sports betting

Kentuckians pre-register for online sports betting with approved apps

BY: - August 28, 2023

Kentuckians began pre-registering for online sports wagering apps Monday as part of the state’s timeline for implementing online sports betting.  Approved mobile apps could start pre-registering accounts as early as 6 a.m. The apps can begin taking wagers on Thursday, Sept. 28. In-person sports betting begins in the state next week.  Earlier this year, the […]

Churchill Downs among first tracks seeking Kentucky gambling licenses 

BY: - August 10, 2023

Seven Kentucky race tracks have filed to seek sports gambling licenses, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday, and more are expected.   Kentuckians can place legal sports bets starting Sept. 7 at racetracks and virtually on Sept. 28 under emergency regulations.  The seven race tracks that have applied are:  Churchill Downs in Louisville Cumberland Run in Corbin […]

Sports betting will begin in Kentucky Sept. 7, mobile betting on Sept. 28

BY: - July 10, 2023

LEXINGTON — Gamblers can begin casting legal sports bets at racetrack-related locations across Kentucky on Sept. 7 and through mobile apps on Sept. 28, under emergency regulations signed yesterday by Gov. Andy Beshear at the Red Mile. The legislature earlier this year made Kentucky the 37th state to legalize sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court […]

Kentucky House approves sports gambling bill

BY: - March 13, 2023

FRANKFORT — Betting on sports would become legal in Kentucky, under a measure approved Monday by the state House. Although the prospects for House Bill 551 are uncertain in the Senate, it comfortably won bipartisan passage in the House by a 63-34 vote. The bill needed 60 votes, given that Kentucky statutes require bills raising […]

‘Gray machines’ ban, sports betting legalization advance in Kentucky House

BY: - March 9, 2023

FRANKFORT  — Two gambling-related bills — one to legalize betting on sports contests and another to ban so-called ‘gray machines’ — advanced in the Kentucky legislature Wednesday.  House Bill 551, sponsored by Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Oakland, would legalize sports gambling in Kentucky and advanced out of the House Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations Committee.  “I’m […]