Expand gambling? Save an Idaho industry? A look at the claims facing voters this fall By Robert Patten, East Idaho News.com October 22, 2018 at 10:24 pm One of the most contentious and expensive items on Idaho’s November ballot centers around a piece of electronics the size of a fridge. This machine — a “historical horse racing” terminal — could either boost Idaho’s horse racing industry and economy, or send the state down a path of gambling and casinos, depending on whom you ask. And how the machine’s appearance and operations stack up against the Idaho Constitution could land the state in an expensive court battle.