Kentucky State Rep. Adam Koenig made a pit stop in Lexington before the day’s events in Frankfort to chat with KSR about his fight for sports gambling in Kentucky. Rep. Koenig filed the bill to potentially bring sports gambling to the Bluegrass and he hopped on the show to let the KSR audience know where things stand today.
The very abbreviated version of his comments:
— He likes the bill’s chances in the house; right now it’s about maximizing the votes to improve its chances in the senate.
— He was not willing to put a prediction on how the senate will vote, but he is optimistic.
— He expects Gov. Beshear will sign the bill if it passes. “There’s no problems there,” he said.
— It’s an urban versus rural issue, and the rural areas are where it needs the most support.
— Contacting your legislator matters. If you’d like to help out, call 1-800-372-7181 or visit legislature.ky.gov to voice your support for House Bill 137.
You can listen to the interview with Representative Koenig in the beginning of the second hour of today’s podcast:
And while we’re on the subject, what do you think of Kentucky laying 12 points to Georgia tonight. Let’s pretend gambling is allowed and I am giving you a free $100 bet; you taking Georgia and the 12 or are you taking Kentucky to win by 13 or more?
Good luck to Rep. Koenig and everyone else out there fighting the good fight.