Kentucky Among States Most Excited to Bet on Football This Season

Kentucky Among States Most Excited to Bet on Football This Season
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With the dawn of Kentucky sports betting (retail-wise) beginning and online wagering expected to come to the Bluegrass State later this month, there’s no better time for residents of the state to plunk down a few bucks on NFL and college football. Even though Kentucky doesn’t have a team in the former, it has two “Power Five” members in the latter, with the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals both expected to win their fair share of games this fall. 

With football back in action, gathered data from Google Trends to see which states are searching for “sports betting,” and most excited to bet on the games this season.

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States With The Most Interest In Sports Betting

Below you'll find a list of the top 10 states that are most interested in sports betting. Residents of the Bluegrass State are pumped to bet on Kentucky betting apps this season.

Rank State Google Interest Score
1 Delaware 100
2 Nevada 80
T-3 Kansas 76
T-3 New York 76
T-5 Kentucky 75
T-5 Mississippi 75
7 Alaska 66
8 Florida 64
9 Rhode Island 63
10 North Dakota 57

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Where Kentucky Ranks In Wagering Interest

It’s safe to say that Kentuckians are chomping at the bit to get into the game, either when it comes to UK or Louisville football or up the road, with the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts playoff chances

With Kentucky and Louisville entering the CFB season with win total over/unders (courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook Kentucky) of 7.0 and 8.0, respectively, there’s no shortage of interest in college football this fall. In the NFL, the Bengals enter the year with a win total over/under (again, courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook Kentucky) of 11.5, while the Colts come into the year at 6.5.  

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Whether it’s amateur of professional, you can bet on Kentucky residents to wager their fair share of money on pigskin action this season — with tantalizing teams in their midst and generous odds on the Wildcats, Cardinals, Bengals and Colts in the year ahead. already has some of the latest Kentucky sportsbook promos available for you to take advantage of.

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Christopher Boan is a staff writer for He has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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