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8 January 2014 - 8:03pm

Casinos in Ky Finally on the Ballot?

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Kentucky's governor has finally caved in and asked the legislature to put on the November ballot whether we want casinos here or not.Of course,we do! I am so glad this is finally going to be decided by the people and dollars can benefit our state instead of all the surrounding ones.Only catch is the horse race track owners want a 10% cut out of the profits.I really have no objection to that.I think that was the holdup,that they thought it would hurt the horse racing industry,but there is room for everybody to share in this pot.

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10 January 2014 - 5:00pm
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Great news, wildgeri. Thanks for sharing that.

We have been trying to push for a state-run casino. They were thinking of putting one at Canterbury Downs, which has horse racing and cards, but no slots. They were pushing for this "racino" when the owners of Mystic Lake Casinos, right down the road (and a smaller branch of same called Little Six where i get my awesome fry bread) paid them off big time to NEVER allow that to happen. So we are right back where we started in Minnesota.

There was also talk of a casino on "Block E" in downtown Minneapolis, but that was a few years back, and I haven't heard a word about it since. I know it it made it to the ballot it would pass, but I also know the owners of all the Indian casinos will do everything in their power to prevent us from having a state-run casino. Maybe someday, but I predict far into the future, if ever.

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10 January 2014 - 6:01pm
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this is all very good of course, but shame that they do not allow you to play all casinos online like others can.

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10 January 2014 - 11:53pm
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My home state of Ohio opened a casino last year. I've yet to see it, but hear it's nice. It's only about an hour away from my home town. Congrats Wildgerri. If the horse racing industry is worried about the competition does that mean that they will likely build a casino in the same town?

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12 January 2014 - 12:23am
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this is all very good of course, but shame that they do not allow you to play all casinos online like others can.

I strongly agree with this sentiment, and I dare say most U.S. players feel the same way. We are way behind the times when it comes to online casinos. Sad

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27 January 2014 - 7:38pm
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Well,the anti gambling lobby is challenging it being put on the ballot for this year.They say Ky's constitution does not allow gambling.Kind of ironic,for the race horse [and bingo] capital of the world,but the governor says that's not true,that the constitution DOES allow gambling.Now I guess some judge will decide before this ever gets to the people's vote.Could be in for a long haul. What a disappointment.

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27 January 2014 - 7:42pm
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Don't know,Lucky Me,if it will be in the same town as Churchhill or not,but Louisville would sure love to have one on the river and save those Indiana and Ohio dollars for us.

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9 February 2014 - 8:24pm
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Update for Ky-They are only 3 votes short in the Senate to get this passed.I hope they can convince the legislature that this needs to pass.If not this year,maybe next.The sponsoring senator says this could bring $600000000 to Ky to help the state.

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9 February 2014 - 9:20pm
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Update for Ky-They are only 3 votes short in the Senate to get this passed.I hope they can convince the legislature that this needs to pass.If not this year,maybe next.The sponsoring senator says this could bring $600000000 to Ky to help the state.

That would be so beneficial to your state, WG! Please do keep us posted. I enjoy following this news. Smile

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10 February 2014 - 1:27pm
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I always found it funny how there are casinos located just outside the border of Kentucky when I drive there. I swear all I see is billboards when you come south through Cincinnati or when you leave Louisville and come up through Indiana.

Why do they think that Kentuckians aren't gambling when there are choices literally right across the state border? Get it legalized and start making tax money already.

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5 March 2014 - 3:49pm
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You are so right,Slim.I think it is ironic that we have the Lottery,horse racing,bingo,etc.,and can't have casinos.There are now no less than 3 bills that have yet to pass with different versions of the Ky casino gambling law.

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2 April 2014 - 5:41pm
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With less than 14 days left,I think the legislature has let this one go down the tubes.If it passes,it will be a small miracle.I see where a few horse racing tracks have a "Slot-Like" game,[so it is not really slots?] and it is based on horse races that have already been run,so it is not gambling in Ky.Somebody must lose a lot of sleep figuring out how to get around these quirky Ky laws.LOL

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7 April 2014 - 8:31pm
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The politics of it all is most discouraging. I don't know if MN will ever have a state-run casino, but I wish they would.

Thanks for the update! Keep us posted, especially if the "small miracle" happens

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