Keyword: Jeff Gural

  • Jeff Gural

    New Jersey Voters Reject Expanded Gambling

    New Jersey voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure to expand casino gambling into the northern part of the state that risked eroding revenues at nearby New York racetrack-based casinos, including at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • New York OKs Full Casino for Tioga Downs

    Tioga Downs, a Standardbred track west of Binghamton in the struggling Southern Tier region of New York, will be permitted to install slot machines and table games under a plan approved Aug. 30 by the New York State Gaming Commission.

  • New NJ Casinos Could Impact New York Racinos

    A trade group for New York's racetrack-based casinos is warning of major revenue drops at their facilities if New Jersey voters this fall approve a referendum permitting two new casinos near New York City.

  • Meadowlands in New Jersey

    NJ Casino Referendum Approved for November

    Revenue for horse racing is included in a casino-expansion referendum that will be put before New Jersey voters in November. The legislation states that not less than 2% of revenue would go to support horse racing.

  • Bergstein Award Presentations Set for Nov. 12

    Ben Nichols, senior manager of media and communications for the World Anti-Doping Agency, and racetrack operator Jeff Gural will be featured speakers at Team Valor International's Stan Bergstein Writing Award presentation.

  • Gural Supports Plan for Drug Oversight Bill

    The operator of Meadowlands, which primarily offers Standardbred racing, said June 1 he supports a lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation in Congress that would provide oversight of equine medication and drug testing.

  • Monmouth Park was approved for 57 racing days from May 10-Sept. 28, 2014.

    Few Changes in New Jersey Racing Calendar

    Thoroughbred racing dates in New Jersey in 2014 will resemble those awarded for this year, with one shift in the schedule: Monmouth will race 57 days and shift four to New Meadowlands to make for a 14-night all-turf meet.

  • Committee Will Examine Gural Slots Proposal

    The United States Trotting Association has formed a committee to examine a proposal to use a small percentage of gaming revenue to support marketing and enhanced equine drug testing, but stopped short of endorsing the plan.

  • Gural: Use Slots Money for Testing, Marketing

    A proposal floated by Jeff Gural, who leases Meadowlands and operates two racetrack casinos in upstate New York, to use a percentage of gaming revenue for other pro-racing programs has support among USTA members.

  • Report: Monmouth Park Lease in Jeopardy

    Less than two days past the deadline to finalize a lease agreement for Monmouth Park, negotiations have ended because of a dispute between horsemen and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

  • Monmouth Park

    Privatization of NJ Racetracks Progresses

    Legislation authorizing the privatization of Monmouth Park and Meadowlands as well as a period of joint operation with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

  • NJ Panel to Address Racetrack Lease Bill

    A Senate committee in New Jersey is scheduled to address legislation June 20 that would allow the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to jointly operate Monmouth Park and Meadowlands pending licensing of lessees.

  • Gural: Negotiators Boycott Big M Meeting

    Jeff Gural, who is in negotiations to lease Meadowlands from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, said he met with pari-mutuel tellers April 20 but six of seven members of the negotiating committee boycotted.

  • Meadowlands Appears on Verge of Shutting Down

    Barring a reversal by mutuel clerks that refused to vote on a proposal for wage concessions, it appears Meadowlands in New Jersey will not reopen for harness racing in May and the track's simulcast operation will shut down.

  • New York OTB

    Battle Lines Drawn in NYCOTB Reorganization

    Officials said they are close to a deal to try to bring New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. out of bankruptcy protection, but that a final agreement is being blocked by several harness tracks in the state.

  • Attendance Light at TRA/HTA Convention

    Attendance has been light at this year's joint annual meeting of the Thoroughbred Racing Association and Harness Tracks of America at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, Calif.

  • Are the Voices of Horseplayers Being Heard?

    Racing executives are listening to players, but not enough, according to a journalist and horseplayer. And one track executive who is willing to try some things believes the industry would balk and put up roadblocks. And so it goes in the pari-mutuel horseracing industry.

  • Status Quo, 'Welfare' Mentality Big Threats

    If the horseracing industry fails to make voluntary changes it has resisted for decades, the only things that may save it from doom are involuntary changes brought on by forces in the gambling and entertainment marketplace, officials said Oct. 13.