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Kentucky State Elects Pro-Gambling Governor

Andy Beshear, Democratic Party candidate, who ran on the manifesto that he would legalise sports betting, commercial casinos, as well as online gaming, once elected is now governor of Kentucky.

In a tightly fought race, the former attorney general beat the incumbent by more than 5150 votes, which is about 0.35 per cent of total votes cast.

Beshear was popular in Kentucky’s leading centres. He had overwhelming support in Jefferson County, which is made up of Louisville (10000 votes) and Fayette County which is made up of Lexington which has more than 35000 votes.

This past September, the new governor detailed his policy that would use the money made from gambling taxes to fund pension schemes for police officers, firefighters and teachers.

Source: https://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/pro-gambling-beshear-elected-governor-kentucky

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