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Portland Meadows asks for Instant Racing machines

May 06, 2013 7:03 PM by Ray Poirier

Instant Racing MachinesInstant Racing has developed a new fan in the financially troubled Portland Meadows racetrack.

Officials of the track have asked lawmakers to approve the Instant Racing gambling devices as a means of generating more revenue. A bill authorizing the machines has been approved by the House and now goes to the Senate.

The gambling machines have been a big hit at racetracks in Kentucky and Arkansas.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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With the recent press about the possibility of an NHL team becoming a reality in Las Vegas and the continued conversations about the Raiders potentially moving to Las Vegas, should a stadium be built, there has been renewed chatter about sports wagering being legalized on a national level.


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