A recent survey conducted by the Louisville Courier-Journal indicated that more than 60 percent of Kentuckians now are in favor of allowing expanded gambling in the state.
The Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll results, which were published in the Jan. 31 edition of the Courier-Journal also showed that in Eastern Kentucky, an area once strongly opposed to allowing slot machines at racetracks, is now in favor of casino gambling, with 56 percent of residents indicating support.
G.R. Dobler, who lives in Morehead, told the Courier-Journal that while he is personally opposed to casinos, he supports allowing voters to decide. “However, I think Kentucky's having its ears beaten off by surrounding states and that is about the only reason (to support it), trying to keep some more of the Kentucky gambling money home.”
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