Illinois horse tracks say more gambling can stop ‘downward spiral’ – Chicago Sun-Times

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Illinois horse tracks say more gambling can stop 'downward spiral'
Chicago Sun-Times
An annual report by the Illinois Racing Board shows that in 1980 the total amount wagered on horses — known as the “handle” — was about $1.2 billion. By 2016, it had dropped to $571 million. Maywood Park closed in 2015. Balmoral Park closed its race ...


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