Administration, tracks seek high court review

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The issue of slot-like games at Kentucky's racetracks is headed back to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

The state's racetracks and the administration of Gov. Steve Beshear are asking the court to review the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruling sending the case back to Franklin County Circuit Court.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) reports Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet spokesman Dick Brown said in a statement that the parties believe the trial court was correct in ruling that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission can permit the games.

The game allows players to bet on previously run races. So far, Kentucky Downs is the only track that has the game in place, but Ellis Park hopes to have machines operating soon.

The Family Foundation, which challenged the case, said the racetracks' move is "ill-advised."

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