Keyword: Ohio State Racing Commission

  • Lack of Deal Stalls River-at-Beulah Meet

    The Ohio State Racing Commission April 16 once again deferred action on a proposal to transfer the River Downs meet to Beulah Park because horsemen and Penn National Gaming Inc. have no contract for the meet.

  • Ohio HBPA Forces VLT Issue With Thistledown

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has informed Thistledown it won't grant the track approval to export its signal when live racing begins April 19 because it has no deal with horsemen on VLT revenue.

  • River Downs in Ohio is currently a construction site.

    Bill Allowing Transfer of Ohio Dates Signed

    Republican Gov. John Kasich April 1 signed into law a transportation bill that includes an amendment that would facilitate transfer of the 2013 River Downs race meet to Beulah Park.

  • Ohio Racing Plans Remain in Stall Mode

    A plan to shift the 2013 River Downs meet to Beulah Park remains on hold, and developers of new racetrack gaming facilities in Ohio were told to go back to the drawing board in terms of indoor seating for racing patrons.

  • Decision on River Downs Meet Shift Postponed

    The Ohio State Racing Commission March 20 postponed a decision on a plan to transfer summer racing dates at River Downs near Cincinnati to Beulah Park near Columbus.

  • OH Panel Peppers PNGI on Racetrack Plans

    The Ohio State Racing Commission March 12 continued its examination of plans for proposed racetrack casinos, peppering Penn National Gaming Inc. officials with questions about facilities planned for Dayton and Austintown.

  • OSRC to Consider River Downs Meet Transfer

    The Ohio State Racing Commission will consider a request from River Downs to move its 2013 meet to Beulah Park, agency chairman Robert Schmitz said Feb. 6.

  • Ohio Takes Stand on Racetrack Casino Plans

    The Ohio State Racing Commission put racetrack casino developers on notice Jan. 10 when, at a hearing, members expressed strong displeasure with the racing aspects of the proposed Miami Valley Gaming and Racing facility.

  • Oral Arguments Scheduled in Ohio VLT Appeal

    Oral arguments have been scheduled on a public policy group's appeal of a ruling that it doesn't have the legal standing to sue over a 2011 law authorizing racetrack video lottery terminals.

  • Loose Ends Slow Transfer of Ohio Race Dates

    Beulah Park and the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have agreed on 2013 live racing days, but approval of a shift of the River Downs meet to Beulah Park remains on hold.

  • Thistledown requested 122 live racing days.

    For Ohio Tracks, 2013 a Transitional Year

    With one exception, there could be little change in live racing dates at Ohio tracks in 2013, but significant alterations are possible for 2014 should more facilities begin operating video lottery terminals.

  • Partners Granted Permit for Thistledown

    The company whose permit to operate Thistledown was approved by the Ohio State Racing Commission Aug. 22 indicated the planned video lottery terminal operation at the racetrack will be more than temporary.

  • Plans Announced to Relocate Lebanon Raceway

    Miami Valley Gaming & Racing, a joint venture of Delaware North Gaming & Entertainment and Churchill Downs Inc., announced plans July 26 to relocate harness track Lebanon Raceway in Ohio and install VLTs at the new facility.

  • Thistledown

    Decisions on OH Racetrack Relocations Near

    The Ohio State Racing Commission probably will rule on racetrack license transfers during the third quarter of this year, OSRC chairman Robert Schmitz said June 11.

  • Horsemen's Simulcast Rights Upheld in OH Case

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion Jan. 24 that states the federal Interstate Horseracing Act trumps Ohio statute in regard to horsemen having a say in where races are transmitted.

  • OH Group Files Lawsuit Over VLT Law

    The Ohio Roundtable, which opposes the expansion of gambling, said Oct. 21 is has filed a lawsuit challenging racetrack VLTs in the state.

  • Ohio Racetrack Relocation Rules Expedited

    Gov. John Kasich signed another executive order Oct. 20 that allows the Ohio State Racing Commission to adopt regulations governing eligibility for racetracks to install video lottery terminals and to request relocation.

  • Ohio Governor Fast-Tracks VLT Regulations

    Republican Gov. John Kasich, citing an "emergency" in Ohio, issued an executive order Oct. 14 allowing the Ohio Lottery Commission to adopt regulations governing racetrack video lottery terminals.

  • Wait-and-See for Ohio Racetrack Relocations

    If the Ohio Supreme Court were to rule that video lottery terminals can't be installed at racetracks in the state, attempts to move tracks to new locations would be dropped.

  • OH Lottery Preparing for Racetrack VLTs

    The Ohio Lottery Commission said Sept. 26 it plans to have video lottery terminals installed at some of the state's racetracks perhaps by January 2012.

  • OH Track Relocations Must Wait Until October

    A racing regulator in Ohio said Aug. 21 it will be the middle of October for a decision is made on allowing Penn National Gaming Inc. to transfer the racing licenses of its two tracks to other locations.

  • Instant Racing VLT

    Ohio Racetrack VLTs Called 'Moving Target'

    With Republican Gov. John Kasich preparing to sign legislation authorizing racetrack video lottery terminals and horse industry representatives already discussing strategy, a public policy group is ready to fight the plan.

  • RCI: Exchange Wagering Takes Center Stage

    Exchange wagering was a hot topic during the annual conference of the Association of Racing Commissioners International in New Orleans, as the need for strong regulatory guidance and preventative action was stressed.

  • Plan to Move OH Tracks Not Without Opposition

    Two of Ohio's oldest racetracks could be relocating to other Buckeye State cities if owner Penn National Gaming Inc. has its way, but the moves won't come without opposition.

  • Mahoning Valley Downs and Resort

    New OH Track Plan Appears to Have Way to Go

    The group planning a racetrack, casino, and resort in northeastern Ohio said Jan. 18 "everything will fall into place," but a presentation made during a press conference indicated the project has a long way to go.

  • Virus Precautions Stepped Up at Beulah Park

    With two barns at Beulah Park quarantined because of equine herpesvirus, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is ordering that all horses on the grounds at the track have their temperatures taken and recorded each day.