Illinois State Representative Bob Rita tells KMOX’s Charlie Brennan that Fairmount officials have told him their survival depends on getting slot machines.
Last week, the Illinois legislature ended its session without approving Fairmount’s plea to add slots.
The sponsor of a gaming bill that would allow slot machines at horse racing tracks says he won’t call it for a vote before Saturday’s end of session.
Several leaders are fighting to have the facility included in Illinois’ plan for slot machines at horse racing tracks.
Executive Director of the Illinois Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association Lanny Brooks says there are powerful forces in favor of not letting Fairmount have slot machines.
State Rep. Robert Rita couldn’t get officials with Fairmount Park or Casino Queen to sign on for expanded gambling in Illinois.
Fairmount Park spokesman Jon Sloane says the accident happened Tuesday as the six horses turned in to the final stretch of the race at the track near Collinsville, east of St. Louis.
Did his fellow competitors conspire to let a 70-year-old jockey win a horse race last week at Fairmount Park?
The Rams like their picks from the 2013 NFL Draft, the Blues are looking forward to starting the playoffs here in St. Louis and the Cardinals look to stay on top of the NL Central.
Tom Ackerman, filling for Ron Jacober, actually has him as a guest along with Derrick Goold, Bobby Pace, Dan Reardon, John Mozeliak & Frank Viverito.