It may be a “sure bet,” but not for the sucker who thinks he can outsmart a computer game based on a previously run horse race. Calling these video slot machines a game of knowledge based on past historical events is like calling video poker a skillful lesson in mathematical skills.
It’s a “sure bet” for proprietor Treasure Valley Racing, LLD., to lighten the wallets of gamblers. That means it isn’t a “game of skill” even when you call a video slot machine a “self-serve video terminal.”
To their credit, the Ada Commishes are holding a public meeting at the court house Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m.–mostly to accommodate the Garden City Councilors who oppose the slots and to take the temperature of citizens.
HERE IS THE PRESS RELEASE FROM ADA COMMISHES:
An Informational Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m. by the Board of Ada County Commissioners, for the purpose of allowing public comment on Treasure Valley Racing, LLC’s proposal to bring historical horse racing to Les Bois Park. This meeting will be held in the Ada County Courthouse, Commissioners Public Hearing Room at 200 W. Front St., Boise, first floor.
Historical horse racing was authorized by the Idaho Legislature and signed into law by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter earlier this year. Treasure Valley Racing, LLC, Ada County’s tenant at Les Bois Park, manages live and simulcast horse racing, and has proposed the addition of historical horse racing in the Turf Club at Les Bois Park. Historical horse racing is similar to the existing simulcast racing, but allows patrons to bet on previously run races via self-serve video terminals, where statistical information similar to that provided for live race betting is available. Treasure Valley Racing has also requested permission to remodel the Turf Club at Les Bois Park.
In addition to Commissioners, others expected to be in attendance at the Informational Meeting include Expo Idaho staff and officials from Treasure Valley Racing. The Commissioners have also extended an invitation to Garden City officials to attend.
Citizens wishing to learn more about this proposal and voice their comments on historical horse racing at Les Bois Park are encouraged to attend this Informational Meeting.
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