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Horse tracks consider fighting Ohio casino bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Horse racing tracks in Ohio are considering a push for a 2011 ballot issue that would ask voters to repeal the casino bill signed this week by Gov. Ted Strickland.

The bill sets rules for the state's four planned casinos, which the financially struggling tracks fear will further hurt their business.

The tracks would need 240,000-plus signatures to get the matter before voters.

Placing it on the ballot could stall the opening of the casinos, which were approved by voters last year.

A separate proposal before voters this November seeks to stop Strickland's plan to place slot machines at the racetracks.

The track owners hope to convince the backers of that issue to withdraw it by an Aug. 24 deadline.

A spokeswoman says Strickland intends to ask a court for a judgment to place slot machines at tracks if necessary.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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