Lawmakers Push to Legalize Sports Gambling in Kentucky

The bill is on its way to the House floor for consideration.

Shutterstock photo.

(Frankfort, Ky.) – A sports betting bill is one step closer to law in Kentucky.

House Bill 606 was unanimously approved this week by the General Assembly’s Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee.

The legislation, which is sponsored by Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger), would legalize in-person and online sports betting.

Recent amendments to the bill would make the tax rate imposed on online sports wagering apply to the adjusted gross revenue on all online sports wagers. A second amendment limits customer losses for fantasy contests, online poker, and sports wagering to $1,000 in a 24-hour period.

Highly experienced players of fantasy contests would be exempt from the limit.

Some lawmakers have tried to legalize sports gambling in Kentucky since 2019.

The bill moves to the House floor for consideration.

More from Local News

Events

Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery to receive $139K for maintenance

Funding will be used for maintenance at the cemetery

Versailles Receives Funding for Trail Updates

As of this morning, striping was completed on the Busching Bridge Connector Trail.

LHS Baseball Coach Earns 300th Career Win

The Tigers are off to a 10-1 start this season.

Brooke Todd Resigns as Switzerland County Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Todd led the Lady Pacers to three consecutive winning seasons.

Milan Senior Hits Hole in One at Belterra

Student Stringer Chloe Hunter caught up with Jacob Helton after he accomplished every golfers dream.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Carrie Underwood - Out Of That Truck

Maddie & Tae Girl In A Country Song 2:55
Jamie O'Neal There's No Arizona 2:51
LoCash Feels Like A Party 2:48
Tracy Lawrence If The World Had A Front Porch 2:44