Fairmount Park to open without slot machines Tuesday - KMOV.com

Fairmount Park to open without slot machines Tuesday

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COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Fairmount Park, the horse racing track in Collinsville, will open for its 90th season Tuesday with the debate over becoming a racino at the forefront.

Fairmount Park has been petitioning to be turned into a racino, a racetrack with slot machines, since last year. Park representatives say becoming a racino would help keep Fairmount Park open in the coming years and more than 1,600 people employed.

Turning Fairmount Park into a racino is a decision that has to be made through legislation in Springfield, which has yet to happen.

The track will be open for 54 race day this year.

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