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Fairmount Park opening for 93rd season Tuesday, owners worry about future

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COLLINSVILLE, Ill (KMOV.com)- The horses are off to the races at Fairmount Park but for how long?  Workers fear that the track will not survive another season if they don't get state support. 

This is the 93rd season at the tracks and owners await state approval of slot machines and other casino gaming at Fairmount Park.  Employees believe the state's support could help produce revenue to keep the track open for many more seasons to come.

Gates officially opens Tuesday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m. with the first race set at 1 p.m. 

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