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May 20, 2018 - 10:36am

Batavia Downs passing petition to promote legislation to allow sports betting

posted by Howard B. Owens in Batavia Downs, sports, news, batavia.

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Local entertainer Jonathan Blades visited Batavia Downs yesterday for the Preakness and stopped by a table set up by the Western OTB to sign a petition asking the State Legislature to approve a bill that would take advantage of Monday's Supreme Court ruling throwing out federal prohibitions on state-regulated sports wagering. The bill would make sports betting legal at off-track betting locations and casinos.

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Jim Urtel Jr
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It`s funny, they arrested bookies for years for taking bets on sports but now, the state wants to do it so it`s ok? At least they can`t control the outcome like they do on the slots. It`s really sad at the amount of gambling that is pushed on everyone.

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