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Gambling issue prompts question of what’s best for Saratoga Springs

Colin Klepetar, organizer of Saratogians Against Vegas-style Expansion, stands along Broadway in Saratoga Springs on Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Colin Klepetar, organizer of Saratogians Against Vegas-style Expansion, stands along Broadway in Saratoga Springs on Thursday.
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Saratoga Springs knows more about gambling than most cities. Back in the late 1800s, table gambling was an open, if illegal, summertime activity. Later, “lake houses” on the city’s outskirts thrived on the combination of liquor sales and illegal games of skill and chance. Since 2004, when video lottery terminal gaming was legalized, the Saratoga Casino and Raceway has drawn millions of visitors to its sprawling Crescent Avenue facility. And of course, thoroughbred racing has ...

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bitjockey
January 19, 2014
10:33 p.m.

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Very few people are actually for the casino? And this guy is a math teacher?!?

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