Lawmakers in Illinois should look for ways to save the state's troubled horse-racing industry without penalizing casinos in the state, writes John G. Brokopp. A current proposal would require successful casinos to subsidize the horse-racing industry. Brokopp notes that an American Gaming Association report found that the race-track sector of the gambling industry continued to grow in 2008, while casino revenue declined. "There's still time to save racing without forcing it to be a dependent of Illinois casinos, a situation that is unfair to both of these valuable industries," Brokopp writes.

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