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Racing commission alarmed over low number of horse stalls at northeast Ohio racino
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, October 25, 2013 7:02 AM EDT
The state horse-racing commission is concerned that there aren't enough horse stalls being built at a new racino in the Youngstown area.
The panel has expressed concern that racinos might emphasize video lottery gambling more and short-change fans of live horse racing.
The Vindicator (http://bit.ly/HkAujp ) reports that the owner of the track, Penn National Gaming, says that adding more stalls is problematic because of budget considerations and site-plan limitations.
The commission had signed off on Penn National's plans to relocate an existing track in suburban Columbus to Austintown. A mid-2014 opening is planned.
Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com