The state of Kentucky has had a wild ride when it comes to casino gambling over the past few years. At a time when entertainment gambling halls became popular among residents, law enforcement led an attack on the gaming establishments that ended in convictions relating to legislator bribery.
Now, several years after the dust has settled with that legal issue, lawmakers are again preparing to push for regulated casinos. It is an issue that has surfaced, and been defeated, several times in recent years, but one that keeps coming back due to the lucrative nature of the industry.
This time around, legislators are banking on the idea that the state cannot afford to pass up the hundreds of millions of tax dollars that come with regulated casinos. It is a structure that has worked in other states, and one that Kentucky gaming proponents believe will sway voters this time around.