Harms says OTB would have expanded gambling

Scottsbluff Senator John HarmsA bill that would have allowed  people to bet on horse races that are happening in other parts of the country and the world has failed in the legislature. Senator John Harms of Scottsbluff says this would have hurt families that are already suffering financially.
“We’ve already given a tax break, now we want to expand this whole aspect of gambling in an economy where quite frankly, people are struggling and they’re gonna wanna go ahead and want to bet on horses with families that don’t have enough discretionary funds now.”
Senator Beau Mccoy of Omaha says adding Off Track Betting in the state would have severely hurt the Keno industry.