Dear Commonwealth of Kentucky:

We are writing to congratulate you and thank you profusely for your legislature’s failure once again to legalize sports betting.  What a neighborly gesture!

Six of us that border the Bluegrass state—Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia—deeply appreciate your selfless gift. Our citizens will certainly benefit via tax collections from Kentuckians exporting their sports-betting dollars.

New Albany, Indiana, Cincinnati, Ohio, Huntington, West Virginia, Clarksville, Tennessee, and a host of our other cities on or close to the Kentucky border will welcome Kentuckians with proverbial open arms when they visit to bet on college and professional sports. 

We want to enjoy your largesse while we can because we know that sooner or later you will act on the adage that “charity begins at home.”  Mark Twain may have been accurate in his day for saying: “When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Kentucky, because everything there happens 20 years after it happens anywhere else.”  But his wry observation is wrong now. Kentucky is probably only a decade behind, maybe less, at least when it comes to sports betting.

It looks like Missouri, the seventh state bordering Kentucky, is on the verge of legalizing sports betting, so the Kentucky folks down Paducah way won’t be left out and can help the ”show me” state balance its budget, too.

Best Regards…and thanks again, from grateful:

Illini, Hoosiers, Buckeyes, Volunteers, Virginians, and Mountaineers

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