Brad Cummings, EquiLottery CEO and inventor of the patented lottery game with the same name, will be testifying on behalf of SB74 in Frankfort, Kentucky on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The bill, which supports a lottery game like EquiLottery based on the outcome of live horse racing, will be heard in front of the Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee at 10 am in Room 169 of the Capitol Annex and is open to the general public.
“We have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the Kentucky racing industry and our political support in Frankfort for EquiLottery continues to build momentum,” said Cummings. “I am honored once again to go in front of this esteemed committee to deliver our vision for a product that can increase revenues for education and horse racing while greatly enhancing the popularity and exposure of a sport at the core of Kentucky’s DNA.”
Bill sponsor Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R – Louisville) will also testify on behalf of the bill along with several leaders from Kentucky’s signature horse industry. Additionally, a grassroots effort to raise the profile of SB74 has taken place, with over 12,000 emails sent to leaders in Frankfort in support of the bill since Feb. 3. EquiLottery was previously presented in front of a joint House and Senate Licensing and Occupations committee meeting last September at the historic Keeneland Race Course.
“Our efforts over the last seven months have proven there is great interest in EquiLottery across the country from racing and lottery interests alike,” continued Cummings. “However, many have indicated they are looking to Kentucky to lead the way due to its status as the horse racing capitol of the world. If SB74 passes, we see our product being spread across the country and, in states where there is not year round racing, an opportunity for EquiLottery to showcase Kentucky racing beyond the nearly 3,000 in state lottery terminals.”
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