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Racing Bill Reaches Michigan Governor

Published: June 10, 2016 3:29 pm ET

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Legislation that calls for changes to current monetary structures for Michigan racetracks has been passed by the state Senate and will now be brought before Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration.

As an article by the Detroit Free Press explains, one aspect of the legislation calls for monies that are generated at a particular track to stay at that same track, generally.

The bill also contains restrictive language that calls for Michigan’s licensed horse racing operators to be the only entities that can accept online horse racing wagers from residents of the state.

Northville Downs and Hazel Park Raceway are the only two racetracks that are still operating in the state.

(With files from the Detroit Free Press)


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