BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Senate has failed to override Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's veto on legislation that would have made roughly 250 slot-like betting machines in Idaho illegal,

However, senators passed three letters questioning the legality of Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's notification actions. The Senate voted 19-16 on Monday, just five votes shy of the required two-thirds support needed to flip a veto in a chamber. Otter waited nearly three days to reveal his verdict, even though the deadline to sign the legislation was on April 4.

But Otter did put a moratorium on any new instant racing machines in the state. The governor also asked the Idaho Legislature to join him in appointing a special investigator to assess the legality of the machines that are currently in use.