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Massachusetts Gaming

article Quincy developer unveils horse track, casino plan for Wareham (8/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In the Great Casino Race, one part of the state was left behind: Southeastern Massachusetts. That might be about to change. A Quincy developer is...
article Gaming-horse racing project proposal for Wareham (8/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Development partnership The Notos Group LLC is announcing a major Southeastern Massachusetts economic development project in Wareham that includes...
article Bid to bring horse racing back to Berkshires faces hurdles (8/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The owners of the now-closed Suffolk Downs in Boston are stepping up efforts to bring live horse racing to the Berkshires for the first time in more...
article As The Horse Racing Industry Eyes The Berkshires, Questions Swirl (8/9/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Berkshire leaders are considering the return of horseracing to Great Barrington. The possibility is raising a number of questions. The long dormant...
article Pacheco: Raynham Park should get sports betting (8/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- It came down to the wire, with the state Legislature missing the deadline for the second year in a row to renew racing and simulcast wagering in...
article Massachusetts Legislative Inaction Threatens Simulcasts (7/31/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In a scenario all too familiar, Massachusetts legislators were in a stalemate July 31 as the deadline approached to extend the statute legalizing all...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Illinois Gambling Expansion Poised To Revive Fairmount Track (8/18/2019)
(Illinois) -- Fairmount Park Racetrack is filled with spectators on most Tuesdays and Saturdays, eager to watch horses fly down the dirt track. But with just 41 live...
article Gambling Giant Applies To Bring Horse Racing To Tinley Park (8/9/2019)
(Illinois) -- An owner of one of the largest video gaming operations in Illinois and a partner of a scrapped senior-housing development plan in Tinley Park has applied...
article Fairmount Park: Adding slots, other casino games to spur $50 million in new facilities (7/30/2019)
(Illinois) -- Plans to add slot machines, casino table games and sports betting to the Fairmount Park horse track under a statewide gambling expansion law promoted here...
article Illinois Gov. Pritzker Visits Fairmount Track To Tout Gambling Expansion (7/30/2019)
(Illinois) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a massive gambling expansion into law in June. On Tuesday he stopped by Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville to talk about...
article And, they're off Horse racing struggles in Illinois (7/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- Shortly after the first race, a thunderstorm descends on Arlington International Racecourse, just north of Chicago. An hour before post time, families...
article Slowik: Will County horse trainers hope gaming expansion will revive harness racing industry (7/5/2019)
(Illinois) -- People who earn their livelihoods working with horses in eastern Will County are hoping recent gaming-expansion legislation will revive the struggling...
article Will ‘racino' win change the stakes for Arlington Park's owner? (7/3/2019)
(Illinois) -- For decades, Arlington International Racecourse clamored to add slot machines and other gambling devices to lure back bettors who've abandoned horse...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article And they're off! Horse racing returns to Colonial Downs after 6-year drought (8/10/2019)
(Virginia) -- Three reasons to care — one way or the other — about the rebirth of Colonial Downs, which officially happened Thursday when the first bugle...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Churchill Downs launches BetAmerica sportsbook at Presque Isle Casino in Pennsylvania (8/8/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Churchill Downs has opened its latest BetAmerica sportsbook at the Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Pennsylvania. The newly renovated venue features...
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Sports Betting

press release Presque Isle Downs & Casino Celebrates Grand Opening of BetAmerica Sportsbook (8/8/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) is celebrating the grand opening of its BetAmerica Sportsbook today at Presque Isle Downs...
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Florida Gaming

article Kennel owner sues state of Florida over greyhound racing ban (8/5/2019)
(Florida) -- Alleging an unconstitutional “taking” of property, a Pinellas County greyhound-kennel owner has filed a lawsuit against the state because of a...
article Gulfstream Park The Recipient of Nine Awards (7/3/2019)
(Florida) -- There never will be a greater opportunity for The Stronach Group and casino dole haters to throw some snark Gulfstream Park’s way. Why? Because the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Legal battle continues over potential sports betting site (8/5/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A judge is being asked to stop a developer from opening a sports book at a former southern New Jersey racetrack. Greenwood Racing is a successor to a...
article Developer: Deal near on sportsbook partner at former track (7/25/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A developer is pushing ahead with a plan to offer sports betting at a defunct racetrack in southern New Jersey, even as the companies affiliated with the...
article COLUMN: Horses and horse racing survive Monmouth Park decision to race (7/21/2019)
(New Jersey) -- On Saturday, across the eastern and most of the midwestern United States, you could not get a bet down on a live horse race from Laurel Park in suburban...
article Monmouth Park gets ‘creamed’ financially. What did heat cost the race track on Haskell Day? (7/21/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The excessive heat that caused a long delay in racing resulted in a big drop in attendance and a significant financial hit for Monmouth Park. After...
article After Haskell Invitational delay, some fury, some resignation (7/20/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Dennis Drazin made like Nostradamus Wednesday afternoon when the chairman and CEO of Darby Development , LLC, the operators of Monmouth Park, predicted...
article Bettors come in droves for annual Meadowlands Pace race (7/13/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Crowds filled the Meadowlands parking lot Saturday for the annual Meadowlands Pace race. It was also the one year anniversary of the Fanduel Sportsbook...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Nebraska Gaming

article Lincoln Race Course making progress on new track (8/4/2019)
(Nebraska) -- In a meeting Wednesday at the Fonner Park 4H Cafe, the Nebraska Racing Commission approved a request by officials at Lincoln Race Course to move their...
article Controversial betting machines could be headed to Nebraska horse tracks; some saying 'Whoa' (8/1/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Racing Commission rejected the position of the state’s attorneys in voting Wednesday to install controversial machines that take wagers...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Historical Racing Machines

article In a revote, State Racing Commission approves controversial betting machines at horse tracks (7/31/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Racing Commission rejected the position of the state’s attorneys in voting Wednesday to install controversial machines that take wagers...
article Nebraska regulators approve controversial historical horse racing terminals for Grand Island track (7/31/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska's horse racing regulators approved the addition of wagering on historical horse races at Fonner Park in Grand Island, a move sure to face...
article Panel approves historic horse racing at Fonner Park (7/31/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Fonner Park is first to the finish line, as the state Racing Commission approves a new way to wager, with historic racing terminals. “We're not...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack named 28th best in the country (7/30/2019)
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack has been ranked as the 28th-best casino in the country by Business Insider Magazine. The rankings are based off...
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Maine Gaming

article Scarborough Downs’ final lap? Hold your horses (7/28/2019)
(Maine) -- Since it opened in 1950, Scarborough Downs has been the flagship of the state’s horse racing industry, once referred to as “Maine’s...
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New York Gaming

article Long Shot's opens first OTB parlor in county since Cracked Claw's closing (7/27/2019)
(New York) -- Marie Farus is having a good day. In the second race at Saratoga Racetrack in New York, she hit an exacta box, meaning she correctly picked the two horses...
article Ten horses have died in nine days at New York racetracks (7/22/2019)
(New York) -- Ten horses died in the recent span of nine days at racetracks across New York, raising concern among animal-rights activists at a time when the sport has...
article New Historical Horse Racing Machine Developer Castle Hill Gaming Joins NTRA (7/17/2019)
(New York) -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Castle Hill Gaming has joined the organization. Since 2013, Castle Hill Gaming has...
article BLOG: A Sixth Dead Racehorse at Saratoga (7/16/2019)
(New York) -- And yet another. The Gaming Commission has disclosed the death of 3-year-old Overlord at Rood and Riddle Hospital, by way of Saratoga Race Course,...
article Tioga Downs unveiling new sportsbook (7/15/2019)
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino Resort will unveil their new sportsbook less than two months after the state of New York approved the new facility. The FanDuel...
article Saratoga Race Course partnering with Boston area gaming resort (7/15/2019)
(New York) -- Saratoga Race Course is partnering with new luxury gaming resort Encore Boston Harbor for its 2019 meet, connecting the Spa City with the Greater Boston...
article Early first week in books at Saratoga Race Course (7/14/2019)
(New York) -- The earliest opening of the Saratoga Race Course in more than a century saw less people attend but more money bet during its first week.
article Vernon Downs gets job-creation break as gaming revenue sinks (7/12/2019)
(New York) -- With increased competition for places to gamble in upstate New York, Vernon Downs hasn’t been able to maintain the employment level set in a 2010...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article TVG And FanDuel Partner Up With The Breeders’ Cup (7/25/2019)
(California) -- TVG and FanDuel entered a multi-year partnership with the Breeders’ Cup on Tuesday. TVG is the parent company that owns the FanDuel Group. Together...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Million Dollar Chase: World's richest greyhound race wins NSW government backing (7/21/2019)
(Australia) -- The greyhound industry is well and truly back on track with the second year of the world's richest greyhound race, the Million Dollar Race, officially...
1 Article on this Issue

Kentucky Gaming

article Kentucky Tracks See Big Jump as Wagering on Historical Racing Machines Tops $2 Billion in FY19 (7/20/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Thanks in large part to the addition of a Churchill Downs-owned parlor, the total handle for instant racing in Kentucky jumped by more than 85 percent in...
article Night racing, more race days could be on the horizon for Ellis Park in 2020 (7/19/2019)
(Kentucky) -- With plans for the installation of lights before next summer’s meet, Ellis Park’s new owners could avoid the cancellation of live racing...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article South Dakota horse racing (7/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Fairs and rodeos are on the schedules for many rural South Dakotans this summer, but many of them missed one of their favorite entertainment venues....
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California Gaming

article Editorial: Santa Anita horse deaths hang over Del Mar track as season begins (7/14/2019)
(California) -- Horse racing has been a staple of life on the North American continent for centuries. The first track was built in Long Island, New York, in 1665, and...
article Why horse racing at the California State Fair is different from other tracks (7/14/2019)
(California) -- The California State Fair brings horse racing to Sacramento once a year, and the atmosphere is different than other tracks, according to racing director...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Muckleshoot Tribe

article Washington race park gives fans Jurassic treat (7/14/2019)
(Washington) -- At first glance, the starting gate at Emerald Downs racetrack looks relatively normal. But then the gates open and the race begins, and instead of...
article Tyrannosaurus rex take to the race track at Washington casino (7/9/2019)
(Washington) -- Race fans in Washington got a special Jurassic treat over the weekend. Emerald Downs took a break from racing its usual thoroughbreds to let some...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Churchill Downs

article Prize money surges for horsemen racing at Churchill Downs (7/8/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs says its new gaming venue is already paying dividends for horsemen racing at the Louisville track. Track officials say Churchill paid a...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Prince William County could get off-track betting site (7/8/2019)
(Virginia) -- Prince William County may soon get an off-track betting site. According to the Washington Post, Dumfries is pursuing a franchise location of Rosie’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Good samaritan saves life at Tioga Downs Casino (8/20/2019)
(New York) -- An Endicott man is praising good samaritans at Tioga Downs Casino after they helped save his life during a medical emergency. Gary Crandall was sitting at...
article Hoosier Park mounts campaign to hire 170 for sports betting, live dealing (8/13/2019)
(Indiana) -- As Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino adds sports betting and live dealers for table games to its mix of amusement, it is also planning to...
article Filly suffers fatal breakdown in training at Del Mar (8/12/2019)
(California) -- A horse suffered a catastrophic injury Monday morning in training at Del Mar and had to be euthanized. Trainer Jim Cassidy said the unraced 3-year-old...
article Jockey Club Round Table Focuses on Equine Safety (8/11/2019)
(New York) -- Just a few miles away from a festive day of racing at Saratoga Race Course, The Jockey Club's 67th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to...
article ‘This Story Is Not Going Away’: Round Table Focuses On Action In Times Of Crisis (8/11/2019)
(New York) -- A statistic presented during the 67th annual Round Table Conference in Saratoga Springs Sunday put the current horse racing crisis into sobering...
article Jockey and horse survive scary spill at Sonoma County Fairgrounds racetrack (8/11/2019)
(California) -- Spectators at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds racetrack got a major scare Friday evening, when a horse and a rider entering the backstretch broke through...
article From Racecourse to Casino – Why Racegoers Love to Have a Flutter at the Casino (8/10/2019)
(UK) -- Whether it be trying to get the winner of the 3.35 at Ascot or a win on the roulette wheel, there’s the desire to make the right decision and make a profit...
article Horse Racing in America – The most glamorous US racecourses (8/10/2019)
(USA) -- There are some fantastic courses on which they can do that. There’s a constant stream of races for them to be placing bets on. As In the UK, there are...
article Thundering hooves and crowds greet reopening at Colonial Downs (8/9/2019)
(Virginia) -- As the announcer’s staccato voice rang out across Colonial Downs, hundreds of spectators and bettors watched as the horses rounded the final turn in...
article Joint stake in horse by state regulator and Santa Anita executive raises questions (8/5/2019)
(California) -- The buzz started Friday when Del Mar racing secretary David Jerkens posted the Wednesday overnight list, a look at what horses are entered in races for...
article Sonoma County Fair horse racing challenged by declining interest, deaths of animals (8/4/2019)
(California) -- Richard Lewis was explaining safety protocols at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds racetrack Thursday, but he kept getting interrupted. Lewis strode through...
article Marylou Whitney Day slated at Saratoga (8/2/2019)
(New York) -- The New York Racing Association, Inc. announced plans to honor the legacy of esteemed thoroughbred owner and breeder, celebrated philanthropist and...
article PA Horse Racing Tracks Join Summer “Git Up Challenge” Viral Dance Video Craze (8/2/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s horse racing community might span six tracks spread throughout all corners of the state, but that didn’t stop a team of...
article ‘It’s Really Going To Save The Place’: Fairmount Park Outlines Gambling Expansion; Hawthorne To Cancel Spring Meet To Build Casino (8/1/2019)
(Illinois) -- The recent bill passed in Illinois to grow casino gambling and introduce sports betting is essentially going to save horse racing at Fairmount Park, the...
article Racing at Plainridge in jeopardy if Legislature doesn't act (7/31/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Employees at the racetrack at Plainridge Park Casino are waiting to find out if they should show up for work Thursday as a legislative stalemate has...
article Third horse dies in training at Del Mar (7/30/2019)
(California) -- A third thoroughbred race horse has died during training at Del Mar, which opened its summer meet less than two weeks ago. Bowl Of Soul, a 3-year-old...
article ‘She Always Looked Out for Us’: the Glamorous Patron of Stablehands (7/29/2019)
(New York) -- For decades, townspeople and tourists would throng the sidewalks along Broadway and the entrance to Congress Park on the occasion of Marylou Whitney’...
article Ellis Park’s new ownership group aims to make the track a year-round entertainment, gaming destination (7/27/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Ellis Park’s new ownership group described its plans and vision to transform the 97-year-old track into a year-round entertainment and gaming...
article Postcard From L.A.: Del Mar always brings out the social crowd. This year, protesters also showed up (7/25/2019)
(California) -- We’re down at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, where Champagne is the “soup of the day” and the nearby surf sprinkles you with its briny...
article S. Dakota trainer from famous family hopes to repeat as leading trainer at State Fair Race Meet (7/25/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Gilbert Ecoffey was born 31 years ago at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, a sad and sacred spot tinged by tragedy. It...

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