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 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 Bill Location: Pike on Sep 23, 2008 at 04:49 AM
    Take control, forfeit, sounds like Kentucky is at it agian.Wheres the freedom boys.Kentucky is becomming a police state.Only those that kiss the right democrat back side are allowed to operate here.I was under the impression this governer liked gambling????
  • by Jessica Location: Winchester on Sep 22, 2008 at 08:12 PM
    What's next? Our goverment wants to raise taxes on cigarettes, ban restaurants from smoking inside their building, and allow restaurants and liquor stores to extend their hours of operation. Now they want to stop usage of the internet of playing cards or whatever for real money? If this isn't taking our rights away, I don't know what is! What happened to our freedom? It seems like now, we have no freedom. Our government has taken over the way we live our lives, and I thought each individual was supposed to live their lives the way they wanted. Doesn't the U.S.A. stand for freedom; and that's why aliens are wanting to move here? Also, why can't the working class spend their hard earned money on whatever they choose? Government takes taxes and now is telling on what you can and cannot spend it on! Something has to change, otherwise before it's done and over with, we will have no rights whatsoever! A dictatorship will be in our future at this rate.
  • by mtnmachine Location: louisa on Sep 22, 2008 at 07:05 PM
    It has become more apparent that Gov. Beshear is nothing more than a shill for the gaming industry. With all of the problems that this state faces: increasing poverty, health care crisis (including a nearly bankrupt state medicaid system), gas price gouging, an education system that is still ranked in the bottom of the nation, deteriorating roads and bridges, collapse of the real estate market and banking system within the state, and prescription drug abuse....he makes ONLINE GAMBLING our states top priority. I guess that he still believes that "legitimate" gambling with brick and mortar casinos will bring our state prosperity and that they do not prey on poor people. WAKE UP!!!! The lottery was supposed to boost our education system, but it has not and the only people that buy a ticket are the financially destitute. It is simply ridiculous. I think that he needs to be reminded why he was elected Governor. It is because he was not Ernie Fletcher. Beshear is clearly out of touch.
  • by lou Location: martin on Sep 22, 2008 at 03:57 PM
    what are they going to take away next.what is online gambling hurting anypne mad cause they cant stick it in there pockets what this world coming to


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