The Kentucky Horse Racing Fee has permitted the September 7 launch of retail sports activities betting statewide, with on-line coming September 28. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
“I would like to have [sports betting] forward of that first NFL sport,” stated Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear again in April. Simply over three months later, Beshear’s want seems set to return true after the Kentucky Horse Racing Fee (KHRC) met in Lexington Monday and permitted the September 7 launch of retail sports activities betting.
Beshear took to Twitter with a video after the announcement, wherein he stated that regardless of the “odds being in opposition to us” Kentuckians had “received it completed:”
The retail launch day is similar day that Tremendous Bowl winners Kansas Metropolis Chiefs will open their marketing campaign at dwelling to the Detroit Lions. The KHRC, in the meantime, will roll out on-line sports activities betting on September 28, a day earlier than the 2023 Ryder Cup begins.
a pure extension of our historical past and custom”
The market will supposedly usher in round $23m in annual tax income and licensing, in line with estimations. Senate Majority Chief Damon Thayer stated the launch of sports activities betting at a number of racetracks might be “a pure extension of our historical past and custom in betting on horses in Kentucky.”