I disagree with the author of a recent letter, who stated that casinos will hurt local horse tracks. Any sport that requires an animal to run for profit for an individual should be banned. This applies to both horses and greyhounds. These splendid animals should be shown some respect and used only for recreational sports and activities.
There are many local polo clubs and shows for horses available. For the greyhounds, many areas offer luring courses and agility events. In my opinion, these are the only places these magnificent animals should run. So bring on the mechanical slot machines, which require no use of animals bred for the sole purpose of profit.