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Minnesota Racing Commission Okays No-Racino Deal

The Minnesota Racing Commission has approved a business deal between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Canterbury Park. The commission voted 5-3 Wednesday to approve the deal.

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Horse Race Gambling Deal Clears Minnesota House

Minnesota legislators have sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill permitting more poker tables and higher betting limits at horse racing tracks and giving tribal casinos access to racing simulcasts. The bill cleared the House by a 97-34 vote on Monday, following lopsided approval by the Senate days earlier.

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Senate Committee Kills Racino Plan

A state Senate committee has voted down the proposal to permit casino-style games at Minnesota horse-racing tracks. The vote by the Senate's State Government Committee was 8-5 against the "racino" proposal, with several Republicans and Democrats joining to reject it.

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Racino Supporters Want A Spot At Budget Negotiation Table

Supporters of a racino are raising their hand, offering to help solve the state's budget deficit. Spokesman Dick Day says a racino at Canterbury Park and Running Aces could generate $200 to $250 million every two years, plus they could add new jobs to the economy.

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Racetrack Casino Proposal To Get Airing In Senate

A state Senate committee is taking its first look at a proposal to allow casino-style gambling at horse-racing tracks in Minnesota. The hearing Tuesday will give supporters and opponents of the so-called racino proposal at Canterbury Park in Shakopee and Running Aces in Columbus a chance to make their case in the dwindling days of the legislative session.

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Long-Awaited ‘Racino’ Bill Gets Minnesota House Look

The proposal to allow casino-style gambling at Minnesota horse-racing tracks is getting a look at a Capitol hearing. The proposal to authorize the so-called racinos has percolated at the Legislature for years but been thwarted by opposition from tribal casino interests and gambling opponents.

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Bill For Slots At Horse Tracks Gets Capitol Look

The proposal to add casino-style gambling to at least two Minnesota horse-racing tracks gets its first committee hearing of the current legislative session. The Senate state government panel hears the so-called "racino" proposal in a hearing Wednesday evening.

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Minnesota Gambling Proposal Makes Annual Debut

Two veteran Republican lawmakers from southern Minnesota are the chief sponsors of the latest bill seeking to allow horse racing tracks to install video slot machines. The push to expand casino-style gambling has been regularly stymied at the Capitol.

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Racino Supporters Ramping Up Their Efforts [AUDIO]

Supporters of adding slot machines to Minnesota's two horseracing tracks are starting to ramp-up their efforts. John Derus is on the Board of Directors for the Running Aces track in Columbus Minnesota. He says their pushing the State Legislature to allow them to add 1,500 slot machines at each track.

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Former Senator Pushes Racino Bill

Former State Senator Dick Day will be in St. Cloud Friday to talk with the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce about a plan to bring a Racino to Minnesota.

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