- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has vetoed a bill approved by state legislators that would allow electronic wagering on horse races.

The proposal would permit Indiana residents to place bets from wagering accounts with a pari-mutuel organization. Horse race wagers can now be placed legally only at the state’s two pari-mutuel horse tracks and its four off-track betting parlors.

Pence said in a statement Friday that he has long opposed online gambling and that the bill breaks his stance against an expansion of gambling in the state.

The bill passed the House and Senate by wide margins, and lawmakers could override Pence’s veto with a simple majority.

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