A severe rainstorm May 30 forced Evangeline Downs officials to cancel 11 races on the 12-race card
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino announced the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint will be renewed May 30, three weeks earlier than the inaugural event in 2014.
Designer Soxx, a daughter of Half Ours, sold for the highest price, $75,000, at the Stars of Tomorrow 2-year-olds in training sale March 9 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel.
Having recently completed its first season under the leadership of new owner Boyd Gaming, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will conduct its annual 2-year-old-in-training sale March 9.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in conjunction with the Breeders' Sale Company of Louisiana will host a 2-year-olds in training sale March 9.
The owner of Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Peninsula Gaming, which owns Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, for $1.45 billion.
The Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III), one of the richest 2-year-old races in North America with a $1 million purse, will be renewed at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel has increased the purse for the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) from $750,000 to $1 million for this year's running on Nov. 20.
Four Gifts delivered an early holiday present to owners Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt when she charged through the stretch to catch C. S. Silk inside the eighth pole and win the Boyd Gaming's Delta Princess Powered by Youbet.com Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 5 at Delta Downs.
Mark Conner, a 16-year veteran of the gaming industry, has been named the new director of marketing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
A full field of 10 juveniles was entered Tuesday for Friday's running of the $1-million Boyd Gaming Delta Jackpot Stakes at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in Vinton, La.
Thoroughbred racing returns to Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino in Vinton, La., Nov. 1 after a 19- month hiatus brought on by Hurricane Rita. The 88-night season, which runs through March 31, 2007, offers a 39-race stakes schedule worth more than $4 million.
With the postponement of live racing at Delta Downs this season due to extensive damage from Hurricane Rita, the track has canceled its first graded stakes event, the $1 million Delta Jackpot Stakes (gr. III), as well as three other stakes that were scheduled for Dec. 2.
Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino recently unveiled its 10-story hotel as part of the finishing touches of a $60-million expansion project. Another project at the Vinton, La., racetrack--conversion of the racing surface to one mile and addition of a turf course--remains on the drawing board but faces some challenges.
Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino reigned as Louisiana's top moneymaking racino in the first six months of 2004, according to figures from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Overall, the state's three racinos generated more than $19.8 million for purses in the first six months of this year.
- By Tom LaMarra
Government and corporate officials in Louisiana are on a mission to make horse racing a key component of the state's marketing and tourism efforts, and at least one racetrack official believes cooperation among industry players could make Louisiana the preeminent racing state in the country.
A $50-million expansion of the Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino is well under way with completion expected by the end of 2004. The project includes a hotel and a bigger parlor for slot machines.
Flying Zee Stable's Salty Romance was sent off as the 3-2 favorite in Friday's $250,000 Boyd Gaming's Delta Princess Stakes at Delta Downs and did not disappoint, leading from start to finish for an victory in the mile test for 2-year-old fillies.
Delta Downs near Vinton, La. Won approval to enlarge its slot-machine parlor to an overall size of more than 40,000 square feet.
Boyd Gaming announced plans July 30 for a $50-million expansion at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. In a conference call on Boyd's second-quarter earnings, the company said Delta Downs, which has slot machines, has become of its "best performers."
Pinnacle Entertainment officials alleges legislation to provide more aisle space for the gaming parlor at the Delta Downs in Vinton, La., is actually an effort to expand the casino at the racetrack owned and operated by Boyd Gaming.
- By Tom LaMarra
Though the results of the Nov. 5 elections have the potential to be positive for the racing industry in some states, a top casino executive warned against the "irrational exuberance" that could develop at a time when racetrack gaming must become destination gaming.
Slot machines at Delta Downs in Vinton, La., have generated almost $13 million in purse money in less than eight months this year, according to financial records released by the Louisiana State Gaming Control Board.
An Iowa riverboat operator has taken full ownership of Evangeline Downs and acquired the land to build a new track and casino in an adjoining parish.
Slot machines at Delta Downs have generated more than $32 million in gross revenue in less than three months, according to financial records released by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.
A group of truckstop casinos near Vinton, La., want the state Gaming Control Board to determine if 100 video poker machines at the Delta Downs slot-machine parlor are legal.
Delta Downs generated nearly $25 million in gross revenue--86% from its slot-machine parlor--for the first quarter of 2002, according to financial statements.
Two separate meetings set for Feb. 27 to look into problems at Delta Downs were canceled.
Churchill Downs is one of 70 leading public and private companies asked to do a presentation before investors Wednesday morning at the 11th Annual CIBC World Markets Gaming, Lodging, and Leisure Conference in New York City.
The slot-machine parlor at Delta Downs reopened the evening of Feb. 22 after it had been shut down by the state police that morning for various violations. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board had suspended the license of Boyd Gaming, owner of the Vinton track, to operate the 1,500 slot machines that went on line in mid-February.
Hundreds of eager gamblers lined up Wednesday outside Delta Downs in Vinton, La., to gamble in its new 1,500-machine slots parlor. Boyd Gaming, the track's owner, officially opened the large casino after months of legal snags and delays and an investment of more than $165 million.
Louisiana's first racetrack slot parlor opens today at Delta Downs, more than two years after Calcasieu Parish voters approved the operation. For Boyd Gaming, Delta Downs' owner, the opening is long overdue.
Delta Downs -- Louisana's first race track slot casino -- will officially open at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Vinton, La. track is already running newspaper ads in Houston promoting the opening of its slot parlor. It's located near the southern Louisiana-Texas border.
The Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Tuesday approved a configuration plan for the Delta Downs that will allow nearly 1,500 slot machines. Board members unanimously approved the plan, which also go the go-ahead from the state police and state fire marshal's office.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- Delta Downs appreciated by 1,300% in value in two years--thanks to slot machines.
Boyd Gaming, which owns Delta Downs in Vinton, La., has paid $5.1 million to former owner Shawn Scott for his remaining interest in a proposed slot-machine parlor at the racetrack, according to recent filings by Boyd with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Boyd Gaming will keep all 700 new Delta Downs employees on its payroll even though it doesn't know when it will open its slot-machine casino at the Vinton, La., facility it purchased for $125 million.
Boyd Gaming says it would have to Delta Downs in Vinton, La., to a "third party" if it's unable to defeat a lawsuit opposing its slot-machine parlor. That's according to recent filings by the Las Vegas-based company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) received unanimous approval Tuesday from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board for its gaming license to operate slot machines at its Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino.
Las Vegas casino company Boyd Gaming has agreed to buy Delta Downs in Louisiana for $115 million to $125 million.
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