casino gambling http://wfpl.org en Kentucky House Committee Considers Expanded Gambling http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-house-committee-considers-expanded-gambling <p>The latest round of efforts to expand gambling to casinos in Kentucky has begun.</p><p>A House committee heard testimony on the issue Wednesday. During the meeting, Democratic gambling bill sponsor, state Rep. Larry Clark, D-Louisville, told lawmakers that he will likely collaborate with Sen. Dan Seum, R-Louisville, who has filed similar legislation in the Senate.</p><p>State Rep. Dennis Keane, the committee chair, says the spirit of cooperation between the two parties will likely help when gaming comes up for a vote.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:30:07 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8257 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky House Committee Considers Expanded Gambling Kentucky Supreme Court Schedules Hearing For 'Instant Racing' Case http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-schedules-hearing-instant-racing-case <p>The group challenging Instant Racing in the state will have a chance to argue its case before the Kentucky Supreme Court next month and the court’s decision will open or close the door on the game, which brings in millions of dollars in gambling revenue each month.</p><p>The machines allow gamblers to bet on previously run horse races, which can’t be identified, but o<span style="line-height: 1.5;">pponents such as the Family Foundation of Kentucky say the machines are the same as &nbsp;slot-machines, which are not allowed in the commonwealth. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:23:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6018 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Supreme Court Schedules Hearing For 'Instant Racing' Case Indiana Legislative Committee Approves Casino Bill http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-legislative-committee-approves-casino-bill <p></p><p>A bill aimed at helping Indiana’s casinos compete with new facilities popping up in neighboring states has cleared a state legislative committee.</p><p>The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 8-4 today to advance the measure.</p><p>Among other things, the bill would lower taxes on all casinos, allow riverboat casinos to move their operations inland, and permit live table games at two Indianapolis-area horse tracks.</p><p>Panel chairman Sen. Luke Kenley says lawmakers should act to help the industry, which is up against increasing competition.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:11:16 +0000 Rick Howlett 4001 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Legislative Committee Approves Casino Bill