Thayer proposes gambling constitutional amendment

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A state senator is proposing a
constitutional amendment that - if approved by the General Assembly
and then voters - would allow video gambling machines in Kentucky.
Sen. Damon Thayer, a Georgetown Republican, has filed
legislation in anticipation of the upcoming 2010 legislative
session. If voters approved the amendment it would allow additional
gambling in counties that already have horse-racing and opt to
allow more.
Thayer says money collected from additional gambling would go to
help Kentucky's horse racing industry and to pay off state debt.
Kentucky already allows betting on horse racing, bingo and a
state lottery.

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