New State Budget Makes Changes to Western Regional Off-Track Betting

The new state budget makes changes to Western Regional Off-Track Betting.

It will give a bigger voice on the board to Erie and Monroe counties and Buffalo and Rochester.

The size of the 17-member board won't change, but the votes from members from the largest areas will count more.

And all 17 board members are losing their seats, and local officials must appoint new members.

Western Regional OTB has been facing scrutingy over its use of public funds.

Republicans complain the changes give a bigger voice to Democrats.

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