Texas Racing Commission Nixes Historical Racing

The Texas Racing Commission voted 5-4 on Thursday to repeal rules allowing a new form of gambling, ending a monthslong deadlock that pitted members of the industry against state lawmakers.

The nine-member commission voted in 2014 to allow “historical racing” at racetracks, which involves betting on electronic simulations of old horse races with identifying information removed. The commission has been in conflict with the Legislature ever since.

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