It makes no sense that a state or local government that will offer millions in tax abatement or other incentives to get businesses to locate in their jurisdiction would also vote for a bill that would do away with thousands of jobs that will also reduce tax income for that government. But it is easier, in 5 minutes, for a lobbyist for casino corporations to make the point of increased tax revenue from more gambling than it is for a horse industry lobbyist who would have to show how the tax revenue is coming in from multiple sources – farms that raise feed, stores that sell feed, veterinary care, horse support personnel, the track itself, breeding farms, etc. There is a lot of money coming in to the state from horse racing, but it’s spread out from multiple sources and not coming from one point that can easily be shown.