Kentucky Gambling & Lottery Laws
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Not all states allow gambling or run an official state lottery, although an increasing number of states are doing so as a way to raise revenue. The state of Kentucky, famous for its history of thoroughbred racing, has a robust system in place for wagering on horse races and harness racing. But the state does not permit casino-style gambling, not even on Native American reservations. The Kentucky State Lottery, which began in 1989, is intended to raise funds for childhood literacy and college scholarship programs. Click on a link below to learn more about Kentucky gambling and lottery laws and how to find an attorney in your area.
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