Hoses circle the track during Thursday's races at Freehold Raceway in Freehold. Bill Gross

Atlantic City's casino industry has been paying millions in "subsidies'' to the state's horse-racing tracks for years to forestall racetrack slots.

Now the state is considering options — including slots — to keep tracks alive.

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For the past several months, Press special reports writer John Froonjian has been looking into the knotty conflict involving these two powerful and influential gaming industries.

The stakes are high, and the consequences could be far-reaching.

Read Froonjian's report Sunday in The Press of Atlantic City.

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