The gaming act signed last fall, authorizing the creation of a slot parlor and three casinos in Massachusetts, is breathing new life into the state’s horse racing industry, which has dwindled to one thoroughbred track. The law designates a portion of the revenues generated from gambling to increase purses and award bonuses to Massachusetts owners and breeders, a common practice in states that allow gambling. This cash infusion has sparked new interest in the state’s struggling horse racing industry, supporters say.
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