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Opponents To Historical Horse Racing Say The Machines Are The Same As Slots

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Idahoans will have the opportunity to vote for the restoration of historical horse racing machines this November when the measure appears on the ballot. These are gambling machines that allow the player to bet on the outcome of videos of random horse races. Opponents see these as an extension of slot machines, which were banned in Idaho in 2015. We look at objections held by those opposed to legalizing historical horse racing machines.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.