Legislation introduced to install Instant Racing machines in Mich.

Nov 19, 2012 6:12 PM

Michigan’s racetracks need help, say supporters. Thus, legislation is being introduced in the state capital that would give the industry a boost by approving the installation of Instant Racing machines.

The gambling devices use previously run races to offer betting opportunities to race fans.

House members approved the legislation last week by a margin of 91-16. It now goes to the state Senate for consideration.

Opponents, including some casino operators in the state, contend that a 2004 constitutional amendment would require that local voters must approve the machines before they could be installed.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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