Pa. bill eyes more horse betting rules
Two sources familiar with the investigation - a state official and a track board member - said the probe focuses on race fixing in Pennsylvania but that the scope was not clear as to whether investigators are looking at one race or many races, or one track or multiple tracks.
A spokeswoman for the FBI would neither confirm nor deny an investigation. But a Penn National board member confirmed he had been directly interviewed by FBI agents as part of an investigation.
The new legislation, introduced by four senior Republicans, would create a Bureau of Horse Racing to oversee all day-to-day operations of racing statewide. The new bureau would enforce stringent drug testing, increase fines, and crack down on the exchange of "gifts" from breeders, trainers, and owners to track personnel and their relatives.