Kentucky Sports Betting is Now Live – How to Place a Bet in KY

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Kentucky Sports Betting is Now Live – How to Place a Bet in KY

Author: Erik Gibbs | Publish Date: September 29, 2023 | Last Updated: September 29, 2023

Kentucky became the 37th state to allow sports betting when Governor Andy Beshear signed HB551 into law at the end of March. Online sports betting officially went live on September 28, with Kentucky betting apps now available statewide.

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Here's a look at the latest offerings in the Bluegrass State, along with the best Kentucky sports betting promos currently up for grabs.

Sports Betting Comes to Kentucky

With online betting now live as of September 28, Kentucky residents can bet on all their favorite teams and sports from the comfort of their living room. Legal sports betting comes at a great time with the sports calandar in full swing.

There are not shortage of great NFL betting apps, and College Football betting apps available in the Bluegrass State. Expect to see dozens of promotions as operators roll out the red carpet to attract a whole new mass of customers.

How to Sign up at KY Sportsbooks

Opening an online sports betting account in Kentucky is a simple process, with the same basic information required to be submitted by all providers before players can begin wagering.

Players must first download the provider’s mobile app or go to their website to complete the registration. Before funding their account and placing wagers, new customers will be required to provide personal information, including name, address, phone number, email address and Social Security number.

The six sportsbooks currently live in Kentucky are bet365, BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, Fanatics and FanDuel. Circa Sportsbook and ESPN Bet are licensed to operate in the state and plan to launch their platforms sometime during the NFL season. 

Best KY Bonus Offers

Kentucky sports bettors had a chance to take advantage of many bonus offers before online sports betting went live. However, the top online sportsbooks offer additional sign-up bonuses and promotions for all Kentucky players. 


Use BetMGM Kentucky bonus code AMERICANGAMBLER and claim up to $1,500 in bonus bets if your initial wager loses. You can also play the NFL Football Survivor Pool contest for a chance to win $100,000. 


With a DraftKings Kentucky promo code new customers in Kentucky can claim an instant $200 in Bonus Bets for making their first wager of $5 or more, regardless of the result. The bonus is divided into separate $25 Bonus Bets.


The FanDuel Kentucky promo code offers new players $200 in Bonus Bets for wagering at least $5 on their initial bet. The provider offers the NFL Sunday Funday promotion, where players can get 30% to 50% profit boosts on NFL prop bets and parlays. FanDuel also features an ongoing NFL same-game parlay promotion.

Erik Gibbs

Erik is a dynamic and seasoned journalist with a passion for all things sports and sports betting. With a career spanning over two decades, he has become a prominent figure in the world of sports journalism, admired for his insightful analysis and engaging storytelling.