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New Mexico Gaming

article New Mexico racino license in limbo pending court fight (4/18/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday ratified a proposed settlement aimed at ending a legal dispute that has kept the regulatory panel from...
article Regulators ratify settlement in racino case (4/18/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission has ratified a proposed settlement aimed at ending a legal dispute related to the state's sixth and final license...
article Lawyers criticize 'secret' deal in racino case (4/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- More questions are being raised about a lack of transparency and conflicts of interest as New Mexico stumbles through a process that will decide who wins...
article New Mexico Racino Bidders Call Out ‘Secret Settlement’ in Increasingly Fraught Tender Process (4/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The tender to find a buyer for New Mexico’s sixth and final racino license has proved to be trickier than expected, but events took a turn for the...
article Lawyers oppose ‘secret’ settlement in New Mexico racino case (4/4/2019)
(New Mexico) -- More questions were raised in court Thursday about a lack of transparency and conflicts of interest as New Mexico stumbles through a process that...
article Racino license on commission meeting agenda (2/20/2019)
(New Mexico) -- There may be light at the end of the tunnel regarding the New Mexico Racing Commission awarding a sixth racing license. The possibility of awarding a...
article Racino Owners Gave To Governor's Campaign, Teachers Union Leader Sues Over Statehouse Tumble (1/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's five horse racetracks and casinos and their owners contributed at least $60,000 in political donations to the campaign of Gov. Michelle...
article As racing commission delays racino license, Tucumcari contender remains confident in chances (1/5/2019)
(New Mexico) -- As the New Mexico Racing Commission continues to delay a decision on issuing the state's sixth and final racino, the cities in the running are...
article New Mexico governor gets donations linked to racino bids (1/3/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign received more than $25,000 in donations from individuals and companies with ties to a group seeking New Mexico...
article New Mexico racinos, owners gave $60K to governor’s campaign (1/3/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The state’s five horse-racing tracks oppose another track in New Mexico, saying the increased competition for racehorses and wagering dollars would...
article Lujan Grisham’s campaign received thousands linked to racino bids (1/2/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Individuals and companies with ties to a group seeking state approval to build a horse-racing track and slot machine casino in Clovis donated more than $...
article Legal stalemate clouds fate of New Mexico racino license (12/29/2018)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico horse racing regulators on Friday reluctantly decided for a third time to put off a vote on issuing the state's sixth and final license...
article Legal stalemate clouds fate of New Mexico racino license (12/28/2018)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico horse racing regulators on Friday reluctantly decided for a third time to put off a vote on issuing the state’s sixth and final license...
article New Mexico Racing Commission to hold special meeting on Friday for racino (12/26/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission will hold another special meeting on December 28 to consider granting a license that would allow a new facility for...
article Legal wrangling delays decision on New Mexico racino license (12/24/2018)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico regulators marked another special meeting Friday without making a final decision on the state's sixth and final license for a horse...
article New Mexico racino decision delayed again (12/23/2018)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico regulators are once again putting off a decision about the state's sixth and final license for a new horse racetrack and casino. The...
article Clovis and Tucumcari horse racetrack and casino still on hold (12/21/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission has still not voted on awarding the state’s sixth license to Clovis or Tucumcari for a horse racetrack and casino.
article Legal wrangling delays decision on New Mexico racino license (12/21/2018)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico regulators marked another special meeting Friday without making a final decision on the state's sixth and final license for a horse...
article Bidders for Final New Mexico Racino License Left in Limbo as Racing Commission Postpones Decision (12/8/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) will keep bidders for the state’s sixth and final racino license on tenterhooks, after an eleventh-hour...
article Legal challenge delays decision on new horse-racing track (12/6/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday postponed a decision on issuing a license for a new horse-racing track, raising the possibility that the...
article New Mexico regulators delay decision on racino license (12/6/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Bidders vying for a license to build New Mexico’s sixth and final horse racetrack and casino will have to wait longer for a final decision after...
article State puts off decision on sixth racino (12/6/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday it will not make a decision on the state’s sixth and final racetrack-casino until it responds...
22 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Colonial Downs set to open Virginia's first casino-style gambling parlor on April 23 (4/16/2019)
(Virginia) -- The casino-style facility being built at Colonial Downs will open its doors to the public next week, about one year after Virginia lawmakers passed a bill...
article Horse racing returns as gaming parlors open in Virginia (4/13/2019)
(Virginia) -- Horses soon will race again at Colonial Downs, and Virginians will be able to bet on them and play slots-style machines in a casino-like setting at four...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos up 3.4 percent in March (4/15/2019)
(Ohio) -- The state of Ohio on Monday released March revenue reports for JACK Thistledown, JACK Casino Cleveland and the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, which on...
article No state sanctions for racino where horse drowned during harness race (4/13/2019)
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming and Racing will face no sanctions from the Ohio State Racing Commission after an investigation of the drowning of a horse during a race...
article Gambling revenue surges 6.9 percent at Ohio’s racinos in March, but falls at casinos (4/8/2019)
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos totaled $184 million in March, up 3.4 percent from a year ago because gains at the seven slots-only...
article MGM promises ‘best in class gaming options’ at Northfield racino (3/3/2019)
(Ohio) -- Gamblers can expect the “best in class gaming options” when MGM Resorts International takes over the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in...
article Analysis: Racino, multifamily deals loom large on commercial sales list (2/10/2019)
(Ohio) -- First, let's address the racehorse in the room. The enormous deal at the top of our list ranking the largest commercial property sales of 2018 isn't...
article VLT Play Cools Off at Racino in January (2/9/2019)
(Ohio) -- Last week’s polar vortex likely put a chill on visitors to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and wagers on video lottery terminals there....
article VLT Play Dips Month-Over-Month at Racino (12/15/2018)
(Ohio) -- November wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course totaled $91.6 million, down more than $4.6 million from the month...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article City offers support to horse-betting changes at Rivers Casino (4/9/2019)
(New York) -- The City Council has signed off on a resolution of support for Rivers Casino & Resort to offer “track odds” for horse racing. Rivers Casino...
article Racino hopeful asks racing board chairman to recuse himself from license decision (2/13/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A company seeking state approval to build a horse-racing track in Clovis has asked the chairman of the New Mexico Racing Commission to recuse himself...
article Lewis: What’s next for Empire after closing racino? (1/27/2019)
(New York) -- Empire Resorts’ decision to pull the plug on gaming at its Monticello Casino Raceway was unfortunate. But it was also inevitable. Practical. Logical...
article Monticello Raceway casino closing; harness track remains open (1/22/2019)
(New York) -- The casino operation at the Monticello Casino and Raceway will soon close, but the harness racing track will stay open for now. Empire Resorts, the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article Once a dog track in West Memphis, now it's Southland Casino Racing, the region's largest (4/3/2019)
(Arkansas) -- When high water flooded the Tunica County casino district in 2011, Memphis-area residents quickly turned to the gaming machines at the big dog track across...
article Oaklawn starts full casino operations (with video) (4/2/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The dice are rolling again in Hot Springs -- legally, this time. Oaklawn became the first legalized, full-fledged casino in the city's history shortly...
article Southland Casino Racing Opens Live Gambling Operations (4/2/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A West Memphis, Arkansas, greyhound racetrack got a new name and a new game early Monday morning. Formerly known as Southland Gaming & Racing, the...
article Arkansas Race Tracks Start Full Scale Gambling Operations, Sports Betting To Start Soon (4/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The two race tracks in Arkansas have begun full-scale operations making Arkansas another US state which has legal and operational gambling facilities. Last...
article Two Arkansas Race Tracks Launch Full-Scale Casinos Today (4/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Two state race tracks are set to launch today full-blown casino gambling offering after their license applications were issued by the Arkansas Racing...
article Arkansas Casinos Commence Operations, Becomes 29th Commercial Gaming State (4/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Two Arkansas casinos open for play today fewer than five months after state voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize commercial gambling.
article Casino gambling begins today at West Memphis, Arkansas track (4/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Less than five months after voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize casinos, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs and Southland...
article Southland Gaming & Racing gets new name and live table games (4/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Southland Gaming & Racing President and General Manager David Wolf says it is probably ‘one of the biggest things’ he’s been involved...
article Southland Gaming will now be known as “Southland Casino Racing” on Monday. (3/31/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Southland Gaming will now be known as “Southland Casino Racing” on Monday. For the first time, live table games will be offered just minutes...
article Arkansas casinos set to begin operations at 2 racetracks (3/31/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The wait for Arkansas gambling fans ends next week when casinos at two racing tracks formally begin operations. Fewer than five months after voters...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article Hard Rock Rocksino will celebrate becoming MGM Northfield Park on Tuesday (4/3/2019)
(Ohio) -- MGM on Tuesday will celebrate entering the Ohio gambling market with the grand opening of MGM Northfield Park, following the $1 billion purchase of the former...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Monmouth ready for stronger season with higher purses (3/8/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The first condition book of the Monmouth Park meet has been released, and the Jersey Shore track seems poised for a much stronger season than a year ago.
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Del Lago aids local non-profits with new giving program (3/6/2019)
(New York) -- The del Lago Resort & Casino has begun a new program to raise money for local non-profit agencies. The program is called the Community Cash-In. Guests...
1 Article on this Issue

Kentucky Gaming

article Ellis Park eyes sports betting future (2/25/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Everyone knows you can bet on horses at Ellis Park, but what about football, basketball, and baseball? Racing season at Ellis Park is still 4 months away,...
1 Article on this Issue

Catskills Casino

article Upstate gaming woes? Catskills racino shuts slots, keeps track open (1/23/2019)
(New York) -- In what may be the latest sign of trouble in the Upstate New York casino industry, the Monticello Casino and Raceway in the Catskills is closing down its...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Century Mile racetrack opens, with new season just four weeks away (4/2/2019)
(Alberta) -- The Century Mile Racetrack and Casino in Leduc County held its official opening Monday, with speeches, champagne toasts and a tour of the new state-of-the...
article Century opens racetrack casino (4/1/2019)
(Alberta) -- The Century Mile Racetrack and Casino has 550 slots and tables, 14 VLTs a Replay gaming stadium with 29 play stations, an interactive digital wall display,...
article Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino celebrates 60 years of live racing (12/21/2018)
(Texas) -- Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino is celebrating 60 years of live racing. The entertainment venue invited the media to its annual trackside brunch on Friday.
article Dover Downs casino to be open on Christmas (12/20/2018)
(Delaware) -- For the first time since Delaware approved slot machines in 1994 you can legally gamble on Christmas. Included in the casino relief bill approved at the...
article September VLT Play Down at Austintown Racino (10/12/2018)
(Ohio) -- After two months at $102 million, wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course dipped below the $100 million mark in...
article Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino Selects Aristocrat System, Games for Its Remodel (5/22/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino in Ruidoso, N.M. has leveraged its existing partnership with Aristocrat to upgrade its Oasis 360 casino management...
article Kentucky Derby a reminder of horse racing's 'casino connection' (5/3/2018)
(Kentucky) -- Saturday’s running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs serves as a reminder of how close the very different worlds of casino entertainment and...
article Vernon Downs to open 2018 racing season with no talk of financial woes (4/18/2018)
(New York) -- The 2018 harness racing season begins Friday, April 20, at Vernon Downs in Oneida County. This year, unlike 2017, there are no delays to the season opener...
article Vernon Downs prepares for upcoming racing season (4/18/2018)
(New York) -- Vernon Downs paints an optimistic picture, with some minor challenges, as it gets ready for a new racing season. Vernon Downs was on the verge of closing...
article Hialeah track and casino owner Brunetti gets a big send-off (3/17/2018)
(Florida) -- Business leaders come and go, but very few had the influence of John Brunetti. Long-time Hialeah Park track announcer Tom Durkin likely phrased it best:...
article Creative Gambling with Small Bankroll at the Races (2/17/2018)
(Philadelphia) -- Recently a friend and I were at the racetrack and had each gone flat broke fairly early in the day’s card. Neither of us wanted to go home just yet,...
press release Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion (2/17/2018)
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino is celebrating a year of tremendous growth and progress. December marked a year since the casino resort completed its gaming floor...
article Janney On ‘Disgraceful And Sad’ Pennsylvania Events: ‘It Gives All Of Racing A Black Eye’ (8/14/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- My sense is that we are at a crossroads. There are many signs of hope, progress and accomplishment. We are taking steps to make our horses safer as...
article Town Hall to focus on racino spending (8/13/2017)
(Indiana) -- How to spend the city’s racino funds will be the topic of the latest Town Hall public forum hosted by Shelbyville City Councilman Brad Ridgeway.
article State again accepting track-casino applications (8/3/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A harness racing license, held for almost 10 years by entities with ties to Lawrence County, is again on the block. The state Harness Racing Commission...
article Hialeah Park Racing & Casino (7/24/2017)
(Florida) -- In 1922, Missouri cattleman James Bright and aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss got together and founded the Miami Kennel Club as the first pari-mutuel...
article Editorial: Racino bill needs more vetting (7/22/2017)
(New York) -- Before Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs any legislation to allow the Saratoga racino and other medium-sized racinos to keep more of their net winnings, he should...
article State Bailout Saves N.Y. Racino From Closure (7/13/2017)
(New York) -- There are 300 very happy people at New York’s Vernon Downs this week. The Syracuse-area racetrack and racino will not close, as was announced last...
article Racino sees large increase in wagering (7/7/2017)
(Ohio) -- Wagering on Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course’s video lottery terminals jumped nearly $119 million over the past year. The Austintown...
article Jeff Gural Plans to Close Vernon Downs Unless Tax Break Issued for Struggling Racino (6/24/2017)
(New York) -- New York real estate developer Jeff Gural says he can no longer justify keeping Vernon Downs open for business unless the state gives him a substantial tax...

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