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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky will receive a settlement of more than $6 million from a case involving online gambling.
The case dates back to 2008 when the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet filed suit to seize 141 domain names belonging to Internet gambling companies. he case, Commonwealth
of Kentucky ex rel. J. Michael Brown, Secretary, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet v. 141 Internet Domain Names, was the first of its kind in this country.
Kentucky later joined two federal lawsuits against some of those companies, resulting in the $6,075,000 settlement that Beshear announced Wednesday.
"Unlicensed and unauthorized internet
gambling has been substantially curtailed in Kentucky, and we've created
a framework for the rest of the country to manage the issue in their
own jurisdictions," Beshear said.
Beshear said the money will go into the state's General Fund.