Is It Legal To Bet In Kentucky?

NO! Sports betting - either in-person or online - has not yet been legalized by the State.

When Will It Be Legal To Bet In Kentucky?

A sports betting bill was not green-lighted in 2020 but another is being attempted in 2021.

Because it is a an ‘odd year’ the bill will need 60% backing to pass, unlike the previous year, so this could make it even more difficult to get the bill passed.

Can I Bet In Other States While It Is Banned In Kentucky?

Most States that allow in-person and online gambling do not require you to be a resident in order to place a bet. However, you must register and place your bets within State lines, and you must also be aged 21 or older.

At present only four of Kansas’ neighboring States has legalized online sports betting – Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and West Virginia (some also allow in-person gambling too).

For the latest rules & regulations for betting in any of those States please click on the links below:

Kentucky Betting FAQs

Can I bet legally in Kentucky?

No. A sports betting bill was not passed in 2020, although another attempt will be made in 2021.

How old do I have to be to bet in Kentucky?

Betting in Kentucky is not yet legal, but to bet in legalized States you must be 21 or older.

Is online sports betting available in Kentucky?

No. Online sports betting remains illegal in the State.

What can I do if I feel I have a betting addiction?

You can call the National Council of Problem Gambling helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or text 1-800-522-4700. You can also live chat at

Can I bet legally in other States?

Check out our State-by-State guide to betting in the United States of America by clicking on the link.

Where can I learn more about Kentucky betting laws?

Visit the official website for the Kentucky State Government for more information on Kentucky betting laws.