Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Governor Beshear Responds to New Poll Results on Gaming

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, December 27, 2011  
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, Ky. - “Once again, a new poll shows Kentuckians demand an opportunity to vote on expanded gaming.  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.

For far too long, millions of hard-earned Kentucky dollars have flowed across our rivers to surrounding states – helping to build schools and roads, and hire teachers and police officers in Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia.  That’s Kentucky money, and it belongs here where it can directly help our people. 

We’re working very hard to prepare for the upcoming legislative session, and one of my top priorities will be a constitutional amendment to take the gaming question directly to our people.   It’s time for Kentuckians to decide the state’s future on expanded gaming.”