Gov. Beshear Seeking To Block Online Gambling

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's pro-gambling governor is looking to make sure all bets are off for more than 140 online gambling Web sites that operate in the state that's home to the world's biggest horse race.

Gov. Steve Beshear says his administration is asking a Franklin
County Circuit Court judge to give the state control of 141 gambling Web sites. Beshear says he's looking to restrict access to Web sites with names such as or

Kentucky Justice Secretary J. Michael Brown says the state has
already seized the domain names and is seeking forfeiture.

A hearing is scheduled for Thursday before Judge Thomas Wingate.

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

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  • by zack Location: paris on Sep 25, 2008 at 03:50 AM
    I have said it many of times the GOV is full of it all the time he is saying something dumb. I have hated this man the day he started about the flags
  • by Pam Location: East Point on Sep 23, 2008 at 10:27 PM
    I think it's great to block internet gambling--if it's at all possible! As another person stated, stopping anything on the net is very difficult. When you think you've got something stopped, another one pops up somewhere else. So if it can be done, I'm all for it. Gambling may be addictive is one thing; but when it comes to children having access to it is quite another.
  • by freckle-1 Location: lexington on Sep 23, 2008 at 07:47 PM
    I really do not understand the big deal about casinos. I see our school children working in the bingo parlors trying to get money for team sports, schools and churches hosting poker/casino nights to raise money but grow adults can not make a decision to gamble? I guess in Lexington it is ok to gamble if you are getting money for a good cause, gambling on horse racing or lottery. How do you decide if one form of gambling is ok and another is not? Please can somebody tell me?
  • by J Location: Ky on Sep 23, 2008 at 01:52 PM
    I am headed to Las Vegas next month for some serious gambling. Does this mean that soon the flights from Ky to Vegas and AC shall be banned because Ky does not get their cut of my gambling dollar?? Perhaps we need to close the bridges to Ind and Ill as they suck money out of Ky every day. Steve needs to remember one thing. He was not elected because he was Steve. He was elected because he was not Ernie.
  • by nworbekim Location: somerset on Sep 23, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    next will be ecommerce taxes... they're chipping away at it... and the wall will slowly come down... they're not satisfied with what they take from me already, they want it all!!! what's the present talk about greed in the pres. races?
  • by george Location: nichloasville on Sep 23, 2008 at 08:12 AM
    we can play bingo and bet on the horses but we cant put a little cash in a slot machine come on now u tell me the difference.
  • by george Location: nichloasville on Sep 23, 2008 at 08:08 AM
    the casinos should have been brought to ky and we would not be losing money to indiana for our schools and other things that may boost our revenue, not bringing them here is not going to stop anyone from gambling its only an hour drive. what is the difference in betting on the horses there is not one.
  • by Duh! on Sep 23, 2008 at 07:14 AM
    Lets see now,the federal government has laws against interstate gambling and overseas.By using these laws the Fed.has caused most credit card and some banks to not send to any "known" casino or gambling games.3 states have passed laws making it a state law too with really stiff penalty.North Carolina for example has 10 thousand $ fine for 1st offense,thanks to the Cherokee lobbyist.Other tribes have followed suit in other states to stop the competition.Ohio will pass their casino bill this next election,West Va.has some casinos,Ind.has some,I guess Tenn.will be next then KY...last as always.
  • by Ok on Sep 23, 2008 at 06:42 AM
    Deborah, should that not be the choice of the person making the money? And not the government!!
  • by Tony Location: Lexington on Sep 23, 2008 at 06:18 AM
    What's that weird noise? Its the sound of your votes disappearing "Governor".
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