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  • Woodbine's new Tapeta surface was developed by trainer Michael Dickinson

    Woodbine Planning for Development

    Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced June 16 that it has selected SWA Group, a leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, to create a master plan to guide overall development and expanded entertainment.

  • Inside the December 12, 2015 Issue

    American Pharoah the top incoming stallion for 2016 and more inside the December 12, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.

  • F-T, Gulfstream to Host Poker Tournament

    Fasig-Tipton, in conjunction with Gulfstream Park, will host a charity poker tournament to benefit New Vocations and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund in advance of the company's Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • NY Gaming Commision Head Nearly Confirmed

    The New York state Senate next week is poised to confirm Gov. Andrew Cuomo's choice for the new head of the state Gaming Commission, the powerful regulatory agency that oversees racetrack and casino operations.

  • Expanded Gaming Bill Amendments Debated in NH

    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.

  • Expanded Gaming Heats Up in Massachusetts

    The expansion of gambling is back on the front burner in Massachusetts as key legislators and the governor work to settle their differences and draft a compromise bill that could be passed as early as July.

  • Gambling Expansion Off Fast Track in Mass.

    Discussions about expanding gambling in Massachusetts have been moved off the fast track as the governor and legislators now will make closing the state's $1-billion budget deficit their top priority.

  • Ken Ramsey

    KY Owners, Trainers React to VLT Bill Failure

    In the aftermath of the failed passage of the legislation that would have allowed video lottery terminals at Kentucky racetracks, several Thoroughbred industry members voiced their opinions on how they will survive without the extra boost to the state's purse structure and breeders' incentive programs.

  • Damon Thayer

    KY Senator Suggests Instant Racing

    Kentucky Sen. Damon Thayer, who sponsored the legislation that resulted in Kentucky's Breeders' Incentive Fund, has inquired about another method of garnering funds for the state's Thoroughbred industry.

  • Penn National Gaming Profits Dip

    Casino and racetrack operator Penn National Gaming Inc., which is under contract to be purchased by two private entities, said April 24 its first-quarter profit dipped 5% on pre-opening expenses and economic challenges.

  • Steroid Prohibition Topic at Saratoga Racing and Gaming Institute

    Albany Law School's Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law got off to a fast-paced start Aug. 7 when Dr. Don Catlin, a pioneer in the field of athletic drug testing, addressed a group of assembled lawyers and industry representatives gathered at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • NYRA Receives Permission to Offer Internet Wagering

    The New York Racing Association will become the first racing entity in New York to offer internet wagering. State regulators April 26 approved a NYRA application to permit the potentially lucrative form of gambling, beginning as soon as NYRA can start the venture.

  • Other Pari-Mutuel Industries Parallel Thoroughbred Racing

    Comments from officials from the United States Trotting Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, and the Greyhound industries mirrored concerns facing the Thoroughbred industry during a panel discussion at the opening session of the Association of Racing Commissioners International convention.

  • Maryland Slots Bill Introduced Again

    For the third straight year, a bill legalizing slot machines in Maryland is headed for the House of Delegates, where it's anyone's guess what will happen next.

  • Florida Sen. Steve Geller

    Florida VLT Bill Filed, But Amendment Expected

    Legislation to authorize video lottery terminals at all pari-mutuel facilities in Florida was filed by Sen. Steven Geller, who said it could very well be changed in light of concerns over revenue splits.

  • Report: Benefits of Ohio Racetrack Slots Exaggerated

    The costs of problem gambling could outweigh the economic benefits if Ohio's seven racetracks were permitted to install slot machines, according to a draft report by a committee studying the impact of gambling in the state.

  • Ruling Worth $17M to Prairie Meadows in 2002

    Prairie Meadows stands to save $17 million in gaming tax payments this year and $23 million by 2004 after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled June 12 that it was unconstitutional to charge a higher tax rate for slot machines at racetracks than those on riverboats.

  • Iowa Court: Racetrack Casino Tax Isn't Equitable

    The pari-mutuel industry in Iowa got a major boost June 12 when state Supreme Court justices ruled they could "find no rational reason for treating racetrack slot machines differently than riverboat slot machines." Racetracks currently pay a 32% tax, while the riverboats pay 20%.

  • Indiana Gaming, Racing Bill Heads to Full Senate

    With the help of three Republicans who crossed the isle June 7, hopes for dockside gaming and pull-tab legislation continue to live as the full House passed House Bill 1001 by a 51-47 margin. The legislation now moves to the full Senate, which has a Republican majority.

  • Louisiana Legislators Wary of Racetrack Proposals

    Plans have been floated for two racetracks in Louisiana, but some legislators have asked the state racing commission not to issue any more licenses. They believe the plans are more about gaming than horse racing.

  • Ohio Racetrack Gaming: Only a Matter of Time?

    The Ohio Senate May 30 concurred with House changes and approved a $1.17-billion budget bill that has no provisions for video lottery terminals at the state's seven racetracks. However, supporters of legislation to legalize VLTs are still confident the proposal will pass in the future.

  • Massachusetts Panel to Study Expanded Gaming

    Expanded gambling, including slot machines at racetracks, took a hit May 9 when the Masschusetts House voted against it, but legislators did establish a committee to make recommendations on the issue by the end of the year.

  • Schwartz: Aqueduct VLT Plan Must be Scaled Back

    Plans by the New York Racing Association to build a world-class gambling facility to house video lottery terminals at Aqueduct will have to be shelved because state regulators are requiring tracks to pay too much of the program's expenses.

  • Sen. Larkin Jr. Keynote Speaker at N.Y. Gaming Summit

    New York State Sen. William J. Larkin Jr., who played a key role in the passage of legislation mandating the expansion of gaming in New York, will present the keynote address at next month's New York Gaming Summit.