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

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

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…)

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East Windsor Selected as Location for Connecticut’s Controversial Satellite Casino

East Windsor Selected as Location for Connecticut’s Controversial Satellite Casino

East Windsor is selected as the preferred location for a controversial ‘satellite’ casino project to be built, pending approval, by the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes close to the border with Massachusetts.

A derelict cinema in East Windsor that may one time end up being the site of Connecticut’s controversial satellite casino, but first it must overcome an MGM lawsuit that accuses the project of being unconstitutional.

The city, which ended up being one of two shortlisted, accepted the regards to a development agreement with the tribes, known collectively as MMCT Ventures, on Saturday whenever its Board of Selectmen 4 to 0 in favor of the proposal.

This gave East Windsor a huge advantage over its competitor, nearby Windsor Locks, which needed a town-wide referendum in the problem.

Early Monday authorities in Windsor Locks announced they believed they remained in the running and planned to hold a meeting aimed at accelerating a referendum on Tuesday.

Hours later on, the tribes made their decision.

Casino Controversies

The positioning is critical. Both towns are situated roughly 15 miles from Springfield, Massachusetts, where MGM Resorts is building its $950 million casino resort, scheduled to open in 2018. The joint tribal endeavor has been proposed solely to blunt the competitive danger the MGM would pose to Connecticut’s casino sector.

Connecticut has sanctioned the Mohegan as well as the Mas (more…)

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