State Senator Looks Into New Gambling Game

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A state senator from Georgetown is asking Attorney General Jack Conway whether a pari-mutuel game called Instant Racing would be legal in Kentucky.

Sen. Damon Thayer says Instant Racing, which is used at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, might be a way to expand gambling in the state
that is more acceptable to racetracks than slot machines or casinos.

The Republican says Instant Racing resembles a video lottery terminal, but the wagering is pari-mutuel, as opposed to betting against the house, like casino wagering.

For more than a decade, the General Assembly has debated legislation to expand gambling at racetracks as a way to both boost purses and generate revenue for the state.
Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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