AG Asked To Halt Instant Racing Games

By Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio The Family Foundation of Kentucky says the state attorney general should move to shut down Instant Racing machines at a southern Kentucky track. Kentucky Downs began offering the gambling devices several weeks ago. Instant Racing allows participants to bet on previously run, anonymous horse races. The Family Foundation’s Kent […]

AG Conway Says Instant Racing is OK

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says instant racing, a slot machine form of gambling on randomly selected horse races already run, is legal in the commonwealth. However, Conway says adopting the games would require re-writing the state’s racing rules. House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who supports expanded gambling, says he […]

Wllliams: Beshear Is "The Slot Machine Governor"

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Gov. Steve Beshear’s attempts to win Democratic control of the Senate have “poisoned the political atmosphere” in Frankfort. Williams told reporters at the State Capitol there’s only one issue on Beshear’s mind…slot machines…and the governor will stop at nothing to bring slots to […]

Proposal Would Use Slots Funds For School Construction Projects

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says Democrats are considering a plan to use funds generated by slot machines at horse tracks to finance school construction projects. Stumbo isn’t sure how many schools would be affected. “We’re looking at a proposal that we think would act as an economic stimulus […]

Churchill To Continue Push For Expanded Gaming

The president of Churchill Downs, Incorporated says his company will again pursue expanded gaming legislation next year in Kentucky. Bob Evans noted during a conference call with investors Thursday that voters in Maryland approved a referendum this week allowing slot machines in that state. “Kentucky is now the only one of the three states that […]

Stumbo Proposes Gambling Legislation

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Another Kentucky lawmaker is drafting legislation to expand legal gambling operations in the Commonwealth. Last week, Louisville Rep. Tom Burch announced plans to file legislation allowing the operation of 18,000 slot machines in Kentucky. One third of the machines would be located at horse tracks. The other two-thirds would […]