Off-Track Betting is closer to becoming legal in Onondaga County. The Ways and Means Committee voted five to two in favor of putting it into place.
Legislator Mark A. Stanczyk is strongly against OTB, and he says it sets a bad example for people in the county. Stanczyk was one of two legislators who did not approve OTB.
Proponents of OTB think it will bring in extra revenue to Onondaga County. Stanczyk declined to comment on any positive effects OTB could bring to the county.