North Dakota’s plans to expand gambling by creating up to six state-owned gambling enterprises have actually been grabbing the headlines into the local news, due to the probable impact on tribal and charitable video gaming operators.
‘Instant racing’ uses principles of parimutuel wagering, but has faced legal challenges in the a small number of states where it’s been introduced as being, the truth is, a slot machine that is glorified.
Nevertheless now a bill that is under-the-radar spotted by regional radio host Mike McFeeley this week, poses an extra risk 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 put bets on races that have already been run.
Video of races from around the global world are kept, and a race is played at random as soon as bets have been put. The names regarding the horses and dates and locations associated with the races, are, of course, concealed from the bettor.
Slot or otherwise Not?
Ostensibly, the devices are designed to simulate a trip to the races for the happy-go-lucky bettor, but there is also another, less apparent reason for their presence. Because these races are classed as parimutuel betting, with multiple players contributing to a pool, they’re n Continue reading “North Dakota ‘Historic Racing’ Device Bill Poses Threat to State’s Charitable Gambling Industry”