From the Belleville News-Democrat:

"Fairmount plans to have 41 live racing dates in 2018 between May 1 and Sept. 22, the same amount as it did in 2017. It’s the lowest number of race days the track has ever had.

However, when the track submitted its racing date plan to the Illinois Racing Board, it said it would have to reduce it to 19 racing dates if it wasn’t allowed to have another revenue stream, such as casino-style gaming."

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