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  • FTBOA to Panel: Allow Racing to Compete

    Florida lawmakers should ensure the racing and breeding industry has the tools to compete in a competitive gambling market, the executive director of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association said Nov. 4.

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    Gaming Revenue for Racing, But No Racetracks?

    Horse racing will receive a share of gaming revenue from the casinos that will be built in Massachusetts, but during an Oct. 16 forum on the industry, stakeholders asked a question: What good is the money without racetracks?

  • Fort Erie Racing.

    Fort Erie Submits Proposal to Continue Racing

    The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium said it has submitted a proposal to the Ontario provincial government's Horse Racing Transition Panel to continue live racing at Fort Erie for at least the next three years.

  • Horsemen Force Contract Issue With Calder

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has told Calder Casino & Race Course it will withhold its consent for simulcast approval effective July 25 because the group has no purse contract with the track.

  • NY Lawmakers Hope to Tweak Gambling Bill

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to create gambling competition for racetrack-based casinos was a topic of an hour-long, closed-door meeting June 18 with legislative leaders trying to end the 2013 legislative session.

  • PNGI Invests in Planned PA Racetrack Casino

    Penn National Gaming Inc., in partnership with another company, has submitted a plan to build a racetrack casino in Lawrence County, Pa., not far from its proposed Hollywood Mahoning Valley Race Course near Youngstown, Ohio.

  • NH Panel Recommends Casino Bill Be Killed

    The New Hampshire House subcommittee studying expanded gambling narrowly voted May 15 to recommend that the bill to allow one high-end, highly-regulated destination casino be killed, but the full House will have its say.

  • Long-Term Plan for Ontario Horse Racing Looms

    After reaching short-term agreements with 11 of the province's 17 racetracks to continue live racing for 2013, the Ontario government is ready to map out a long-term plan for the industry.

  • Cuomo Touts Expansion of Casino Gambling

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there is a big enough appetite for gambling in New York to permit the state to expand casino operations while protecting the interests of existing racetrack-based casinos.

  • Ohio Track Helps MTR Gaming Bottom Line

    With strong assistance from its video lottery terminal operation at Scioto Downs in Ohio, MTR Gaming Group greatly reduced its net loss for the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012.

  • Rockingham Park Clubhouse Render

    Rockingham Plan Includes Redesigns for Racing

    Millennium Gaming has upped its ante significantly for the casino project it hopes to develop at Rockingham Park, but the company hasn't decided whether live Thoroughbred racing will return should it win a gaming license.

  • Princess of Sylmar broke her maiden at Penn National by 19 lengths.

    Oaks Win Timely PR for PA Racing, Breeding

    The Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry, currently concerned about a steady decline in the revenue it gets from slot machines, got some surprise public relations May 3 courtesy of the grade I Kentucky Oaks.

  • IL Racing Threatened by Legislative Stalling

    Illinois racing dates may be vacated and laboratory operations curtailed if the state legislature does not quickly reauthorize advance deposit wagering, Illinois Racing Board officials said April 30.

  • Early Morning Training at Woodbine

    Questions Linger for 2013 Woodbine Meet

    After a year of uncertainty due to the cancellation of the Ontario slots-at-racetracks program, Woodbine is set to begin its 133-day Thoroughbred meet April 20.

  • Ontario Panel Wants Probe of Slots Decision

    Members of the Ontario Public Accounts Committee passed a binding motion April 10 that calls for the Auditor General's office to investigate cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program.

  • Handle on Live Pennsylvania Races Up 12%

    Purses paid at six racetracks in Pennsylvania in 2012 increased 1% while wagering on the live product was up 12% from the previous year, according to the latest benchmark report prepared by regulators.

  • Kansas Bill Designed to Get Tracks to Reopen

    Legislation creating the Kansas Agriculture Opportunity Act would lower the tax rate on electronic gaming machines in an effort to get racetracks to install them, and also increase the amount of revenue for purses.

  • Ontario Plans Partnership; No Details Yet

    Woodbine Entertainment Group said March 8 it is "pleased" Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne plans a stronger partnership between the province and horse racing industry. But it remains to be seen how much revenue is at stake.

  • PA Group Continues to Warn of Revenue Decline

    The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition, noting another monthly loss in revenue from slot machines at racetrack casinos, predicts an overall reduction of $17 million in the Race Horse Development Fund for fiscal year 2012-13.

  • Racing at 'Rock' Hinges on Many Developments

    Even if Rockingham Park were to win a casino license, a return of live Thoroughbred racing isn't guaranteed. It does remain part of the plan, said an official with a company that would pursue a license if gaming is legalized.

  • PA Group: End Diversion of Slots Revenue

    A percentage of horsemen's revenue from slot machines in Pennsylvania will continue to go to the state's general fund and other programs under the fiscal year 2013-14 unveiled Feb. 7 by Gov. Tom Corbett.

  • PNGI Moving Forward, But With Caution

    Penn National Gaming Inc., which has a host of projects in the works, is taking a cautious approach to 2013 in the wake of a "soft" fourth quarter in 2012, company officials said Jan. 31 during an earnings teleconference.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs in Battle for Casino License

    Casino magnate Steve Wynn submitted a formal Phase 1 application with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Jan. 14, one day under a key deadline, to vie with the proposal of Suffolk Downs and partner Caesar's Entertainment.

  • PA Equine Group Wants Slots Money Restored

    A shift in slot machine revenue from horse racing to other programs in Pennsylvania is set to expire this summer, and the Pennsylvania Equine Coalition Jan. 8 urged lawmakers to honor the sunset provision.

  • Dalton McGuinty

    Move by Ontario Premier Blow for Racing

    Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Oct. 15 that he will be stepping down as leader of the province and will also prorogue the government until a new leader for the Liberal party can be named.

  • Woodbine

    Woodbine Seeks to Cut 11 Racing Days

    Citing uncertainty due to the scheduled end of its slots-at-racetracks program in March 2013, Woodbine has submitted a request to the Ontario Racing Commission to cancel 11 Thoroughbred Thursday afternoon programs.

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    Illinois Governor Vetoes Gambling Expansion

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Aug. 28 vetoed a gaming expansion measure that would have allowed slot machines at racetracks and authorized five new casinos around the state, but hinted he may approve if changes are made.

  • Woodbine is located in Ontario.

    Will Ontario Slots Program Be Revisited?

    Just days before a government panel is set to release recommendations for the future of horse racing in Ontario, the industry is receiving support from politicians questioning the end of the slots-at-racetracks program.

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    Illinois Awaits Action on Gambling Bill

    The clock is running on what could be a final push to authorize Illinois racetracks to run slot machines many in the industry see as vital to survival.

  • National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association roundtable discussion

    Protecting Gaming Purse Funds a Challenge

    Protecting purse revenue from alternative gaming can be as hard, or harder, than winning legislative approval for it, horsemen said June 30 during a National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association roundtable talk.

  • Eaves: Closure of Woodbine Possible in 2013

    As Woodbine prepares to hold the 153rd edition of the Queen's Plate June 24, Nick Eaves, the track's president, stunned the crowd at the June 21 post-position draw by revealing that Woodbine may be forced to close next April.

  • Ontario Pledges $50M in Transitional Funding

    The Ontario government announced June 7 it will provide up to $50 million in transitional funding to the province's horse racing industry over the next three years.

  • Illinois House Again OKs Racetrack Slots

    The Illinois House of Representatives May 23 again passed a gaming expansion bill that would authorize slot machines at Illinois racetracks. However, Gov. Pat Quinn found fault with the measure.