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Gaming pays off for communities as Legislature eyes expansion

Jodie Warlow sat in Wyoming Downs on Wednesday afternoon, watching as various symbols spun across the screen. She hoped to win big.

It’s a weekly tradition for Warlow. She’ll spend half an hour to an hour trying her luck.

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Wyoming Downs recently made history as a Gillette man won big after placing a $3 bet and winning $490,685.58.

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Wyoming Downs is a favorite place for locals to participate in historic horse racing.

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Ron Doty sits down for an evening of betting on digital machines at Wyoming Downs on Wednesday. Doty said he typically comes once a month with $100 in his pocket to relax and sees where it takes him.

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Ron Doty sits down for an evening of gambling at Wyoming Downs Wednesday evening. Doty said he typically comes once a month with $100 to relax and see where it takes him.

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Jeremaya Holms plays a betting machine at Wyoming Downs Wednesday afternoon in Gillette.

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