Court Hearing Over Gambling Web Site Names Delayed

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A court hearing on whether the state of Kentucky can gain control of the names of more than 140 online gambling Web site names has been delayed.

Gov. Steve Beshear, who supports legal casino gambling, is looking to block Kentuckians' access to 141 online Web sites. Some are among the most popular gambling sites for online players in the United States.

A forfeiture hearing before Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate has been continued until Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Home to the Kentucky Derby, the state already allows legal wagering on horse races, a lottery and in bingo halls. But Beshear says Kentuckians are wagering millions on illegal and unregulated gambling.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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