Keyword: racinos

  • 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.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    WV Racing Struggles With Plan for Stability

    A request by management and horsemen at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to reduce the number of live racing days for 2015 has renewed a discussion about the future of West Virginia Thoroughbred racing.

  • NJ Report: Racing, Casinos Should Partner

    A white paper prepared by the Rutgers Equine Science Center released Nov. 7 shows a continued loss of ground for the New Jersey horse racing industry and calls for a partnership between racing and casinos.

  • WV Taking Industry Approach on Racing Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission is moving forward with a plan to fashion legislation that would allow flexibility on racing dates and perhaps new gambling offerings to generate revenue for the industry.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs Loses Casino Bid on 3-1 Vote

    The Massachusetts Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry was dealt a devastating blow when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided to award the sole Boston-area casino license to Wynn Resorts.

  • Massachusetts Sets Gaming Splits for Racing

    The Thoroughbred industry in Massachusetts will receive the lion's share of future expanded gaming revenue to be collected and allocated by the Race Horse Development Fund.

  • Mountaineer won't race in December.

    Mountaineer OK'd to Cut Races But Not Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Aug. 15 upheld a hearing officer's recommendation that Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort can't abandon December racing, but it allowed leeway should purse money not be available.

  • Rick Violette Jr.

    NYRA Franchise, Winter Racing Discussed

    The future structure of the New York Racing Association and the implications for year-round racing in the state were examined Aug. 12, the first day of the Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • NY Tracks Awarded Extended VLT Hours

    New York racetrack gaming facilities, most of which have been facing slumping financial numbers this year, will be able to stay open later into the early morning and be authorized to offer more free play.

  • Calder Casino and Race Course

    Approval of Florida Dates Deal Seems Imminent

    A report that Calder Casino & Race Course is preparing to close its poker room could be an indication that Calder and South Florida neighbor Gulfstream Park will soon receive state approval for their deal on racing dates.

  • Centaur owns Indiana Grand Race Course, formerly called Indiana Downs.

    Centaur Gets IHRC Approval to Refinance

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission June 26 granted approval to Centaur, which owns the two racetracks in the state, to proceed with refinancing that won't impact slots revenue that goes to purses and breed programs.

  • PA Audit: Ag Department Misused Racing Funds

    The Pennsylvania racing fund, which pays for regulation of horse racing in the state, has been misused by the state Department of Agriculture and is close to bankruptcy, according to a state audit released June 18.

  • Bluffs Run at Horseshoe Casino in Iowa.

    Iowa Casinos Can Terminate Greyhound Racing

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad May 31 signed into law a bill that will allow casinos to buy out dog racing, but there could be legislation in 2015 to hammer out simulcast revenue splits for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

  • The Iowa HBPA contends a portion of the horse racing simulcast revenue should go to horse racing at Prairie Meadows.

    Iowa Groups Fighting Over Simulcast Revenue

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said he is unsure whether he will sign legislation that would allow casinos to buy out Greyhound racing because of an objection raised by horse interests over full-card simulcasts.

  • In the Fairway, a 4yo WV-bred Posse colt bred and owned by Jeff and Susan Runco's Coleswood Farm, won the Confusion Say Stakes at Charles Town April 19. Runco trains the colt, who has earned more than $300,000 in 16 starts, 15 of them at Charles Town.

    Funds Intact, But WV Prepares for Change

    The West Virginia legislature ended a short special session May 21 and apparently left more than $14 million in gaming revenue to purses and breed development programs for horse and dog racing intact for fiscal year 2015.

  • Penn REIT Has Agreement to Buy The Meadows

    Gaming and Leisure Properties, a real estate investment trust spinoff of Penn National Gaming Inc., said May 14 it has an agreement to purchase The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in western Pennsylvania for $465 million.

  • Gulfstream Park

    HBPA Weighs In on Gulfstream-Calder Plan

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said May 9 it has given Gulfstream Park recommendations regarding a Gulfstream plan for ending head-to-head weekend racing with neighboring Calder.

  • NH House Votes Against Casino Legislation

    The New Hampshire House of Representatives said no dice to casino gambling again May 7, handing supporters their third defeat in two months and dashing hopes that live Thoroughbred racing might return to Rockingham Park.

  • Fair Grounds Race Course

    LA Lawmakers Blast CDI But Defer Bill Action

    An official with Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots assured Louisiana lawmakers May 6 that owner Churchill Downs Inc. will make the improvements required under a conditional license it received from state racing commission.

  • Fair Grounds Generic

    Louisiana Grants One-Year License to CDI

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission April 29 granted a one-year conditional license to Churchill Downs Inc. for Fair Grounds. The company must provide a list of improvements to be made in the next 60 days.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Cloud Hanging Over Suffolk as Meet Nears

    As Suffolk Downs prepares to open its 2014 meet May 3, a heavy cloud of uncertainty about the future of live racing hangs over the sole surviving Thoroughbred racetrack in New England.

  • CDI: Next Gaming Push in KY Likely for 2016

    Churchill Downs Inc., which spent $600,000 in the first quarter of this year on another failed bid for casino gambling in Kentucky, believes the next opportunity to makes its case will come in 2016.

  • Fair Grounds Generic

    Louisiana Puts More Pressure on Fair Grounds

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for May 1 to consider the license Churchill Downs Inc. holds to operate Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and a ring of OTB parlors with video poker.

  • Prairie Meadows Opposes Proposed Casino

    Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino is opposing a proposed casino in Jefferson, Iowa, that it estimates would reduce its gaming revenue by nearly $13 million.

  • Ohio Tracks, Horsemen Sign 10-Year Deals

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has signed 10-year racing agreements with the under-construction Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and ThistleDown Racino, formerly known as Thistledown.

  • KEEP Opposes Open-Ended Gambling Measure

    A proposed constitutional amendment that would give the Kentucky General Assembly the power to authorize any and all forms of gambling has met with opposition from the Kentucky Equine Education Project.

  • PNGI, Horsemen Have Agreement on Ohio Track

    Penn National Gaming Inc. and the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have reached an agreement in regard to the under-construction Youngstown-area racetrack that will replace Beulah Park.

  • Hastings Has Three-Year Live Racing Deal

    A multi-party agreement has paved the way for a three-year funding model for Hastings Racecourse in British Columbia, Canada, officials said Feb. 17. The 2014 Thoroughbred meet is expected to begin in late April or early May.

  • Report Reflects Competition Faced by Delaware

    Total on-site pari-mutuel wagering at Delaware Park in 2013 totaled $149.2 million, down 4.1% from $155.5 million in 2012, according to the annual report released Feb. 6 by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

  • PNGI Remains Bullish on Casino Properties

    Penn National Gaming Inc. officials said Feb. 6 they don't believe a roughly $100 million decline in net revenue is associated with customers opting for other forms of gambling or entertainment.

  • Racing, Others Oppose VLT Revenue Shift in WV

    Racing stakeholders and government officials Feb. 4 publicly stated their opposition to legislation that would shift 15% of video lottery and table games revenue to fund other programs in West Virginia.