..

Kentucky Governor Calls Online Gambling Operators Shady

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Oct/06/2008
Kentucky

In an interview with one of the local Lexington, Kentucky news affiliates, Kentucky Governor referred to online gambling operators as "a little bit shady".

Governor Steve Steve Beshear attempted to seize up to 141 online gambling site domain names in recent weeks, calling the businesses "leeches". Beshear has indicated that he wishes to protect his own state economy, in particular the horse racing sector.

But Joe Brennan, Jr., founder of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, barked out during a Monday press conference that the only thing "shady" about this case is the idea that the Governor decided to use outside counsel and sneaky ways in which to bring this matter before a judge.

The Poker Players Alliance, which supported Beshear's pro gambling stance when he was elected to Governor last year, has vowed to block any attempts he may try to legalize land based casinos in the commonwealth.

Media in attendance at Monday's forum included: Gambling911.com, Louisville's CBS and NBC affiliates, Lexington's ABC affiliate and the Associated Press.

The hearing is slated to begin at 9:30 am Tuesday in Frankfort, Kentucky.

---

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

Gambling News

Bob Baffert Sorry Not Good Enough Says Dempsey

Bob Baffert Sorry Not Good Enough Says Dempsey

Plus Decision on Trainer Rice's License Could be Made May 17

Florida Lawmakers Reconvene for Special Session on Gambling

Florida Lawmakers Reconvene for Special Session on Gambling

Florida lawmakers reconvene Monday for a special session to consider a new 30-year gaming compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe that would expand gambling and legalize sports betting in the country’s third most populous state.

NBA Play-In Tournament Odds, Futures and Awards

Will a 7-seed lose two straight and be ousted from the playoff picture? Or will a 10-seed pull off a couple of upsets and enter the fray?

Early 2021 Belmont Stakes Odds Shows 4-Way Tie for Favorite

Early 2021 Belmont Stakes Odds Shows 4-Way Tie for Favorite

Less than a month out from the final leg of the Triple Crown, we can go ahead and take a look at some early odds for the 2021 Belmont Stakes.

Hard Rock Casino Plays Host to This Year's Miss Universe Competition

This year's Miss Universe competition will take place at the famed Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida just outside of Fort Lauderdale and the Miami area.

Syndicate