After determining that daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings are violating state law, the New York attorney general sent cease and desist letters to both websites.
New York's racetrack-based casino operators are urging state officials to go slow with any effort to legalize online poker and, if permitted, any internet poker program should be awarded only to licensed facilities.
- By Frank Angst
Pari-mutuel wagering, one of the few forms of Internet gambling allowed in the U.S., may face a little less illegal competition after a crackdown on an allegedly illegal $1 billion sports bookmaking enterprise.
- By Tom LaMarra
Last year a door opened for the pari-mutuel industry, leading to an opportunity for racetracks to expand their gaming options and potentially boost revenue and purses read blog
More than 3,000 registered viewers from 38 countries watched Zenyatta remain undefeated in 17 starts in the grade I Vanity Handicap during a live webcast, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said.
With on-track business continuing to improve, Remington Park in Oklahoma is trying to further engage its online audience.
- By Tom LaMarra
The head of a major racing partnership group acknowledged the difficulties faced by the Thoroughbred industry, but indicated the primary thing the industry has to fear is itself.
A grassroots coalition of horseplayers is calling for an end to outstanding disputes involving Internet and telephone wagering, and is asking for the formation of a task force to help settle the differences.
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.
The Web site heraldleaderphoto.com, a subsite of kentucky.com and the Lexington Herald-Leader, won the 2007 media Eclipse Award in the audio/multi-media Internet category for its coverage of last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Some patrons of the Breeders' Cup World Championships didn't have a good time, and they aren't blaming it on the weather.
The New York Racing Association has officially announced the release of an Internet wagering application that allows New York fans full access to not only Magna/Churchill racetracks, but also those that have exclusive agreements with TVG.
A member of the United States House of Representatives plans to reintroduce legislation that would make Internet gambling illegal.
Post Time Technologies has signed an agreement with Thoroughbred auction company Fasig-Tipton to provide real-time Internet access for all of Fasig-Tipton's auctions.
EquineCommerce.com, an Internet selling venture for Thoroughbreds, shut down Jan. 1. The company was only in business for a little over a year even though it was backed by Keeneland and a number of high-powered consignors and buyers.
EquineCommerce.com quietly opened for business earlier this week, failing to sell any horses or stallion seasons in its first series of listings. But the company's chief executive was pleased because the software for the company's Web site worked well.
Issues related to the loss of tax dollars from Internet wagering will come into focus when state legislators from across the country meet in Las Vegas to focus on public policy questions related to Internet, casino, and other forms of gaming. The occasion will be the 2004 Winter Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) at Harrah's Las Vegas on the January 9-11 weekend.
- By Victor Ryan
The House of Representatives Tuesday tabled its scheduled vote on the latest version of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act, which included an exemption for horse racing and other state-regulated gambling activities.
- By Victor Ryan
Churchill Downs Inc. president Tom Meeker will speak to state legislators on regulatory issues facing the pari-mutuel industry during the National Council on Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) winter meeting January 11 in South Beach, Florida.
A bill being considered by Congress tonight would outlaw the use of credit cards, checks, and electronic transfers to pay for unregulated Internet gambling. The bill does not apply to account wagering on horseracing.
Keeneland's experiment into selling horse on the Internet is over, for now. The Lexington sales company said it will not conduct an online sale for horses that fail to meet their reserves in the upcoming September yearling sale.
On Wednesday, the U. S. House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to discuss the "Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act," which has been targeted by at least one legislator who wants to eliminate provisions that protect interstate simulcasting and account wagering.
Interstate simulcasting and telephone and Internet wagering on horse races will come under attack again if U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon, a Republican from Utah, introduces an amendment that would remove horse racing provisions from an Internet gambling bill sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia.
Legislation to legalize Internet gambling passed the Nevada Senate on a 17-4 vote Monday and was sent to Gov. Kenny Guinn. The Associated Press reported that Internet gaming could be worth $6 billion to the state's casino industry by 2003.
Fair Grounds on Saturday joined the ranks of U.S. racetracks offering its own Internet wagering system. The New Orleans track will introduce Net Bet, an integrated Internet and telephone account wagering service. Net Bet will provide real time odds, full race programs, web casts of live races, archived race replays, and online betting.
By Nan Mooney -- When I read that the racing industry is actually considering turning IBM down, I had only one question: Are you crazy?
The first Internet auction at Keeneland will have three sessions—Sept. 16, 20, and 25—for horses that fail to bring their reserve prices during the September yearling sale. Each session will begin at 8 a.m. and close in intervals beginning at 4 p.m. on the auction date.
The House Banking and Financial Services Committee passed the federal Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act.
Five prominent Central Kentucky Thoroughbred breeding farms and sale agencies plan to implement a year-round Internet horse auction company.
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