Slots at race tracks discussed

Horse racing has been around for decades in the state of Nebraska, but due to our low purse amounts and for other reasons, equine owners are traveling to neighboring states. A proposal to add slot machines to racing facilities is being pondered by a legislative committee. Horse enthusiast Jesse Compton says racing brings jobs to Nebraska.
“Each horse that runs, for example, requires a pony person, a trainer, typicaly a person that exercises that horse in the morning.”
Family First Director Dave Bydalek says slots bring addiction.
“In Las Vegas, 90% of female gambling addicts and about two-thirds of male gambling addicts are addicted to video gambling. We believe this video gambling addiction is called the crack cocaine of gambling for a reason.
If approved, some of the slot money would go to fixing highways in the state.