Kentucky Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Legality Of Historical Racing

The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments on the legality of historical horse racing machines on Friday, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader, presented by The Family Foundation and the racetracks which have had the games installed since 2011.

In 2014, the Supreme Court kicked the case back to Franklin Circuit Court after determining that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission can regulate the games if they are pari-mutuel; Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate held that the Exacta games are pari-mutuel.

Now, The Family Foundation is asking the Supreme Court to overturn Wingate’s ruling, arguing that bettors aren’t wagering on the same races, so the games can’t be pari-mutuel. Racetracks and the KHRC’s counter-argument is that based on the 2014 ruling, bettors don’t have to be betting on the same race, or else exotic wagers with carryover pools would also be illegal.

Read more at the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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