Administration, tracks seek high court review

Administration, tracks seek high court review

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The issue of slot-like games at Kentucky's racetracks is headed back to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

The state's racetracks and the administration of Gov. Steve Beshear are asking the court to review the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruling sending the case back to Franklin County Circuit Court.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet spokesman Dick Brown said in a statement that the parties believe the trial court was correct in ruling that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission can permit the games.

The game allows players to bet on previously run races. So far, Kentucky Downs is the only track that has the game in place, but Ellis Park hopes to have machines operating soon.

The Family Foundation, which challenged the case, said the racetracks' move is "ill-advised."

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