Sports Betting Bill Stumbles from Starting Gate
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - In a state where betting on the Kentucky Derby is seen as a rite of passage, efforts to legalize wagering on other sports have barely gotten out of the starting gate.

A sports wagering bill has exposed tensions among Republicans who control the legislature.

It has spotlighted a divide between Christian conservatives opposed to sports wagering for religious reasons and lawmakers who see the potential for a new revenue source.

The bill sailed through a legislative committee nearly a month ago but has languished in the full House since then. 

Published 12:00 PM, Sunday Feb. 09, 2020
Updated 02:51 PM, Monday Feb. 10, 2020



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