Keyword: racinos

  • 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.

  • Prarie Meadows

    Prairie Meadows Has Eight-Year Lease Deal

    Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 24 approved a new eight-year lease with Polk County that will pay the county $26 million in each of the first three years and perhaps more after that.

  • Ohio Policy Group: VLT Plan Violates Law

    The Ohio Roundtable, a public policy organization, said an agreement between Republican Gov. John Kasich and casino developers that includes a provision for racetrack gaming is a "clear violation" of Ohio law.

  • OH Casinos Move Forward; Racetrack VLTs Next?

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich has reached an agreement that will resume construction on casinos in Cincinnati and Cleveland -- and according to published reports permit video lottery terminals at the state's seven racetracks.

  • Report Reflects Slots Impact on PA Racing

    Purse revenue earned from pari-mutuel handle and racetrack slot machines dropped in 2010, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's "benchmark report" on racetrack casinos in the state.

  • Delaware Park paddock

    Officials Hopeful for Delaware Park Meet

    Cancellation of one program because of a lack of horses did little to dent the Delaware Park meet, which opened with enthusiasm and features a new program designed to increase attendance.

  • Richard L. Duchossois

    Duchossois: Slots Revenue Would Be Welcome

    Arlington Park chairman Richard L. Duchossois said he doesn't know if the racetrack can survive unless the Illinois legislature finally allows Arlington to add slot machines.

  • Indiana Downs

    Indiana Racing Dodges Bullet in State Budget

    Indiana lawmakers have passed a two-year, $28 billion budget that largely spares the horse racing and breeding industry, which was targeted for major reductions in the amount of revenue it receives from slot machines.

  • Is Suffolk Partnership Sign Gaming Will Pass?

    Suffolk Downs has entered into what it terms a "strategic alliance" with Caesars Entertainment to bolster its chances of developing a destination resort casino should Massachusetts approved expanded gambling.

  • Gambling Expansion Off Fast Track in Mass.

    Discussions about expanding gambling in Massachusetts have been moved off the fast track as the governor and legislators now will make closing the state's $1-billion budget deficit their top priority.

  • WV Bill Spares Racing, Breeding From Cuts

    Legislation that would have diverted gaming funds from several recipients including horse and dog racing in West Virginia has been altered to instead use excess video lottery terminal revenue.

  • 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.

  • PNGI Continues Looking for Growth Markets

    Penn National Gaming Inc. said 10 of its 15 gaming properties increased net revenue and that it intends to "expand its presence to any jurisdiction considering the expansion of gaming."

  • Carlino: 'We're Not Running Public Charity'

    Penn National Gaming Inc. believes racetrack gaming can be a major economic driver but shouldn't be viewed as a means to increase pari-mutuel wagering on racing, company president Peter Carlino said.

  • Despite Suits, Hialeah Moves on Slots Parlor

    Hialeah Park is moving ahead with plans to build a casino even though three other southeast Florida pari-mutuel outlets are continuing with a lawsuit that challenges its legal right to have slot machines.

  • PNGI Explores Option to Move Ohio Tracks

    Penn National Gaming Inc. confirmed Jan. 21 there is a possibility it may attempt to relocate one or both of its Ohio racetracks to avoid competition with full-scale casinos the company is building nearby.

  • 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.

  • NY Racinos Want Indian Casino Deal Scuttled

    The major racino operators in New York are urging the state's new governor and legislative leaders to scuttle a deal made by former Gov. David Paterson with a Wisconsin tribe for a full-fledged casino in the Catskills area.

  • Hawthorne race track.

    Back to Drawing Board for IL Racetrack Slots

    The Illinois General Assembly adjourned early the morning of Jan. 12 without voting on a massive expansion of gaming that would have permitted the state's racetracks to install a limited number of slot machines.

  • Laurel Park

    Maryland Commission Suggests Gaming Changes

    A commission overseeing development of video lottery terminal parlors in Maryland said Jan. 11 the state should examine ways to attract more interest in available gaming licenses and study similar operations in other states.

  • Track Slots Bill to Floor of Illinois House

    A bill that would dramatically expand Illinois gaming, including permitting slot machines at the state's racetracks, has advanced to the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

  • Report: Orioles Owner Bids for Rosecroft

    The prospect of changes in Maryland's law governing slot machines has led Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos to again make a bid to purchase bankrupt Rosecroft Raceway, located just south of Washington, D.C.

  • Suffolk Obtains Dog Track Simulcast License

    Suffolk Downs has been given approval to simulcast dog racing by the Massachusetts State Racing Commission, which recently issued a decision to allow the shuttered Wonderland Greyhound Park to transfer its license.

  • Pimlico Clubhouse

    Parameters of Maryland Agreement Discussed

    The Maryland Jockey Club will receive more than $5 million for operations under the parameters of a negotiated agreement that will maintain a full 146-day live Thoroughbred racing schedule in the state.