Gaming Today has a story, "Illinois horsemen fear lack of slots".
"Anyone suggesting the tracks are looking for a subsidy just doesn’t understand the problem, says Dave McCaffrey, who has spent more than two decades campaigning a stable of harness horses.
“We don’t want a subsidy, we just want to be competitive with other states that allow this form (slot machines) of gambling,” McCaffrey was quoted as saying.
He races a stable of 25 horses at Maywood Park, which, years ago when the track was owned by the Galt Family, was one of the country’s premiere harness tracks.
Observers indicate opposition to expanded gambling has come not only from the anti-gambling lobby but also from the state’s riverboat operators, who feel racetrack slots would severely affect their revenues."http://gamingtoday.com/articles/article/48798-Illinois_horsemen_fear_lack_of_slots#.U_OaLfldVu5