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Group says that bill gambles with the good life


The grassroots group, Gambling with the Good Life is up in arms against an amendment on the Nebraska ballot this fall which it says would allow slot machines at horse tracks in the state.

LR41CA would allow those visiting Nebraska horse tracks to bet on recorded horse races through video machines. Although those playing the machines can bet on previous horse races with the identity of that race concealed, they can also play a slot-machine type game as well, the group argued.

There are only five licensed horse racing tracks in Nebraska right now, but many more could be licensed after this...

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