Bettors in Kentucky wagered more than US$4.5m in the first two weeks of retail sports betting.
Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission provided the update ahead of mobile wagering going live this week.
Gov. Beshear said: “This is a strong number that certainly reflects the excitement Kentuckians have for the opening of sports wagering.
“With college football and the NFL season underway, plus the launch of mobile wagering, we expect that number will grow significantly.
“It has taken many years to get here, but sports wagering is finally a reality in Kentucky. This is a win-win for Kentuckians, who can enjoy a quality entertainment experience and benefit from funds staying right here in our state to help us build a better Kentucky.”
Gov Beshear said over 60,000 mobile accounts have been created and registered ahead of mobile sports betting launching on Thursday, with bet365 and DraftKings among the operators involved.