, 2022 at 12:26 pm Kansas City area business owners and sports arenas are weighing in on the sports wagering conversation with legalized sports gambling coming to Kansas as early as this fall. So, what does that mean when you walk into a Kansas restaurant and want to throw down a little money on the Chiefs? Sports betting is now legal in the sunflower state. People standing in Kansas can place a wager. Even if you live in Missouri, you can cross State Line Road and make a bet in Kansas. Owners and presidents of stadiums and bars, and restaurants in Kansas are excited about what this means for the fan experience.