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Mon November 23, 2009
Former Gov. Patton on KY Gambling
Frankfort, KY – Former Kentucky Governor Paul Patton says the state is only hurting itself by not allowing expanded gaming in the Commonwealth. Right now, Patton says, Kentuckians are gambling, but their money is going out of the state.
"Practically every state is taking what amounts to probably $600 million that could go into Kentucky's treasury is going into the treasury of other states. It's Kentuckians, they're still gambling. We're not doing anything to keep them from gambling, all we're doing is, we're not getting our fair share of the revenue."
Patton says unless Kentucky is able to bring in more money in some form, the legislature will have no choice but to cut education and other critical services.