Clark: Don't Give up Expanded Gambling Prospects Yet

Feb 27, 2014

Kentucky lawmakers are again taking up the contentious issue of expanded gambling this legislative session.

A state lawmaker from Louisville says the issue of expanded gaming isn’t dead yet.

Rep. Larry Clark says that he met with representatives from five Kentucky racetracks and the head of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to allay concerns of the thoroughbred industry over a bill he has filed that would expand gaming in the commonwealth.

“We discussed a lot of issue that were on the table, and we resolved a lot of ‘em," the Jefferson County Democrat said. "They’re gonna be back with us Friday on some issues that we think are critical to passing a constitutional amendment and passing gaming but it was very productive today, one of the better meetings we’ve had in quite a few years.”

A similar bill filed in the Senate has been met with reluctance by Republican leadership in that chamber.