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Gov. Northam signs bill that allows 'slot-like' machines in Virginia

There hasn't been a live horse race at Colonial Downs since 2014. (Source: NBC12)
There hasn't been a live horse race at Colonial Downs since 2014. (Source: NBC12)
Updated: Jun. 22, 2018 at 5:03 PM EDT
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NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - Horse-racing in some fashion is one step closer to reality at Colonial Downs.

Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday signed a bill that will allow "slot-like" betting machines at the New Kent race track.

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The machines allow people to gamble on races that have already happened without known what horse you're betting on.

This bill was passed around the same times a Chicago-based company purchased Colonial Downs for more than $20 million.

There hasn't been a live horse race at Colonial Downs since 2014.

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