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June 09, 2007

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Jim A. Stivers

THE RACETRACK N I M B Y’S!

NOT IN MY BACK YARD

According the Herald Leader- Keenland & Churchill Downs would prefer not to have Casino’s on their racetrack property. I mentioned this once before. There is a measurable difference between the socio \economic bases that go to Casino’s.

For those hundreds of thousands that cross the state line to gamble you will surely recognize it. (Where is the survey that shows the massive migration to gamble? Does it actually exist?)

Why the major publications in the region have not written a story about how the survey was conducted and who paid for it? I would think that would be good journalism. That is if KEEP will allow anyone to see the survey and how it was conducted.
It appears the two signature racetracks do understand the social\economic difference between betters of Thoroughbreds and ONE ARM BANDITS.

So, if the CASINO is not on the track premises, what advantage does either organization get from having Casino Gaming.
IT’S THE MONEY. All they want is the THE MONEY and a HEFTY PURSE FOR THEIR THORUGHBREDS.

To segregate the Casino Gamblers from the RACETRACKS indicates to this blogger, the signature tracks want the money, but they don’t want the people that ago with it. At least, not at their lovely, affluent icon type, racetracks.

What could be worse than some rich fokes to see little old ladies with white hair, standing or maybe sitting, in front of a one arm bandit gambling away their money?

It is not likely that the Casino betters would be arriving at Churchill and Keenland in Mercedes Benz, BMW and other expensive vehicles. That would not blend well with the pickup trucks and the aging cars of those that come to the CASINO SHRINE, in search of their instant fortune and go home, get out the paper and pencil and figure out how they can recover the FIXED INCOME they gambled away.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that GAMBLING IS THE USA NUMBER ONE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM.

“I just wanna say!”
Jim Anderson Stivers
Frankfort, KY.


Jim A. Stivers

I am passing along this post from a concerned citizen. This was a reply to an earlier post I made concerning CASINO GAMBLING.

Look at the date KEEP FILED THEIR BILL!LOOK HOW MUCH GOES TO HORSES, RATHER THAN PEOPLE.

IT IS DISGRACEFUL.AND DOES NOT OFFER MUCH "SUNSHINE", AS TO WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES. Are we the voters and citizens of the Commonwealth, going to be overwhelmed with Casino money and Thoroughbred money?

Mr. Stivers,

I just googled "Kentucky casino gambling at racetracks" and found an interesting article from National Thoroughbred Racing Association dated 11/9/2007.

Check out this paragraph:
"One of the principal players in horse-industry lobbying is the Kentucky Equine Education Project, which was formed in 2004 and two years later presented a bill to the legislature that would give the racing industry 64 percent of an estimated $1.2 billion in casino proceeds. The chairman of the organization, Brereton Jones, is a horse breeder and former Kentucky governor. During 2006, when the legislature last considered expanded gambling, the group spent millions of dollars on advertising that supported casinos at racetracks."

Did you catch the part: "two years later [KEEP] presented a bill to the legislature that would give the racing industry 64 percent of an estimated $1.2 billion in casino proceeds. The chairman of the organization, Brereton Jones, is a horse breeder and former Kentucky governor."

Do you think that's why Beshear is being so deceitful about Boswell's bill? Do you think Beshear will push for the racing industry to get 64% of casino proceeds? Man! Those are some greedy people!

We've got a high rate of both adults & children uninsured, a high poverty rate and need more funding so more children can afford college and these greedy horse people have ALREADY presented a Bill that would allow them 64% of casino proceeds. THAT'S what drives Gov. Beshear ... he stands to personally benefit from such a bill.

Posted by: BrerJoneswants64%CasinoProceeds | January 11, 2008 at 05:42 PM

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