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Florida Gaming

article Jai-alai and poker could be coming to downtown Miami (4/28/2017)
(Florida) -- The owners of Magic City Casino and Flagler Dog Track want to bring pelotas and poker chips to downtown Miami. But slot machines are off the table —...
article Magic City Casino Owners Want to Build New Casino in Edgewater (4/28/2017)
(Florida) -- In September 2015, the company that owns Miami's Magic City Casino — West Flagler Associates — tried to apply for a license to open up a new...
article Greyhound activists join Florida's gambling fight (4/9/2017)
(Florida) -- Florida's high-stakes fight over gambling features powerful forces clashing, including the Seminole Tribe, Disney World and 12 wealthy owners of...
article Batten: Dog track's survival no sure bet (4/5/2017)
(Florida) -- At the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track, you can place a “box” bet that covers all the permutations of the numbers in a box. For instance, an...
article Court ruling could add to South Florida gambling locations (4/4/2017)
(Florida) -- In a decision that opens the door for a poker room in downtown Miami — and possibly others throughout South Florida — an appeals court on...
article Court ruling could result in explosion of gambling permits (4/4/2017)
(Florida) -- An appellate court’s ruling promises to further muddy the legal landscape of gambling in Florida. A 1st District Court of Appeal opinion released...
article Poker dealer alleges Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino failed to pay minimum wage (3/29/2017)
(Florida) -- A former poker dealer has filed a class-action suit against a casino over allegations of labor law violations. Thomas Dietz filed a complaint on behalf of...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Kansas Gaming

article Will Greyhound racing expand in Kansas? (4/25/2017)
(Kansas) -- Representative John Barker has proposed bill HB2173 to the Kansas legislature on re-opening the gambling tracks in Kansas City, Kansas, Frontenac and Wichita...
1 Article on this Issue

New Mexico Gaming

article 5 horsemen agree to purchase Ruidoso Downs (4/24/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Ruidoso Downs Racetrack will be sold to five horsemen, track President and General Manager Shaun Hubbard announced Monday. The men signed the letter of...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Betting industry veteran runs Las Vegas’ lone separate horse racing book (4/23/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Shortly before noon on a typical Wednesday morning at the brightly lit South Point horse racing book, roughly 40 men are studying the day’s...
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New York Gaming

article Vernon Downs Delays Start Of Harness Racing Amid Losses (4/17/2017)
(New York) -- The owner of Vernon Downs casino and race track in central New York says the seasonal start of harness racing will be delayed amid new gambling competition.
article Easter dilemma: Casinos open, race tracks and OTBs closed (4/16/2017)
(New York) -- Gamblers who need more stimulation than an egg hunt on Easter Sunday can celebrate at the Rivers Casino in Schenectady, or either of the two other newly...
article Can I Bet at TwinSpires.com Online From New York (4/15/2017)
(New York) -- New York residents are permitted to place bets on the TwinSpires websites as the state typically embraces horse betting, however, you will need to provide...
article Vernon Downs delays racing amid ‘significant financial losses’ (4/15/2017)
(New York) -- Vernon Downs race track has been fixture for more than 60 years. Once the place to be during simmering summers in Central New York, the track has had its...
article Harness Track Vernon Downs Feeling Pinch From Casinos (4/13/2017)
(New York) -- An upstate New York harness racetrack, struggling to compete with added casino gambling in the region, is scuttling plans to open for another racing season...
article Vernon Downs Postpones Opening Day Citing Casino Competition (4/13/2017)
(New York) -- Vernon Downs has postponed its April 21 opening day for harness racing, pointing to increased competition from three casinos in the region. At the same...
article NYRA Deal Stalled After Budget Bills Fall Apart (4/6/2017)
(New York) -- A tentative deal to return the New York Racing Association to private hands ran aground April 5 when a broader package of state budget bills that included...
article NYRA Privatization Stalls During NY Budget Wrangling (3/28/2017)
(New York) -- Budget negotiators in New York remain split over a number of racing industry proposals as the clock ticks down toward a March 31 deadline to conclude the...
article Cuomo's plans for New York Racing Association meet opposition (3/15/2017)
(New York) -- Separate budget proposals from the New York Assembly and Senate have rejected several aspects of a plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reorganize the board of the...
article NYRA Expands Partnership with Fox Sports (3/14/2017)
(New York) -- The New York Racing Association announced March 13 an expanded partnership with FOX Sports, which will result in additional live shows broadcast across all...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article The unbelievable growth in the sport betting industry in Kenya. (4/13/2017)
(Kenya) -- The desire for gambling in Africa is huge, and governments across the continent are beginning to realize. Sports betting is the second-largest after Casino...
1 Article on this Issue

Gambling Expansion

article Plan would allow OTB in Danbury restaurants (4/9/2017)
(Connecticut) -- A proposal to build an off-track-betting facility in a popular downtown restaurant is expected to draw critics and supporters to a public hearing on...
1 Article on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Iowa casino debuting simulcast horse, dog racing (4/7/2017)
(Iowa) -- Iowans looking to bet on video simulcasts of horse and dog races will no longer have to go to a casino with live racing to make their wagers. On Friday, Wild...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Racetrack developement funding drops in Pennsylvania (4/6/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue and attendance at Pennsylvania’s race tracks have declined in 2016, as reported by the state in a document released on...
1 Article on this Issue

North Dakota Gaming

article ND House defeats historic horse race wagering bill (4/5/2017)
(North Dakota) -- House lawmakers narrowly defeated a bill that some considered a major expansion of gambling in North Dakota Tuesday, April 4. Senate Bill 2221, which...
article North Dakota’s Historical Horse Racing Bill is History (4/5/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A gambling bill in North Dakota that would have authorized “historical” horse racing machines at the state’s parimutuel racetracks...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article In West Virginia, greyhound racing's days could be numbered (4/5/2017)
(West Virginia) -- At one of the last remaining greyhound tracks in the U.S., dogs with names such as Terracuda and Flyin Jawbreaker outnumber the people watching in the...
article Bill against dog racing is near final vote (4/3/2017)
(West Virginia) -- The greyhound racing industry in West Virginia would be completely eliminated as the gaming reform was also approved by the House of Delegates last...
article Greyhound defunding bill headed to governor (4/1/2017)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will have to decide whether to act on a bill completed by the state Legislature on Saturday, April 1 that would cut...
article Bill Eliminating Greyhound Breeders Fund Passes W.Va. Senate (3/27/2017)
(West Virginia) -- A bill to eliminate the West Virginia’s Greyhound Breeders Fund passed the West Virginia Senate today despite members from the Northern...
article Senate decides to eliminate Greyhound Breeding Fund in close vote (3/27/2017)
(West Virginia) -- Despite impassioned pleas by state senators from the Northern Panhandle, the Senate narrowly approved a bill Monday that would do away with greyhound...
article Senate narrowly passes bill to eliminate greyhound subsidy (3/27/2017)
(West Virginia) -- Legislation to eliminate a $15 million a year state subsidy to greyhound racing purses passed the Senate by a narrow 19-15 margin Monday, with...
article Uncertain future for hundreds of W.Va. greyhounds (3/27/2017)
(West Virginia) -- The next run for racing greyhounds in West Virginia could be to Florida — another state that has dog racing — or to adoption and a new...
article Greyhound breeder elimination bill advances (3/23/2017)
(West Virginia) -- A bill to eliminate West Virginia’s Greyhound Breeders Fund will get a vote on the Senate floor. The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday...
article Greyhound racing in West Virginia could soon be gone (3/20/2017)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s revenue has significantly dropped after a serious decline in the coal industry and the state is looking for alternatives to fill...
article Panhandle fighting for greyhound breeders (3/20/2017)
(West Virginia) -- Steve Sarras said each of his 84 greyhounds eats up to 2.5 pounds of beef per day in preparation for running at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack...
article West Virginia greyhound industry demise under debate (3/20/2017)
(West Virginia) -- As a long continuing trend across the country and throughout the world plays out, West Virginia could be the next U.S. state to end greyhound racing...
article Northern Panhandle Fighting For Greyhound Breeders (3/18/2017)
(West Virginia) -- Steve Sarras said each of his 84 greyhounds eats up to 2.5 pounds of beef per day in preparation for running at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack...
article Lawmakers debate ending greyhound development fund (3/17/2017)
(West Virginia) -- Hundreds of jobs could soon be eliminated from Ohio County, leaving hundreds more greyhound dogs in need of a home. That's if a bill that...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Suffolk Downs

article Live racing's days may be numbered at Suffolk Downs; Sale of track OK'd (4/1/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission gave its approval Thursday to the sale of the Suffolk Downs horse track in Revere and East Boston, the state's...
article Suffolk Downs Files Paperwork for Racetrack Sale (3/21/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The owners of Suffolk Downs have sent a document to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission asking for formal approval of the sale of the property to a...
article Suffolk Downs owners want to keep simulcasting races after track is sold (3/21/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The owners of the Suffolk Downs horse track hope to continue simulcasting operations at the property even after the 161-acre site is redeveloped. Chip...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Owner, state and city should restore shine to Pimlico (3/29/2017)
(Maryland) -- Less than a half-hour from Owings Mills and Reisterstown sits one of America's most fabled racetracks. Yet, Pimlico Race Course is in need of an...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Regulators weigh sale of last thoroughbred horse track (3/29/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators are considering the proposed sale of New England's last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track. The owners of...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Is NFL 'hypocrisy' in Las Vegas good for Monmouth Park? (3/28/2017)
(New Jersey) -- So the NFL is setting up shop in the nation's gambling Mecca, with the league's owners approving the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas on Monday...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Canberra greyhound industry fires back at race fixing claims (3/26/2017)
(Australia) -- A Canberra Greyhound Racing Club spokesperson has labelled a Sydney Morning Herald article, which has put the blow torch on a race held in the Capital...
article Investigation into Canberra greyhound race draws in industry heavyweights (3/25/2017)
(Australia) -- The ACT Gaming and Racing Commission is investigating possible race fixing in a case that involves some of the biggest names in greyhound racing and has...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article Horse racing’s future in Flamborough tied to slot revenues (3/22/2017)
(Ontario) -- The executive director of racing at Flamboro Downs says horse racing will continue on site, as long as their gaming facility stays in operation. Bruce...
article Racing will continue at Flamboro Downs for at least the next 6 years (3/22/2017)
(Ontario) -- It's still a struggling industry in Flamborough. But the head of horse racing at Flamboro Downs says his company is committed to offering the sport for...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Instant Horse Racing Terminals

article COLUMN: Another ND gambling bill flies under the radar (3/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota’s Legislature is doing its best to expand gambling and, possibly, punch the state’s charitable gaming in the gut. We hope the...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Twenty-cent bet pays $100,000 at Isle Casino (4/28/2017)
(Florida) -- On Tuesday at Isle Casino Racing (777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) someone bet 20 cents on a harness race and...
article Strategies for a Kentucky Derby Payout (4/27/2017)
(Kentucky) -- The greatest two minutes in sports, the 143rd running of thoroughbred racing's Kentucky Derby, dawns May 6. It may be too early to select your favorite...
article Twenty-cent bet pays $100,000 at Isle Casino (4/26/2017)
(Florida) -- On Tuesday at Isle Casino Racing (777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) someone bet 20 cents on a harness race and...
press release Churchill Downs Incorporated Reports 2017 First Quarter Results (4/26/2017)
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) (CDI or Company) today reported business results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.
article Queen Elizabeth II celebrated part of her 91st birthday at Newbury Racecourse (4/22/2017)
(UK) -- Queen Elizabeth II, perhaps horseracing most prominent owner and supporter, celebrated part of her 91st birthday Friday doing what she enjoys the most, venturing...
article Derby parent CDI places winning bet on diversification (4/21/2017)
(Kentucky) -- As the hyper lead-ups — civic, social and equine — to its 143rd rendition end and the dust begins to rise on a two-minute run around a hallowed...
article On Easter, Bunnies are Fine, Horses are Not (4/16/2017)
(New York) -- If you drove out to Aqueduct Sunday, they were happy to take your money at the Resorts World Casino. You could have played the slots until they emptied the...
article Fate of track, casino not yet resolved (4/13/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Freedom Township supervisors heard additional public comment on a proposed harness racing track and casino Wednesday, but the project's fate...
article Birmingham named second worst in England for gambling machine losses - with one man blowing £200k (4/13/2017)
(UK) -- Birmingham punters lost more than £30million in just one year on a machine labelled the crack cocaine of gambling. The Fixed Odds Betting Terminals have...
article Bookmakers Scoop Quarter of a Billion in Grand National 2017 Bets (4/9/2017)
(UK) -- We are into the second day of what is considered to be one of the most important weekends for bookmakers, with major sports events taking place over the globe....
article Young mum’s fury after bookies refuse to pay out on £10,000 winner because ‘too many people’ use her betting account (4/9/2017)
(UK) -- An outraged mum who claims to have won £10,000 after betting on a horse race weeks ago is yet to receive a penny – as Sky Bet say there are too many...
article Blaine Wright wins twice, new card room debuts on opening night at Emerald Downs (4/8/2017)
(Washington) -- Blaine Wright, the leading trainer at Emerald Downs last year, got an early start on a repeat, with two of his horses winning on opening night of the...
article Let the racing begin (4/7/2017)
(Washington) -- Thoroughbred horse racing is as much an experience of culture as a sport or entertainment event. Words fall short; it is a series of sounds and sights...
article ANDERSON: 'Living Legend" Ecoffey can be found at Fonner (4/6/2017)
(Nebraska) -- There’s a “living legend” residing in the Fonner Park paddock these days. Don’t take my word for it. Next time you’re at the...
article French Protest over Proposed Changes to Horse Racing Betting (4/1/2017)
(France) -- Anger has been simmering in France over issues related to gambling for more than a year and Wednesday it came to a boil as more than 2,000 people took to the...
article Could jai-alai and poker turn Florida City around? (3/25/2017)
(Florida) -- Florida City, the most impoverished and southernmost city in Miami-Dade County, sits on two popular tourist routes: U.S. 1, a road that stretches from the...
article EHT's Chickie's looks to win a place to show, bet races (3/19/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Chickie’s and Pete’s wants to be your place to watch horses and jockeys. The township’s branch of the Philadelphia-based chain of restaurants and bars...
article Historical photos revisit a West Michigan racetrack closed a decade ago (3/16/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Great Lakes Downs racetrack closed its gates for a final time 10 years ago. Today, the site of the former horse-racing facility is owned by the Little...
article Casino Nova Scotia wagers off-track betting will boost sagging revenues (3/8/2017)
(Nova Scotia) -- Halifax gamblers will soon be able to play the ponies at Atlantic Canada’s largest gaming and entertainment destination, without getting near the...
article As cars fill up the casino lot, Islandia will install meters on its streets (3/5/2017)
(New York) -- Islandia officials will install parking meters on roads near the new Suffolk OTB casino after some bettors who couldn’t find parking in the facility...

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