gambling

Business
7:54 am
Mon February 4, 2013

IL Bars Already Profiting from Video Gambling

Some Illinois bar owners say they're already profiting big from video gambling games that went live statewide late last year. Players statewide in December lost nearly $7 million. Establishments kept almost two and a half million dollars, the state earned $1.75 million and cities and counties combined made about $350,000.

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Government
8:32 am
Tue December 4, 2012

IL Lawmakers Return to Springfield

Credit wikipedia.org

Illinois lawmakers are facing the final three days of the Legislature’s fall session, but big issues like fixing state pension funds or expanding legalized gambling will probably have to wait for January action. The Senate might consider a House-approved resolution opposing wage increases for state workers this year.

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Government
8:11 am
Mon November 26, 2012

IL Lawmakers Face High-Profile Issues

Credit wikipedia.org

Illinois lawmakers will face high-profile issues in their six-day full session that begins Tuesday. Legislators will decide whether to reject vetoes by Governor Pat Quinn on expanded gambling, keeping prisons open and banning assault rifles. Quinn also rejected a plan to add five casinos in the state, but lawmakers hope to avoid overriding the veto and plant to negotiate a deal.

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Sports
11:29 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Instant Racing Ruling Overturned

Wikipedia

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that would have allowed instant racing at horse tracks in Kentucky. But the court is not saying instant racing is illegal.

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Government
11:07 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Gambling expansion goes to Illinois governor

Illinois lawmakers have again approved a massive gambling-expansion plan.  The Senate voted 30-26 yesterday in favor of a proposal that creates five new casinos, a land-based site in Chicago and four more riverboat casinos. 

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Government
7:52 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Gambling Amendment Dies in Senate

Governor Steve Beshear’s expanded gambling amendment has failed in the state Senate.

The measure would have allowed for a public vote on whether to legalize casinos in the state. It fell seven votes short of the 23 it needed to move to the House. The shortfall was due largely to fractures in the Democratic caucus.

The bill’s primary sponsor, Republican Senator Damon Thayer, says he’s finished with the issue after nine years of working on it.

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Gambling Oppostion
2:07 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Catholic Coalition Opposes Gambling

Catholic bishops have issued a stern warning about the potential consequences if Kentucky lawmakers approve a proposal to legalize casinos. Catholic Conference of Kentucky executive director Patrick Delahanty distributed a letter to state senators today detailing the concerns of the state's four Bishops who represent some 400,000 parishioners in the state.

“A lot of this opposition is for us is because this is not a reliable source of income, it’s regressive in nature, and we need to find better ways to meet the needs of Kentuckians.”

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Afternoon Update
4:40 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/14/12

Last year's I Love Mountains Day rally in Frankfort, KY.
Jeff Gross

Today is I Love Mountains Day in Frankfort, and more than one thousand are expected to attend a rally.

 

 

 

 

Around the Commonwealth:

Lawmakers have unveiled their constitutional amendment for expanded gambling which would allow for up to seven casinos in Kentucky, but five must be at horse racing tracks.

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2012 General Assembly
4:36 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston Wraps Up This Week in Frankfort

This week legislation has been flying around the house and senate in Frankfort, and somewhat surprisingly the house and senate came to an agreement on congressional districts. Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett about the happenings in Kentucky’s State Capitol this week.

Here are a few stories Kenny covered this week:

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Government & Politics
8:00 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Commonwealth Group Seeking Casino Gambling

A coalition of groups has formed to press Kentucky lawmakers to approve a constitutional amendment that could legalize casinos in the Commonwealth.  The coalition includes several longtime gambling proponents from business and labor.

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