Canterbury Park will offer a 69-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet in 2013, and purses will increase 25% from 2012 levels, officials said.
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.
Canterbury Park Holding Corp. and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community struck a 10-year "cooperative marketing agreement" by which the tribe will funnel $75 million in purses to the Minnesota racetrack.
The push and pull by advocates and detractors has yet to begin, but more than half of New Yorkers believe the state should permit full-fledged casinos beyond Indian-owned gambling facilities, a new poll has found.
Republican New York Sen. John Bonacic said he plans to schedule hearings this year to discuss horse racing and casino gambling in New York.
The racing industry in New York expressed concerns about new, potent competition after the Obama administration reversed course on federal policy that had blocked Indian tribes from building off-reservation casinos.
Members of the Florida House of Representatives March 24 released a draft of a bill that would require the Seminole Tribe of Florida to remove blackjack and baccarat tables from its casinos. The proposal would permit the Seminoles to keep the Class III Las Vegas-style slot machines they began installing at their Florida casinos last summer.
Gulfstream Park on Dec. 18 asked the Supreme Court of Florida to issue an order that would give law enforcement officials authority to shut down blackjack and baccarat tables at the Seminole Tribe of Florida's casinos in the state.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is preparing for the June 22 launch of blackjack and baccarat at its Hollywood, Fla., casino located 10 miles from Gulfstream Park, one of the racetracks that filed suits to stop the Seminole gaming expansion.
Seven entities have expressed interest in running a future video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct, including several Indian-owned gambling companies, the Spitzer administration said Oct. 15.
The California horseracing industry has thrown its weight behind "Instant Racing" video games in the drive to offset declining economic fortunes, but a representative of the state's major casino tribes say it's nothing more than a smokescreen to break the Indians' monopoly and give the tracks slot machines.
California voters stomped a statewide racetrack/card parlor slot machine initiative Nov. 2, with the complicated measure garnering support of less than 20%.
Emerald Downs is experiencing a boost in daily purses and an extension of its 2005 racing season because of a $1.69-million investment by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, which owns the land beneath the Auburn, Wash., racetrack and operates a nearby casino.
The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has refused to permit signals from Ohio racetracks to go to Indian casinos in Oklahoma, a move one Ohio racetrack official has questioned.
California voters will decide Oct. 7 whether to recall Gov. Gray Davis and replace him with one of more than one hundred candidates. But as far as the three influential Sacrameno lobbyists are concerned, the decision doesn't figure to have much of an impact on Thoroughbred racing in the state.
The future of Remington Park and perhaps the future of the entire Thoroughbred industry in Oklahoma could depend on a vote by House of Representatives to legalize electronic gaming at the state's racetracks.
A push is under way in California for expanded gaming at proposed casinos or any outlet that currently holds a gaming license, including racetracks, according to published reports.
Sweeping proposals for new gambling ventures in New York have moved far off the table in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in Manhattan.
A state judge in New York has slapped down the governor's ability to negotiate casino deals on his own with Indian nations -- a major ruling that could halt a number of efforts under way by tribes to build new casinos.
The horse racing industry is concerned a resolution that could be introduced in a Kentucky General Assembly committee could lay the foundation for tribal gaming in the commonwealth.
A northern Idaho Indian casino lost its third racetrack signal Aug. 4 as punishment for paying rebates.
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