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Toronto Gaming

article The expansion of the casino at the Woodbine racetrack Toronto will bring millions of additional profits (PHOTOS) (4/19/2018)
(Ontario) -- Proposed development of a casino at the racetrack Woodbine Racetrack may give the city from $10 to $15 million generated by annual fees, while providing...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

press release VizExplorer solution for Rocksino (4/12/2018)
(Ohio) -- VizExplorer, a provider of operational intelligence solutions to the gaming industry, has signed an agreement to deploy its marketing campaign management...
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Ohio Gaming

article Ohio casinos, racinos hit revenue jackpot in March (4/12/2018)
(Ohio) -- When the gambling bug bit Ohio last month, it made sure that it would leave a big mark on the state. Ohio’s four casinos reported gross gaming revenue...
article Jack Entertainment is betting casino and racino additions will pay off (2/4/2018)
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert's gambling operations in Northeast Ohio — Jack Entertainment LLC's Jack Cleveland casino in downtown Cleveland and Jack Thistledown...
article Racino GM sees growth potential (12/12/2017)
(Ohio) -- Tony Frabbiele, the general manager for Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, says there are still plenty of opportunities for the Austintown racino...
article Wagering jumps at Austintown racino (10/11/2017)
(Ohio) -- Wagering at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course’s video lottery terminals jumped nearly $9 million in September compared to the same month...
article Hard Rock Rocksino July revenue best in history; Jack Cleveland Casino revenue improves (8/8/2017)
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, which usually has the highest revenue of the state's four casinos and seven racinos, enjoyed the best month in its...
article Slot revenue for May is $9.48M (6/8/2017)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course slot machines brought in $9.48 million in May with an average of 1,002 machines.
article Austintown racino posts increase in April slot revenue (5/9/2017)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course brought in $9.68 million in video lottery terminal revenue during the month of April. April 2017’s...
article Jack Cleveland Casino's slide continues: Saw 8.3 percent drop in April revenue (5/8/2017)
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue continues to lag, as revenue dropped 8.3 percent in April, compared to April 2016. Ohio's three other casinos saw only...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article With Gambling Expansion, Things Are Looking Up For PA Racetracks (4/5/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machines at the state’s 12 operating casinos generated a whopping $239 million in tax money for the local horse racing industry last year,...
article Plan abandoned to build casino near Gettysburg (6/16/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania businessman says he is abandoning his latest attempt to build a harness racing track and casino near Gettysburg, the site of the 1863...
article Battle for Gettysburg Gambling Ends, as Racino Developer Surrenders Position (6/15/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A proposal from a Pennsylvania businessman to build a “racino” in historic Gettysburg has been snuffed out, easing concerns of historical...
article Casino and horse track not viable for Bradford, study finds (6/15/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- All bets are off for a casino to be built in Bradford. Bradford officials had been pursuing the development of a casino accompanied by a horse...
article The Meadows turns table games gamble into a winning hand (5/19/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Meadows Racetrack and Casino literally has upped the ante in its bid to increase table game play. And so far the gamble appears to be paying off.
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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Bid to vote on betting machines at tracks sparks dispute (3/28/2018)
(Idaho) -- Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho said Wednesday that the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has hired operatives to...
article Coeur d'Alene Tribe denies voter intimidation (3/28/2018)
(Idaho) -- Officials with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe say they have hired employees to counter claims surrounding a proposed ballot initiative, but deny accusations...
article Group denies harassment claims over instant horse racing machines (3/28/2018)
(Idaho) -- Horse racing has been a topic of conversation at the Statehouse over the last five years. In 2013, lawmakers approved the use of instant horse racing machines...
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Virginia Gaming

article Va. governor indicates support for Colonial slots (3/13/2018)
(Virginia) -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has said that the state needs to be “open-minded” when considering the legalization of casino-style gambling,...
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West Virginia Gaming

article This Pennsylvania Border State Has Begun it's Own Gambling Expansion (3/10/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Pennsylvania made big waves last Fall when its legislature, after years of debate, passed a gambling expansion law that will change the outlook of the...
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New York Gaming

article NYRA, Industry Leaders Back Sports Gambling at Tracks (1/24/2018)
(New York) -- New York Racing Association tracks want to participate in sports wagering should the U.S. Supreme Court relax a ban on the gambling form, according to the...
article Senator eyeing NY sports betting bill after court ruling (1/24/2018)
(New York) -- A key state senator on Wednesday said New York lawmakers are likely to take up legislation to consider allowing sports betting soon after the U.S. Supreme...
article Vernon Downs racino: Owner to reduce slots, hopes to boost catering business (11/6/2017)
(New York) -- Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural says he survived the 2017 harness season at his racetrack/casino only because New York state cut the amount of taxes he pays...
article Saratoga racino gets relief as competition heats up (8/23/2017)
(New York) -- A bill meant to level the playing field for Saratoga Casino Hotel — as gambling options grow statewide — has been signed into law. The law,...
article At Saratoga Race Course, Rivers Casino's presence is hard to miss (7/30/2017)
(New York) -- When visitors step through the turnstiles at Saratoga Race Course, they’re greeted by a board advertising “the Capital Region’s newest...
article Upstate track, not Empire City, gets better casino tax deal (7/3/2017)
(New York) -- Vernon Downs will remain open after the state Legislature reached an agreement to provide more revenue to the central New York racetrack amid threats it...
article Bill to help Saratoga racino compete clears hurdle (6/30/2017)
(New York) -- A bill making it easier for Saratoga Casino Hotel to compete with a new casino 20 miles south in Schenectady — has cleared a major hurdle: the state...
article State Helps Save Jobs at Vernon Downs, Owner Says (6/30/2017)
(New York) -- Employees at Vernon Downs Casino and Racetrack can breathe a sigh of relief -- their jobs are safe after new legislation was passed by legislators to save...
article Vernon Downs got a tax relief (6/30/2017)
(New York) -- The Vernon Downs operator assured that the New York State racetrack and casino was losing clients and needed a tax relief in order to keep the business...
article Vernon Downs to remain open (6/30/2017)
(New York) -- Both the Assembly and Senate have passed legislation that provides a relief package to the Vernon Downs racino. The Racino had threatened to close by the...
article Inside the numbers: Vernon Downs CEO talks track closing, taxes and casino competition (6/16/2017)
(New York) -- If anyone should know the inner workings of the growing casino gaming industry in New York state, it might be Jeff Gural. His company, American Gaming and...
article Local senators, assemblymen advocate for Vernon Downs (6/16/2017)
(New York) -- Two days after Vernon Downs released a scheduled of closing dates for the racino, restaurants, and hotel, local state politicians are pushing to keep the...
article Vernon Downs is near closure (6/16/2017)
(New York) -- The American Racing and Entertainment company is set to close its Vernon Downs facility as taxes are too high to be a profitable business. Jeff Gural,...
article Racinos seek better tax deals from NY (6/16/2017)
(New York) -- The state Senate passed bills in recent days that would let Batavia Downs, Yonkers Raceway and Vernon Downs keep more tax revenue as a way to boost the...
article Mohawk Valley Lawmakers Pledge Commitment to Save Vernon Downs (6/15/2017)
(New York) -- A collection of state lawmakers from central New York are renewing their pledge to help save Vernon Downs from closure. Vernon and Tioga Downs owner Jeff...
article Struggling To Compete, Vernon Downs Racino Prepares For Closure (6/15/2017)
(New York) -- The owner of Vernon Downs Jeff Gural says without intervention from state lawmakers, his business will close. Gural says the racino and hotel loses about $...
article Racinos tout results amid casino competition (5/19/2017)
(New York) -- The state’s nine racetracks with gambling operations are promoting how much they provide to the state in education dollars and jobs amid growing...
17 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Vice: Gambling in Florida (12/13/2017)
(Florida) -- Gambling is as synonymous with Florida as are oranges and beaches. Floridians were betting the horses here when Ralph Waldo Emerson visited nearly two...
article South Florida casino given permission to ditch dog racing in favor of jai-alai (7/25/2017)
(Florida) -- In a first of its kind ruling, Florida gambling regulators have reportedly given casino operator West Flagler Associates Limited permission to close the dog...
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Indiana Gaming

article State awaiting paperwork on potential racino sale (12/9/2017)
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is still awaiting an application for the proposed sale of the state's two racetrack casinos to Caesars Entertainment.
article Council considers adjustments to racino spending (6/21/2017)
(Indiana) -- Shelby County is a little behind on a plan to create $5 million in savings from racino money, County Councilman Terry Smith (R - 3rd District) said. However...
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Caesars

article State still awaiting application for Centuar Gaming sale to Caesars Entertainment (12/6/2017)
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is still awaiting an application for the proposed sale of the state’s two racetrack casinos to Caesars...
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New Mexico Gaming

article New Mexico Tracks’ Slot Revenue Declines To Lowest Figures Since 2005 (10/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Slot revenue at New Mexico's horse racing tracks has consistently declined over the past two years, reports usnews.com. In the 2015 fiscal year slot...
article New Mexico horse-racing tracks see drop in slot revenue (10/21/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Revenue from slot machines at New Mexico horse-racing tracks has declined to its lowest point since the opening of the state's newest track in 2005,...
article Racino slot revenue nosedives as gaming industry outlook dims (10/14/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Slot machine revenue at New Mexico horse-racing tracks has declined for a second consecutive year, plummeting to its lowest point since the opening of...
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Instant Horse Racing Terminals

article Churchill Downs unveils plans for historical-racing parlor at Trackside (6/21/2017)
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs plans to build a new stand-alone facility at its Trackside training center in Louisville to house 650 historical horse-racing machines,...
article Churchill Downs wins initial approval for gambling machines (6/21/2017)
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs won approval Tuesday to jump into an electronic version of gambling on horse races that allows people to bet on past races displayed on...
article Churchill Downs wins approval for new Trackside gambling parlor (6/20/2017)
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted Tuesday to approve plans for Churchill Downs to build a $50 million to $60 million gambling parlor at a former...
article Churchill Plans to Add Historical Racing at Trackside (6/20/2017)
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs racetrack plans to add a $50—$60 million historical racing venue at its nearby Trackside training track property, and Churchill Downs...
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Illinois Gaming

article Legislation to expand gambling in Illinois advances (5/19/2017)
(Illinois) -- Legislation that would expand gambling in Illinois and includes a provision for racetracks to operate slot machines passed the Illinois Senate on Thursday.
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Other News

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...
article Canterbury Park transforms from racetrack to entertainment destination (6/18/2017)
(Minnesota) -- On a track built for horses, sometimes lap dogs make it to the winner’s circle. With interest in traditional derby racing on the wane, racetracks...
article Austintown racino has new general manager (6/8/2017)
(Ohio) -- Anthony “Tony” M. Frabbiele has been named general manager of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, effective June 14.
article Casino and horse racing operator Centaur Gaming explores sale -sources (5/6/2017)
(Indiana) -- Centaur Gaming LLC, a privately owned U.S. casino and horse racing company, is exploring a sale that could value it at more than $1 billion, including debt...
article Plainridge Park opens the 2017 racing season (4/10/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The 18th season of live harness racing at Plainridge Park kicks off on Monday (April 10) with a 10-race card that offers a total of $57,400 in purses...
article Racino expands slot-machine options (3/25/2017)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course announced Friday that it will be increasing the size of its gaming floor, allowing for the addition of 50 new...
article Hollywood adding more slots to Mahoning racino (3/24/2017)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course officially announced today that it will be increasing the size of its gaming floor, allowing for the addition...
article Charges thrown out in murder of Brink’s guard at Calder; casino worker faces new trial (2/23/2017)
(Florida) -- A former casino security worker serving a life sentence linked to the 2011 murder of an armored truck guard has lost his bid for freedom, though a judge was...

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