The path to legal sports betting licensing in Kentucky has been revealed as Gov. Andy Beshear revealed a timeline to get the state’s sports wagering market up and running by September.
Beshear was joined by local lawmakers and the Horse Racing Commission in his announcement that is sure to make sports bettors rejoice. Kentucky finalized the legislative adoption process on March 31 and has maintained a firm interest in having sportsbooks at operational status in time for football season.
The window for applications for interested sportsbooks opened on Tuesday. Two books have already partnered with local racetracks, and Kentucky hopes to have 10-12 options available by fall.