Residents in one US state are expected to overwhelmingly support plans to allow casino gambling in the state. Kentucky Herald Leader reports that 87% of Kentuckians would support plans to put a casino gambling constitutional amendment on November’s ballot. Of those that would be able to vote 64% are in favor of the constitution being amended to allow an extension to casino gambling.
“Once again, a new poll shows Kentuckians demand an opportunity to vote on expanded gaming,” Gov. Steve Beshear told the Herald Leader. “The call for a direct vote by the people of this state has only gotten stronger over the last few years, and we should not make our citizens wait a moment longer to have their voices heard.”
The amendment would ask voters if they would “allow regulated casino gaming at eight existing horse racetracks and one additional location subject to voter approval in the city or county where it would be located. The money would be used for the benefit of education, health care, public safety, local governments and the horse-racing industry.”
Poll results released Tuesday also show that 10% oppose the vote on an amendment to the constitution. Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, wasn’t surprised by the earlier mentioned results, and stated: “I’ve been saying for a long time that this issue needs to be resolved one way or another by the people.”
In the future, instead of spending all night every Friday hanging out and socializing at the first ever KFC restaurant they’ll be able to go to the casino instead. Just don’t tell the Colonel.