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Lawmakers hear from top casino executive
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 1:19:21 PM
The head of one of the world's top gaming corporations told legislators Monday that Kentucky could support destination casinos that couple gaming with entertainment, retail and dining, with such a facility likely located in Louisville or northern Kentucky.
"It's not just about gaming," said Bill Weidner, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. "It is the additional things, the other things, the other entertainments ... that really drives the additional value of the visit."
Weidner was speaking to the House working group assembled by Speaker Jody Richards to gather information on casino gaming and work with Gov. Steve Beshear on drafting a legislative proposal to bring casinos to Kentucky.
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