The Ohio State Racing Commission has drafted a plan to allow limited slot machine gaming in race tracks in order to support the struggling horse racing industry. According to the Commission, five of Ohio’s seven racing tracks may close within the next year due to financial difficulties if no assistance is forthcoming. Closure of race tracks would adversely impact over 10,000 jobs associated with the tracks and related industries. The Commission plan would allow slot machines to operate at the tracks. The plight of the horse racing industry in Ohio has been highlighted recently, encouraging supporters to seek a way to help the industry survive.