Neb. gambling bill survives, goes back to voters

Mar 31, 2014 9:00 PM

Supporters of a bill that would let the voters decide whether Nebraska should license wagering on previously run races were successful last week in overcoming a filibuster that attempted to kill the measure.

Currently, the state permits betting on live races but the law is murky regarding betting on race films.

Such gambling is legal in Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon and Wyoming.

Supporters say horse racing in Nebraska has been in decline for a number of years and the proposal to install video betting terminals for previously-run races would prop up the tracks.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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