Kentucky Sports Betting – How to Place a Bet on Launch Day

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Kentucky Sports Betting – How to Place a Bet on Launch Day

Author: American Gambler Staff | Publish Date: September 14, 2023 | Last Updated: September 15, 2023

Legal Kentucky sports betting is coming. Sports fans in Kentucky have mere days to wait before mobile sports betting will be a legal reality in their state. Here’s what fans need to know in order to start cashing in on Kentucky sports betting promos as soon as betting goes live in the Bluegrass State.

Kentucky sports betting - how to place a bet on launch day

Kentucky Pre-Launch Offers Available Right Now

💸 DraftKings Kentucky Promo CodeNo Code Needed – $100 in Bonus Bets (no deposit needed)
💸 FanDuel Kentucky Promo CodeAMERICANGAMBLER– Get $100 in Bonus Bets (no deposit needed)
💸 BetMGM Kentucky Bonus CodeAMERICANGAMBLER– Get $100 in Bonus Bets (no-deposit needed)
💸 Bet365 Kentucky Promo CodeNo Code Needed – $10 on Every TD scored in Lions vs Packers

Sports Betting Set to Go Live in KY on September 28

The exact day Kentucky sports betting will launch in KY is September 28. Among the Kentucky betting apps expected to go live are bet365, BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings and FanDuel. Other operators may yet join the list ahead of launch or shortly after, but it’s a varied menu of options that Kentucky bettors can look forward to having from the jump.

How to Place Your First Bet in Kentucky

For bettors who are waiting on mobile betting to get into the sports betting scene (Kentucky has had legal sports betting from retail locations since September 7), here’s how to place your first bet:

  • Sign up with available Kentucky betting sites. This can be done ahead of launch to save time
  • Complete the sign-up process, providing identification and other personal information as necessary
  • Make a deposit with the sportsbook (after launch on 9/28)
  • Navigate the available leagues and markets, find the bet you want to make, and add it to your bet slip.
  • Once you finalize the amount you want to bet, confirm the bet and wait for it to resolve

Best Bets to Make in KY on Day 1

Kentucky sports betting will have several interesting day one options for new customers, including odds on local teams. September 28 will mark the first game of Week 4 in the 2023 NFL season, which will feature the Lions and Packers on Thursday Night Football.

The following Sunday will see the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans – a clash of two teams that enjoy a fan presence in Kentucky.

Other types of bets will be available from launch as well, including futures bets. Fans of the Kentucky Wildcats will be able to bet on the football team’s Saturday tilt against the Florida Gators or place a futures bet on the historically successful basketball program.

American Gambler Staff