A CASINO WITH MANURE IN YOUR BACKYARD
The horse racing bill (in the MO Senate) is being pushed by C.J. Cella of St. Louis, owner of Oaklawn Park, a thoroughbred track in Ark., and Mayor Tom Brown of St. Peters. Mr. Brown thinks a site on the Missouri River floodplain off Interstate 370 and Spencer Road would be ideal for what he calls this "family entertainment" attraction.
This would be a bare-bones track (open 2 months of the year) attached to an elegant, casino-like betting parlor (bookie joint open year round). It would create a handful of low-paying jobs. In effect, a casino with horse manure.
Mr. Cella's Arkansas track offers "instant racing" machines, which are little more than slot machines with a horse racing theme. *
* Information from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial 4/25/02
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