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New York Gaming

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...
article Another roll of the dice: Schenectady's Rivers, Saratoga's racino get new Mass. neighbor (8/5/2018)
(New York) -- The crowded Northeast gambling industry will gain a new player in less than three weeks, as one of two large casinos under construction in Massachusetts...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

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...
article Ohio racino revenue up in October; casino revenue flat (11/9/2018)
(Ohio) -- Ohio casino and racino gambling revenue totaled $150 million in October, up 3.6 percent over October a year ago, according to reports released this week by the...
article Austintown racino reveals outside patio expansion (9/1/2018)
(Ohio) -- Gamblers will be able to enjoy the new outdoor expansion at Hollywood Gaming in Austintown this holiday weekend. The racino revealed the expansion Friday that...
article Ohio gambling revenue figures show continued growth among the state's racinos (8/11/2018)
(Ohio) -- New gambling revenue figures released this week showed Ohio's seven slots-only racinos continue to outpace the state's four full-fledged casinos. The...
6 Total Articles 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

New Mexico Gaming

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...
article Racinos object to sixth license (12/5/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The state’s five racetrack-casinos have asked the New Mexico Racing Commission not to issue a sixth racing license this year, saying that doing so...
article Mescalero tribe supports Tucumcari racino (12/4/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The Mescalero Apache tribe told the New Mexico Racing Commission a horse-racing track and casino in Clovis would create a multimillion-dollar effect on...
article EDITORIAL: State needs its blinders off to consider a sixth racino (11/26/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez has just five weeks left in office, but her administration isn’t calling it a day just yet. Among items still on the to-do list is...
article State releases racino feasibility report (11/18/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission has released a feasibility study exploring the viability of a sixth racetrack-casino in the state, as well as an...
article New Mexico: Five Bidders Hoping To Snag One Remaining Racino License (11/12/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Racetracks across the country have closed in recent years but in New Mexico, five companies have submitted proposals to build a new one. They're all...
article The race for the racino (11/11/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Racinos, like the horses that run there, are ambitious entities. These combination racetrack-casinos promise jobs and economic investment to the cities...
article New Mexico panel to decide on horse-racing track in December (11/1/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduled to decide by early December whether to issue a license for a new horse-racing track. The Santa Fe New...
article Quay could use racino boost (10/12/2018)
(New Mexico) -- At the risk of alienating real or potential readers in various parts of the state, I am using my space this week to advocate for my home town Tucumcari...
article Throng turns out for racino presentation (10/12/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Show up, they did. More than 1,100 people crammed into the Tucumcari Convention Center's main ballroom Thursday afternoon to hear Coronado Partners...
article The racino ‘race’ continues: New Mexico Racing Commission hears Clovis bids (10/5/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Eastern New Mexico is one step closer to becoming the potential home of New Mexico’s sixth and final racino. The race is on across the state of New...
article New Mexico to consider applications for final racino license [reg req] (9/23/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission will conduct three public hearings concerning applications for the state’s sixth and final available license for a...
article Meetings Planned for Groups Applying for Racino License (9/8/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The groups applying for the racino license are one step closer to achieving their goal. There are three meetings planned for the five different groups...
article The race for the last racino: Companies look to Clovis, Tucumcari for New Mexico's sixth and final racino (8/24/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The race is on for the last "racino" in New Mexico and there's an 80-percent chance it could land in Eastern New Mexico, just miles from...
article Five racino applicants line up at the starting gate (8/23/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Five applicants are at the starting gate as the race begins to award the state’s sixth racino, a combination horse race track and gambling casino....
article Racetrack with ‘moving grandstand’ proposed in New Mexico (8/23/2018)
(New Mexico) -- A Las Vegas casino executive is proposing a new racetrack and casino in eastern New Mexico with a “moving grandstand” that will allow an...
article Applicants for next New Mexico racetrack casino down to 5 (8/21/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The number of companies seeking to build New Mexico’s sixth horse-racing track and slot machine casino has shrunk to five. Eight groups told the...
article Clovis racino draws another player (8/20/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The race is on for the state’s sixth and last racino license, and the Clovis area is looming large as the place to do business. Full House Resorts...
article Full House Resorts New Mexico racetrack to have moving grandstand (8/20/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Las Vegas casino executive Dan Lee is hoping to make horse racing exciting again while catapulting his company into the gaming industry’s bigger...
34 Total Articles on this Issue

Kentucky Gaming

article Judge rules instant racing machines don't violate Kentucky state constitution (10/25/2018)
(Kentucky) -- A Kentucky circuit court judge has ruled that gambling devices in operation at four facilities in the state comply with the state’s definition of...
article Kentucky Court Designates Historical Racing Machines as Legal Pari-Mutuel Betting, Not Slots (10/25/2018)
(Kentucky) -- In a case that has kicked around in the judicial system for nearly eight years, a Kentucky Circuit Court ruled this week that historical horse racing...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article Yonkers: End of an era as sale to MGM nearing completion (10/12/2018)
(New York) -- Saturday’s $1,000,000 Yonkers International Trot will be a celebration of everything that is great about Yonkers Raceway while at the same time...
1 Article on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article Province says slots-at-racetrack program back; no word on Fort Erie (10/11/2018)
(Ontario) -- In a news release touting his accomplishments from his first 100 days in office, the office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford wrote that the slots-at-racetrack...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Placing a winning bet on horse racing (8/26/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Horse racing has always had an allure, a glamorous dash of the stylish and the seedy that’s made it the subject of far-flung fiction (e.g....
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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...
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.

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