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Kentucky Governor Wants to Block Online Gambling

Legislation, 2008-09-25, by Ozone

Democratic governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, is seeking to block his citizens from accessing 141 online gaming websites. Beshear believes this move would "protect the signature industry"; Kentucky is home to the world's biggest horse race as well as a host of bingo halls.

Beshear was elected to office last year partially thanks to pledging to push for an amendment to legalize gambling within the state's borders. He claimed casino gambling could generate as much as $500 million per year in revenues for the state government.

Beshear's administration asked a Circuit Court judge to give the state control of 141 gambling website domains. It is unclear what poker-related sites made their way onto that list, but a Forbes.com article suggested Bodog, Full Tilt, and Doyle's Room would all be affected.

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