PRIORITY: NO GAMBLING EXPANSION

"Seeking Our Neighbor's Welfare"

PRIORITY: GAMBLING

"Seeking Our Neighbor's Welfare"

PRIORITY: GAMBLING

"Seeking Our Neighbor's Welfare"

No Expanded Gambling

The Family Foundation believes that expanded gambling within the Commonwealth would be bad for Kentucky families and have a corrupting influence on our government.

Expanded gambling would target the family. Gambling does not create any new wealth, it merely makes wealth change hands. And gambling money does not come from corporations, businesses, institutions, schools, nonprofits, clubs, or civic groups; gambling money comes from Moms and Dads, and a few single people.

Businesses will lose. After their losses, parents won’t be able to afford taking the family out to eat, buying their children new clothes for school, purchasing a new refrigerator, or financing a new addition to the house.

Government will  be corrupted. With millions going into the hands of the gambling industry, they will become the greatest contributor to and most influential group in the political process. This would open the door for the will of the gambling industry to direct our legislature, rather than the will of the people.

The vulnerable will be destroyed. There will be some people whose lives will be totally destroyed – marriage-damaging financial stress, alcoholism, drug use, child neglect and abuse, spouse neglect and abuse, divorce, depression, suicide, embezzlement, imprisonment, and crime.

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Senate Bill 23: Sports Wagering

This bill would legalize betting on college and professional sports.

By: Sen. J. Carroll

THE DEBATE

Advocates Say:
Sports gambling would provide much-needed revenue for Kentucky’s budget, including funding of pensions.

Opponents Say:
Gambling expansion would target the family, hurt businesses, corrupt government, and destroy the vulnerable. Additionally, the expansion of gambling legally requires a constitutional amendment.

Bill's Progress

Introduced in Senate (01/08/2019)

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House Bill 12: Sports Wagering

This bill would legalize betting on college and profesional sports.

By: Rep. D. Keene

Co-Sponsors:
A. Gentry

THE DEBATE

Advocates Say:
Sports gambling would provide much-needed revenue for Kentucky’s budget, including funding of pensions.

Opponents Say:
Gambling expansion would target the family, hurt businesses, corrupt government, and destroy the vulnerable. Additionally, the expansion of gambling legally requires a constitutional amendment.

Bill's Progress

Introduced in House (01/08/2019)

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House Bill 171: Lottery Games

This bill would allow Kentucky Lottery to approve/operate games dependent on sports contests.

By: Rep. Sal Santoro

 

Bill's Progress

Introduced in House (02/05/2019)

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House Bill 175: Multiple Forms of Wagering

This bill would legalize fantasy contests (sports & nonsports), Sports Wagering, and Online Poker. It also defines “sports wagering” to include nonsport events such as the Oscars and Emmys.

By: Rep. Adam Koenig

Co-sponsors: A. Gentry, M. Dossett, K. Flood, M. Koch, D. Lewis, C. Massey, C. McCoy, J. Miller, K. Moser, J. Nemes, S. Santoro, D. Schamore, J. Sims Jr, D. St. Onge

 

Video Highlights of attorney Stan Cave’s Feb. 13 testimony.

 

Bill's Progress

Introduced in House (02/05/2019)

Upcoming Committee – Feb. 13 @ 8am

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House Bill 190: Casino Gambling

This bill would legalize full casino gambling in Kentucky.

By: Rep. Dennis Keene

Co-sponsors: C. Miller

Bill's Progress

Introduced in House (02/05/2019)

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