To the editor,
I am somewhat confused by a statement columnist Rhonda Dragomir made in the July 12 issue.
She wrote, “For now, gambling is still illegal in Kentucky.”
I was under the impression that going to the Kentucky Derby, or even Keeneland, and putting down money to bet on a horse was gambling. Am I wrong to think going to a bingo hall and playing bingo in hopes of winning a cash prize is gambling? And isn’t buying a Powerball or Megamillions ticket, not to mention twice daily three digit and four digit number games are forms of gambling?
How about the dozen or so scratch off games that are offered?
It is my opinion that Dragomir is wrong — only some forms of gambling are illegal.
The state of Kentucky heavily advertises both the Powerball and Megamillions games, so they seem to be legal forms of gambling.
Anyone addicted to gambling doesn’t need a slot machine in this state. There are many other forms of gambling to feed their addiction.
Richard R. Magee,