People aren't happy about the fact that Fairmount Race Track has been taken out of the latest gambling bill. It would allow slot machines at other races tracks across the state, which would likely boost their revenues. Fairmount President Brian Zander that alone could mean the end of the track.
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Fairmount Park was apparently taken off the bill to ensure public safety in East St. Louis and to ensure that the Casino Queen wouldn't lose revenues. The groups were supposed to sit down and come to some sort of agreement but apparently, all the options on the table would've hurt the race track. Lawmakers say they want to add Fairmount Park back to the bill but they want everyone involved to be on the same page.