Supreme Court hears oral arguments over instant racing

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Posted on August 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 11:46 PM

(WHAS11) -- The legality of instant racing machines at Kentukcy racetracks was argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court on August 21.    

The High Court heard arguments over wether the slot machine-like device are legal under state law.  

The machines look like slots, but users bet on old races without knowing the names of the trainers, jockeys, or horses involved. 

Supporters of instant racing say it's another form of pari-mutuel betting, which is legal in Kentucky, but others disagree.

It could take the court several months to make a decision.

Kentucky Downs in Franklin and Ellis Park in Henderson are the two race tracks that currently offer instant racing machines.

 

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