VOTE YES ON PROP 1

VOTE YES ON PROP 1

WHY YES ON PROP 1

Save Idaho Horse Racing is a campaign to restore and revive Idaho’s horse racing industry. This initiative will bring back the hundreds of jobs horse racing creates, provide funding for Idaho schools, and allow the voice of Idahoans to be heard.

Facts about horse racing in Idaho

Supporters of Idaho’s horse racing industry are putting a simple question to voters in November: Should Idaho allow the limited use of Historical Horse Racing terminals to revive Idaho’s horse racing industry? Learn more about Prop 1, what it’s about, and what it does here.

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$50 million

This ballot initiative will bring back and create hundreds of good-paying jobs. A Boise State University study projected that horse racing would contribute $50 million in payroll, goods, and services in 2015.

90% of bets

Like wagering on live horse racing, HHR is a form of pari-mutuel betting, whereby bettors place wagers that are pooled with other bettors (as opposed to casino games, where bettors wager against “the house.”) At least 90% of all wagers are returned to bettors.

21 states

Already allow some form of gaming to supplement live horse racing and enable the industry to survive without government support.

PROP 1 WILL :

BRING BACK IDAHO JOBS

When Historical Horse Racing terminals were repealed in 2015, effectively killing live horse racing, over 500 jobs were directly lost, and many indirect jobs supported by the horse industry left for neighboring states. YES on Prop 1 will create jobs statewide, and reestablish trainers, breeders and local feed stores across rural Idaho.

PROP 1 WILL :

SUPPORT IDAHO SCHOOLS

YES on Prop 1 will generate millions of dollars for Idaho public schools. A portion of the tax revenue generated by Historical Horse Racing terminals will be deposited into the Public School Income Fund, benefitting students, teachers, and classrooms statewide.

PROP 1 WILL :

REPEAL THE MONOPOLY

The result of banning historical horse racing in 2015 was a government-created gaming monopoly for non-taxpaying casinos. The casino monopoly’s political antics have had the effect of shutting down Idaho’s traditional horse racing industry, limiting competition in the free market.

PROP 1 WILL :

LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE

Historical Horse Racing terminals were legal in Idaho just a few years ago until casino interests and their lobbyists played politics-as-usual to shut them down. YES on Prop 1 bypasses politicians and lets the people of Idaho uphold our shared values and traditions.

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KTVB: VERIFY: Are claims in ‘Save Idaho Horse Racing’ ad accurate?

BOISE — A new ad from the Committee to Save Idaho Horse Racing is urging Idahoans to save horse racing by voting “yes” on Proposition One. If approved by Idaho voters in the November 6 election, historical horse racing machines would be made legal at certain places in the state where simulcast racing occurs. Also … Read more >