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Illinois Gaming

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...
8 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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Ohio Gaming

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...
article Road near Warren County racino would be widenend to Ohio 741 (7/21/2019)
(Ohio) -- Warren County government has committed to putting up as much as $10 million toward the widening of a 2 1/2-mile section of Ohio 63. Last week, county...
article Dayton racino to undergo $3M expansion (7/17/2019)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway has started work on a $3.1 million expansion that will increase the size of its smoking area and will add a few dozen video...
article Lottery: Ohio racinos’ slots revenue tops $1B for first time (7/11/2019)
(Ohio) -- State lottery officials say annual gambling revenue from slot machines at Ohio’s seven racinos has topped $1 billion for the first time. The Ohio Lottery...
article Slots revenue reaches $1B at Ohio racinos for first time (7/10/2019)
(Ohio) -- It has been a milestone year for Ohio’s seven racinos. Buckeye State racinos, or racetrack casinos, recorded $1,058,638,754 in video lottery terminal...
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...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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

New Mexico Gaming

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...
article No racino license to be awarded (8/4/2019)
(New Mexico) -- At least there’s no more “false hope.” The New Mexico Racing Commission took care of that Thursday in announcing a proposed sixth...
article New Mexico regulators decline to grant 6th 'racino' license (8/1/2019)
(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...
article Clovis racetrack interests still upbeat (5/26/2019)
(New Mexico) -- After last month’s deflating development in the drawn-out racino award selection process, proponents for a horse racetrack and gaming project in...
article New commissioners weigh New Mexico racino question (5/3/2019)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's newly minted panel of horse racing regulators met for the first time Friday and charted out plans for how to tackle the issuance of a...
article NM racetrack and casino unveils multi-million dollar renovations ahead of racing season (4/26/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The home to the richest quarter horse race in the world just got a facelift. The historic racetrack and casino in Ruidoso Downs has new owners and it...
article New panel will consider bids for New Mexico racino license (4/25/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The governor appointed a new panel of regulators Thursday to oversee New Mexico's horse racing industry amid a legal battle centered on the state...
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...
12 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...
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Virginia Gaming

article Will ‘racino' win change the stakes for Arlington Park's owner? (7/3/2019)
(Virginia) -- For decades, Arlington International Racecourse clamored to add slot machines and other gambling devices to lure back bettors who've abandoned horse...
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...
3 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...
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Other News

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...
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...

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