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New Mexico Gaming

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...
article Racino operator worries about viability of another racino in NM (8/4/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The state of New Mexico is considering adding a 6th racino, but one racino operator thinks five is enough. “There’s one in Sunland Park,...
article List of potential racino applicants grows (8/3/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Three additional groups notified the New Mexico Racing Commission that they plan to apply for a license to open a new horse-racing track with slot...
article Grandson of former racetrack owner applying for racino near Clovis (7/9/2018)
(New Mexico) -- A grandson of former New Mexico horse track owner R.D. Hubbard said Monday he heads a group that will apply for the state’s sixth racing license....
article Racino applicants hope to get Tucumcari’s economy back on track (7/7/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Warren Frost’s field of dreams is 330 acres on the east edge of town. The land is mostly mesquite, cactus and scrub grass. Someone planted three...
article Groups vie for sixth and final New Mexico 'racino' license (7/7/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Supporters of an effort to bring New Mexico's sixth license for a horse racetrack and casino to Clovis say such a business venture would result in...
article Tucumcari confident in bid for racino (7/4/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The interest of three groups expressing interest of bringing a racino to the Clovis, Curry County area is not swaying or lessening the confidence of the...
article State accepting proposals for newest race track/casino (5/13/2018)
(New Mexico) -- State officials are accepting new applications for New Mexico's sixth race track and casino license. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, at least...
article New Mexico reviewing applications for state's 6th 'racino' (5/12/2018)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico officials are accepting new applications for the state's sixth race track and casino license. The Eastern New Mexico News reports at least...
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...
18 Total Articles on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

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...
article Racino revenue up (7/11/2018)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reported slot-machine revenue of $10.1 million in June 2018, up from $9.5 million made in June 2017. The...
article Record slot machine revenue at Ohio's racinos nears $1 billion for the year (7/10/2018)
(Ohio) -- Ohio's seven racinos collected a record $987 million in slot machine revenue after paying out winnings during the fiscal year that just ended in June, an...
article Racino posts strong numbers in April (5/9/2018)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course marked its highest April for wagering on its video lottery terminals (VLTs) since the local facility opened in...
article Jack Cleveland Casino has lowest April revenue in history, trails other three Ohio casinos; monthly casino/racino report (5/7/2018)
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino had the lowest April revenue in its history and was the only one of four casinos and seven racinos in Ohio to show a decline in April...
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...
10 Total Articles 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....
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,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

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...
article Race on for racino (5/9/2018)
(New Mexico) -- As the state starts accepting applications for its sixth racino license, eastern New Mexico will have at least two horses in the race. Projects proposed...
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...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGM buys Ohio’s Hard Rock Rocksino (7/14/2018)
(Ohio) -- The property sold for $1.02bn but will continue to operate under the Hard Rock Rocksino name. MGM Growth Properties of Las Vegas said in a news release late...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Why Wait? Meadowlands Bumps Up Its NJ Sports Betting Plans By A Day (7/2/2018)
(New Jersey) -- It appears as if Jeff Gural is getting too antsy for his own comfort. Jason Settlemoir, general manager for Gural’s Meadowlands Racetrack, told...
1 Article on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Racino owner: State will get $50 million from sale to Caesars (6/26/2018)
(Indiana) -- State regulators are expected to decide Thursday whether the owners of Indiana's two horse track-casinos will have to pay a $50 million transfer fee to...
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.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Louisiana Gaming

article Louisiana Senate doesn't pass racino changes (5/9/2018)
(Louisiana) -- The state Senate failed to approve legislation that would change the designs of racetrack casinos. Coming up a vote short of the tally necessary for...
1 Article on this Issue

Toronto Gaming

article Council approves community benefits agreement for gambling expansion at Woodbine racetrack (4/26/2018)
(Toronto) -- Toronto council gave its final approval on Thursday to a community benefits agreement between the city and a consortium charged with expanding gambling...
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...
2 Total Articles 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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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,...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article 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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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.
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...

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