Expanded gambling measure passes Senate and House in Minnesota

by | 05.01.2012 | 10:25am

On Monday, a measure that would expand gambling at racetracks and add simulcasting to Indian casinos was passed by the House, reports the Star-Tribune. It passed the Senate on Saturday and will now be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton for approval.

The measure would allow Canterbury Downs and Running Aces Harness Park to increase the number of tables for poker games from 50 to 80. It would also allow poker betting limits to be increased to $100. The tracks would be able to add games like blackjack to their offerings. In return, the Indian casinos would get simulcast signals and be allowed to bet on races at the local tracks and across the country.

Ron Rosenbaum, who represented Canterbury in the drive for a racino, said: “It makes this a much more attractive venue for Minnesota-bred horses, and horses around the country.”

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