OPPONENTS: Expanded gambling proposal amounts to exploitation - WDRB 41 Louisville News

OPPONENTS: Expanded gambling proposal amounts to exploitation

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- State-sponsored exploitation: that's how opponents are describing a plan to expand gambling in Kentucky.

Groups opposed to legalizing casinos in the state had their say before a House committee Wednesday morning. They argued that any additional dollars casinos would add to the state treasury are more than offset by the social and cultural cost of gambling.

Supporters of expanded gambling say it's the fastest and easiest way for the state to raise much-needed revenue -- dollars they say go across the border to other states.

WDRB News will have much more on this story in our 4 p.m. newscast later today.

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