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Win-win on racino

June 7, 2012
The Journal

The idea of a "racino" - allowing race tracks in Minnesota to set up slot machines - has been a battleground in Minnesota for many years. Racetrack owners and thoroughbred horse breeders wanted the extra money for bigger purses and some legislators wanted the state to get a cut of the revenue. Opponents included the Indian tribes that own Minnesota's only casinos, and legislators who wanted to keep gambling from spreading.



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