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Suit seeks to recover losses from online gambling

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear's administration has filed a lawsuit aimed at recovering losses suffered by Kentuckians who gambled on Web sites.

The lawsuit filed recently in Franklin Circuit Court seeks to recover three times the amounts lost by people who placed online bets. Defendants include the Ireland-based Pocket Kings LTD., which operates the popular Full Tilt Poker Web site.

John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, says efforts to restrict Kentuckians from playing online poker are a waste of the state's scarce resources.

It's the second suit filed by Beshear's administration against online gambling sites. 

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