Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kentucky Set to Ban Some Internet Sites?

The state of Kentucky wants to ban internet sites that are there for gambling.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said his administration has asked a Franklin County Circuit Court judge to give the state control of 141 gambling Web site domain names. Beshear said he's looking to restrict Kentuckians' access to Web sites with names that include some of the most popular gambling sites for U.S. players...

The head of the poker players alliance had a good quote:

"Poker has a proud heritage in Kentucky and simply because the game has evolved into the 21st Century, it should not be treated as suspect activity," Pappas said.

That's what it is all about, in my opinion (and part of what we spoke about below with the NFL): Gaining traction in a 21st century global market. The more time we spend trying to stop the inevitable, the more we lose market share.

I am sure stagecoach operators wanted to ban paving roads in 1900. But of course we can not find that out for sure because they are a footnote in business history. Let's hope that racing does not follow the same path and become that same footnote.

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