Saturday, October 24, 2009

Twin River: The slot machine/ greyhound racing connection needs to end
Seems like the RI General Assembly needs to create a new law to detach the greyhound racing from the use of slot/VLT/ gambling machines or to change the 125 days of racing requirement. As it is today, the 4800 + slot machines are not allowable without the dog racing. (60% of every lost gambled dollar at Twin River goes to the State!) Sounds easy to change but this may take years to get accomplished. Meanwhile, the state of RI will use/rent cheaper dogs from the state NH — but I thought dog racing ended for good in NH over the summer? Perhaps there are some ready Teddy racing greyhound workers recently unemployed with dogs and eager to come to RI.

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