Keyword: gambling

  • More Than $10.7M Wagered on Rainbow 6

    North American Pick 6 wagering records were set March 26 at Gulfstream Park, spurred by a scheduled 20-cent Rainbow 6 mandatory payout that yielded a payoff of $89,456.54 to the 147 ticket-holders with all six winners.

  • Coupled entries 1, 1A and 2, 2B leave a starting gate.

    New York Coupled Entry Rules Modified

    New York state regulators have modified a couple of ways in which wagering on Thoroughbred races is conducted as part of an effort to boost field size and revenues for the industry.

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    Odds Set on 'Pharoah' Stud Fee, Next Race

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is pegged at 3-5 odds with Television Games Network and parent company Betfair to stand for a fee between $175,000 and $200,000 during his first season at Coolmore's Ashford Stud.

  • Feds Continue Fight Against Bookmaking

    While it's difficult to determine if their efforts are making much of a dent in illegal bookmaking in the U.S., federal law enforcement officials have been busy the past few years prosecuting these sports wagering operations.

  • Araphaoe Park Racing

    Colorado Voters to Decide on Racino Gaming

    In November Colorado voters will decide if Arapahoe Park will be allowed to add casino-type gambling. The Denver Post reports Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler determined enough signatures had been submitted.

  • Hickey: Industry Must Be Diligent in D.C.

    There's a new president in town, and a Congress even more dominated by Democrats, but one of the nation's top lobbyists for equine interests said April 30 that the horse industry must be ever-diligent about protecting and advancing its positions in Washington, D.C.

  • James Hickey

    Hickey: Good, Bad in Horse-Related Bills

    American Horse Council president James J. Hickey Jr. briefed attorneys May 1 on legislative actions in Congress during the 23rd National Conference on Equine Law, but he also handicapped the immediate passage chances of a couple of them as remote.

  • Kentucky Lt. Gov. Steve Pence

    Pence Reaffirms Governor's Anti-Casino Position in Kentucky

    With three months to go before the 2006 Kentucky General Assembly convenes in Frankfort, Lt. Gov. Steve Pence told a group of lawmakers and lobbyists Sept. 27 not to expect Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher and his administration to be out in front on the casino gambling issue.

  • Keeneland president Nick Nicholson

    Nicholson Addresses Expanded Gaming in Kentucky

    Proponents of expanded gaming in Kentucky should focus more on how it would generate revenue for the good of the Commonwealth, rather than how it would impact horse racing, Keeneland president Nick Nicholson said Tuesday at a public policy forum in Versailles, Ky.

  • Dan Liebman<br>Executive Editor

    AARP News

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- In Florida for a few days this past winter, Gulfstream Park was an obvious place to spend a couple of hours. Keeping in mind Florida is a leading retirement center, it was no surprise that the average age of the patrons at the track that day was similar to that necessary to receive a "Here's Your Medicaid Card" welcome.

  • Truckstop Casinos: Track Video Poker a Bad Deal

    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.

  • Why Not Take the Jump?

    <i> By Evan I. Hammonds </i>-- The history of legalized gambling in the United States is a study of cyclical boom and bust. Where is America's mood today on the high seas of betting? It's riding the crest of the wave.

  • New York Budget Plan Includes VLT Revenue

    As racetracks continued to insist they can't make money off New York's new video lottery terminal program, Gov.George Pataki released a state budget proposal that for the first time projects revenue for government from the gambling devices.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Taking the Fall

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The expansion of gambling in the U.S., though it may have slowed in recent years, has not run its course.

  • Report: Group Seeks Expanded Calif. Gaming

    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.

  • Lawmakers: Final Touches Put on VLT Legislation

    Officials in New York are closing in on a historic gambling package that would give some racetracks video lottery terminals, permit up to six Indian-owned casinos in western New York and the Catskill Mountains, and expand the<br>state's lottery offerings.

  • Hoosier Park Could Get Electronic Gaming Devices

    A comprehensive overhaul of Indiana's gaming laws, including a provision to allow electronic pull-tab machines at Churchill Downs-owned Hoosier Park, was approved Wednesday by a House committee. The proposed legislation passed on an 11-3 vote by the House Public Policy Committee is designed to alter state laws allowing dockside gambling for the state's riverboat industry.

  • Still Just Farmers?

    <i>By Dr. Curtis L. Barrett</i> -- The NTRA and AQHA have endorsed an Employee and Patron Responsible Wagering Initiative and will urge their member and supporting organizations which conduct wagering to adopt and implement this initiative in their facilities.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor in Chief

    Gray Skies

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- For California's career politician, Gov. Gray Davis, it's politics as usual.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor in Chief

    Capital Concerns

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- It is not an exaggeration to say that the federal government's actions regarding Thoroughbred racing could be a matter of life and death for this industry.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor in Chief

    The Task at Hand

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- From New York to California and most places in between, state governments -- with few exceptions -- have not been very good friends or partners to racing.