after chairman Rolando Pablos called this morning's meeting of the
Texas Racing Commission to order, he announced that Global Gaming had
asked that its business be taken off the agenda. And, of course, that
business was the reason the meeting room here at the Department of
Public Safety facility was full. At today's meeting, the Commission was
to consider the transfer of the Lone Star Park license to Global
Gaming, which is owned by the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.
The Grand Prairie racetrack, which concluded its quarter horse
season Saturday, has been in decline for years, as has the entire horse
racing industry in the state. And for all of this year, Lone Star has
had to operate in some sort of proprietary limbo. New ownership was
widely viewed as the start of turning the situation around...
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