An upstate New York harness racetrack, struggling to compete with added casino gambling in the region, is scuttling plans to open for another racing season April 21.
Meadowlands owner Jeff Gural has ended a campaign supporting the addition of casinos to the northern part of New Jersey.
After months of saying Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack is at risk of closure, the organization representing horsemen at the upstate New York track have begun a statewide ad campaign.
When the racing spotlight falls on Monmouth Park this weekend, Dennis Drazin, who has helped guide the track in recent years, is confident fans who attend and watch on national television will see a top track.
The state Gaming Commission said Jan. 9 it will resume the bidding process to issue the fourth and final immediately available casino license somewhere in the greater Binghampton region of the state.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Sept. 18 it will offer help for soon to be unemployed Suffolk Downs workers and racing industry stakeholders, but the words rang hollow for the track's chief operating officer.
The Horse Racing Committee of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided Aug. 5 to stick with the allocation percentage it voted on at its previous meeting.
Churchill Downs is finalizing a five-year contract to manage the Saratoga Casino and Raceway and another casino in Colorado owned by Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. CDI is pursuing a 25% equity stake in Saratoga Harness Racing.
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Churchill Downs is partnering with Saratoga Casino and Raceway on a proposed resort-style casino near Albany.
The Genting Group has revealed its plans for a full-blown casino in New York, and as expected, it joins a growing list of would-be casino operators who want to come as close to New York City as legally possible.
A Kentucky newspaper is reporting that the Kentucky House Speaker does not expect state lawmakers to move forward on any bills that would expand gambling in the state.
Instant Racing may not be ideal, but it may be all Kentucky gets.
New York's timetable for new casino developments became clearer Jan. 8 with Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing that a college president will head a panel charged with siting the first round of four casinos.
Facing increased casino competition from Pennsylvania and New York, Delaware's three racetracks delivered a full launch of online gambling in the state Nov. 8.
A lower court state judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to halt a statewide ballot referendum to change the state's constitution to permit commercial, Las Vegas-style casinos around the state.
NTRA president Alex Waldrop sees little chance of federal legislation to allow expanded Internet wagering any time soon but he does believe that states will continue to take the lead on the issue.
A casino proposal offered by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will "cannibalize" as much as 85% of the state's current gambling industry, a racetrack casino association said June 11.
Hialeah Park Casino announced May 14 the return of full card simulcasting on Preakness Day, May 18, and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday thereafter.
Genting, operator of the successful Aqueduct casino, is expanding its holdings in the United States gambling industry with the purchase of an 87-acre parcel in Las Vegas.
Senators voted 32-18 Monday to approve the bill that would allow Indiana's 10 riverboat casinos to move inland to adjacent property and permit live table games at the two horse track casinos.
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The election of Maggie Hassan as the new governor of New Hampshire Nov. 6 makes expanded casino gambling and the return of live racing to Rockingham Park a real possibility.
New York lawmaker John Bonacic is opening the door to permitting more casinos in the state than the maximum of seven facilities being eyed by the governor and the legislature.
The Boston-area racetrack has officially applied to open a resort casino in partnership with Caesars Entertainment.
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The bread-and-butter meets in Kentucky are teetering on the brink read blog
The Democratic-led Assembly and the Republican-controlled Senate in New York have approved a measure calling for a constitutional amendment that would allow up to seven casinos statewide.
- By Tom LaMarra
Talking out both sides of the mouth ... and trying to make sense of it all. read blog
Horses and jobs are leaving Kentucky for other racing states with casino gaming read blog
Expanded gambling in New Hampshire edged one step closer to passage Feb. 21 when the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives passed BH 593, as amended Feb. 12, by a vote of 14-7.
The hearing room at the New Hampshire Legislative Office Building was filled to capacity Feb. 13 as amendments to an expanded gambling bill were fiercely debated.
New York state officials have agreed to seek approval of a constitutional amendment to permit expansion of Las Vegas-style casino gambling on non-Indian lands.
Expanded gambling became legal in Massachusetts Nov. 22, when Governor Deval Patrick signed the bill to authorize three destination resort casinos and one slots facility that will be competitively bid.
Historic Hialeah Park won another court round in its effort to match casinos at Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course.
Hialeah Park on Sept. 9 announced details for a $150 million casino that it intends to start building this month and open in November 2012.
The fate of Illinois racing increasingly seems to be held hostage in a tug-of-war between Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel--a showdown that involves both substance and a test of wills.
Casino construction, attendance, and NYRA Rewards boost morale. read blog
Gov. David Paterson outlined a proposed deal with a Wisconsin Indian tribe to build a casino in the Catskill Mountains.
Just weeks after breaking ground on a new casino at Aqueduct racetrack, Gov. David Paterson is hoping to forge an agreement for a competing, Native American-owned casino 100 miles away in the Catskills region.
Gov. David Paterson and Genting chairman K.T. Lim Oct. 28 were joined by others at Aqueduct to officially break ground for the Resorts World New York casino at Aqueduct.
It is the photo opportunity the state of New York and the racing industry has been awaiting: a $380 million check presented by the company selected to run the much-delayed Aqueduct casino project.
Genting New York, a Malaysian-based casino group, has been recommended by the New York Lottery Division to run the much-delayed Aqueduct casino project.
Only Malaysian-based Genting New York remains a viable candidate but its selection to run a casino at Aqueduct is far from certain.
Three companies met the 4 p.m. EDT June 29 deadline to submit financial offers to run a casino at Aqueduct.
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Six different groups have submitted a $1 million entry fee to be a part of the newest bidding process for the delayed Aqueduct casino project.
- By Tom Precious
Racetrack casino gambling in New York grew in all but one facility in the past year, as the net winnings of the racinos topped $1 billion for the first time since slots were permitted in the state in 2001.
- By Tom Precious
New York state officials are preparing as early as this week to release new bid proposals for the delayed Aqueduct casino project, with a winner expected to be selected possibly by the end of June.
- By Tom Precious
New York officials have scuttled the deal with Aqueduct Entertainment Group to develop a sprawling casino at Aqueduct racetrack, leaving an uncertain future over when the project will ever take shape.
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