Kentucky

News & Analysis

Kentucky Urged To Create State-Backed Problem Gambling Fund

Despite gambling in Kentucky being a $2bn industry consisting of opportunities to wager on horse races, historic horseracing machines, a state lottery and charitable gaming, advocates warn the state lacks a sustainable source of funding for treatment and prevention of problem gambling.

AGA Takes Campaign To Ban Grey-Market Games Into Southern U.S.

The CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA) brought his campaign over “grey-market” machines, or skill-based games, to the heart of the Deep South on Wednesday to urge support for a campaign to ban the products that have proliferated in gas stations and convenience stores in recent years.

Sports Betting Bill Dies As Kentucky Legislature Adjourns

A bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky, along with one measure banning grey-market machines, slots-like games that can be found in stores and bars state-wide, failed to pass during the final day of the General Assembly.

Research & Reports

U.S. Regulatory Roundup: November 2018

This roundup of key legislative and regulatory developments from November 2018 includes information on sports betting in the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and South Dakota, fantasy sports in Michigan, tribal gaming in California and Maine, and gaming legislation in Illinois and Nevada.

U.S. Regulatory Roundup: September 2018

This roundup of key legislative and regulatory developments from September 2018 includes information on tribal gaming in Massachusetts and Maine, a ballot measure in Arkansas, sports-betting legislation in the District of Columbia and Kentucky, gaming litigation in Florida and Pennsylvania, and regulations in Nevada.

U.S. Regulatory Roundup: February 2018

This roundup of key legislative and regulatory developments from February 2018 includes information on expanded gaming legislation in Florida, Missouri, and Virginia; tribal gaming matters in Michigan and Oklahoma; sports betting legislation in Iowa, Maryland, and West Virginia; and fantasy sports legislation in Alabama and Kentucky.

For more in-depth coverage on sports betting bills, please see the Special Report: U.S. Sports Betting Tracker.

U.S. Regulatory Roundup: September 2017

This roundup of key legislative and regulatory developments from September 2017 includes information on expanded gaming legislation in Kentucky, internet gaming legislation in Michigan, tribal gaming in Washington, lottery procurement in Illinois, gaming litigation in Connecticut, Florida and South Dakota, and internet gaming regulations in New Jersey.

Data & Forecasts

Kentucky - Instant Racing Report - Sep, 2011 to Sep, 2022

Latest monthly Instant Racing Report data from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The data released for the state contains the following information by track: Total wagered, total commission, net track commission, return to public, number of terminals and average daily handle & gross commission per machine. There are approximately 3,840 data points in this document.

Churchill Downs Report - 1993 to 2022Q3

Latest quarterly data from US-listed Churchill Downs. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Net revenues & operating expenses by business segment, operating income, total handle, net pari-mutuel revenues & commission rate by racing venue and a summary of gaming activity by casino. There are approximately 3,800 data points in this document.

Market Monitor: U.S. Lotteries

This report provides comprehensive benchmarking of key operational metrics across all 46 state lotteries in the $100bn+ U.S. lottery market. Featuring an interactive dashboard which facilitates visual cross-lottery comparisons, the dataset aggregates information from more than 900 annual lottery reports since 2000.

Kentucky - Lottery Annual Report - FY2003 to FY2021

Latest annual Lottery Report data from the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. The data released for the state contains the following information: Sales per game, gross prizes, net prizes, gross margin per game and changes in net assets. There are approximately 995 data points in this document.

Kentucky - Horse Racing Report - FY2008 to FY2021

Latest annual Horse Racing Report data from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The data released for the state contains the following information: Race days, attendance, live on-track handle, live off-track handle and total live handle by track, handle by bet type by track and a summary of the state's four off-track betting sites. There are approximately 3,250 data points in this document.
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