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Kentucky Gambling Bill Fails in the Senate

After nearly two hours of debate, the Kentucky state Senate failed to pass a bill Thursday that called for a November referendum on the issue of expanded gambling.  The bill received 16 “aye” votes, well short of the 23 needed to pass a constitutional amendment in the Senate.  There were 21 “nay” votes. The vote […]

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Paulick Report’s Brad Cummings on KY Radio Show at 1 pm EST

Be sure to tune into the Joe Elliott today at 1 pm EST to listen to the Paulick Report’s Brad Cummings discuss the current situation in Frankfort surrounding SB 151. He will be following an interview with State Senate President David Williams who will be appearing on the same show at noon. Click here and […]

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Big Win for Kentucky Casino Bill – Williams Fast Tracks for Thursday

In front of a capacity crowd that was partly forced into an overflow room due to fire marshal regulations, the Kentucky Senate State and Local Government Committee took up the issue of casino gambling and the much-ballyhooed bill introduced last week by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.  The bill, if passed, would permit Kentuckians to vote […]

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Kentucky Senate committee approves casino bill on 7-4 vote

The Kentucky Senate’s State and Local Government Committee voted 7-4 in favor of SB151, a constitutional amendment that would put a question on the November ballot authorizing up to seven casinos in the state. The bill will be heard next on the Senate floor. More to come. To keep up with the committee hearing on […]

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Let the Frankfort Games Begin!

A couple days after unveiling the language for Kentucky’s 2012 gaming amendment, the expected vacillating by politicians in Frankfort has begun. Already, several legislators expressed concerns about the exclusivity of casinos at racetracks even with the inclusion of two freestanding casino licenses already in the language. For all of you Chicken Littles, there is nothing […]

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UPDATE – Beshear, Thayer Working Together to Produce Slots Bill Out of the Senate – Dear Damon: Seize the Moment

UPDATE: Since the publication of this piece, it has been reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader that State Sen. Damon Thayer and Gov. Steve Beshear had lunch today in Frankfort to lay the groundwork for an expanded gaming bill to come out of the Kentucky Senate during the 2012 session. Click here to read more. I […]

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The Paulick Report Wants You!

The other night I had this terrible nightmare it was my job to find 50-60 volunteers for an 80-mile relay from Keeneland to Churchill Downs November 2nd for Breeders’ Cup or Bust. Of course, when I woke up, I quickly realized it was no nightmare. Now who would do that sort of thing to themselves? […]

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Del Mar Diaries: Joe Harper Interview Episode II

In Episode II of our epic interview with Del Mar CEO Joe Harper, he discusses his film background and we learn how this love for composition may have played a role in the reconstruction of Del Mar.  Watch the interview below.

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Del Mar Diaries: Del Mar CEO Joe Harper Episode I

The Paulick Report and John Scheinman spent 30 minutes with Del Mar CEO Joe Harper touring where the turf meets the surf.  In this first part of four, Harper discusses the uncompromising style of the elite California racetrack.

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Preakness Aftermath: The Raybie Awards

Baltimore has produced some of our country’s icons, from the world of fiction (Edgar Allen Poe) to entertainment (musician Frank Zappa) to sports (a bevy of stars, beginning with the great Babe Ruth and continuing to the modern-day Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps) and politics (Spiro T. Agnew). What do all these Baltimoreans have in […]

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