Revolutionary (racehorse)

Virginia lawmakers warm up to new betting machines

Virginia lawmakers may permit new betting machines at a once-popular horse racetrack after years of batting down pro-gambling measures.

The General Assembly is advancing legislation to allow historical race terminals at Colonial Downs, a recently shuttered horse track about 30 miles outside of Richmond. The legislation would allow for machines that let people bet on past horse races without knowing which horse they are betting on.

Gambling-related legislation has usually faced a tough path in the GOP-controlled General Assembly. But Republicans now control fewer seats after last year's election and some lawmakers who have previously voted against pro-gambling bills say...

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