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‘Instant racing’ initiative backers say they have enough signatures to make ballot

After hundreds of hours of knocking on doors, pounding the pavement and working the crowds at events, organizers of a statewide initiative to legalize certain gambling machines say they have enough signatures to get their proposal on Idaho's November ballot, the Idaho Statesman reports. Save Idaho Horse Racing will deliver its signatures to county clerk's offices around the state today, writes reporter Cynthia Sewell. Save Idaho Horse Racing says it has collected 114,815 signatures, according to spokesman Todd Dvorak. "We believe we have enough signatures to qualify for the ballot."

The Save Idaho Horse Racing proposal would legalize gambling terminals that let you bet on the results of past horse races at locations where live or simulcast horse racing occurs, including Ada County’s Les Bois Park. The Statesman’s full report is online here.

Betsy Z. Russell
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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