Virginia Equine Alliance Pushing For ‘Regulatory Discretion’ Over Historic Racing Machines

Ahead of a public hearing next week on the arrival of historic horse racing to the state, the Virginia Equine Alliance is advocating for commission discretion over the new machines, according to The Racing Biz. The commission and the state are in the process of trading comments on proposed regulation for historic horse racing, which was approved by Virginia’s General Assembly earlier this year.

When Virginia Governor Northam signed the historic horse racing bill, he requested the commission prepare suggested caps on the number of machines and work with the public when establishing locations for the machines.

Proposed limits from the racing commission include a 3,000-machine cap statewide with additional per-facility restrictions. The suggested regulations also require one live racing day per year for every 100 historic racing machines.

The hearing to review public and industry feedback is slated for July 31 in Richmond.

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