Keyword: racetrack gaming

  • Gulfstream Park is one of the Florida racetracks that has slot machines

    Decoupling Option Part of Tribal Compact

    A pricey compact between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe allows for the decoupling of casino gambling and pari-mutuel racing, but whether that provision becomes law remains to be seen.

  • Tampa Bay Downs returns to action with 10 races Nov. 28

    Tampa Bay Finds Success Despite Competition

    As Tampa Bay Downs prepared to begin its meet Nov. 28, Peter Berube, general manager at the Florida racetrack, discussed its model for success in the face of competition from tracks with alternative gaming.

  • Hawthorne is one of the Illinois tracks pushing for slot machines

    Slots Spread, Illinois Tracks Can Only Watch

    Illinois racetracks, which aren't permitted to have gaming machines, have watched about 5,100 other locations install slot machines which, according to a report, aren't subject to typical casino-style regulation.

  • Further Cuts Expected for WV Racing Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Nov. 18 approved customary live racing dates, but the schedules for Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort are expected to be drastically reduced.

  • Mahoning Valley Race Course

    Ohio Racing Benefits From Misfortune in WV

    The early closure of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia has had a positive impact on Hollywood Casino at Mahoning Valley Race Course, at least for the first six days of its 2015-16 meet.

  • Penn National is one of six racetracks in Pennsylvania

    Talks Continue on Funds for PA Regulation

    Racing stakeholders in Pennsylvania are working with Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to devise a funding plan for regulation in the wake of ongoing declines in pari-mutuel handle in the state.

  • Gulfstream Park is one of several Florida tracks with slots

    Opposition to Florida Decoupling Plan Expands

    Horsemen's groups are rallying to head off a move to decouple live racing from casino-style gambling at pari-mutuel facilities in Florida. Currently, tracks with slot machines must also offer live racing.

  • Saratoga had a productive summer meet in 2015

    NYRA Touts Finances, Customer Service

    NYRA president Christopher Kay, whose contract extension was announced Oct. 21, said the organization most likely will experience an increase in profit this year exclusive of revenue from video lottery terminals.

  • Florida Court Deals Gretna Racing a Setback

    Gretna Racing, which won a license to offer Quarter Horse barrel racing as a steppingstone to apply for slot machines, was dealt a setback when the Florida First District Court of Appeal Oct. 2 reversed its earlier opinion.

  • WV Racing Report Approval Stalls

    A group of West Virginia racing stakeholders has prepared a report on the state of the industry and makes suggestions on how to improve the economics, but when it is approved remains to be seen.

  • WV Racing Industry Sets Legislative Goals

    The West Virginia racing industry will pursue several initiatives during the 2016 legislative session, including statutory changes that would lower the minimum number of racing dates for which tracks must apply each year.

  • PA Bill Would Lower Racing Dates Minimum

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are examining legislation that would lower the minimum number of live racing days required at racetrack gaming facilities, and also allow each track to install slot machines at up to four OTW parlors.

  • Richard Skinner, vice president and general manager for ThistleDown

    ThistleDown Reaps Results of Improved Program

    This year's $500,000 Ohio Derby in retrospect can be considered a success on several levels, and management at ThistleDown Racino expects the marquee race--and the overall racing product--to only get better.

  • WV Racing to Have Role in Legislative Review

    The West Virginia Racing Commission June 2 authorized creation of a committee that will be charged with providing information to a legislative committee that will study the state's racing and gaming industries.

  • Delaware Park to Kick Off 81-Day Race Meet

    Delaware Park will begin its 81-day race meet May 16 with racing three or four days per week through Oct. 17 and what appears to be a fairly solid horse population given local competition for racing stock.

  • Indiana Governor Vetoes ADW Legislation

    Saying the bill would have expanded gambling in Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence has vetoed a bill that would have allowed state residents to use advance deposit wagering to bet on horse races.

  • New Hampshire House Rejects Casino Bill

    The New Hampshire House of Representatives, which has defeated every casino gambling bill brought to the floor over the past few decades, held true to form April 29 and voted down legislation to allow two casinos.

  • Race Fund Revenue Up, Handle Down in PA

    Distributions to horse racing from the state Race Horse Development Fund increased 9.5% in 2014 from the previous year, according to the annual Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board benchmark report released April 28.

  • WV Analysis: Purses Can't Support Race Dates

    A West Virginia Racing Commission purse analysis based on revenue projections from all sources indicates the state and its racetracks have serious issues to address regarding live racing dates in the future.

  • New York VLT Revenue Declines in Fiscal Year

    Their financial performances were no secret during the year, but now the final numbers for fiscal 2014 are in and, for the first time, New York racetrack-based casinos showed their first year-to-year dip in net revenue.

  • Oneida Tribe Opposes NY Casino Proposal

    Groups seeking to block a Finger Lakes-area casino in upstate New York have been formally joined by a politically powerful and financially deep-pocketed ally: the Oneida Indian Nation.

  • New York Senator Questions Spending on Racing

    A measure giving flexibility to the financial operations of the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund passed by a comfortable margin in the state Senate, as it has every year since 2010.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    WV Legislature to Review Racing and Gaming

    Both houses of the West Virginia legislature have adopted a resolution forming a select committee that will undertake a "comprehensive study" of the state's racing and gaming industries and report its findings in 2016.

  • Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

    Bill Would Protect Purses at Finger Lakes

    Legislation has been introduced in both houses of the New York legislature to require the owners of a future commercial casino to make whole any losses suffered by horsemen and breeders at nearby Finger Lakes.

  • Pinnacle Gets Offer From Real Estate Trust

    Pinnacle Entertainment, which owns Belterra Park in Ohio and more than 10 other casinos in the United States, has confirmed it has received a proposal from Gaming and Leisure Properties to acquire its real estate assets.

  • Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

    Finger Lakes Sues Over Proposed Casino

    The owner of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack in upstate New York is asking a state judge to halt the awarding of a license for a new commercial casino located just 25 miles away from the 1960s-era racetrack.

  • Saratoga Study Touts Impact of VLT Revenue

    Video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Racetrack have helped push up prices of New York-bred yearlings and increased the state's foal crop in what economic development officials say has been a far-reaching impact.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs, Horsemen Have Deal for Meets

    There will be a live race meet at Suffolk Downs in 2015 and 2016 now that track ownership and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have come to terms.

  • Hawthorne has asked to conduct live racing from Jan. 1 through April 27, then from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31.

    Hawthorne Hopes to Overcome Obstacles

    Live Thoroughbred racing returned to the Chicago area Feb. 20 as Hawthorne Race Course began its season amid frigid weather and an equally challenging financial and political landscape.

  • Mountaineer won't race in December.

    Mountaineer Cuts Purses in Wake of Reductions

    A state-approved 10% reduction in video lottery terminal revenue and continued softness in the regional gambling market have led officials and horsemen at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to reduce purses.

  • Mike Rogers of Stronach Group offering industry insights during the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association winter convention.

    Stronach Group Addresses Fundamental Issues

    The Stronach Group remains optimistic about the future of the horse racing industry in North America and will continue to push for what it believes are fundamental structural changes needed to move the business forward.

  • Sen. Damon Thayer

    Officials: KY Thoroughbred Industry Resilient

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred industry is more than holding its own despite national declines and the absence of alternative revenue sources available in other states, officials said Feb. 3 at the CBA symposium.

  • Ohio Begins Examination of Medication Rules

    As part of an examination of its equine medication rules, the Ohio State Racing Commission in February will begin hearing from various industry organizations involved in an effort to adopt uniform policies for all states.

  • Charles Town

    WV County Wants Horse Racing Funds Protected

    The governing body of Jefferson County, W.Va., where Charles Town Races is located, plans to send a message to state legislators that further reductions in the share of gaming revenue that supports racing are unacceptable.