State Gets part of Illegal Gambling Court Settlement

Jun 19, 2013


Kentucky is receiving more than six million dollars for its efforts to curb unregulated online gambling across the state.  The court settlement comes following action taken in 2008 when the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet filed suit.  The legal action was aimed at seizing 141 domain names used to conduct unauthorized and unlicensed internet gambling in Kentucky.  It was the first lawsuit of its kind in the country.

  Kentucky joined in the federal action of two other states in 2011.  Governor Beshear says the six million dollars will go toward this year’s general fund.  Justice Secretary J. Michael Brown brought the legal action on behalf of the state.  He says Kentucky will continue to pursue action against the remaining internet sites included in the original suit.