expanded gambling

Expanded Gambling in Kentucky
8:38 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Beshear Unveils Gambling Amendment, with GOP Bill Sponsor at His Side

After weeks of waiting, Governor Steve Beshear and state Senator Damon Thayer have unveiled their constitutional amendment for expanded gambling.

The amendment allows for up to seven casinos in Kentucky, but five must be at horse racing tracks. The two free-standing casinos cannot be within sixty miles of a track, regardless of whether that track has a casino.

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Expanded Gambling
3:11 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Newly Formed Kentucky Group will Soon Begin Advertising Push for Expanded Gambling

A newly-formed coalition of businesses, unions and education groups have teamed up to get a constitutional amendment for gambling on the ballot in Kentucky.

The group is called the Kentucky Alliance for Jobs. It's a 501(c)(4), meaning it can raise money and advertise to support casino gaming.

The alliance is led by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Dave Adkisson says the coalition is large and diverse, and the members don't always get along.

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Expanded Gambling
8:27 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Governor Believes He Has Enough Support to Get Gambling Issue on the Ballot

Responding to critics, Governor Steve Beshear says he believes he already has ample support in the state Senate to send an expanded gambling amendment to the ballot.

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4:03 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Family Foundation say expanded gambling won't pass this session in Frankfort

A key opponent to expanded gambling in Kentucky says the bill doesn’t have the votes to pass this legislative session.

For years, the Family Foundation has mounted strong opposition to Governor Steve Beshear’s chief legislative issue. The group’s senior analyst, Martin Cothran, says Beshear’s proposal will fall short in the Senate if it's voted on soon.

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