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Beshear to aggressively push for gambling

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
casino-style games.
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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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