Keyword: racino

  • Ohio Racinos Boost Penn National Gaming

    Penn National Gaming Inc. reported strong financial numbers for the first three months of 2015 that it attributed to improving regional gaming trends and contributions from new racino properties in Ohio.

  • Suffolk Downs

    MGC Offers Help for Displaced Suffolk Workers

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Sept. 18 it will offer help for soon to be unemployed Suffolk Downs workers and racing industry stakeholders, but the words rang hollow for the track's chief operating officer.

  • Araphaoe Park Racing

    Colorado Voters to Decide on Racino Gaming

    In November Colorado voters will decide if Arapahoe Park will be allowed to add casino-type gambling. The Denver Post reports Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler determined enough signatures had been submitted.

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Cuomo: New York is 'In Denial' About Casinos

    The governor of New York is still not ready to divulge where he thinks new casinos should be located in the state, but said people are in a "state of denial" if they think casino gambling does not already exist in New York.

  • Racinos Defied 2008's Declining Gaming Trend

    Even though overall United States casino revenues dropped for the first time this decade, domestic racinos registered double-digit percentage growth in 2008, according to a report issued May 18 by the American Gaming Association.

  • NY Official: Racetracks Hurt Racinos' Profit

    New York's lottery director caused a bit of a stir this week when he suggested to state lawmakers that racetracks are a drag on the profitability of their racino operations - leading to less money going to the state's education budget.

  • 'Alarming' Opener for Penn National

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National opened on time Feb. 12 with bells and whistles--and with a rousing alarm and taped recording telling everyone to vacate the building.

  • Indiana Slots Bill Progresses With Higher Fees

    Legislation that would allow slot machines at Indiana's two pari-mutuel racetracks was endorsed by a Senate committee on a 9-3 vote March 20, but there are concerns about a $400-million license fee each track would have to pay for the right to operate slots.

  • Ohio VLT Vote Needs More Valid Signatures

    A petition drive to allow a vote on video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks was 8,716 signatures short as of Aug. 30, but more will be submitted within the next two weeks.

  • New York Gov. George Pataki

    Pataki Offers Last-Ditch Plan to Assist NYRA

    New York Gov. George Pataki is offering $10 million in immediate aid to help keep the ailing New York Racing Association from insolvency, and he pledged to work with legislators on another measure to lend NYRA cash against its future gaming proceeds.

  • Weil: Racino Model Isn't Industry's Savior

    The horse racing industry should exploit the growth of sports betting, broaden its distribution, and develop new content rather than looking to racinos as an industry "savior," according to Scientific Games chairman and chief executive officer A. Lorne Weil.

  • Meeker Calls for Passion to Move Industry Forward

    Tom Meeker, president and chief executive officer of Churchill Downs Inc., told racetrack and gaming officials Tuesday that racing has become a remedy for state deficits rather than a means for economic development.

  • Site for New Pennsylvania Track Still Undecided

    Planners of a Thoroughbred racetrack near Erie are weighing two location options pending a Sept. 15 license amendment decision from the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission.

  • Canterbury Meet Features Return of Claiming Crown

    Canterbury Park will kick off its 63-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet May 16. Highlight of the spring/summer season is the $550,000 Claiming Crown, a five-race series scheduled for July 19.