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Ohio River valley Casinos near Kentucky    02-28-2020
Riverboats is not an actual definition anymore. Most if not all of these are permanently docked or been replaced with permane......


Kentucky Historical / Instant Racing Locations    02-27-2020
Instant racing or historical race wagering is an electronic gambling system that allows players to bet on replays of horse ra......


Horse, Harness & Off Track Betting    02-21-2020
Kentucky has plenty of gambling action if you like horse and/or harness racing or off track betting on either of them. Here i......


What is a Video Lottery Terminal?    02-15-2020
They are similar in playing style to a slot machine but they are not the same as a slot machine. VLTs in every jurisdiction t......


How to Leave a Casino Feeling Happy    07-18-2011
Winning in a casino does not necessarily mean leaving with pockets full of money; it is about going home 'not broke' or furth......


Are Casinos Banned by Kentucky Constitution?    04-17-2009
At various times while researching these articles I leaned in different directions with regard to casino gambling and whether......


Gambling in Kentucky is Legal    03-13-2009
I started out to write an article entitled "A brief history of gambling in Kentucky". I wanted to define what once was and w......


Brief History of the Slot Machine    03-13-2009
Charles Fey is generally accepted as the inventor of the mechanical slot machine, with spinning reels and the ability to disp......