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West Virginia Gaming

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...
6 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

Suffolk Downs

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...
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...
article Churchill Downs warming up to historical racing machines (3/1/2017)
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Inc. would consider installing so-called historical racing machines at its Louisville, Ky., racetrack if a machine could be designed that...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

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...
article Report: Deal Reached To Keep Finger Lakes Open (3/1/2017)
(New York) -- After lengthy negotiations, the Finger Lakes Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association has reached an agreement with Delaware North Companies, which...
article Finger Lakes racing riding ‘on a house of cards?’ (2/28/2017)
(New York) -- In a deal struck Tuesday, Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack will see a 2017 racing season thanks to terms meant to cushion a financial blow from del Lago...
article Finger Lakes Racetrack purse yet to be settled (2/24/2017)
(New York) -- Last week’s proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle a dispute over race purses that jeopardizes the future of thoroughbred horse racing at Finger...
article Bill would boost FLGR with $3M from state (2/9/2017)
(New York) -- A proposed bill would help keep horse racing going in the Finger Lakes. The governor's office has been meeting with all parties involved to find a...
article Suffolk OTB counts on a casino in Islandia to counter bankruptcy (2/5/2017)
(New York) -- Suffolk County OTB executives say Long Island’s first video lottery casino is the agency’s last-ditch effort to emerge from bankruptcy and save...
article Strife Building Over New York VLT Proceeds (1/27/2017)
(New York) -- A battle simmering for months in New York over video lottery distributions from the casino located at Aqueduct Racetrack has erupted into a full-fledged...
article New York Regulators Act on Drug Testing, Records Rules (1/24/2017)
(New York) -- New York racing regulators on Jan. 23 gave preliminary approval to an expansion of equine drug testing and recordkeeping rules, and set a minimum set of...
article Governor urged to re-privatize the New York Racing Association (1/18/2017)
(New York) -- Representatives from the New York horseracing industry and residents of the city of Saratoga Springs reportedly used a committee meeting on Tuesday to urge...
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...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Mixed emotions about proposed racetrack, casino in Adams County (3/10/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Gettysburg businessman is hoping three time's a charm as he once again has proposed a casino and horse racing facility near Emmitsburg Road in...
article Lawmakers call for new scrutiny of horse racing subsidies (3/3/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The state uses close to $250 million a year in proceeds from casino gambling to prop up the horse racing industry. With the state struggling to close a...
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...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Kansas Gaming

article TV’s Lou Grant urges Kansas lawmakers to reject dog-racing bill (3/7/2017)
(Kansas) -- Ed Asner, TV’s Lou Grant, is urging the Kansas Legislature to turn aside a bill that could allow slot-machine gambling at Wichita Greyhound Park as a...
article House Bill 2173 could bring greyhound racing back to Kansas (2/11/2017)
(Kansas) -- The House Federal and State Affairs Committee passed a bill 11-10 yesterday that could give an incentive for race track owners to open facilities and add...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Florida gambling bill spurs debate on ADW regulations (3/6/2017)
(Florida) -- Language in a Florida gambling bill that would potentially outlaw account wagering in the state is generating discussion among the state’s racing...
article Florida House and Senate on different gambling tracks (2/17/2017)
(Florida) -- A new House proposal would ban the expansion of slot machines and prohibit wildly popular card games at the state's pari-mutuels, putting the House at...
article Paul Seago: Decoupling aids gambling (2/16/2017)
(Florida) -- The Herald-Tribune editorial on Feb. 7, regarding the gambling debate taking place in the Legislature, argues for decoupling at Florida's pari-mutuels...
article Florida’s ‘Sham’ Continues: ‘Fake’ Horse Racing On Its Way To Hialeah Park (2/6/2017)
(Florida) -- Tired of hearing about “fake” news? Well, for a change of pace, get ready for some “fake” horse racing at Hialeah Park, a South...
article Dog deaths spur push to end greyhound racing in Florida (2/3/2017)
(Florida) -- It was the 15th race of the day at bestbet's Orange Park dog track in November 2016, a 550-yard sprint to the finish by eight greyhounds trained to run...
article Sides Lining Up On Ending Dog Racing, Allowing Slots (1/26/2017)
(Florida) -- Both sides of the issue gave a House gambling panel dire warnings Thursday as lawmakers consider allowing Florida’s pari-mutuel operators to do away...
article Failed racetrack deal could bankrupt Floyd County, official warns (1/25/2017)
(Florida) -- Floyd County officials are worried that the county could be on the hook for more than $2 million over a failed deal between Keeneland and the owners of...
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...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Pennacchio Seeks To Expand Racetrack Gambling To Fund Pensions (3/3/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Sen. Joe Pennacchio (R-26th), who represents Verona in the New Jersey state Senate, is seeking to expand gambling at horse racetracks to fund the state...
article Bill to Allow iGaming at Racetracks Introduced in New Jersey Senate (2/17/2017)
(New Jersey) -- A companion bill to a proposal in the New Jersey State Assembly to allow internet online gambling cafes at racetracks has been introduced in the State...
article Monmouth Park poised to cut racing days (2/13/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Monmouth Park began accepting stall applications for the 2017 meet last week. The question now is how many horses will trainers send to the Oceanport...
article Historic Racing Bill sent to Senate (1/30/2017)
(New Jersey) -- This past November, New Jersey’s racing industry suffered a major setback, as the Casino Expansion Referendum was defeated by the voters. It was...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Illinois Senate bill would allow slot machines at Fairmount Park (2/28/2017)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Senate lurched forward on a budget compromise Tuesday but the critical votes for breaking the historic budget stalemate are scheduled on the...
1 Article on this Issue

Idaho Gaming

article Bill that would allow small-dog racing passes House (2/14/2017)
(Idaho) -- Wiener dog races could soon be coming to a fair near you if Rep. Clark Kauffman's bill to legalize small dog races at county fairs becomes law. It passed...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Morocco's gambling industry saw total betting rise 6.65 percent to $941M in 2016 (2/4/2017)
(Morocco) -- The Casablanca-based economic daily La Vie Écho reports that Morocco’s gambling industry, not including its seven brick-and-mortar casinos, saw total...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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...
article Changing Business Model Impacts California Racing (3/2/2017)
(California) -- In fiscal year 2016, money wagered on California race cards was similar to the wagering total in FY2011, but compared with FY2011 California racetracks...
article Horse Racing In The US – Will It Ever Really Take Off? (3/1/2017)
(USA) -- Horse racing popularity in the US has massively fluctuated over the years. Going back a few years the three most popular sports in the US were baseball, boxing...
article Presque Isle Downs celebrates 10th anniversary (3/1/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- When it opened a decade ago, Presque Isle Downs & Casino represented something entirely fresh for the Erie region. Thanks to the Pennsylvania...
article Fonner announcer runs into Nebraska friends at Oaklawn (2/24/2017)
(Arkansas) -- If you’re a thoroughbred racing enthusiast and have never been to Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, you need to add that trip to your bucket list....
article Letter to the editor: Maine’s former racehorses need facility for post-career care (2/9/2017)
(Maine) -- Michael Andrew says (Maine Voices, Jan. 12) that Maine’s standardbred racing industry is not using taxpayer dollars to support ex-racehorses. Yet he...
article Arlington to showcase 20 races worth a total of $3.4 million in 2017 (2/4/2017)
(Virginia) -- The just-released 2017 stakes schedule at Arlington International Racecourse shows 20 races worth a total of $3.4 million. Following a truncated 2016...
article Garrett Gomez’s death at casino ruled a meth overdose (2/4/2017)
(Arizona) -- Retired star jockey Garrett Gomez died of an overdose of methamphetamines in December.
article MPs' gambling report criticised by bookies (1/31/2017)
(UK) -- A report into fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) has been criticised by bookmakers as a biased inquiry and a threat to jobs. Backed by a cross-party group of...
article Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack: No date for the races (1/29/2017)
(New York) -- Jon Buckley has never experienced anything like it. A thoroughbred racing trainer since 1977 at Finger Lakes racetrack, he is waiting - and hoping - he can...
article Pari-mutuel handle at all California racetracks edges just past $3B (1/28/2017)
(California) -- The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) reports pari-mutuel handle at all California racetracks rose by slightly more than 2 percent in 2016, edging...
article Idaho’s horse racing revival efforts reveal divisions (1/27/2017)
(Idaho) -- The fight over Idaho’s faltering horse racing industry is building into a face-off between the Legislature and the governor’s office. Senate...
article Racing should ignore bookmakers' defence of fixed-odds betting terminals (1/22/2017)
(UK) -- It didn’t take long for my prediction a fortnight ago to come true. The shareholders of Ladbrokes Coral are now picking up considerable legal bills in the...
article Sell Downgrade: Broker Outlook For The Week Ahead Empire Resorts, Inc (1/21/2017)
(New York) -- The stock increased +3.98% (+0.90) during the last days session, reaching 23.50 and roughly 12447 shares were bought or sold by traders. Empire Resorts,...
article Slimmed Down Racing May Be Finding Its Footing (1/20/2017)
(USA) -- While wagering on U.S. races in 2016 was flat—up less than 1% compared with 2015— bettors continue to support a reduced Thoroughbred racing product...
article IRS Lays Out New and Proposed Rules on Gambling Winnings (1/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The IRS has won a standing ovation from the thoroughbred racing and gaming industries for its recently proposed rules for the withholding and...
article UK racing bookmakers face 10% levy on profits (1/16/2017)
(UK) -- The UK government has unveiled plans to introduce a 10% levy on profit for bookmakers that take bets on British horse racing from punters in the UK. From April...

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