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PNGI: Status Quo on Ohio Tracks for Now

Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns two racetracks in Ohio, said it will run full live racing schedules at both tracks for the rest of this year and possibly next year depending on resolution of a legal challenge.

MTR Gaming Bids Farewell to Arneault

A public changing of the guard at MTR Gaming Group Inc. was experienced Oct. 31 during a conference call with analysts and shareholders, as the company bid farewell to longtime chief Ted Arneault and welcomed his successor Robert Griffin.

Wild Weather Brutal for Beulah Park

Rollercoaster weather conditions continue to plague Beulah Park, which canceled live racing March 5. It was the fourth consecutive full or partial card that was canceled, and dates lost during the meet are in the double digits.

MTR Gaming Pleased with Table Games

MTR Gaming Pleased with Table Games

MTR Gaming Group said Jan. 16 its Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort reported about $3 million in revenue from table games and poker since the full ramp-up of table-game operations in late December.

Ohio Tracks Strike Simulcast Deal

Two Ohio racetracks that share the Columbus market have reached a new agreement on full-card simulcasts designed to aid patrons and perhaps their bottom lines.

Ohio Groups Join Forces on VLT Ballot Question

Three groups seeking to legalize video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks have decided to join forces rather than pursue their own ballot questions, which have generated conflict.

Officials: Sale of Scioto to MTR Gaming a Go

Officials with Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio, said May 22 all systems are go on its purchase by MTR Gaming Group, owner of Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort in West Virginia.

Ohio Panel Conditionally Approves Racetrack Sale

The Ohio Racing Commission has conditionally approved the sale of Scioto Downs, a Columbus Standardbred track, to MTR Gaming, owner of Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort in West Virginia.

Mountaineer Parent Seeks Money for Expansion

MTR Gaming Group, owner of Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort in West Virginia, is pursuing the issuance of $130 million in senior notes through a private placement, business wires reported Feb. 26. The money for be used for several projects, including development of a track in Pennsylvania.

Magna Appeals Licensing of Proposed Erie Track

Magna Entertainment's Pennsylvania subsidiary has appealed a decision by regulators to grant MTR Gaming a license to build Presque Isle Downs, a Thoroughbred racetrack proposed for the Erie area.

Senate Researches Racetrack VLTs in Ohio

The Ohio Senate has begun research to see whether the question of racetrack video lottery terminals can be put on the ballot in the seven counties that have tracks. The state needs money to fund its education program and, as the newspaper reported Thursday, also needs revenue to offset a decline in tax receipts. Income from taxes is expected to be $850 million short of projections through early 2003.

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