Arapahoe horse track hoping to expand gambling

Apr 7, 2014 6:03 PM

It may end up that the voters of Colorado will have to determine how to resolve a dispute regarding the expansion of gambling at the Arapahoe horse track.

The operators of Aurora’s Arapahoe Park want Colorado voters to allow it to have up to 2,500 slot machines or video lottery terminals. The track’s proposal does not call for local votes, as is required by casinos.

The Colorado Gaming Association, representing the state’s casinos, says the track should have to seek local votes, just as the casinos do.

“Those citizens in those counties should be able to make the decision if they want a large gaming facility in their communities,” said Lois Rice, executive director of the Colorado Gaming Association.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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