Racino Pits Gambling Forces Against Each Other

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Click photo to watch the arguments for and against a "racino."

Click photo to watch the arguments for and against a "racino."

A proposal to allow electronic slot machines at race tracks is pitting horse racing against indian owned casinos.

Senator David Senjem’s bill would use the state’s portion of the revenue from the gambling to pay back money borrowed from schools.

Supporters say the horse racing industry needs it to survive. Opponents including the Family Counsel say expanded gambling creates more addicts.

Republicans and Democrats banded together to defeat the proposal. It failed in its first Senate committee hearing 8-5

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