Beshear Lauds Racing Commission Vote

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is applauding the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s decision to pursue instant racing at horse tracks. An instant racing bill failed to emerge from this year’s General Assembly, but the commission believes the wagering technique can be approved through the regulatory process.

Instant Racing Bill All But Dead In Frankfort

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio It looks like the end of the line for an instant racing bill in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly. Georgetown Sen. Damon Thayer says he just doesn’t have the kind of support he needs to pass instant racing this session. The measure won committee approval two weeks ago, but… Continue reading Instant Racing Bill All But Dead In Frankfort

Instant Racing Legislation Hits Roadblock

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh In a surprise move, the Senate sponsor of legislation aimed at bringing instant racing to Kentucky has put the bill on hold. Georgetown Sen. Damon Thayer isn’t throwing in the towel yet on his instant racing bill, but it’s clear mounting opposition to the measure has had an effect.… Continue reading Instant Racing Legislation Hits Roadblock

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… Continue reading AG Conway Says Instant Racing is OK