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Oral Arguments Set for Instant Racing Case

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the instant racing case on August 21 at 10 a.m. When a trial court was deciding whether or not new “instant racing” video machines at racetracks are legal, the Kentucky Family Foundation was barred from asking questions or presenting evidence. The Family Foundation challenged the trial […]

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Kentucky Family Foundation Files Response Briefs in Instant Racing Case

Yesterday the Family Foundation of Kentucky filed its response briefs in the Kentucky Supreme Court “Instant Racing” case. When a trial court was deciding whether or not new “instant racing” video machines at racetracks are legal, the Kentucky Family Foundation was barred from asking questions or presenting evidence. The Family Foundation challenged the trial court’s […]

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Ky. Horse Racing Commission Approves New ‘Instant Racing’ Games

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved four new “instant racing” games and forty machines for the parlor at Kentucky Downs. While the commission an Kentucky horse racing tracks insist the ‘instant racing’ games are perfectly legal forms of pari-mutuel wagering, the games bear an uncanny resemblance to slot machines, which are illegal in Kentucky. See […]

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Stumbo is Betting On Expanded Gambling to Solve Pension Woes

UPDATE: The bill has been rejected by the Senate. Click here to read more. House leaders are betting on expanded gambling to solve problems with Kentucky’s pension system. House leaders are floating a new scheme that would rely on revenue from so-called “instant racing” – which are really just poorly-disguised slot machines – and online […]

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Casino-style gambling continues to expand in Kentucky

According to the Henderson Gleaner, “Ellis Park will go live with its new casino-style Instant Racing parlor on Friday morning, just before the Labor Day holiday weekend and the conclusion of its 2012 live racing meet, owner Ron Geary said Wednesday. Instant Racing electronic machines, which resemble slot machines, allow gamblers to bet on previously run […]

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Instant Racing Decision Overturned

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has sent a lawsuit over the constitutionality of “instant racing” machines back to the circuit court level after ruling that the rules of pre-trial discovery were violated when the court first heard the case. The Family Foundation had sought to participate in a lawsuit over the Kentucky Racing Commission’s decision […]

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Casinos Coming in Through Back Door

While we celebrate the fact that Gov. Steve Beshear’s latest effort to bring seven casinos to Kentucky failed miserably in the state senate, it’s important to realize that one casino already exists at the Kentucky Downs racetrack in Franklin and is quietly continuing to grow. In this post from The Gambling Notepad blog, gambling issue […]

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Keene Casino Idea is Bad News for Kentucky

The big gambling corporations are loving Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, after he pre-filed a bill for the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly that would allow local communities to have a local option election to put up a casino in their town or city. This is a terrible idea for many reasons but here […]

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Milburn Delivers Public Affairs Report

In this video, Kentucky Baptist Convention Committee on Public Affairs Chairman Kevin Milburn delivers the 2011 report to messengers attending the KBC Annual Meeting at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion on Nov. 15, 2011. Here’s the written version of his report as it appeared in the 2011 KBC Book of Reports: Committee on Public […]

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Baptists Must Be Vigilant on Gambling

This recent news release from the Kentucky Baptist Convention highlights the need for Kentucky Baptists to be very wary and vigilant regarding attempts to expand gambling that may soon be facing the state: FRANKFORT – Kentucky Baptist leaders and other experts say that with a gubernatorial election in November, a racing industry in decline and […]

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Kentucky Downs Machines a Ridiculous Ruse

The ridiculousness of the Kentucky Downs claim that its new gambling parlor is full of “instant racing” machines as opposed to illegal slot machines has been made plain in a video of one of the machines in action just released by the Family Foundation of Kentucky. You might have to squint but if you look […]

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Racetrack Unilaterally Expands Gambling

It’s a sad day in the commonwealth as Kentucky Downs in Franklin unilaterally expands gambling without legislative or voter approval. The racetrack today opens a new gambling parlor with 200 “instant racing” machines. The racetrack is trying to claim that these machines are somehow “parimutuel” games because users are really just betting on old horse […]

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‘Instant Racing’ Ruling Being Appealed

A circuit judge’s ruling last month that said it was okay to use slot machine-like devices to bet on old horse races is being appealed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals by the Family Foundation of Kentucky. Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled Dec. 28 in an opinion sought by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and […]

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Judge Says Betting on Dead Horses Okay

A Kentucky judge pushed the state farther down the path to allowing slot machines at racetracks Dec. 28 when he ruled that slot machine-like electronic games that have gamblers betting on “old” horse races can be considered to be parimutuel betting. Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate, in an opinion sought by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission […]

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