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Nebraska Gaming

article Horseshoe Casino to bring off-track betting back to Council Bluffs (1/14/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Off-track betting will return to Council Bluffs in time for the Kentucky Derby. Horseshoe Casino has plans for a 3,000-square-foot room with 100 seats...
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New York Gaming

article Finger Lakes horsemen give temporary approval to simulcasting (1/11/2017)
(New York) -- The board of directors of the Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has given Delaware North, the operators of the racino,...
article Simulcast wagering halted: Finger Lakes horsemen take drastic step in effort to get state’s help (1/3/2017)
(New York) -- In the past, the lack of a contract between Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and the Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association did...
article Dispute Could See Simulcasting to Finger Lakes Halted (12/31/2016)
(New York) -- A labor dispute between the owners of Finger Lakes Racetrack in upstate New York and the horsemen's group at the track could force a shutdown of its...
article HBPA withdraws simulcast-betting approval at Finger Lakes (12/31/2016)
(New York) -- The board of directors of the local Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has notified management of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack that...
article Simulcast Wagering at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack Suspended Jan. 1 (12/31/2016)
(New York) -- It could be described as fallout from a problem three years in the making. The Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association announced it...
article New York purses could take big hit as result of slots deal with Nassau County OTB (12/14/2016)
(New York) -- New York’s Thoroughbred racing industry could take a multi-million dollar hit as the result of a state-approved deal between Genting, the operator of...
article Construction issues delay opening of new Suffolk OTB casino (12/1/2016)
(New York) -- The developers of a Long Island off-track betting casino planned for Suffolk County have announced that the opening of the betting hall has been delayed...
article Islandia proposes 2017 budget rich with OTB casino revenue (11/16/2016)
(New York) -- Islandia officials have proposed a $4.4 million budget for 2017 that cuts taxes by 25 percent for the average household — a result of the revenue...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article New bidders invited for harness license (12/31/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- The harness racing license for Lawrence County has been terminated. Wednesday's Pennsylvania Supreme Court order that denied an appeal of a casino...
article Death of track leaves township overextended on sewer plant (12/30/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- This week's Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling sounded the death knell for the proposed racetrack/casino in Mahoning Township. The decision has left...
article State Supreme Court puts final nail in Lawrence Downs coffin (12/28/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- An order eliminating the Mahoning Township's chances for a casino license was received Wednesday. Township solicitor Lou Perrotta said he received...
article Year In Review: After almost 12 years, Lawrence Downs hopes are dashed (12/26/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- While neighboring Beaver County celebrated progress in 2016 on a proposed natural gas processing plant that promised to attract thousands of jobs,...
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Florida Gaming

article Efforts To Decouple Pari-Mutuels From Casinos Expected Again In Florida (12/26/2016)
(Florida) -- As Florida's legislature prepares to convene in March 2017, the Florida horse industry is braced for another round of efforts by lobbyists to separate...
article Horse racing, pari-mutuel operations face challenges (12/26/2016)
(Florida) -- "We do expect decoupling to be the biggest challenge for the pari-mutuel industry," said Lonny Powell, CEO and executive vice president of the...
article Florida EHV: Gulfstream Park Horse Dead, Others Quarantined (11/11/2016)
(Florida) -- Florida animal health authorities placed horses at Gulfstream Park under quarantine on Nov. 9 after one horse died of clinical signs related to equine...
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Iowa Gaming

article Officials say Altoona casino retains non-profit status (12/22/2016)
(Iowa) -- Officials at Prairie Meadows casino say the Internal Revenue Service has withdrawn its challenge of the Altoona center’s tax exempt status. Prairie...
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Iowa Tribe

article Prairie Meadows can keep its tax-exempt status, IRS says (12/22/2016)
(Iowa) -- Prairie Meadows will keep its federal tax-exempt status, ending a battle that could have cost the Altoona casino upward of $60 million, officials announced...
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Japan Gaming

article Japan’s horse racing purses among the richest in the world (12/21/2016)
(Japan) -- While Criminal Code chapter 23 generally bans gambling in Japan, there are some exceptions, including certain motor sports and horse racing, which the public...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau’s dog racing track gets concession renewed (12/20/2016)
(Macau) -- Macao (Yut Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd, which operates Macau’s greyhound racing track, had its licence renewed until July 20, 2018, according to an executive...
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Instant Horse Racing Terminals

article Historic horse racing outlets see gradual recovery (12/19/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The past year has been a time of rebuilding for Wyoming’s historic horse race industry. And while the industry has yet to achieve the stature it...
article Racing Commission faces funding woes after track closes (11/28/2016)
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Racing Commission is scrambling to avoid a funding crisis after its primary revenue source evaporated earlier this year with the closing of the...
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Maine Gaming

article Casino funds could offer hope for retired harness racing horses (12/18/2016)
(Maine) -- When Yankee arrived at Joy Cutrone’s farm in mid-September, the 10-year-old racehorse was in sorry shape. Yankee had earned more than $50,000 for his...
article The race is on to sell Scarborough Downs, racetrack and all (11/6/2016)
(Maine) -- For the first time since it was carved out of coastal muck and gravel 66 years ago, Scarborough Downs is for sale, really for sale, all 483 acres stretching...
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New Jersey Gaming

article TDN Q & A: Dennis Drazin (12/18/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Thoroughbred racing in New Jersey is at a competitive crossroads as 2017 approaches. The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA),...
article End push to expand N.J. gambling, prop up horse betting (12/16/2016)
(New Jersey) -- How long does it take some politicians to repudiate the overwhelmingly expressed will of the people? In the case of Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, D-Essex,...
article Casino should support online gaming expansion, says horse racing advocate (12/14/2016)
(New Jersey) -- An adviser to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association really wants online gaming at horse-racing tracks. And he says the Casino...
article Could internet gambling cafes come to N.J. racetracks? (12/11/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Supporters are pitching it as the latest idea to help two of New Jersey's struggling industries: horse-racing and casino gambling.But opponents are...
article State lawmakers look to expand internet gaming (12/11/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Already facing competition from the ever-expanding out-of-state gaming market, including the recently opened MGM National Harbor in Maryland, the city...
article Bill Authorizing “Online Gambling” at New Jersey Racetracks Clears First Hurdle, But Difficulties Lie Ahead (12/7/2016)
(New Jersey) -- A bill that would allow two racetracks, Monmouth Park and Meadowlands, to offer online gambling in New Jersey cleared its first hurdle on Monday, passing...
article Horsemen look forward after defeat of casino referendum (11/27/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Despite the overwhelming defeat of a referendum that would have allowed casinos outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey's horsemen are not giving up.
article Monmouth Park reassesses after casino bill defeated (11/9/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Given the recent polling numbers, it was no surprise that the referendum to expand gaming outside Atlantic City by building two casinos in North Jersey...
article Monmouth Park Urges 'Yes' Vote On Casino Expansion, Oceanport Council Remains Opposed (11/7/2016)
(New Jersey) -- Officials at Monmouth Park are now asking New Jersey voters to cast a "yes" vote on Question 1 tomorrow as representatives of the Oceanport...
article New Jersey horsemen reverse position on casino ballot measure (11/7/2016)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s horsemen have reached an agreement that would guarantee that the state’s Thoroughbred and Standardbred industries receive tens...
article NJ's horse racing industries reveal major deal ahead of North Jersey casino vote (11/7/2016)
(New Jersey) -- The leaders of the state’s thoroughbred and standardbred horse racing industries announced an agreement on Monday — on the eve of today...
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Fantasy Sports

article Colorado racetrack, pari-mutuel parlors are betting on windfall from fantasy sports (12/17/2016)
(Colorado) -- The operator of the Arapahoe Park racetrack has a plan to boost business: allow people to bet on professional athletes much like they bet on horses.
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West Virginia Gaming

article Washington, D.C.-area casino provides more competition for Charles Town (12/14/2016)
(West Virginia) -- There’s more competition for West Virginia’s best performing casino with the recent opening of the MGM National Harbor Casino and Resort...
article Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort patron alleges chair broke, caused injuries (12/6/2016)
(West Virginia) -- A Pennsylvania couple alleges the wife was injured when a chair she was using at a slot machine collapsed at a Chester casino. Bertha Gardom and...
article Revenue falling for Mountaineer Casino (12/2/2016)
(West Virginia) -- After nearly a decade of watching new casinos open in Ohio and Pennsylvania, profits at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort have plummeted to...
article Revenue Falling For Mountaineer Casino in Chester (12/1/2016)
(West Virginia) -- After nearly a decade of watching new casinos open in Ohio and Pennsylvania, profits at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort have plummeted to...
article CT Races files lawsuit (11/13/2016)
(West Virginia) -- PNGI Charles Town Racing filed a lawsuit against the company that resurfaced the track at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races after the track was...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs celebrates fall meet (12/2/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs wraps up 28 days of fall racing, as the 2016 American Quarter Horse Association racing season concludes for the seventh...
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Maryland Gaming

article Maryland Seeing Uptick In Horse Racing Business (11/28/2016)
(Maryland) -- Maryland started seeing a decline in its coveted horse-racing industry in the 90s as neighboring states introduced casino gambling. Now, after several...
article Casinos help Maryland horseracing renaissance (11/26/2016)
(Maryland) -- In Maryland, a new report has found that casinos in the eastern state have helped the local horseracing industry to increase its economic impact over the...
article Study says Maryland horse industry is rebounding, 'still healing' (11/21/2016)
(Maryland) -- Maryland's horse industry hasn't recovered fully from years of decline but has regained its footing and is generating more than $1 billion a year...
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Texas Gaming

article Dogs are racing again in Texas, but for what? (11/27/2016)
(Texas) -- Greyhound racing’s return to Texas over the weekend didn’t happen because anyone wanted it, but rather because certain special interests needed it.
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Massachusetts Gaming

article After long decline, harness racing receives jolt from Plainville casino (11/14/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- In a blur of taut muscles, eight horses charged across the finish line, capping off a full card of harness racing at Plainridge Park Racecourse. In...
article In Revere, a move away from a tradition of gambling and on to a new start (11/13/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- Gamblers once bet more than $1 million a day at the Wonderland Greyhound Park. Now, the shuttered track is so deteriorated that the city inspector has...
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Australia Gaming

article Professional gambling: Risky business far away from horse racing track (11/1/2016)
(Australia) -- For many Australians, Melbourne Cup day is the only time they study the form guide, but for professional gambler Peter Lawrence, this week in racing is...
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Crown Ltd

article Melbourne Cup organizers tread carefully in China after Crown crisis (10/31/2016)
(China) -- Organizers of the Melbourne Cup, the Victoria Racing Club, are treading lightly as they prepare the first big marketing push into China on the heels of the...
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Other News

article OP/ED: Give all same shot at good OTB jobs (1/15/2017)
(Virginia) -- It looks like the only safe bet at the Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corp.’s new video-lottery casino is that it will be business as usual when...
article Bookmakers face losing their licence and huge fines over problem gambling (1/15/2017)
(UK) -- Gambling firms that fail to tackle problem gambling and money laundering face heftier fines and a higher risk of losing their operating licence under a tougher...
article Harness racing industry doesn’t get tax subsidies or ignore retired horses (1/11/2017)
(Maine) -- In his Jan. 7 Maine Voices column, Robert Fisk declared that the state is “subsidizing … Maine’s harness racing industry.” The truth is that no taxpayer money...
article NE, Salem horse racing legend hangs up his saddle (1/6/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- During his 61 years as a champion horse owner and trainer, Carlos Figueroa was never the type of guy who let his competitive drive get the best of him.
article Rockingham Park horse racing legend Figueroa dies (1/5/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- New England and Rockingham Park horse racing legend Carlos Figueroa has died. He was 88. Figueroa, known for his colorful personality and trademark...
article Greyhound racing industry "breaks it's promise" to the public (12/29/2016)
(New Zealand) -- The racing industry has broken it’s promise of releasing greyhound death and injury data to the public, before the end of this year. "It’s not...
article How bettors at Santa Anita choose their horses when they haven’t got a clue (12/26/2016)
(California) -- There’s two types of gamblers at Santa Anita Park on Opening Day. One carries piles of papers containing every statistic you can think of covering...
article Jockeys Walter Swinburn and Garrett Gomez pass on (12/18/2016)
(Kenya) -- The life of Walter Swinburn that came to a premature end aged 55, stereotypically marks a gifted sportsman triumphing young, but then remaining on ice.
article Historic horse racing venues in Wyoming slowly rebuilding (12/15/2016)
(Wyoming) -- After the decision by the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission (PMC) in October 2015 to shut down all historic horse race terminals in the state, Wyoming Downs...
article Sonoma to keep 2017 horse racing dates, impacting Humboldt County Fair (12/13/2016)
(California) -- Sonoma County Fair CEO Becky Bartling confirmed in an email today that her fair board voted to take the three weeks of racing in 2017 allotted by the...
article Economic Indicators: Comparative Figures Show Declines In Wagering, Purses (12/9/2016)
(USA) -- A November Breeders' Cup in 2016 has made pari-mutuel handle and purse comparisons difficult, as Breeders' Cup was held in October last year.
article New York stewards fine Maker for taking recently claimed horses to Florida (12/9/2016)
(New York) -- The New York stewards fined trainer Mike Maker for running two horses he recently claimed at Aqueduct in the Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park last weekend.
article Symposium Panel Warns of Animal Rights Groups (12/7/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Thoroughbred industry was warned in no uncertain terms that it can expect to face increasingly frequent public relations and legal battles from animal...
article Gaming and Racing Symposium Opens in Tucscon (12/6/2016)
(Arizona) -- Horse racing recognizes that it must put on a more entertaining product to expand its fan base and retain a diminishing core customer base, and the opening...
article Racing urged to reach out to academics for analysis (12/6/2016)
(Arizona) -- The racing industry could benefit from richer academic analysis of its varied businesses by forging relationships with universities and making data more...
article Kentucky to Require ADW Companies be Bonded (11/22/2016)
(Kentucky) -- In a special meeting Nov. 22 in Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) approved a rule that will require advance-deposit wagering (ADW)...
article Emerald Downs makes a profit by betting on families enjoying a day at the races (11/13/2016)
(Washington) -- Since the sale was finalized, wagering at Emerald Downs has jumped 33 percent, prize purses are up 10 percent, the races feature larger fields of horses...
article Kentucky Derby trips would not meet proposed retreat guidelines (11/7/2016)
(Connecticut) -- Future “strategic retreats” hosted by the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative might be held closer to home, involve only...
article NYGC Rejects Recommendation on Saez Appeal (11/2/2016)
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission's board Nov. 1 rejected a hearing officer's recommendation to drop a suspension order against Thoroughbred jockey...
article Dubuque greyhound park makes strides in 2nd year (10/25/2016)
(Iowa) -- Wagering on races at Iowa Greyhound Park increased more than 35 percent this year, bolstering hopes that the Dubuque track could stick around for the long haul.

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