Timing Is Everything For Horse Racing

Once again, Cynthia Sewell at the DAILY PAPER has shown the “power of the press.”
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Idaho Horse Racing Commission director Frank Lamb resigned his position following Sewell’s disclosure of his dual role as a regulator in Idaho while simultaneously acting as a paid lobbyist advocating the slot machines in Wyoming.

Lamb’s job fell under the Department of State Police

At issue was the practice of gambling on casino-like slot machines and calling them “instant racing or historical racing.” The GUARDIAN has declared them to be slot machines for several years and at the beginning of this year’s legislative session many lawmakers agreed.

There is a bill, presented by Idaho Indian tribes, seeking to repeal the 2013 approval of electronic gaming on horse races on the machines. Some legislators say they were “duped or hoodwinked,” into approving the machines because the machines in place are not the same as those approved in 2013.

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  1. Is this a common practice to moonlight among other government officials in Butch’s tent? One of the problems with a long-standing administration is it allows the moss to grow.

    I might add that organized gambling already has a substantial advantage in making a profit. However, in spite of this fact, it never fails that those involved must always bend or break the rules. Dingy Harry made his big connections to the power players while overseeing Nevada gambling.

    Good shooting newspaper lady… but I bet there’s more than one bird in that bush.

  2. If politicians who are greatly profiting from their corporate alliances all joined hands, they could probably form a human chain that encircled the planet.

  3. Rod+in+SE+Boise
    Jan 31, 2015, 12:59 pm

    Seems like state government in Idaho is more corrupt than the NCAA, if such a thing is possible.

  4. Damnit! I was hoping we could all post some odds on his getting fired, but I guess not! I am willing to offer some real time, historical firing odds via a machine with an arm you pull downward, but it is not a slot machine! It only looks, sounds and operates exactly like one. I would not want to get cross with the law. 3 lemons is a termination, 2 lemons and cherry is leave without pay, 3 cherries is leave with pay.

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