Gaming amendment could be introduced soon
A long-awaited proposal to open Kentucky to casino gambling could be introduced in the Senate within days. Gov. Steve Beshear said he has reached an agreement with state Sen. Damon Thayer on the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that will be introduced in a few days. Beshear has been pushing for years to allow Kentuckians to wager on more than horse races. He wants to lift a constitutional ban on casinos in hopes of keeping money in Kentucky that is now being gambled in neighboring states. If lawmakers approve a constitutional amendment, it would be placed on the ballot for voters to ratify or reject in November.