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Thu June 4, 2009
Beshear Adds Slots To The Call - Says Horse Industry Needs It To Survive
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear says Kentucky is in danger of losing its signature horse industry, which he says is in crisis. The problem? The commonwealth is losing horses to other states that offer lucrative race day purses subsidized by video slots. Beshear says Kentucky must follow suit and he's willing to take the political heat if the effort fails. "For too long, people have been afraid to act on this issue. The unknown, my friends, cannot be an excuse for timidity or inaction."
Beshears says he does not believe a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling is necessary because gambling is already allowed at the tracks. At least one organization opposed to expanded gambling has already promised to sue over that issue if a video slots bill becomes law.