Betting Bill Passes Kentucky House

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A bill that would legalize online poker, sportsbetting, and daily fantasy sports in the state of Kentucky has passed the state House, and will now move onto the Senate for debate.

House Bill 606 would legalize the three forms of gambling in the Bluegrass State. Sportsbetting would be available at racetracks, stadiums, or through a mobile app, although gamblers would be required to register accounts in person until 2024. Players would have to be 18 or older to place bets. Each venue with a license would be allowed to partner with one online group.

The bill passed through its third reading in the House and advanced with a 58-30 margin. One amendment was applied, but a second was introduced and voted down. The first is to clarify that taxes were applied to revenues, rather than stakes. The second amendment would have had a $1,000 loss limit every 24 hours.

HB 606 will now head to the Senate. If it passes through there, it'll head to the desk of Governor Andy Beshear, who's already voiced support of legalizing sportsbetting within the state.

CL News is following the story and will update readers as the bill advances.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.