Seven is the magic range in Kentucky, where by the condition Horse Racing Commission declared Thursday that seven horse tracks and seven cell sporting activities betting operators have utilized for licenses in advance of proposed September launch dates.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Fee beforehand pointed to Sept. 7, the to start with day of the NFL year, for retail sportsbooks to launch, and Sept. 28 for electronic platforms.
The KHRC strategies to vote on license applications at its Aug. 22 meeting. Less than the state’s new wagering legislation, 9 tracks are eligible to use for a license. Just about every could have an on-web site retail sportsbook, brick-and-mortar guides at satellite places, and up to a few digital associates.
The KHRC claimed it has acquired purposes for electronic wagering from wager365, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, Circa, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Penn Sports Interactive. Earlier this week, BetMGM announced a partnership with Sandy’s Racing and Gaming. Caesars Sportsbook in Could shared that it had produced a deal with Keeneland Race System for brick-and-mortar sportsbooks at Keeneland and Purple Mile, as properly as electronic accessibility.
Penn Sports Interactive, portion of PENN Leisure, is at this time making ready its changeover from Barstool Sportsbook with programs to launch its new ESPN Wager platform in November. It is unclear if the enterprise will launch in September under the Barstool banner or delay until eventually ESPN Guess goes reside.
The most important name absent from the listing of candidates is Fanatics.
Keeneland not on listing of keep track of applicants
FanDuel beforehand declared a deal with Churchill Downs Inc. for digital sector access, and the track has an existing horse-racing offer with DraftKings. It seems from feedback through CDI’s 2nd-quarter earnings connect with that it will have a CDI-branded sportsbook at the observe.
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Sandy’s and The Crimson Mile, along with Churchill Downs, Cumberland Run, Ellis Park, Oak Grove Gaming and Racing, and Turfway Park all submitted programs.
Keeneland is not on the listing of observe applicants.
“The countdown is on. Kentuckians can plan to spot their initial sports activities wagers, at a retail site, in just 28 times,” Gov. Andy Beshear reported by way of press release.
“Bringing sporting activities wagering to the condition not only presents Kentuckians a considerably-predicted new variety of enjoyment, but also brings revenue to the state to guidance pensions, releasing up funds that can be employed to establish a much better Kentucky by means of the funding of training, economic advancement, catastrophe recovery and other required assignments, like giving cleaner h2o, making roadways and significant-pace internet.”