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Massachusetts Gaming

article Mass. OK’s Suffolk Downs betting plan with FanDuel (12/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Most sports betting remains illegal in Massachusetts. But the two major forms of wagering that are permitted here — daily fantasy sports and...
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Historical Racing Machines

article Michigan could allow betting on horse races that have already been run (12/4/2019)
(Michigan) -- A bill that would allow wagering on horse races that have already taken place could be a key to reopening Sports Creek Raceway in 2020. Nelson Clemmens,...
article Nebraska's historical horse racing approval takes effect; machines not installed in Grand Island yet (12/4/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Fonner Park officials hope to have new historical horse racing terminals running there before live racing starts at the Grand Island track in February, CEO...
article Birmingham Race Course places a bet on the past -- historical horse racing (10/8/2019)
(Alabama) -- Birmingham Race Course has added a new vehicle for betting - machines that allow users to place wagers on horse races that have already taken place....
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Laguna Pueblo

article With more renovations approaching, Ellis Park's new owners would welcome expanded gambling (12/4/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Groundbreaking for an expanding gaming facility at Ellis Park should be less than three months away as many renovations by the track’s new owners are...
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Ontario Gaming

article Category 1 interference rule to be considered by Ontario regulators (12/4/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the province’s racing regulator, is considering changes to the rules governing interference in...
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Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Sun launches online sports betting (12/3/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Customers can now bet on sports at Mohegan Sun Pocono without stepping foot in the Plains Twp. casino. Mohegan Sun Pocono partnered with Kindred Group...
article Kindred brings online betting to Mohegan Sun Pocono sportsbook (11/18/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Just weeks after launching the Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Kindred Group has gone live with both online sports and casino betting at the...
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Illinois Gaming

article Significant hurdles to clear before Balmoral will rise again as a racetrack (11/30/2019)
(Illinois) -- Is Balmoral Park destined to be a born again racetrack? Bankruptcy forced Balmoral out of business following its 2015 harness meeting when the Illinois...
article Plan emerges to bring horse racing and casino gambling to Balmoral Park after Gov. J.B. Pritzker quashes Tinley Park racino (11/21/2019)
(Illinois) -- A south suburban developer is in the early stages of a deal that could bring horse racing back to Balmoral Park near south suburban Crete as part of a...
article Illinois Horsemen ‘Blindsided’ by Churchill Downs Want State to Protect Arlington (10/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- Horsemen in Illinois say they are still reeling from the decision by Churchill Downs Inc. not to pursue a casino license for Arlington International...
article Alleged mob connection kills new Illinois harness track (10/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- It seemed too good to be true…and it was. Three weeks after approving the application for a 12-night inaugural meeting in December, 2020 for a...
article EDITORIAL: Pritzker moves to protect the reputation and reality of Illinois gambling. Good (10/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- For the past few days we've been thinking about the paperwork from a September raid on the Springfield office of state Sen. Martin Sandoval. We don...
article Hawthorne Race Course Moves Ahead on $450M Casino Project, Hires Veteran Industry Executive with Chicago-Area Ties (10/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- While other Chicago-area casino plans are stalling, Hawthorne Race Course continues to move ahead with its plans to add one to the historic racetrack. It...
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New York Gaming

article Suffolk OTB builds another gamble at the opening of Medford Casino (11/27/2019)
(New York) -- OTB suffolk has quietly filed plans with state officials for a 160,000 square foot lottery video gaming facility in Medford, two years after abandoning...
article Jake's 58 operator wants federal judge to toss Suffolk OTB lawsuit alleging misuse of funds [sub req] (11/10/2019)
(New York) -- The owner-operator of Jake's 58 casino has asked a federal bankruptcy court judge to throw out Suffolk OTB's lawsuit accusing the company of...
article N.Y. Gaming Commission approves rule change regarding corticosteroids (10/28/2019)
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission on Monday approved a proposal that would extend a ban on the intra-articular administration of a class of medications from...
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Virginia Gaming

article Report: Casino Gambling Could Take $9 Million From Purses In Virginia (11/27/2019)
(Virginia) -- A study by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission found that casino gambling could be beneficial to the commonwealth, but would come...
article Horse racing industry worries about potential impact of casinos in Virginia (11/26/2019)
(Virginia) -- Horse racing just returned to Colonial Downs in New Kent County this summer, but with the potential for casinos in Virginia, industry insiders are worried...
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William Hill

article William Hill to open race book at Casino Miami next month (11/26/2019)
(Florida) -- William Hill US announced Monday a partnership with Casino Miami to open a William Hill Race Book, which will mark the organization’s first Florida...
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California Sports Betting

article State Horse Racing Industry Supports Tribal California Sports Betting Effort (11/25/2019)
(California) -- The California horse racing industry was pleasantly surprised by the proposed ballot initiative to legalize sports betting that was filed recently by the...
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Florida Gaming

article New Casino Miami racebook offers William Hill US potential entry if Florida legalizes sports betting (11/25/2019)
(Florida) -- The legalization of sports betting is far from a sure thing in Florida, but sportsbook operator William Hill US is staking its claim to the potential market...
article Florida Asks Federal Judge to Toss Legal Challenge to State Greyhound Racing Ban (11/6/2019)
(Florida) -- Florida’s DeSantis administration has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on greyhound racing, arguing that “...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Millions worth of improvements made to Kentucky Downs (11/22/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The new owners of Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Kentucky are pouring millions into the casino, hoping to pull some people away from Broadway and to their...
article Kentucky Downs to spend $25 million in renovations (10/11/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky Downs plans to conduct major renovations to its property over the off-season for the Franklin, Ky., track, with the goal of countering additional...
article KHRC unanimously approves CDI request to purchase Turfway Park; details, renderings revealed (10/9/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) Tuesday unanimously approved a Change of Control Request that will allow Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) to purchase...
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California Gaming

article State board offers more proposals to improve horse racing safety (11/21/2019)
(California) -- In a move designed to answer Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call for change, the California Horse Racing Board announced Thursday a series of proposals in an...
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Chicago Casino

article How and why a casino or racino might — or might never — come to the south suburbs (11/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- People really don’t appreciate the mystery that is Illinois. I mean, this stuff is better than space aliens building Egyptian pyramids. Take the...
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Sports Betting

article 3 takeaways from symposium on 'Sports Betting and Horse Racing' (11/15/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The University of Louisville's Equine Industry Program, in conjunction with Horse Racing Nation, hosted the final of three speaker series events for...
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West Virginia Gaming

article An end to greyhound racing? (11/13/2019)
(West Virginia) -- A survey sanctioned by the anti-greyhound racing group Grey2K USA Worldwide indicates an overwhelming majority of West Virginians want greyhound...
article W.Va. Investigation Finds No Evidence of Animal Cruelty (10/21/2019)
(West Virginia) -- An initial assessment by local law enforcement agrees with initial findings by regulatory officials that no animal cruelty or neglect took place...
article Anti-greyhound racing group’s next target is West Virginia (10/18/2019)
(West Virginia) -- The leader of an anti-greyhound racing group says West Virginia is the group’s next main target. GREY2K Executive Director Carey Theil said...
article Statehouse Beat: Fight over greyhound racing shaping up in Legislature (10/12/2019)
(West Virginia) -- When I started at what was then the Charleston Gazette in the mid-1980s, not infrequently on Fridays after work, a group of reporters and editors...
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Iowa Gaming

article Iowa Greyhound Park bets rise again, but future still dicey (11/12/2019)
(Iowa) -- Betting on races at Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque rose by 14% this year, but the park's future and that of greyhound racing still look dicey. The Telegraph...
article Dubuque greyhound park's future uncertain as Arkansas casino announces closure (10/21/2019)
(Iowa) -- As a greyhound park is announcing its imminent closure, an eastern Iowa park is hoping to hold on. The owners of Southland Casino Racing in Arkansas announced...
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Nebraska Gaming

article With new track, Lincoln Race Course hopes to revive horse racing in Capital City (11/10/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Lincoln Race Course was originally slated to debut its new, seven-furlong track in September. Officials hoped the new track, the largest in the state,...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Gates out; greyhounds, too (11/5/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Animal rights activists cheered Oct. 17 when Southland Casino told the state Racing Commission it will end greyhound racing by Dec. 31, 2022. Until then,...
article Dog Racing Soon Leaving The State; Casino Will Stay (10/23/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Most of the readers of this column have never been to the Southland Greyhound Race Track in West Memphis. So there will be very little public outcry here...
article East Arkansas track closing, but dogs won't go homeless (10/20/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The greyhound racing industry and people who want it abolished agree on one thing: Greyhounds make great pets. Well over 1,000 greyhounds will be available...
article Live greyhound racing to end at Southland Casino Racing (10/18/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Live greyhound racing will soon be coming to an end at Southland Casino Racing after an agreement was reached between the entertainment venue and the...
article Southland Casino Racing, Arkansas' only live track, to end greyhound racing by end of 2022 (10/18/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Live greyhound racing will end in Arkansas by the end of 2022, the owner of Southland Casino Racing announced Thursday. Southland Casino Racing in West...
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Australia Gaming

article Billionaires still love the horse race that stops a nation (11/4/2019)
(Australia) -- The Melbourne Cup may have lost its title as Australia's richest horse race, but it remains a major lure for racing-mad billionaires. Wealthy horse...
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Michigan Gaming

article Sports Creek gets conditional horse-racing license, but there’s a to-do list before it reopens (10/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- The owners of Sports Creek, a shuttered horse racing track that closed five years ago, have been granted a conditional license and permit to reopen next...
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New Jersey Gaming

article NJ Racing Industry Could See Rules Changes After Dozens Of Horse Deaths In US (10/25/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Racing Commission and the State of New Jersey announced a series of rule change proposals on horse racing this week. The official...
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National Congress of American Indians

article Voters to decide on horse racing, simulcast (10/23/2019)
(Texas) -- Currently, if you want to legally bet on horse races, you’d have to travel about 100 miles to Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, or if you take Texas 73...
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Georgia Gaming

article Atlanta Motor Speedway may get a casino (10/22/2019)
(Georgia) -- The first rule of business is that you always have to be looking to take operations to a new level in order to stay fresh. Those who don’t will...
article Casino, horse racing reps pitch gambling to Georgia House panel (10/15/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia has yet to expand legal gambling beyond the lottery, but that isn’t stopping a three-day parade of representatives from the world’s gaming industry...
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Maryland Gaming

article Pimlico Race Course: 18 Questions About The Deal To Save Baltimore Track (10/12/2019)
(Maryland) -- Suddenly, almost out of the blue, a deal appears to be in place that could save and improve Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, ensure that the high-stakes...
article OP/ED: Pimlico and wagering: a family habit (10/11/2019)
(Maryland) -- I'm glad the ponies will continue to run at Pimlico. I’m a faithful race goer, a low-stakes gambler, a Baltimore mom whose annual tradition is to...
article In Maryland, is it schools vs. racetracks? (10/8/2019)
(Maryland) -- When it comes to financing new government initiatives, there’s an old rule: “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind...
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Other News

article Hard Hats and Horses Mix as Oaklawn Expansion Continues (12/3/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Churchill Downs has the Twin Spires and Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort now has the hotel. Well, almost. Construction on the seven-story, 200-room luxury...
article Kentucky Derby futures betting underway (12/2/2019)
(Kentucky) -- The first round of futures betting in the Kentucky Derby came to a close last night with a solid showing from gamblers. Pool 1 opened November 29 and ran...
article Yonkers cancels live racing/simulcasting (12/2/2019)
(New York) -- With inclement weather around the New York metropolitan area, Yonkers Raceway has cancelled its live harness racing program for Monday evening.
article California Racing’s ‘Other’ Problem is Purses (12/1/2019)
(California) -- Like most every other week over the last 10 months or so, the problems plaguing California racing made news. A horse broke down during training hours...
article Horse Euthanized After Training Collapse at Del Mar Racetrack (11/30/2019)
(California) -- A 3-year-old gelding collapsed during training in Del Mar and had to be euthanized Saturday, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club confirmed. The gelding named...
article Ex-Louisiana racing commissioner fined $50,000 for ethical conflict from Bobby Jindal era (11/30/2019)
(Louisiana) -- A state administrative court has leveled $50,000 in penalties against a Louisiana horseman who served for nearly three years on the State Racing...
article Voters to Weigh-In on Racing Return at Great Barrington (11/21/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Great Barrington, Mass. will have the chance to weigh-in at a special town meeting scheduled Dec. 11 on the potential return of live...
article Syndicates, algorithms, and beating the horses in Hong Kong (11/20/2019)
(Hong Kong) -- In news articles, we occasionally hear about betting syndicates making large bets on races and sporting events, along with accompanying expressions of...
article Fall racing season concludes with exciting near 10-way dead heat (11/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The 2019 American Quarter Horse Association racing season has concluded for the 10th consecutive year at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs. The 28-day meet...
article Poker and racing recoveries contribute to French Q3 growth (11/15/2019)
(France) -- The latest figures from French gambling regulator L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) have shown the growth of horse race betting and...
article Proposal Would Enable Sports Wagering at CA Tracks (11/14/2019)
(California) -- A coalition of Native American tribes throughout California has proposed a constitutional amendment for the November 2020 statewide ballot that would...
article New 'Eatery' opens at Meadows Racetrack & Casino (11/13/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Chef Fabio Viviani knows the patrons at some of his restaurants are coming off of emotional roller-coasters. “They lose money, they test their...
article Assistant trainers, stable staff arrested by ICAC in illegal gambling scandal (11/11/2019)
(Hong Kong) -- Anti-corruption police have smashed an illegal bookmaking ring in Hong Kong which is suspected to have used “privileged information” from...
article Del Mar racetrack suffers first two racing fatalities of 2019 in span of 90 minutes (11/10/2019)
(California) -- Amid the debate about the safety of thoroughbred racing in Southern California, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club could point to one fact: It had not...
article Man Wins Over $500,000 at Melbourne Cup Horse Races Moments After Being Dumped (11/6/2019)
(Australia) -- In a modern day rags-to-riches story with a twist, one Australian man turned a $10 bet into over a half-a-million-dollar payout at the Melbourne Cup on...
article Editorial: Horses are still dying at Santa Anita and something has to give (11/3/2019)
(California) -- After a tumultuous season in which dozens of horses died at the fabled Santa Anita Park, officials put in place a slew of groundbreaking reforms before...
article Vino Rosso wins Breeders’ Cup Classic, but another horse dies in last race at Santa Anita (11/3/2019)
(California) -- It appeared that Santa Anita had a safe Breeders’ Cup, but in the last race, at the top of the stretch, Mongolian Groom was pulled up in distress....
article Greyhound racing tracks collecting dust (11/3/2019)
(Florida) -- Rick Bartley once raced the greyhounds he breeds in Kansas all over the country, but the past decade has slowly stripped him of his livelihood. As state...
article Horses go from racetracks to slaughterhouses: 'It's just a job to me' (11/1/2019)
(Texas) -- Mike McBarron stepped out of the 96-degree heat and into a shed on his feedlot after loading 37 horses onto a truck. They were headed to Mexico, where they...
article Concern over more horse deaths looms at Breeders' Cup this weekend (10/31/2019)
(California) -- Craig Favel sat down in front of the grandstands at Santa Anita Park as he looked across the famed racetrack and into the distance. “Sitting here...

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