Ky. governor seeking to block online gambling

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's pro-gambling governor is looking to make sure all bets are off for more than 140 online gambling Web sites that operate in the state that's home to the world's biggest horse race.

Gov. Steve Beshear says his administration is asking a Franklin County Circuit Court judge to give the state control of 141 gambling Web sites. Beshear says he's looking to restrict access to Web sites with names such as desperatehousewivesbingo.com or reeferpoker.com.

Kentucky Justice Secretary J. Michael Brown says the state has already seized the domain names and is seeking forfeiture.

A hearing is scheduled for Thursday before Judge Thomas Wingate.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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