DraftKings has announced that they will launch their online sportsbooks platform in Kentucky tomorrow, September 28 after reaching an agreement with ECL Corbin, LLC to have access to operate online sports betting in the Commonwealth. Residents can now bet on sports online, but playing at casino sites remains unavailable for Kentuckians.
Customers in Kentucky will be able to place wagers across a number of professional and collegiate sports including NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA and other sports including tennis and soccer. A variety of sports betting options will be available including same-game parlays, in-game betting options, player props, and special odds boost selections.
“I am excited to team up with DraftKings and their top-rated sportsbook to deliver KSR listeners and sports fans across Kentucky with engaging content and the latest DraftKings offerings,” said Kentucky Sports Radio Host Matt Jones who has teamed up with DraftKings ahead of the launch.
“We at KSR wanted to make sure that we were working with the best company for those eligible to wager in Kentucky, and I am ecstatic that we have done just that. We are just kicking things off in Kentucky and looking forward to celebrating more milestones with DraftKings.”
A newly opened physical sportsbook will also open at the Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland in Williamsburg and Cumberland Run in Corbin where bettors will be able to place bets in person across similar markets.
Henry Graffeo, General Manager of The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland and Cumberland Run, added "We’re excited that eligible Kentucky residents will have expanded access to sports betting through DraftKings’ acclaimed online sportsbook."
"I can’t think of a more appropriate person than Matt Jones to make the ceremonial online bet as mobile sports wagering comes to Kentucky on September 28. Matt carries a voice that booms across the Commonwealth and has championed bringing sports betting to Kentucky for years. We invite his many fans to come out to The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland to listen to Matt and the KSR crew live, as well as place a wager in person at our betting kiosks or on the DraftKings Sportsbook app while enjoying a great sports viewing experience with more than 50 televisions.