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New Mexico Gaming

article New Mexico racinos ask governor to reconsider closure (9/17/2020)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico’s racetrack and casino operators are asking Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to consider allowing them to reopen, saying hundreds of gaming...
article YEAR IN REVIEW: Racino incidents mark first half of 2019 (1/1/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Bizarre weather-related incidents and mounting uncertainty about Tucumcari's candidacy for a horse-racing license marked the first half of 2019....
article Editorial: Racing panel owes NM a racino study (9/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- On January 16, barely two weeks into her gubernatorial term, Michelle Lujan Grisham wrote to the state racing commission to “respectfully request...
article New Mexico Racing Commission declines to grant a 6th license for a 'racino' (8/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico horse racing regulators announced Thursday they have declined to grant a sixth state horse track and casino license after months of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Circa Sports Million proves enticing, wallops Westgate’s SuperContest (9/14/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL is back, and all those who thought the season would suck because of COVID-19 have been proven wrong. There has been no shortage of interest on the...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Zoning change for $300 million Wareham Park racetrack withdrawn; though developers say they’re still committed to project (8/13/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Developers of the proposed $300 million Wareham Park thoroughbred racetrack, hotel, gaming and entertainment venue have withdrawn a zoning change...
article Wareham Slots, Horse Track Plan Pitched To Lawmakers (10/23/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Local officials and a developer pitched lawmakers Tuesday on a bill that would pave the way for a planned horse track and gambling facility in Wareham...
article Casino-racetrack proposed for Massachusetts (8/21/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A high-profile Massachusetts developer has floated a proposal for a casino in the southeastern corner of the state that would also include a one-mile...
article New Massachusetts racino proposal likely dead on arrival (8/21/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A new casino proposal for southeastern Massachusetts faces long odds to become a reality, but its connection to the dying sport of kings means it will...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Dayton racino breaks monthly revenue record after reopening (8/12/2020)
(Ohio) -- A gaming and racing facility in north Dayton posted record-high revenues during its first full month of operation after reopening in mid-June. Its performance...
article 7 to lose jobs at Austintown racino (6/23/2020)
(Ohio) -- Seven employees at the racino in Austintown are being permanently laid off, according to officials at Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course. A WARN...
article Dayton racino preparing to reopen Friday with new safety measures in place (6/15/2020)
(Ohio) -- After they were shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic in March, casinos in Ohio can reopen their doors Friday. Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway will reopen June 19...
article Ohio casinos, racinos hit jackpot in smashing January gambling record (2/9/2020)
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos smashed records for January, taking in $167 million in gambling revenue after paying out winnings, reports released Friday...
article VICI Completes $843.3M Acquisition of JACK Entertainment (1/29/2020)
(Ohio) -- ON Monday, VICI Properties Incorporated completed the acquisition of JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino. The acquisition deal is estimated to...
article Did you win or lose? Ohio casinos, racinos have record year (1/10/2020)
(Ohio) -- Did you win or lose some money at one of the state’s casinos or racinos last year? It looks like a lot of us at least tried to in 2019. Combined revenue...
article Wagering at Valley racino took a dip in November (12/30/2019)
(Ohio) -- Wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course slumped in November after an October that was up after steady declines...
article $100M Warren County racino expansion anticipates full casino, sports betting (12/18/2019)
(Ohio) -- Warren County commissioners approved plans on Tuesday for an 11-story hotel with a 112-by-9-foot, 6-inch LED sign along the top roof line in a complex where...
article Ohio casino, racino revenue posts 5.7% gain in October with gambling up at nearly every location (11/9/2019)
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue in October increased 5.7% over a year ago to $158.4 million at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos on the strength of improved business at...
article Miami Valley Gaming proposes $100 million expansion to include new hotel (11/5/2019)
(Ohio) -- Looking to attract business from beyond the surrounding cities, Miami Valley Gaming in Lebanon, Ohio is reportedly considering taking on a $100 million...
article Ohio Racetrack And Casino Announces A $100 Million Expansion Project (11/5/2019)
(Ohio) -- A racetrack and casino in Ohio is planning to launch a $100 million expansion project. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in southwestern Ohio’s Warren...
article Ohio racino proposes $100 million expansion (11/5/2019)
(Ohio) -- A harness racing track and casino in Ohio has proposed a $100 million expansion project. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in southwestern Ohio’s Warren...
article Racing track and casino proposes $100M expansion (11/3/2019)
(Ohio) -- A harness racing track and casino in Ohio has proposed a $100 million expansion project. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in southwestern Ohio's Warren...
article Wagering stays down at Austintown racino (10/16/2019)
(Ohio) -- September wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course marked the third consecutive down month at the racino.
article VLT Play Down at Hollywood Gaming for Second Straight Month (10/8/2019)
(Ohio) -- Video lottery terminal wagers at the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course fell for the second straight month, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported,...
article Hollywood Gaming calling attention to problem gambling, offering help (9/17/2019)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course kicked off Responsible Gaming Education Week. It’s part of a national effort from the American Gaming...
16 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Hawthorne racino approved (8/2/2020)
(Illinois) -- Hawthorne Race Course is officially on the road to becoming a racino. The Illinois Gaming Board on Thursday voted unanimously that the ownership and key...
article Hawthorne Race Course gets preliminary approval to build Chicago area’s first racino (8/1/2020)
(Illinois) -- Hawthorne Race Course is headed to the starting gate with the state’s first racino after getting preliminary approval to build a casino at its horse...
article Fairmount Park bets big on sports wagering. Will Illinois let it become a ‘racino’? (3/2/2020)
(Illinois) -- Fairmount Park could attract a new set of customers this season if the state approves sports betting at the racetrack under expanded gambling laws. In fact...
article South suburban developer trots in with Balmoral Park racino revival (12/1/2019)
(Illinois) -- The first bid for a new south suburban “racino” crashed hard out of the starting gate, but a new gambling proposal to revive a nearly century-...
article It’s no racino, but a planned truck stop could expand Tinley Park’s gambling options (11/5/2019)
(Illinois) -- A developer’s effort to build a large gas station along 183rd Street in Tinley Park could lead to an expanded gambling operation just blocks away...
article Pritzker halts sale of land for Tinley Park horse track casino after Tribune investigation (10/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- Less than a month ago, Rick Heidner was the toast of an Illinois Racing Board hearing, hailed as a new friend and potential savior for the horse racing...
article Hawthorne Race Course Moves Ahead on $450M Casino Project, Hires Veteran Industry Executive with Chicago-Area Ties (10/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- While other Chicago-area casino plans are stalling, Hawthorne Race Course continues to move ahead with its plans to add one to the historic racetrack. It...
article Tinley Park doesn’t have a track yet, but it does have harness racing dates for late 2020 (9/27/2019)
(Illinois) -- While Tinley Park doesn’t yet have a harness racing track, state regulators have approved horse racing dates for late next year at a proposed site in...
article Racino Wins First Approval To Operate In Tinley Park (9/26/2019)
(Illinois) -- A proposed horse racing track and casino won state approval Tuesday to operate in Tinley Park next December. The Illinois Racing Board approved the 12...
article Tinley Park ‘racino’ harness track off to the races with Illinois Racing Board approval (9/25/2019)
(Illinois) -- A new horse racing track and casino proposed for Tinley Park has made it out of the starting gate. Overshadowed at Tuesday’s Illinois Racing Board...
article South suburban mayor scratches racetrack veto claim — but not opposition to racino (8/22/2019)
(Illinois) -- Horse-racing advocates on Thursday shot down the incorrect claim of a south suburban mayor who said owners of a soon-to-be-licensed racino can block a...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGM Northfield Park racino to reopen Saturday, June 20 (6/12/2020)
(Ohio) -- MGM Northfield Park, Ohio’s busiest gambling center, announced Friday that it will reopen its racino at noon on Saturday, June 20. The announcement comes...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article Derby Lane Changes Plans, Will Not Restart Poker Next Week (5/7/2020)
(Florida) -- Derby Lane has reversed course and will not reopen its poker room on May 11. The St. Petersburg, Florida, racino posted on its Facebook page Tuesday that...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Town of Hamburg worried about Governor Cuomo's plan to end casino payments (1/31/2020)
(New York) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his proposed Executive Budget, wants to end Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Aid for municipalities outside the City...
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Historical Racing Machines

article Lawsuit delays installation of historical racing machines at Fonner Park (1/23/2020)
(Nebraska) -- The suit filed by the state attorney general Wednesday against the Nebraska Horse Racing Commission puts at least a temporary halt to Fonner Park’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Indiana racinos premiere live dealer table games on New Year’s Day (1/2/2020)
(Indiana) -- Two central Indiana racinos have added table games to their gaming offering thanks to the May 8, 2019, passage of a controversial bill allowing lucrative...
article Racinos Allowed to Operate Table Games (1/2/2020)
(Indiana) -- The new year means expanded gaming action at two Indiana casinos. Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chicago Casino

article How and why a casino or racino might — or might never — come to the south suburbs (11/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- People really don’t appreciate the mystery that is Illinois. I mean, this stuff is better than space aliens building Egyptian pyramids. Take the...
1 Article on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article Slot machines returning to Hiawatha in the New Year (11/15/2019)
(Ontario) -- Gamblers could be feeding the slots again by the end of January at Sarnia’s Hiawatha Horse Park and Entertainment Centre. The site on London Line was...
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Arkansas Gaming

article $5.2B wagered in machine bets at state's tracks (9/17/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Gamblers at the state's two racetracks wagered a total of $5.2 billion on slot and other betting machines and won $4.9 billion in prizes in the fiscal...
article Arkansas Racinos Enjoy Record Fiscal Year, Future Bright as Venues Now Full-Scale Commercial Casinos (9/17/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Players at Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis and Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs insert $5.2 billion into the electronic gaming machines...
article $5.2B wagered in machine bets at state's tracks (9/15/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Gamblers at the state's two racetracks wagered a total of $5.2 billion on slot and other betting machines and won $4.9 billion in prizes in the fiscal...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Cashing in on gambling with ‘mini’ casino (8/23/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Another day, another developer wanting to cash in on what they clearly hope is the public’s near-insatiable need to gamble. The latest scheme...
article Key State Senator Says A Wareham Racino Would 'Corrupt' Casino Planning (8/21/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The developer behind projects like Quincy's Marina Bay and Granite Links wants to build a $300 million horse racetrack and slots parlor in Wareham...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Delaware Gaming

article Dover Downs’ new owner offers upbeat view of racino’s prospects (8/11/2019)
(Delaware) -- While final earnings figures have not been released Dover Downs owner Twin River Holding is upbeat regarding its acquisition of Dover Downs Gaming and...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Police hoping to identify couple after theft at casino (2/25/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying a couple accused of a theft at a local casino. Officials with the Oklahoma City Police...
article Did you win or lose? Ohio casinos, racinos have record year (1/11/2020)
(Ohio) -- Did you win or lose some money at one of the state’s casinos or racinos last year? It looks like a lot of us at least tried to in 2019. Combined revenue...
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 Town denies Woodstock’s latest bid (7/23/2019)
(New York) -- The town of Vernon has again denied an application for a permit for the Woodstock 50 festival at Vernon Downs. The town’s Code Enforcement Office...
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...

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