Keyword: referendum

  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announces legislation to authorize VLTs.

    Kentucky Casino Legislation Offered

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear unveiled legislation Feb. 14 calling for a constitutional amendment to allow for up to 12 casinos--seven at racetracks and five at non-racetrack locations.

  • Calder Race Course has won the right to install slot machines.

    Calder Gets Slots OK in Referendum

    Voters in Miami-Dade County, Fla., approved slot machines for Calder Race Course and the county's two other pari-mutuel facilities in a Jan. 29 referendum. They passed the ballot issue by a 63%-37% margin--a decisive victory in a race many observers expected would be close.

  • Calder Race Course

    'Tough Race' Seen for Calder Slots

    Calder Race Course president Ken Dunn expects "a tough race" during the last days before Miami-Dade County's Jan. 29 vote on slot machines for Calder and two other pari-mutuel facilities.

  • Calder Race Course has won the right to install slot machines.

    Calder On-Track Handle Down 24%

    On-track handle at Calder Race Course fell 24% during the 2007 portion of its Tropical meet, according to data obtained from the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering. Calder's simulcast handle fell 26% compared with the same period in 2006.

  • Calder restored purses toward the end of its meet, but questions remain for 2008.

    Calder, Others Face Issues in 2008

    After cutting its daily purses about 7% in early November, Calder Race Course quietly restored the money during the final weeks of its meet that ends Jan. 2. But questions concerning Calder and other South Florida tracks linger into the new year.

  • Chris Dragone

    Dragone Ready for MJC Challenge

    Chris Dragone knows he is wading into some fiery situations as the new head of the Maryland Jockey Club, but said he is more than willing to take whatever heat necessary to right a rocky ship.

  • PNGI Won't Purchase Maryland Track

    Penn National Gaming Inc. said Nov. 28 it will not purchase Rosecroft Raceway, a Maryland harness track, in light of the fact the facility will not be eligible for slot machines under legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

  • Talk of Kentucky Casinos Ramping Up

    Discussion by Kentucky lawmakers on a public television program revealed a split on casino gambling. Meanwhile, a legislative working group hopes to have a report on the issue ready for the state General Assembly by Feb. 1, 2008.

  • Laurel Park could be a benefactor if slots legislation is passed in Maryland.

    Maryland House Wrangling on Slots

    The Maryland House of Delegates put off voting on whether the state should have a referendum on slot-machine gambling after a day of changes in the proposal Nov. 15. The issue is on the agenda when the House reconvenes Nov. 16.

  • Calder Race Course management is seeking to legalize casino gaming at the south Florida track.

    Calder Launches Pro-Slots Effort

    Calder Race Course in South Florida has launched its campaign for the Jan. 29, 2008, Miami-Dade County vote on whether to allow Las Vegas-style slot machines at pari-mutuel facilities.

  • Steve Beshear

    Beshear Is New Kentucky Governor

    Democrat Steve Beshear, who supports a referendum on casino gambling and made it part of his campaign, easily won the race for governor of Kentucky in the Nov. 6 election.

  • Audit Shows Table Games Passed for Dog Track

    An audit of a vote on table games at a Greyhound racetrack near Charleston, W.Va., showed the measure passed 23,192-22,849, but there has been a call for a recount.

  • Track Wins Table Games But Vote Contested

    Contested election results indicate voters approved table games at a Kanawha County, W.Va., dog track located less than an hour from the eastern Kentucky border.

  • Live racing will debut in September at Presque Isle Downs, considered a core property by owner MTR Gaming Group.

    Gaming Vote Key to Mountaineer Expansion

    The company that owns Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort is attempting to focus on its core holdings, and on June 30 will find out whether it can add table games at the West Virginia facility.

  • Voters Give OK for Slot Machines at The Woodlands

    Wyandotte County, Kan., voters on June 26 approved a measure that will allow The Woodlands racetrack to install slot machines. The revenue eventually could push purses above the $200,000-per-day level at the once-bankrupt track.

  • Ohio Thoroughbred Interests Agree to Dates Reduction

    Ohio's Thoroughbred tracks will race 24 fewer days in 2007 in keeping with a plan to increase average daily purses and boost field size by offering fewer races. The schedule, agreed to by tracks and horsemen's groups, will be voted on Dec. 15 by the Ohio State Racing Commission.

  • Racetrack VLT Referendum Fails in Ohio

    For the third time in 16 years, Ohioans soundly rejected the expansion of gambling in Ohio, this time routing a racetrack-backed proposal to put video lottery terminals at seven tracks and two non-track locations in Cleveland.

  • Ohio Racetrack VLT Question on November Ballot

    A referendum to allow video lottery terminals at seven racetracks and two stand-alone casinos in Ohio will be on the November ballot because supporters of the measure have obtained the required number of certified signatures.

  • More Petitions Submitted for Ohio VLT Ballot Question

    Supporters of video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks have submitted an additional 43,879 petitions they say will meet the required number needed to put a VLT referendum on the November ballot.

  • 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.

  • MEC to Proceed With Gulfstream Park Slots Parlor

    Magna Entertainment Corp. said it intends to proceed with the development of a slot-machine facility at Gulfstream Park despite a decision by the Florida District Court of Appeal First District.

  • Ohio Groups Join Forces on VLT Ballot Question

    Three groups seeking to legalize video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks have decided to join forces rather than pursue their own ballot questions, which have generated conflict.

  • Referendum Sought on Video Slots at Ohio Racetracks

    Gambling proponents announced a proposed constitutional amendment March 24 to allow video slot machines at the seven racetracks in Ohio. The proposal, which calls for slots at non-track sites in Cincinnati and Cleveland, would also allow voters in counties with racetracks to vote in four years on establishing full casinos with table games in those areas.

  • Proposal Puts Racetrack VLTs on Ohio Ballot

    The issue of video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks is again being discussed in the Ohio General Assembly. The latest proposal would put the question up for public vote later this year.

  • Constituents Urged to Support Ohio VLT Vote

    The Ohio Thoroughbred industry is in the midst of a grass-roots campaign to solicit support for a measure that would allow voters to decide whether video lottery terminals should be allowed at the state's racetracks.