Beshear Promotes Gaming Bill in Weekly Address

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear used his weekly YouTube address to promote the constitutional amendment to legalize expanded gaming in the state. Earlier this week, the governor and state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, unveiled the legislation to allow gaming in up to seven locations across the commonwealth. The legislation would permit five casino’s at horse racetracks… Continue reading Beshear Promotes Gaming Bill in Weekly Address

New Poll Shows 87 Percent Want Vote on Expanded Gaming

A new poll shows an overwhelming number of Kentuckians want a constitutional amendment on expanded gaming to be on the November 2012 ballot and that the measure would likely pass. The poll was conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group in Washington, D.C. for racetrack and horse racing interests. It shows 87 percent of respondents want to… Continue reading New Poll Shows 87 Percent Want Vote on Expanded Gaming

Indiana Gubernatorial Candidate Unveils Economic Plan

From the Associated Press Republican candidate for Indiana governor Jim Wallace says the state can boost its economy by spending $500 million on infrastructure and new tax credits for business. Wallace, an Indianapolis businessman, outlined a broad plan Thursday that he’s asking lawmakers to support during the next legislative session. He says the state should… Continue reading Indiana Gubernatorial Candidate Unveils Economic Plan

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… Continue reading AG Asked To Halt Instant Racing Games

Louisville Lawmaker Prefiles Gambling Measures

A Republican state lawmaker from Louisville says he believes expanded gambling legislation he’s pre-filed for the 2012 General Assembly will get a fair hearing. Representative Mike Nemes wants legislators to consider two bills. The first would put a constitutional amendment question on the ballot in 2012. “Overwhelmingly, my district wants this. Out in the state,… Continue reading Louisville Lawmaker Prefiles Gambling Measures

In Depth: Lawmaker Pushing For Native American Recognition

Embracing their cause is Rep. Reginald Meeks, D-Louisville, who’s part Cherokee. Bills sponsored by Meeks define the term “Native American,” and outline strict criteria groups must meet before Kentucky will recognize them as an American Indian tribe. Meeks says his goal is simply to help improve the lives of Native Americans living in Kentucky.

Instant Racing Debate Moves To Lexington

In July, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved regulations allowing Instant Racing at the state’s eight horse tracks. Instant Racing allows bettors to place electronic wagers on previously run horse races. Before the regulations go into effect, the public gets to weigh-in on them.

Indiana High Court Hears Card Counting Case

By Rick Howlett Oral arguments were presented Wednesday before the Indiana Supreme Court in the case of an Indianapolis man who sued a casino after it banned him from the blackjack table for counting cards. The attorney for Tom Donovan says the Grand Victoria Casino and Resort had no right to ban him from the… Continue reading Indiana High Court Hears Card Counting Case

Casino Gambling Issue is 'Dead'

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The top two leaders of the Kentucky General Assembly say the concept of a state budget based on revenue from casino gambling is dead. That’s the latest response from House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President David Williams, to the budget plan unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Beshear. Stumbo’s still… Continue reading Casino Gambling Issue is 'Dead'