And, I think it’s time we repeal it.”
The plan is backed by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, which runs gambling casinos of their own. And what I mean by that is, I’ve already received info from those who want to stop it, and are in support of the Senate-passed bill, and I’ve received information from both sides. Christy Perry (R-Nampa), who brought the 2013 bill, was furious at the implication that she misled anyone, “I did not lie. He answered, “We will be treating it with balance. They say the actual machines are essentially slot machines, which are illegal in Idaho.
Instant horse racing ban heads to governor Mike di Donato/KTVB
Perry also says this bill would be a huge economic hit to Idaho’s horse racing industry.
We asked Gov. As we digest that, then we’ll have to make a decision.”
The bill passed by a vote of 49-21 and now waits for the governor’s signature.
A law allowing the terminals passed the Legislature in 2013, but Rep. John Vander Woude (R-Nampa), believe the racing industry will survive without this type of gambling, “This is gaming. Ken Andrus (R-Lava Hot Springs) said, “It has gone a direction that we did not intend it to go.”
BOISE — A bill that would ban profitable instant horse racing machines is now on the governor’s desk after passing the Idaho House of Representatives Thursday afternoon.
But, those who voted for the ban, like Rep. And, I cannot believe that I have listened for almost three months about how, ‘We’ve been lied to. Butch Otter if he would sign it or veto it. Critics at Les Bois say they’re just trying to eliminate competition. It just makes me sick.”
Justin Corr, KTVB 6:27 p.m. This is gambling, and we made a mistake by allowing it to expand in Idaho. The bill would ban instant horse racing machines currently being used at a few race tracks in Idaho, including Les Bois Park.
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Many lawmakers say back then, they were misled to believe the machines would just play old videos of horse races you could bet on. But, their gaming is allowed under the state constitution.
John Sheldon, President of Treasure Valley Racing, which operates Les Bois Park, said live racing was losing more than a million dollars a year and the historic racing games have saved the track.(Photo: Zach Stotland/KTVB)
John Sheldon is president of Treasure Valley Racing, which operates Les Bois Park.
Rep. He released a statement hours after the vote, saying in part, “Every legislator who voted for Senate Bill 1011 voted against legal economic growth, against tax paying business owners, against jobs and against due process.” It goes on to say, “The fate of an industry, including more than 500 jobs, millions in positive economic impact for the state and the ownership group’s right to due process will now be placed solely in the hands of the governor.”
Even if the governor does veto the bill, there is enough support in both Houses (two-thirds) to override that veto.
Senate bill may shut down Les Bois Park
The House heard Senate Bill 1011 Thursday morning