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.
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.
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.
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 th…
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.
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.
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.
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…