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Kentucky Sports Betting is Live: What You Need to Know

Mike Noblin
Written by Mike Noblin
September 28, 2023
Kentucky Sports Betting is Live What You Need to Know

Can you feel the buzz and excitement coming from the Bluegrass State? As of 6:00 am on Thursday, September 28, mobile sports betting is now live in the great state of Kentucky!

This is obviously outstanding news for all sports fans in the state. Need more info about the launch of online sports betting in Kentucky? You've come to the right place!

Here's everything you need to know, including the list of the top sportsbook sign-up bonuses. Welcome to the party, Kentucky!

Sportsbook Kentucky Offer Bonus Code
Bet365 Kentucky Bonus Offer Bet $1, Get $365
In Bonus Bets - $10 Min. Deposit
Claim Offer
Promo Code: 365BV1
KY only. 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
Caesars Bonus Offers Bet $50, Get $250
Get Five (5) $50 Bonus Bets
Claim Offer
Promo Code: BVGET
KY only. 21+. Please Gamble Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
DraftKings Kentucky SportsBook Bonus Offer Bet $5, Get $200
On First Wager - Win or Lose
Claim Offer
No Code Needed
KY only. 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
FanDuel Kentucky Launch Bet $5, Get $200
On First Wager - Win or Lose
Claim Offer
No Code Needed
KY only. 21+. Please Gamble Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
BetMGM Sportsbook Pre-Launch Offer Kentucky $1,500 First Bet Offer
Win or Get Your Bet Back
View Offer
Promo Code: EWBET1
KY only. 21+. Please Gamble Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER

Kentucky bettors must be 18+ (21+ Caesars, BetMGM, and FanDuel) and present to place wagers in the state. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with gambling, call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit the National Council on Problem Gambling

What Sportsbooks are Available in Kentucky?

At the time of publishing on the launch date of September 28, seven online sportsbooks have launched in Kentucky. This is a terrific opportunity for all sports bettors in the state to receive some lucrative welcome bonuses.

Here is a brief list of some the top sportsbooks in the Bluegrass State.


Bet365 isn't considered to be one of the major sportsbooks in the US, but they've been a major player internationally for quite some time.

The company has done quite well in 5 markets (Colorado, Iowa, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia) and Kentucky sports fans will love their welcome bonus.

For a short period of time, people in Kentucky can get $365 in bonus bets just for signing up for a Bet365 account and making a $1 wager! How sweet is that?


Caesars has been one of the most iconic names in the casino industry for several decades. With an excellent reputation, stellar customer service, and a competitive welcome bonus, Caesars should do exceptionally well in Kentucky.

Sports bettors in the Bluegrass State can receive $250 in bonus bets when they sign up for a new account and place a $50 bet. That's one the best deals in sports betting at the moment!


Folks who love betting on player props will have a special place in their hearts for DraftKings, a global conglomerate that got its start in the fantasy sports world.

Kentucky sports bettors will be pleasantly surprised at all of the betting options that DraftKings offers its customers.

To celebrate the launch of DraftKings in Kentucky, the company is providing a Bet $5, Get $200 deal to all new clients in the state. It's easy to see why even celebrity comedian Kevin Hart is fired up about DraftKings!


FanDuel is another one of the country's big-time online sportsbooks that is now live in Kentucky. People will love FanDuel's sleek mobile app that's incredibly easy to use.

College football fans will also appreciate the fact that FanDuel is usually the first in the market to post college football lines for the following week. This gives folks a great opportunity to beat the closing line!

FanDuel is also no stranger to giving out solid bonus offers. Right now, folks in Kentucky can receive a Bet $5, Get $200 from FanDuel. That's hard to beat!


Kentucky residents are probably familiar with BetMGM because of their hilarious commercials featuring Kevin Garnett and Jamie Foxx. Now, thanks to the launch of mobile sports betting, people in Kentucky can now enjoy the BetMGM sportsbook app.

BetMGM is one of the most generous books in the industry to its customers. They offer nice signup bonuses to new clients and they're constantly giving away free bonus bets to existing account holders as well.

Sports fans in Kentucky can sign up for a new account and receive up to $1,500 in Bonus Bets if their first wager loses. It's the only sure thing in sports betting!

What are the Age Restrictions for Sports Betting in Kentucky?

That's a great question, and the answer is: It Depends! According to state laws, folks in Kentucky can bet on sports if they're 18 years old or older. However, sportsbooks like Caesars, FanDuel, and BetMGM are still requiring that all account holders be 21 or older to play in Kentucky.

That being said, people in Kentucky who are 18 to 20 years old can still bet on sports with DraftKings and bet365.

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