Keyword: slot machines

  • Philadelphia Park

    PA Seeks to Keep 'Race' in Racino

    A Pennsylvania regulator said progress is being made in attempts to educate legislators and make sure horse racing gets its due as gaming parlors continue to open around the state, but much remains to be done.

  • 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.

  • KEEP: Gaming Levels Playing Field

    To continue dialogue on why Kentucky needs expanded gaming, and to further educate the General Assembly on the matter, Kentucky Equine Education Project executive director Patrick Neely recently gave a presentation during a special legislative subcommittee meeting in Frankfort, the state capital.

  • Questions Linger on Alabama Racing

    As reports have surfaced that Birmingham Race Course in Alabama may again seek to install electronic bingo games, the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will take yet another look at the status of the Alabama HBPA, which continues to say a return of live Thoroughbred racing to Birmingham is possible.

  • Woodbine and the HBPA of Ontario have extended their contract.

    Woodbine, Horsemen Extend Contract

    The board of directors of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario has unanimously approved the extension of its current contract with Woodbine Entertainment Group for an additional three years, the organization announced Jan. 18.

  • 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.

  • Illinois Gaming Expansion Stalls

    Gaming expansion, including authorization for slot machines at racetracks, appears to have been left at the starting gate once again in the Illinois General Assembly.

  • Kentucky Tracks Discuss Casinos

    Representatives from Kentucky's Thoroughbred racetracks pitched legalized casino gambling to a state legislative panel Jan. 9, and suggested they haven't decided whether gambling halls would be located at tracks.

  • The old grandstand/clubhouse (pictured) was demolished in 2006 to make way for an integrated racing/gaming facility.

    'New' Penn National Awaits Opener

    It will be a new day for Thoroughbred racing in central Pennsylvania Feb. 12 when Penn National Race Course, rebuilt as a racing and gaming complex, reopens for live racing as the Hollywood Casino at Penn National.

  • The year 2008 has brought another purse increase to Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

    Philly: More Money in the New Year

    The year 2008 has brought another purse increase to Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack, but the Pennsylvania track and other tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region are expected to continue competing for horses as the year progresses.

  • 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.

  • Another New Look for Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Park will have still another new look when it opens its season Jan. 3, 2008, and track president and general manager Bill Murphy says the latest changes come "from listening to what people wanted."

  • Parx Racing.

    Philly Gets Permanent Slots License

    Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack received approval for its master plan from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Dec. 18 and now has a permanent license to operate slot machines.

  • Philadelphia Park live racing contract has been extended for seven years.

    Philly Park, Horsemen Strike Deal

    Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced Dec. 10 they have extended their live racing contract at Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack for seven years, with Greenwood promising to make substantial improvements to the backstretch as well as revert most of the grandstand back to a venue for horseplayers.

  • 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.

  • MTR Gaming president and chief executive officer Edson "Ted" Arneault

    Mountaineer Readies for Table Games

    The West Virginia Lottery Commission has authorized Mountaineer Casino Resort & Racetrack to conduct two nights of testing in preparation for the soon-to-be announced official opening of table games.

  • 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 home to some 4,000 slot machines if legislation is approved by the voters.

    Optimism But Concern in Maryland

    Maryland racing interests are optimistic over passage of legislation to authorize a statewide referendum on slot machines in November 2008, but they indicated there remains a need for financial relief before the slots measure even comes up for a vote.

  • Florida Tribal Pact Brings Petition

    The Florida House of Representatives asked the state Supreme Court Nov. 19 to prevent Gov. Charlie Crist from implementing a Class III slot-machine deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida without the legislature's approval.

  • Casinos may be coming to California racing facilities in the near future.

    Slots for Calif. Tracks Possible?

    A California state senator says he expects to see tribal casinos develop an ownership stake in racetracks, leading to the potential for wagering devices such as Instant Racing or slot machines at racing facilities.

  • 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.

  • Calder Race Course

    Calder: Purse Cuts Are Necessary

    In response to statements made by the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in regard to purse cuts, Calder Race Course president Ken Dunn responded Nov. 11 by saying the decision was based on simple economics and was absolutely necessary based on decreased business during the month of October.

  • Philly Park Casino Plan Presented

    After a delay of several months, Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment presented plans for a stand-alone casino on the Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack property to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Nov. 8.

  • Field Size an Issue at Delaware

    Delaware Park, one of Thoroughbred racing's pioneers in terms of combining racing and video gaming, ended its 2007 meet Nov. 4 with declines in total handle and field size, though purses paid increased about $1 million.

  • 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.

  • Mountaineer Race Track's new on-site simulcast facility

    New Simulcast Area, Poker Room Open at Mountaineer

    A new poker room and simulcast facility are open in the grandstand at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort, which earlier this year received state and county approval to add table games to its thousands of video lottery terminals.

  • Video Gaming Devices Banned in Ohio

    Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland signed into law legislation Oct. 25 banning the use of gaming devices throughout the Buckeye State.

  • Michigan Budget Crisis Could Halt Horse Racing

    Michigan's horseracing industry, already reeling from decreases in revenue and the possible closure of Great Lakes Downs after this season, is facing an Oct. 1 shutdown should the state legislature fail to approve a budget.

  • At Horse Farm, Maryland Governor Floats Slots Plan

    If Maryland's Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley gets his way with the notoriously restive Maryland legislature this fall, the state's horseracing fans may at long last find slot machines installed at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.

  • 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.