With several weeks to go before the election, Colorado's Amendment 33 is already setting records. The supporters of the amendment say it will provide much needed tourism funding for the state. In fact the supporters first commercials mentioned nothing about putting slot machines (euphemistically called "Video Lottery Terminals") on the Front Range. The amendment's detractors (which includes nearly every, if not every, newspaper and political party in Colorado) say the man goal is to line the pockets of London-based Wembly corporation who owns 4 of the 5 dog tracks where the slots would be located.
by Joshua Brauer on October 14, 2003