Kentucky reports $208 million in February sports handle

Sports Betting

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, which oversees Kentucky sports betting, published financial numbers for January and February.

In total, the state’s retail and online sportsbooks generated roughly $465 million in handle during the first two months of 2024.

January saw online sports bettors wager just over $208 million, while more than $11 million was bet at retail establishments. Those numbers dropped a bit in February, with online sportsbooks reporting just shy of $199 million in bets and retail operators pulling in just under $10 million.

In terms of tax revenue, January saw the state earn a total of roughly $5.3 million, with $5.1 million of that coming from the online sports betting market. February’s revenue total dipped to less than $3 million, with all but roughly $70,000 of that coming from online handle.