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Kentucky Governor Seeking To Block Online Gambling

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's 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.

Governor Beshear says he's looking to restrict access to Web sites with names such as desperatehousewivesbingo.com or
reeferpoker.com.

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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