Keyword: electronic gaming devices

  • Kentucky Legislative Leaders Cool on Racetrack Gaming

    With the 2004 Kentucky General Assembly session set to get under way Jan. 6, the state's racing and breeding industry, which has devised legislation to authorize a constitutional amendment on racetrack casinos, is working to line up sponsors. Legislative leaders, however, continue to downplay the chances of passage of any bill to expand gambling.

  • Kentucky Plan: Public Vote for Racetrack Casinos

    Though the prospects for expanding gambling in Kentucky remain clouded, the racing and breeding industry has settled on a plan for a constitutional amendment to authorize full-scale casino gambling at the state's eight racetracks.

  • Kentucky Committee Takes More Time on Gaming Bill

    Kentucky racetrack operators made their case Feb. 21 for the right to operate electronic gaming devices, but the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee postponed action on the legislation pending review of how the state's share of revenue would be spent.

  • Kentucky Racetrack Gaming Bills Back With a Twist

    Legislation to authorize electronic gaming devices at Kentucky racetracks was introduced Feb. 18 with a new twist: The tracks have offered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars up front to help the state tackle its lingering budget crisis as long as they get exclusive rights to gaming in the marketplace.

  • New Racetrack Gaming Bill Proposed for Kentucky

    A Kentucky legislator plans to introduce a bill for racetrack-based gaming, but he said the state might have to look to casino gambling at locations other than tracks in the future.

  • In Kentucky, Expanded Gambling a Topic Again

    It has been months since Kentucky's racing industry made a push for alternative gaming in the legislature, but the issue of gaming, in light of the state's budget deficit, is slowly creeping back into the picture.

  • Officials Discuss Benefits of Racetrack Gaming

    If horse racing is to gain ground, racing interests and state lawmakers must find a way to integrate pari-mutuel wagering with electronic gaming devices, said Dr. Richard Thalheimer, professor of equine administration at the University of Louisville.

  • Kentucky Governor Paul Patton.

    Kentucky Governor: Consider Expanded Gambling

    Expanded gambling is preferable to raising taxes to help balance Kentucky's budget, Gov. Paul Patton said Aug. 5 during a news conference that kicked off Responsible Gaming Education Week.

  • No Action on Kentucky Gaming Legislation

    The Kentucky legislature wrapped up most of its business April 2 without considering a bill that would allow the state's eight racetracks to install electronic gaming devices. Though the bill had support in the House, it never got more than a committee endorsement.

  • Kentucky Gaming Bill Clears House Committee

    Legislation to authorize electronic gaming devices at Kentucky's eight racetracks cleared the House Licensing and Occupations Committee by a 9-5 vote March 18 and now heads to the full House. When the bill may be heard, though, remains to be seen.

  • Kentucky Rep. Jim Callahan, sponsor of gaming legislation.

    Kentucky Gaming Bill Advances; House Vote Next

    Legislation to authorize electronic gaming devices at Kentucky's eight racetracks cleared the House Licensing and Occupations Committee by a 9-5 vote March 18 and now heads to the full House. When the bill may be heard, though, remains to be seen.

  • House Holds Hearing on Kentucky Gaming Bill

    The House Licensing and Occupations Committee on March 4 heard the pros and cons of legislation that would authorize electronic gaming devices at Kentucky's eight racetracks and create a gaming commission to oversee their operation.

  • Kentucky Horsemen Briefed on Gaming Legislation

    Kentucky horsemen were urged Feb. 27 to participate in a grass-roots campaign to contact legislators and urge them to support legislation that would authorize electronic gaming devices at the state's eight racetracks. The bill was introduced in the House of Representatives Feb. 26.

  • Kentucky Gaming Bill Introduced; Huge Purse Projections

    Legislation that would authorize electronic gaming devices at eight Kentucky racetracks--and presumably generate $1.7 billion in revenue for the state over six years--was introduced in the House of Representatives Feb. 26. The 177-page document is said to have support in the House, but serious hurdles may loom in the Senate.