Racino, which would add slot machines at horse-racing tracks, has been proposed at the Capitol for years but has been blocked by tribal casino interests and anti-gambling groups. It was rejected last month in a Senate committee, but backers predicted it would rise again this session.
The funding it brings is significant. A recent state fiscal note estimated tax revenue generated by racino would be $132 million per year in 2015.
Of course, many are saying that it will have to be taken out before any bill is signed because it will not draw enough political support.