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Kentucky Sports Betting Gains Little Traction as 2021 Session Concludes

A little more than a year ago, Kentucky sports betting legislation had cleared a key legislative committee without opposition and appeared to be one of the nation’s likeliest legalization candidates. Two completed legislative sessions and one generational pandemic later, Kentucky sports betting is still illegal and its future remains bleak .

Court Cases Shake Up Kentucky Gaming But Sports Betting Obstacles Remain

Two major court decisions this year have altered the playing field for Kentucky’s already limited gaming options, possibly adding more variables to the state’s already precarious sports betting hopes.

Kentucky Sports Betting Supporters Hope For 2021 Success Despite Legislative Hurdles

Sports betting backers in the Kentucky legislature are hoping, once again, to approve sports betting as early as 2021, even as political and logistical hurdles remain.

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How Kentucky Sports Betting Compares

We graded Kentucky on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states.

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We'll evaluate Kentucky's sports betting bill as it becomes available.

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Sports Betting for Beginners

If you’re new to sports betting, you likely have questions: How much should you be betting? Where should you be betting on the Kentucky Wildcats? How do you find the best odds? Every sport and bet type comes with different nuances. Our 11 sports betting tips for beginners can help you make savvier decisions come gametime.

Sports Betting Glossary

Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology -- favorites and underdogs, spreads and money lines, over/unders and props, juice and vig and so much more. It can all be a bit overwhelming and intimidating for newer betting enthusiasts, so be sure to consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions on all the main terms.

Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid

Sports betting isn't easy. It’s important to stay disciplined and not overextend yourself. There will always be ups and downs, but if you stay true to our nine mistakes to avoid, your sports betting experience will be a much more enjoyable one.

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Kentucky has no shortage of professional and college teams to bet on:

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Steve Petrella is a senior editor for The Action Network covering college football, among other things. He’s a Penn State grad now based in Atlanta who enjoys great punting, clock-killing drives and turnovers in the red zone.