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Jun 11, 2014 8:35 AM by AP

Ordinance restricts off-track betting parlors

The Lafourche Parish Council has approved restricting the location of any new off-track betting businesses.

The measure, approved 8-0 Tuesday night, prohibits any business with more than three video poker machines from locating within a mile of any National Register of Historic Places site, public playground, residential property, church, synagogue, library or school.

Councilmen were split on the issue at their May 27 meeting and were poised to vote down the bill that night before voting to defer the measure.

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