Thursday, May 28, 2009

Racing Committee recommendation makes sense

Prairie Meadows Racing Committee recommends that Iowa pass a law requiring all casinos in the state to simulcast horse races from the Altoona, Iowa, track.

This should pass. While not all Iowa counties can benefit directly from casinos, the equine industry does have a presence in them all. This law would be a way to spread the benefits from gambling beyond those locales with the political muscle -- or geographic good fortune -- to obtain licenses.

The fact that I love horse racing has nothing to do with this opinion.

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