North Dakota ‘Historic Racing’ Machine Bill Poses Threat to State’s Charitable Gambling Industry



North Dakota’s intends to expand gambling by creating up to six state-owned casinos have been grabbing the headlines into the news that is local due to the probable effect on tribal and charitable gaming operators.

‘Instant racing’ uses principles of parimutuel wagering, but has faced appropriate challenges in the couple of states where it’s been introduced as being, the truth is, a glorified slot machine.

But now a bill that is under-the-radar spotted by neighborhood radio host Mike McFeeley this week, poses an extra hazard to your 300-odd charitable gambling areas in bars and clubs across the state.

Senate Bill 2221 would authorize ‘historic racing’ or ‘instant racing’ machines at as much as ten locations in the Peace Garden State. These machines allow gamblers to put bets on races that have been completely run.

Video clip of races from around the world are kept, and a race is played at random as soon as bets have actually been put. The names of this horses and dates and areas for the races, are, of course, hidden through the bettor.

Slot or otherwise Not?

Basically, the devices are made to simulate a trip to the races for the bettor that is happy-go-lucky but there’s additionally another, less obvious basis for their presence. Because these races are classed as parimutuel betting, with multiple players contributing to a pool, they’re not defined as ‘slots,’ or casino Continue reading North Dakota ‘Historic Racing’ Machine Bill Poses Threat to State’s Charitable Gambling Industry