Whether you’re an avid sports bettor or just want to try your luck with the latest game, official betting is your best bet for a safe and secure wager. Sportsbooks are highly regulated and operate under strict licensing regimes to ensure games are fair, bets are honored and the interests of customers are protected.
All licensed operators are required to offer responsible gambling resources for players, including educational guides on how to spot problem gaming, links to national support services and tools that allow players to self-exclude for a specified time period. Using these tools helps bettors avoid chasing losses and prevent gambling addiction.
While there isn’t complete uniformity across US legal states, most have similar requirements for sports betting. The main differences are around the minimum age for betting (21 or higher in most cases), how much you can bet and on which events. For example, betting on college sports is generally permitted in most states but banned in a few, while the availability of props and live wagering can vary by state as well.
There are seven Kentucky sportsbooks that are currently online and offering their full betting menus for Friday and the rest of the weekend. To get started, simply visit a site and open the signup form, which will ask you to provide your name, date of birth, home address, email address, cell phone number and final four SSN digits. Some sites automatically verify your identity and location as part of the registration process, while others require you to upload scans of documents to confirm these details.