Horse Racing Becoming more Dangerous with Addition of Casino Gambling
AIR DATE: April 2, 2012
Bettors in Las Vegas can wager on horse racing from tracks all around the country. A New York Times investigation revealed the world horses and jockeys live in is rife with drug abuse in horse and maimed jockeys who risk their lives racing unfit animals. The Times reported that many of those issues have been intensified by the addition of casino gaming at combination casinos and racetracks called "racinos." Nevada-based Harrah's and Penn National Gaming which operates the M Casino in Las Vegas both operate racinos in other states. We talk with NY Times Reporter, Joe Drape about the investigation.