Kentucky gears up for sports wagering

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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has revealed details of applicants for retail sports betting licences in the state, ahead of the go-live date of September 7.

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has received applications from seven of the state’s licensed racetracks, including Churchill Downs in Louisville and Ellis Park in Henderson.

“The countdown is on. Kentuckians can plan to place their first sports wagers, at a retail location, in just 28 days,” said Gov Beshear.

“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.”

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Bet365, BetMGM and Caesars are among those who have already applied for the mobile service provider licence. KHRC are reviewing all applications and will vote at a meeting of the full commission on August 22.

“The KHRC is excited to open sports wagering and is working efficiently to meet the necessary deadlines. This is a careful process dedicated to wagering integrity and protecting bettors in the state of Kentucky,” said KHRC chairman Jonathan Rabinowitz.

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