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Kentucky Gaming

article Opinion: With sports betting bill, lawmakers are thumbing their noses at our constitution
(Kentucky) -- Sports wagering legislation now being considered by state lawmakers (House Bill 137) is only the most recent attempt to expand gambling in Kentucky. The...
article Sports betting bill stumbles from starting gate in Kentucky
(Kentucky) -- In a state where betting on the Kentucky Derby is seen as a rite of passage, efforts to legalize wagering on other sports have barely gotten out of the...
article Sports betting bill far from done deal as both sides weigh in
(Kentucky) -- Not everybody is lined up in support of the expanded sports wagering bill that continues to sit in the Kentucky House. The Kentucky Baptist Convention and...
article Sports betting bill stumbles from starting gate in Kentucky
(Kentucky) -- In a state where betting on the Kentucky Derby is seen as a rite of passage, efforts to legalize wagering on other sports have barely gotten out of the...
article Governor Beshear joins diverse group calling for legal sports wagering
(Kentucky) -- Gov. Andy Beshear joined a diverse coalition of groups Thursday to call for the passage of a sports wagering bill.Some of those groups have not always seen...
article Kentucky Gov. Beshear Calls on Lawmakers to Pass Sports Betting Bill
(Kentucky) -- Flanked by lawmakers, business leaders, and other proponents of sports betting, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear called on the General Assembly Thursday to pass...
article Kentucky’s sports betting bill is stalled in the House of Representatives. How come?
(Kentucky) -- By all measures, a bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky sailed through the early part of the 2020 legislative session. There was little debate over...
article Ky. governor, lawmakers, business and education leaders push sports betting bill
(Kentucky) -- Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has teamed up with a Republican lawmaker to push for a bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky. Beshear and Rep. Adam...
article Report: Sports Betting Bill 'Stalled' In Kentucky House
(Kentucky) -- The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that sports betting legislation in Kentucky seems to be stalled in the state's House of Representatives. It appears...
article ‘Rumors’ of Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Demise are Exaggerated, Rep. Koenig Says
(Kentucky) -- It’s been more than two weeks since a bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky unanimously cleared a state House committee. However, the bill has...
article Governor Beshear: Part of budget plan to be funded by sports wagering
(Kentucky) -- Governor Andy Beshear said a small part of the revenue in the budget he proposed Tuesday night would be funded by sports gaming.
article Ky. governor asks lawmakers to embrace expanded casino gambling in budget address
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear's first proposed budget as governor focuses on education. Some of the governor's proposals include a $2,000 raise...
article Kentucky Online Poker Bill Crosses First Hurdle In Frankfort
(Kentucky) -- As expected, the Kentucky legislature was quick to get the ball rolling on online poker this year. State Rep. Adam Koenig formally introduced HB 137 on Jan...
article Kentucky Sports Betting: Ex-NASCAR Star Michael Waltrip Lends Support for Bill, Keeneland and Red Mile Likely to Partner for License
(Kentucky) -- A Kentucky native and former professional athlete has lent his voice to the cause of legalizing sports betting in The Bluegrass State. Former NASCAR driver...
article GRAY: Baptist leader explains opposition to sports betting
(Kentucky) -- In his first State of the Commonwealth address presented Tuesday night, Gov. Andy Beshear called on legislators to do more to serve “Team Kentucky....
article Bill that allows betting on University of Kentucky sports advances in legislature
(Kentucky) -- A bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky was amended Wednesday to allow betting on the sports teams of in-state public universities, opening the door...
article Sports Betting Bill Advances In Kentucky Legislature
(Kentucky) -- A legislative committee has unanimously approved a bill that would legalize sports betting in Kentucky, sending it to be considered by the state House of...
article Sports betting bill unanimously passes through KY House Committee
(Kentucky) -- The idea of sports wagering in Kentucky took a big step Wednesday. House Bill 137, which would make sports betting legal in the state, passed the House...
article Sports wagering in Kentucky: Unintended consequences
(Kentucky) -- In his first State of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday night, Gov. Andy Beshear called on legislators to do more to serve “Team Kentucky.”...
article Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Hails Sports Betting Bill, Wants Casinos for Additional Education Funding
(Kentucky) -- On the night before Kentucky’s sports betting bill gets its first hearing in the General Assembly, Gov. Andy Beshear told lawmakers he supports state...
article Cothran: A gambling ‘expert’ gave pro-gambling legislators exactly what they wanted for Christmas
(Kentucky) -- The week before Christmas, Kentucky’s Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations decided to give itself a present. Committee members,...
article Five things to watch as another Kentucky legislative session begins in Frankfort
(Kentucky) -- Divided government returns to Frankfort Tuesday. When the Republican-led General Assembly convenes at noon Tuesday in Kentucky’s Capitol, they’...
article Will Expanded Gaming Gain Traction In Kentucky?
(Kentucky) -- Democratic Governor Andy Beshear’s platform on expanded gaming has support from some lawmakers this coming legislative session, but efforts to...
article Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Could See Action Fast, But It’s Not Perfect
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky sports betting will get another chance next year after Rep. Adam Koenig prefiled a bill similar to this year’s attempt. Along with sports...
article Should Kentucky legalize online betting?
(Kentucky) -- Online betting and the entire gambling industry has been one of the most controversial sectors around the globe. Many countries and states have been...
article As a New Governor Takes Office, Kentucky Pensions Still on the Brink
(Kentucky) -- In April 2018, thousands of Kentucky teachers descended on the state’s capital to protest looming changes to their pensions: changes championed by...
article Kentucky Online Poker Sponsor To Take Another Bite At The Apple In 2020
(Kentucky) -- When 2019 began, Kentucky looked like it was on track to become the fifth state to legalize online poker — after Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, and...
article Could a change in Frankfort mean a casino and resort in Eastern Kentucky? Developers hope so.
(Kentucky) -- In 2016 developers began pushing for a resort and casino in Letcher County. Those who have been working on the Raven Rock Resort say they have hit barries...
article COLUMN: It’s time to make a good political bet on sports wagering in Kentucky
(Kentucky) -- Last week, state Rep. Cluster Howard, D-Jackson, wrote an editorial about why the General Assembly should just go ahead and legalize recreational marijuana...
article Kentucky Sports Betting Will Get Another Shot In 2020 Legislature
(Kentucky) -- A familiar name plans to take another shot at legalizing Kentucky sports betting in 2020. Rep. Adam Koenig expects to introduce another sports betting bill...
article Kentucky Lawmaker Readies Sports Betting Proposal for 2020
(Kentucky) -- With Kentucky’s recent Governor election putting a Democrat in the state’s top electoral seat, Republican Representative Adam Koenig hopes to...
article Millions worth of improvements made to Kentucky Downs
(Kentucky) -- The new owners of Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Kentucky are pouring millions into the casino, hoping to pull some people away from Broadway and to their...
article Kentucky Sports Betting Will Get Another Shot In 2020 Legislature
(Kentucky) -- A familiar name plans to take another shot at legalize Kentucky sports betting in 2020. Rep. Adam Koenig expects to introduce another sports betting bill...
article Kentucky Sports Betting Proponent Moving Forward With Bill for 2020 General Assembly Session
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky General Assembly will take up sports betting again in 2020 as the lawmaker who sponsored the bill told he will refile his proposal...
article Renewed sports wagering push coming to Kentucky
(Kentucky) -- Sports wagering will again receive consideration in the Kentucky legislature next year, and one legislator is more optimistic of its passage in 2020, our...
35 Total Articles on this Issue

Scientific Games

article Scientific Games to Enter Historical Racing Market
(Kentucky) -- As it works to keep its historical racing games competitive with slot machines, Churchill Downs Inc. recently picked up a powerful new partner. Scientific...
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article CovCath students file 5 lawsuits over Lincoln Memorial incident
(Kentucky) -- A group of Covington Catholic High School students are suing CNN, NBC, the Washington Post, nine media personalities and a New York doctor regarding...
article One dead and several injured after bus carrying Covington Catholic students crashes into car
(Kentucky) -- A charter bus carrying students from a Catholic high school collided with a car Saturday morning in northern Kentucky, killing the car’s driver,...
article Lawyer for Covington Catholic Student Nicholas Sandmann Launches Kentucky Congressional Primary Bid
(Kentucky) -- The lawyer for Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann is launching a primary bid against Republican Representative Thomas Massie in Kentucky’s...
article CNN settles libel lawsuit with Covington Catholic student
(Kentucky) -- CNN agreed to settle a libel lawsuit filed by the family of a Covington, Ky., teenager who gained national attention during an encounter with a Native...
article Covington Catholic teen's $275 million lawsuit against NBCUniversal can proceed, judge rules
(Kentucky) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann’s $275 million lawsuit against NBCUniversal may proceed on limited...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Churchill Downs

article Churchill Downs announces hiring of general manager of OG Racing, Gaming and Hotel
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated recently announced the hiring of Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel’s new president and general manager. Churchill...
article Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Hiring of General Manager of Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today the hiring of Darold Londo as President and General Manager of Oak Grove...
2 Total Articles on this Issue


article ‘No place for shooter games in our schools’: Fortnite banned from Ky. high school esports
(Kentucky) -- High school students competing in esports video game competitions won’t be playing the popular video game Fortnite. The Kentucky High School Athletic...
article Kentucky high schools ban ‘shooter game’ Fortnite from state esports programs
(Kentucky) -- Fortnite has been banned from varsity esports programs in Kentucky by the state’s high school athletic association because of concerns about how it...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Labor & Unions

article Churchill Downs Faces Federal Lawsuit After Union Claims Track Violated Collective Bargaining Agreement
(Kentucky) -- A lawsuit was filed in a Kentucky federal court earlier this week claiming Churchill Downs breached a union labor deal by keeping temporary employees for...
1 Article on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Churchill Downs set to clash with Caesars in Indiana sports betting arena
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Inc.'s online sport wagering platform is now live in the Hoosier State. The Louisville-based racetrack and casino operator rolled out...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Appellate court: Minor not ‘Indian child’ under ICWA
(Kentucky) -- A father who argued his daughter was an Indian child under federal law during a termination of parental rights battle lost his appeal of the termination...
1 Article on this Issue

Laguna Pueblo

article With more renovations approaching, Ellis Park's new owners would welcome expanded gambling
(Kentucky) -- Groundbreaking for an expanding gaming facility at Ellis Park should be less than three months away as many renovations by the track’s new owners are...
1 Article on this Issue

Historical Racing Machines

article Historical racing machines have Kentucky bucking industry trends
(Kentucky) -- For its entire modern history, the Kentucky racing circuit has never been thought of along the same lines as California or New York, as a place for...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article KBC leader says sports wagering no safe bet for Kentucky
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director-Treasurer Dr. Todd Gray is urging Kentuckians to call their legislators and tell them they oppose gambling....
article American Pharoah shares secretly sold; racehorse owner Zayat sued for $23 million
(Kentucky) -- Prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder Ahmed Zayat is back in legal trouble, this time involving breeding rights to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah...
article Circle K employee accused of stealing lottery tickets
(Kentucky) -- A Circle K employee is facing charges after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets from his place of work. According to an arrest...
article Kentucky Derby futures betting underway
(Kentucky) -- The first round of futures betting in the Kentucky Derby came to a close last night with a solid showing from gamblers. Pool 1 opened November 29 and ran...
article Slot machines, cash seized in Lincoln County gambling raid
(Kentucky) -- Officials in Lincoln County have seized slot machines and cash in a raid on a local gas station. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said it was...
article Six month investigation leads to illegal gambling bust
(Kentucky) -- A six month investigation leads to an illegal gambling bust in Lincoln County. On Saturday night, police seized machines, cash, and other items. Curt...
article Kentucky judge: Accused killer of Native American woman competent to stand trial
(Kentucky) -- The 33-year-old man accused of killing traveling construction worker Amanda Dakota Webster in December 2018 outside a Florence hotel is competent to stand...
article Casinos and Bets Enter the Kentucky Election Campaign
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky governor candidate for the Democratic Party Andy Beshear, promised to expand the presence of casinos in the state and increase gambling,...
article Murray State Professor Appointed To Kentucky’s Native American Heritage Commission
(Kentucky) -- A Murray State University assistant professor was appointed this month to Kentucky’s Native American Heritage Commission. The commission aims to bring...
article Keeneland September continues to surge upward at end of Book 3
(Kentucky) -- A $625,000 Quality Road colt led trade as the Keeneland September yearling sale closed its Book 3 portion on Monday, reaching roughly the midway point of...
article VP Mike Pence says Triple Crown winner American Pharoah bit him during visit to Kentucky farm
(Kentucky) -- American Pharoah has it all these days. By becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in 2015, the horse secured a life of pampering and mating at...
article What’s Happening at the Library: Two new books to check out this week
(Kentucky) -- The library recently acquired two important new books: one about a Black US Marshal who was a legend in his day; the other by the first Native American US...
article Gov. Matt Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions
(Kentucky) -- Helen L. Danser, Anne L. Wood, Marcie L. Venter, and Susan Mullins have been appointed as members of the Native-American Heritage Commission.
article Governor’s race could determine expanded gaming’s future
(Kentucky) -- Expanded gaming, including legalizing casinos and sports wagering, is likely to come up again during the 2020 General Assembly, but how hard it will be...
article BLOG: Native American women are emerging leaders in the Presbyterian Church
(Kentucky) -- Women are playing increasingly pivotal roles at every level in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). From moderators to heads of agencies, from stated clerks...
article Gas station employee accused of taking scratch-off tickets, winnings during Lexington shifts
(Kentucky) -- A man accused of stealing and scratching off lottery tickets at the Lexington gas station where he worked in 2016 wa indicted this week on a charge of...
article Ellis Park’s new ownership group aims to make the track a year-round entertainment, gaming destination
(Kentucky) -- Ellis Park’s new ownership group described its plans and vision to transform the 97-year-old track into a year-round entertainment and gaming...
article Prize money surges for horsemen racing at Churchill Downs
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs says its new gaming venue is already paying dividends for horsemen racing at the Louisville track. Track officials say Churchill paid a...
article Exchange programs think beyond urban vs. rural
(Kentucky) -- It took going to law school a decade ago and meeting classmates from small cities and towns across Kentucky for Brandon Coan to be faced with a...
article Students lead push to teach African, Native American history in Kentucky classrooms.
(Kentucky) -- Sariah Mason, a Jefferson County public schools student, was frustrated with her history courses that “barely taught African history.” “...

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