PointsBet will likely not be coming to Kentucky, as the new owner of PB's U.S. Operations (Fanatics) has instead obtained a sports betting license for KY. To that end, I recommend seeing which Fanatics Sportsbook Kentucky promo codes are running in the state.
What other Kentucky sportsbooks should you look out for?
Retail sports betting with Kentucky sportsbook promo codes opened to bettors on Sept. 7, 2023.
PointsBet will start operating in eight states as "a Fanatics Experience" before eventually fully folding into the Fanatics brand. Fanatics will begin operating in four additional states.
This means that PointsBet will start to have access to Fanatics' retail-powered technology, branding and market access, which already has strong connections to users, team owners and pro leagues.
PointsBet is known to offer some top-notch sports betting features in its other markets of operation, so you can bet that the Australian-born brand will bring those features to Kentucky. Here are some of the key features of PointsBet Sportsbook:
PointsBet offers an industry-leading in-app video player with select sports where you can watch live and make in-play bets. The live stream also has live stats throughout the matchup. Most live streaming sports currently available are table tennis, tennis, European basketball and soccer. NFL, NCAAF, NCAAB, NBA, MLB, NHL games, soccer and tennis all have visualization features that show where players are on the field or court.
Want to show your friends what wagering you're up to? You can share your betslip on any social media platform with sharing capabilities, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
PointsBet offers a wide range of banking methods across all states that it operates in. While these may change a little from state to state, we can expect most of the options below to be available at PointsBet Sportsbook Kentucky.
It can take up to three (3) days for your deposit to be credited to your online banking account or via E-check. PayNearMe should only take about 20 minutes to transfer funds.
Online Banking withdrawals take 1-2 business days to process internally. Once processed by PointsBet KY, it takes an additional 1-3 business days for the funds to reach your bank account.
PayPal withdrawals take 1-2 business days to process by KY PointsBet. Once they are processed they are in your PayPal account within 30 minutes.
Withdrawals via ACH/eCheck take 1-2 business days to process by PointsBet KY Sportsbook. Once processed it takes 1-3 business days to reach your bank account.
PointsBet Kentucky will likely cover nearly every sport you can think of, including major pro leagues and some more niche sports.
PointsBet Sportsbook offers a wide variety of NFL betting options, including game lines, end-of-year awards and more. Though Kentucky isn't home to any pro football teams, the Colts are close enough to have a fanbase in the Bluegrass State.
Super Bowl odds are a huge market in Kentucky generally, and PointsBet Sportsbook has markets available on every single team's chances.
PointsBet has futures odds available for the NBA, and there are sure to be more NBA sportsbook promotions as we get closer to the season.
One of the most notable futures markets on PointsBet is the NBA Finals odds. PointsBet's betting site features a live counter telling you how many other wagers have been placed on that particular market, so you can get in on NBA bets on the ground floor.
PointsBet has several horse racing promotions available on its Racing App, which is live in 25 states. The app also features live streaming and replays.
Notably, PointsBet offers odds on races at Churchill Downs, which famously includes the Kentucky Derby, one of the state's most popular betting events each year.
Now that the NCAA football season is underway, PointsBet has game lines and odds available for college football betting.
Two of the most popular college teams in the state are the Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals. You can track betting trends on the UK Wildcats odds with BetKentucky.com, as well as the Cardinals odds, over time to see which wagers are right for you.
The many other sports available at the PointsBet Kentucky sportsbook should include:
Depending on the sport you want to wager on, PointsBet offers a whole host of bet types to its users. There are far too many to list here, but let's take a look at some of the most popular bet types on PointsBet Sportsbook:
Interested in learning more? Check out all of our guides on how to bet on sports in Kentucky.
There are several ways to contact PointsBet Sportsbook in Kentucky if you need help throughout the betting process.
PointsBet Sportsbook is not legal in Kentucky. Fanatics Sportsbook, which purchased PointsBet's U.S. operations, is legal in Kentucky, going live on Sept. 28. Fanatics is a perfect alternative for Kentucky bettors looking for a PointsBet experience in their home state.
PointsBet has not yet announced if they will be partnering with any of the Kentucky racetracks. Fanatics, which purchased PointsBet earlier this year, is partnering with Oak Grove racetrack in KY. Retail sports betting at racetracks starts September 7, 2023. Sportsbook apps can launch online on September 28, 2023.
Online Banking and E-check withdrawals take 1-2 business days for PointsBet KY to process. Then wait an additional 1-3 business days for the funds to reach your bank account. PayPal withdrawals take 1-2 business days for PointsBet KY to process. You should see the funds in your PayPal account within 30 minutes.
No, there is not yet a PointsBet Sportsbook app in Kentucky. It does not yet have a sports betting license in Kentucky, though Fanatics does. Fanatics purchased PointsBet earlier in 2023 and will launch in Kentucky. PointsBet does not have state-specific apps, so you can download the app now if you want.
Blake Weishaar is commercial editor and fact-checker at BetKentucky.com. With nearly a decade of experience in the gambling industry as a writer and editor, he has covered the forefront of the booming sports betting industry, including the repeal of PASPA in 2018. He is committed to ensuring readers have the most up-to-date and correct information about Kentucky sports betting.
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