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Gamblers throughout the country got good news Monday, as the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that banned sports betting in most states. That could lead to new betting options in Oregon and Washington, if legislators decide to allow betting on team sports in those states.

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A new report Thursday from the Oregon Secretary of State says lax enforcement has allowed hundreds of de facto casinos across the state. Non-tribal casinos are banned by the state constitution.

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The Coeur d’Alene Tribe says Idaho’s governor didn’t act fast enough in April when he vetoed a gambling bill the tribe supported and have asked the state Supreme Court to invalidate the veto.

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A bill that would repeal so-called “instant horse racing” in Idaho is headed to the governor’s desk.

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Several hundred gambling devices in Idaho would become illegal under a bill now headed to the House floor.

Idaho Senators Vote To Repeal ‘Instant Racing’

Feb 17, 2015
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The Idaho Senate Tuesday passed a bill that would repeal a law allowing so-called “instant horse-racing” gambling machines. One senator said the Legislature had been the victim of a “bait and switch.”

Idaho Senate Panel Votes To Repeal ‘Instant Racing’

Feb 11, 2015
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A panel in the Idaho Senate has voted to undo the 2013 decision that allowed so-called “instant horse racing” machines. Now the bill goes before the full Senate.

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The manufacturer of so-called “instant horse racing” machines tried to convince Idaho lawmakers Monday not ban the gambling devices.

Idaho Lawmakers Re-Evaluate Instant Racing

Jan 30, 2015
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Idaho lawmakers will take a second look at a gambling device they decided to allow two years ago, for something called “instant racing.”

On the eve of the Super Bowl, Washington state lawmakers are considering whether to legalize fantasy sports contests.