FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says he intends to
"very aggressively" push for a constitutional amendment in the
upcoming legislative session to legalize additional forms of
gambling, which could potentially include slot machines and other
Kentucky has a long history of betting on horse races but
doesn't allow casino-style gambling.
Beshear, speaking to reporters on Wednesday, said he wants
voters to decide whether to expand gambling beyond horse races,
lotteries and charitable bingo games.
He said a proposed constitutional amendment is being drafted and will be introduced in the state Senate within the first week of the
legislative session that begins on Jan. 3.