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Kentucky Reveals Launch Date For Sports Betting

On September 7, retail sports betting will start, and on September 28, mobile betting will begin.

Kentucky Reveals Launch Date For Sports Betting
Kentucky Reveals Launch Date For Sports Betting

Governor Andy Beshear declared that while mobile betting will not be accessible until September 28, sports betting will be offered in retail outlets from September 7.

The eagerly awaited start of sports betting in Kentucky will occur in September.

Beshear had long advocated for the legalisation of sports wagering, and on March 31, he signed House Bill 551.

The majority of American states now allow sports betting, with Missouri being the only one that borders Kentucky and still does not.

Beshear commented: "Bringing sports wagering to the state not only gives Kentuckians a much-anticipated new form of entertainment but also brings money to the state to support pensions, freeing up money that can be used to build a better Kentucky through the funding of education, economic development, disaster recovery and other necessary projects, like providing cleaner water, building roads and high-speed internet."

Starting on July 11, Kentucky's authorised horseracing venues may submit an application for a retail sportsbook at either their primary location or an authorised satellite location. Official horseracing venues may collaborate with up to three marketing platforms for mobile wagering.

According to Churchill Downs, this year's Kentucky Derby wagering set new records. The $288.7 million (£233.9 million) programme for Kentucky Derby Day broke the previous record set last year, which was $273.8 million.

Among the facilities that may apply to be sports betting establishments in Kentucky are Newport Racing and Gaming in Newport and Turfway Park in Florence. 

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