Wyoming Downs to Seek Approval to Resume Historical Racing

According to reports, track owner Eric Nelson will seek approval at the state Pari-Mutuel Commission meeting on November 13.

Associated Press

Wyoming Downs owner Eric Nelson will seek approval later this month to resume historical racing operations at his track.

Wyoming Downs Racetrack, which had its historic horse racing terminals shut down over concerns that they were too much like slot machines, is hoping to get back on track later this month with a limited offering of different games.

Eric Nelson, part owner of the track, told Associated Press that he will seek approval for the new games during the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission in Casper on November 13.

In October, the commission suspended use of the historical racing machines after a Wyoming attorney general’s opinion concluded that the terminals do not conform with state law that prohibits slot-machine gambling in most of the state. Terminals in bars and off-track wagering sites were shut down and employees were laid off.

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