9:00 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers: No Trading Votes for Expanded Gambling

Robert Stivers
Credit Rae Hodge/Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky's highest-ranking Republican lawmaker says he will oppose any expanded gambling measure that uses political patronage to garner support.

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says he isn't opposed to expanded gaming if it has unified support, but he doesn’t want the issue to be advanced by a trade of votes for pet projects.

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Planet Money
12:47 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

NYT Excerpt: Can A Casino Save A Struggling Town?


Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 11:56 am

In his New York Times Magazine column this week, Adam Davidson writes about the economic consequences of legalizing gambling in Ellenville, NY. Here's an excerpt.

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Local News
2:48 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Indiana Gambling Bill Gets House Makeover


An Indiana House committee has made some major changes to a Senate-approved gambling bill.

In a close vote, lawmakers on the House Public Policy Committee today removed a provision that would allow live table games at two racetracks that already have slot machines.  

The tracks’ owner says the games could create more than 600 new jobs, but the panel chairman contends it would amount to an expansion of gambling and create competition for Indiana’s casinos.

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Local News
8:23 am
Sun January 20, 2013

What Would a Downtown Casino Do for Louisville?

Will Louisville roll the dice on a downtown casino?
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Suddenly, something that didn't seem possible became, however slightly, a possibility.

In an interview with WFPL, Mayor Greg Fischer said downtown Louisville would be a good spot for a casino.

"That could change a whole lot of the dynamics downtown," Fischer said earlier this month.

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