Online sports betting goes live in Kentucky in two weeks. However, residents in the state can prepare for action by claiming one or multiple of the top Kentucky sportsbook bonuses already available for the upcoming Kentucky vs. Akron college football matchup.
Top Kentucky Sportsbooks Bonuses
Although Kentucky residents won’t be able to place any bets online until Sept. 28, they can grab some bonus money so that they’re ready to go when online betting launches. Here is a list of pre-launch offers in the Bluegrass State:
- FanDuel Kentucky Promo Code: Claim $100 in Bonus Bets and $100 off NFL Sunday Ticket
- Bet365 Kentucky Bonus Code ROCKYKY: Claim a $50 bonus
- BetMGM Kentucky Bonus Code PREROCKYBET: Claim $100 in bonus bets
- DraftKings Kentucky Promo Code: Score $200 in bonus bets
The bonuses from any offer you claim now will hit your account as soon as online betting launches on Thursday, Sept. 28. Some of the offers have steps you can’t complete until launch day, so be sure to complete all requirements to receive the full value of the pre-launch Kentucky sportsbooks bonuses.
When creating your accounts to claim one of the bonuses, please note the sportsbooks are required by law to collect your social security number and address to verify your identity. Each of them also requires a small deposit at sign up.
Kentucky vs. Akron Betting Preview, Odds, Predictions
Will Levis is gone, but the Wildcats’ offense is still pretty productive, registering 28 points in both games so far. Devin Leary has taken over under center. He hasn’t been lights out, but he does seem to be getting better as the season progresses. In Game 1 against Ball State, he threw for 241 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. In Game 2 against Eastern Kentucky, he threw for 299 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.
Neither of those teams are great opponents, but his production elevated nevertheless. Leary’s performances have also been head and shoulders above that of any Akron QB. Akron has played two QBs in back-to-back weeks. DJ Irons started Week 1, and completed 59% of his passes for 201 yards and an interception. His rocky start continued into Week 2, which had him pulled in favor of Jeff Undercuffler Jr., who didn’t do much better. He threw for 209 yards and three interceptions.
The Wildcats’ schedule will get tough soon, but it won’t start with Akron. Look for Kentucky to take this one handily and move to 3-0 before moving into the meat and potatoes part of their schedule this season.
Retail Sports Betting Available in Kentucky
Although Kentucky online sports betting is on hold until Sept. 28, residents can wager in person as retail sports betting went live on Sept. 7. Here is the list of physical locations you are able to wager at:
- Churchill Downs
- Derby City Gaming
- Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland
- Ellis Park
- Red mile
- Sandy’s Racing and Gaming
- Newport Racing and Gaming
- Turfway Park
- Oak Grove Racing, Gaming
Find the location nearest you to place a bet on the upcoming Kentucky vs. Akron matchup.