Historical Horse Racing is in serious jeopardy

After being authorized only two years ago, Historical Horse Racing is in serious jeopardy with a repeal bill introduced by the Coeur d’alene Indian Tribe. Legislation repealing Historical Horse Racing Machines (Like the one’s located at Les’ Bois Park in Boise & Double Down Sports Bar and Grill in Idaho Falls) is gaining support in the Idaho Legislature, but we cannot afford to lose this new revenue source!! Below is the Idaho Tax Revenue for Boise’s location only and does not even include the new Idaho Falls facility. 2014 Idaho Tax Revenue For Les’Bois Park: $901,920 Total Taxes Paid $223, 401 to Idaho Schools $372,728 to the Idaho State Racing Commission $121,710 to the Idaho Horse Breeders Association $119,455 to Smal Rural Horse Tracks $38, 791 to the Idaho Horse council Youth Programs $21,323 to the Equine Fund Idaho Counties received $4,512 2014 Job Impact from Treasure Valley Racing $2,127,876 Total Payroll 271 Job Provided $180,330 Total Payroll Taxes In the short 52 days Double Down has been in operation they have generated Revenue of almost $30,000 payable to the State! Imagine the impact after six years, or six decades. We may never see the true impact! This affects everyone…. Idaho schools & teachers, equine industry, agricultural industry and the whole Idaho State economy through jobs and taxes. Despite the accusations by some…this technology is the same technology that was passed 2 years ago. 40 of the “EXACT” same terminals that were seen in the original hearing and tested by the Idaho Attorney General are currently located in Double Down, the other terminals are simply updated versions. The equivalent of the iphone 5 vs the iphone 6! Please sign this petition and ask your State Senator & The House State of Affairs committee to stop this ridiculous repeal in it’s tracks. If this repeal passes, the senators are killing jobs, hurting families, killing an industry, gutting kids programs and a whole lot more. Idaho wins with Historical Racing!

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