Senate Bill 213

Last Action 02/25/22: to Licensing & Occupations (S)
Title AN ACT relating to wagering and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Actuarial Analysis
Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1762
Sponsor D. Yates
Summary of Original Version Establish KRS Chapter 239 and create new sections to define “adjusted gross revenue,” “beginner,” “cabinet, “confidential information,” “entry fee,” “fantasy contest,” “fantasy contest operator," “fantasy contest participant," “highly experienced player,” “immediate family,” “location percentage,” “net poker revenue,” “online poker,” “person,” “principal stockholder,” “rake,” “registered fantasy contest operator,” “script,” “secretary,” and “wager”; establish requirements for registration as a fantasy contest operator; require the Public Protection Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations for the operation of fantasy contests; establish the wagering administration fund and direct the uses of that fund; establish the Kentucky problem gambling assistance account and direct the uses of that account; require an annual audit of fantasy contest registrants; establish requirements for fantasy contest procedures; require any person offering online poker in the Commonwealth to have a license from the cabinet and require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations prescribing requirements for licensure including geolocation software, age verification, and security and accounting standards; establish an online poker account in the State Treasury; amend KRS 230.210 to define "professional sports venue" and "sports wagering"; create new sections of KRS Chapter 230 to require the racing commission to institute a system of sports wagering at tracks and other specified locations; limit the types of events upon which wagers may be placed; amend KRS 230.215 to declare the intent to allow citizens to enjoy sports wagering and allow the racing commission to promulgate administrative regulations prescribing conditions under which sports wagering is to be conducted; amend KRS 230.225, 230.240, and 230.260 to include sports wagering; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to establish sports wagering licensure requirements; amend KRS 230.320 to conform; amend KRS 230.361 to include sports wagering; amend KRS 230.3615 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to define “adjusted gross income” and impose a tax on sports wagering; amend KRS 230.362, 230.363, 230.364, 230.365, 230.366, 230.369, 230.371, 230.372, 230.373, 230.374, and 230.750 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to prohibit participants from wagering on events in which they participate and to prohibit tampering with the outcome of a sporting event; amend KRS 230.990 to provide penalties for participants who wager on sporting events or tamper with the outcome of a sporting event; amend KRS 243.500 to exempt sports wagering and online poker; amend KRS 525.090 to exempt sports wagering; amend KRS 528.010 to exempt fantasy contests, sports wagering, and online poker and the devices used in the conduct of those forms of wagering; amend KRS 528.020, 528.070, and 528.080 to exempt fantasy contests, sports wagering, and online poker; create a noncodified section to assert that the provisions of the Act are severable.
Index Headings of Original Version Gambling - Fantasy contests
Gambling - Online poker
Gambling - Sports wagering
Licensing - Fantasy contests, licensing
Licensing - Online poker, licensing
Licensing - Sports wagering, licensing
Retirement and Pensions - Gaming tax, funding from
Taxation - Wagering, taxation
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Protection Cabinet, fantasy contests, online poker
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Racing Commission, sports wagering
Amusements and Recreation - Fantasy contests
Amusements and Recreation - Online poker
Amusements and Recreation - Sports wagering
Athletics - Fantasy contests
Athletics - Sports wagering
Appropriations - Sports wagering, fantasy contests, online poker
State Agencies - Public Protection Cabinet, wagering
State Agencies - Racing Commission, sports wagering
State Agencies - Department of Revenue, taxation of sports wagering
Actuarial Analysis - Gaming tax, funding from
Corrections Impact - Public Protection Cabinet, wagering
Local Mandate - Public Protection Cabinet, wagering


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Licensing & Occupations (S)

Last updated: 2/8/2023 2:57 PM (EST)