David Williams reported $36,147 in gambling losses

Apr 4, 2011 8:36 PM

Kentucky Senate President David Williams, who almost single-handedly has prevented the expansion of gambling in that state, apparently likes to gamble. Documents that surfaced during a divorce case in 2003 showed that he had reported $36,147 in gambling losses in the period between 1999 and 2002.

Law requires that gambling losses can only be taken against winnings, thus suggesting that Williams must have won more than he lost during the reporting period.

Notwithstanding, Williams insists that casinos do not create good jobs and casino interests can be a negative influence in state politics.

His casino patronage was in the past, says Williams, adding that he has not gone to a casino in several years because he disapproves of the greed of the gambling interests and does not want to support them.

Now, Williams is running for governor.