North Dakota’s plans to expand gambling by creating up to six state-owned casinos have actually been grabbing the headlines in the neighborhood news, as a result of the probable impact on tribal and charitable video gaming operators.
‘Instant racing’ uses principles of parimutuel gambling, but has faced appropriate challenges in the a small number of states where it’s been introduced as being, in reality, a slot machine that is glorified.
But now a bill that is under-the-radar spotted by regional radio host Mike McFeeley this week, poses an extra danger to the 300-odd charitable gambling places in bars and clubs throughout the state.
Senate Bill 2221 would authorize ‘historic racing’ or ‘instant racing’ machines at up to ten locations in the Peace Garden State. These machines allow gamblers to place bets on races that have now been run.
Video clip of races from around the global world are kept, and a race is played at random when bets have actually been placed. The names for the horses and times and areas regarding the races, are, of course, concealed from the bettor.
Slot or Not?
Fundamentally, the machines are made to simulate a trip to the races for the bettor that is happy-go-lucky but there’s additionally another, less apparent cause for their existence. Because these races are classed as parimutuel betting, with multiple players adding to a pool, they’re not defined (more…)