All bets are on: Everything you need to know about sports betting in Lexington

Both online and in-person sports betting is officially legal in Kentucky — here’s what that means.

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The Caesers Sportsbook Lounge is now open at Red Mile, where you can enjoy drinks + bar bites while placing your bets. | Photo by LEXtoday

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We are almost three weeks into legalized sports betting in Kentucky — and just five days in for online + mobile wagering. Want to dip your toe in the wagering waters? Here’s a quick look at what to know:

What’s new

Previously, horse racing was the only sport Kentuckians could place bets on, but now the world of wagering is open to a whole gamut of sports. Anyone 18+ can place a bet online through approved online sportsbooks — including companies like FanDuel and DraftKings, among others.

In-person betting

In-person sports betting began on Sept. 7, allowing Kentuckians to wager on sports like the NBA, NFL, college football and basketball.

As part of the new law, only horse race tracks are currently permitted to open retail betting lounges. At the moment, that means just one location for Lexington: Red Mile Gaming + Racing. Willing to travel? Here’s a full list of locations for in-person wagering in Kentucky.