Horse Racing Terminals Suspension Sticks

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Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo.- The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission has declined to lift its suspension of historic horse racing terminals throughout the state.

During a meeting Thursday, the commission kept in place its order that put a halt this week to use of the machines at bars and off-track betting sites.

The suspension came after a Wyoming attorney general’s opinion concluded the terminals do not conform with state law that prohibits slot machine-type gambling in most of the state.

Operators of the machines say their workers are out of a job and their operations in jeopardy without the revenue from the machines. They wanted the suspension lifted while they worked to make the machines compliant.

Neighboring Idaho this year banned similar machines in that state because of concerns that they resembled slot machines.