The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has received applications for new mobile sports betting licences from seven operators including Bet365 and FanDuel.
Kentucky will open its legal online wagering market next month, as per a schedule agreed last month. This came after the governor, Andy Beshear, approved legal betting by signing off on House Bill 551 in April.
Retail wagering will go live on 7 September, with mobile following on 28 September.
Applications for licences in the state have been open for some time, with the KHRC receiving proposals from a number of major operators.
Joining Bet365 and FanDuel in applying for mobile licences are BetMGM, Caesars, Circa, DraftKings and Penn Sports Interactive.
Kentucky racetracks eye retail licences
In terms of retail permits, the KHRC said seven of the state’s licensed sportsbooks have put forward applications.
These include Churchill Downs in Louisville, Oak Grove Gaming and Racing in Oak Grove, Ellis Park in Henderson, The Re..