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Wyoming instant racing terminals remain shut down, despite pleas

In this Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 photo, Rep. Bill Pownall, R-Gillette, left, and Sen. Larry Hicks, R-Baggs, watch as a man bets on historic horse races Mingles Lounge in Gillette, Wyo. (AP/Casper Star-Tribune / Ryan Dorgan)
In this Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 photo, Rep. Bill Pownall, R-Gillette, left, and Sen. Larry Hicks, R-Baggs, watch as a man bets on historic horse races Mingles Lounge in Gillette, Wyo. (AP/Casper Star-Tribune / Ryan Dorgan)

Wyoming’s Pari-Mutuel Commission declined to lift its suspension of historic horse racing terminals throughout the state despite pleas from industry representatives that the shutdown has put their businesses in financial peril. The decision Thursday means the machines, which have been shut down since Sunday, will remain unplugged at bars and off-track betting sites until they are compliant with state law; you can read the full story here from AP reporter Bob Moen in Cheyenne.



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Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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