Kentucky will launch legal retail sports betting on 7 September, with online wagering to follow on 28 September.
The schedule was agreed yesterday (10 July) by the state’s governor, Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) and state lawmakers. This means Kentuckians can begin placing legal sports bets in less than 60 days.
This followed a KHRC meeting where members unanimously approved emergency administrative regulations to govern sports betting. Governor Beshear immediately signed off on these at Red Mile, a gaming and racing venue eligible to apply to be a sports betting location.
The 7 September launch date for retail comes just days before the start of both the 2023 NFL and collegiate football seasons.