Kentucky Representative Looking To Legalize Slot Machines

After twelve years of debate by the General Assembly on gambling issues, State Representative Tom Burch has drafted a bill that would allow 18,000 slot machines to become legal in Kentucky.

The bill would allow every county the choice to have slot machines and would also allow 6,000 slot machines at the eight licensed race tracks in Kentucky.

Representative Burch says the bill would help raise money for Kentucky's treasury and lure tourists in a more subtle manner than casinos.

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  • by Bill Location: Pikeville on Jul 23, 2008 at 04:35 AM
    More laws, more laws,wheres the freedoms,wheres the safity,wheres the commion sense.everytime we turn around we are getting peace meal laws that allow a little of or a little of that.Freee Kentucky from The Post Office sucking democrats today.
  • by Chester Location: Mount Victory on Jul 22, 2008 at 01:40 PM
    What difference does it make any way. Stop at most convienent stores in Kentucky and they already have slot machines. Stores say they are for amusement only, but who is going to put money in a machine without the chance of winning something? Personally I like table games better. You have way better odds of winning at Black Jack than stupid slot machines..those are a big waste and noone hardly ever wins at them. I would be more for Legalized table games. But I guess this will be the starting point.
  • by Concerned Location: Here in Ky on Jul 22, 2008 at 01:02 PM
    How much gasoline or groceries can you buy when your money is wasted gambling, drinking, and trying to escape the woes of being unemployed???? Just thought I'd ask
  • by steve Location: johnson county on Jul 22, 2008 at 10:06 AM
    Im for the slot machines in ky. I think it will bring alot of money to our state and help out during a time when alot of money is just not there for programs anymore. I was hoping for casinos with tables but i'll take the slot machines for now. I dont like driving across state lines to casinos when i could go a few minutes away in our state for the same intertainment. Gambling is Gambling if we have horse racing in ky then we should also have casinos.
  • by Dean Location: Floyd county on Jul 22, 2008 at 09:26 AM
    Mr. Burch we do not want your slot machines in Eastern Kentucky! If you want them put them in your basement and let all the low-life's hang out at your place. Your had better attach more legislation to this to pay and treat the (addicts) after they have spent all their money. Also you will need larger jails to put the people in that resort to stealing to pay for this ridiculous idea of yours.
  • by Gambler Location: casino on Jul 22, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    Myself,I'd rather it be table games,odds of wining are better. Everybody knows the slot machines are the true money makers for the casinos. Do these Representatives know this??? I've got a quarter that says they do...any takers.
  • by charles Location: hazard on Jul 22, 2008 at 07:23 AM
    This is wonderful news lets all hope and put forth our efforts to ensure that Perry county gets several of these slot machines.
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Jul 22, 2008 at 06:37 AM
    Why not nobody makes you gamble.
  • by Concerned Location: Kentucky on Jul 22, 2008 at 04:55 AM
    Gambling is gambling no matter how you try to dress it up and make it look okay. People will lose money and children will suffer the most. Don't they call them the "one armed bandits" for a reason! The only ones to benefit from this is the ones who have the machines in their business. Kentucky, please wake up and don't let your money be wasted like this! We're all smarter than to believe any of their reasons for legalizing gambling! No good will come from any of it.


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