A proposal to legalize gambling at Arizona dog and horse tracks has once again surfaced at the Legislature.
The Arizona Republic reports freshman Republican Rep. John Fillmore of Apache Junction introduced the bill.
It’s not clear whether the racino creation bill will receive a hearing in the House because it hasn’t been assigned to a committee.
Previous attempts to legalize racinos in Arizona have failed.
Arizona casinos are operated solely by Indian tribes and San Carlos Apache tribal chairman Terry Rambler urged lawmakers Tuesday to reject racinos.
House Minority Leader Chad Campbell of Phoenix says Fillmore’s bill could actually cost the state money by taking away Indian compact money the state currently receives.