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Slot Machines Begin At Fair Grounds

Tuesday, 25th September 2007

We-Have-Seen-The-Future Update: In New Orleans, Fair Grounds "opened a new era with a temporary slot machine gaming facility that will contribute 18% of all proceeds to purses & breeders' funds for thoroughbred racing," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. The facility (accommodating 250 slot machines) "will be used for at least 1 year while a permanent structure is built"; the permanent facility (housing up to 700 slot machines) is due to open in November 2008. Slot machine gaming will be offered from 9am-midnight Monday-Saturday & 10am-midnight on Sunday. Fair Grounds "is the 1st track owned by Churchill Downs to offer slot machine gaming, but the last of 4 tracks in Louisiana to have the machines".

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