Keyword: slots

  • Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich speaks at pro-slots rally Tuesday.

    Maryland Horse Industry Rallies For Slots

    Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich made a personal appeal to members of a House committee Tuesday for approval of his slot machine bill. Before the meeting Ehrlich attended a pro-slots rally at the Capitol conducted by members of the state's horse industry.

  • Oklahoma Gaming Bill Signed Into Law

    Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry signed a bill Monday that allows electronic gaming machines at three racetracks in the state. A bill-signing ceremony was scheduled for Tuesday.

  • Woodbine to Sell Hastings Park

    Hastings Park is for sale. The Vancouver racetrack that was purchased by Woodbine Entertainment Group in 2002 apparently isn't performing as well as its parent company had hoped, even though attendance and wagering have increased since it changed hands.

  • Indiana Tracks' Slot-Like Gaming Bill Beaten

    Efforts to bring 5,000 electronic pull-tab machines to Hoosier Park, Indiana Downs and two simulcast wagering facilities were defeated Feb. 12 in the Indiana General Assembly.

  • Kentucky's Casino Hopes Move Forward

    Officials representing the Kentucky horse industry agreed Wednesday to proposed alternative gaming legislation that would put casinos at four racetracks and four other non-racetrack facilities in the state.

  • California Slots Initiative Moving Forward

    A California ballot initiative to allow slots at five racetracks and 11 card rooms in the state took a step forward Monday after Attorney General Bill Lockyer approved the measures legal title and summary.

  • Horse of the Year candidate Mineshaft won the 2003 Pimlico Special, which was canceled the previous year.

    Purse Shortfall Puts Pimlico Special at Risk--Again

    After Funny Cide delighted racing fans with his sizzling victory at Gulfstream Park, the schedule for the popular New York-bred gelding included the Pimlico Special (gr. I), which could be canceled this year due to a purse shortfall.

  • NYRA chairman Barry Schwartz, says organization can renew plans for VLTs.

    NYRA Fined $3 Million; Two Officials, Four Tellers Indicted

    The New York Racing Association, under investigation for more than three years, was indicted Thursday on fraud and conspiracy charges. Besides the indictment of NYRA, the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn also unsealed indictments against two former directors of the parimutuel department as well as four former tellers on conspiracy and tax fraud charges.

  • Slots Initiative Stalls at Hastings Park

    Hastings Park officials were hopeful slot machines could be installed at the racetrack sometime next summer. However, after a Vancouver city council vote on Tuesday night, installing slots at the racetrack is still on hold.

  • Illegal Internet Gambling Focus of National Legislative Council

    Issues related to the loss of tax dollars from Internet wagering will come into focus when state legislators from across the country meet in Las Vegas to focus on public policy questions related to Internet, casino, and other forms of gaming. The occasion will be the 2004 Winter Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) at Harrah's Las Vegas on the January 9-11 weekend.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Land of Enchantment

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Slot machines have divided the racetrack community into two groups: the "haves" and "have nots." To join the "haves," owners, breeders, and anyone making their living in the horse industry need to become active.

  • It's About Slots

    <i>By Dan Liebman </i>-- The future of Maryland racing may not depend on the number of starts per stall, but perhaps the number of slot machines per grandstand.

  • MTR Gaming Plans Temporary Slots Parlor in Pennsylvania

    MTR Gaming Group Inc., which has been granted a state license to build a horse racing track in Pennsylvania, has plans to build a temporary slot machine parlor where customers can gamble during the two years it will take to build the track.

  • Massachusetts Slots Bill Abandoned

    Senate supporters of a proposal to bring casinos and video slot machines to Massachusetts are abandoning their efforts.

  • Massachusetts Set to Consider Slots at Tracks

    Within the week the Massachusetts legislature is expected to address an economic stimulus package which includes as many as 6,000 slot machines at racetracks. The <i>Boston Herald</i> reported Wednesday that the amendment was filed by Senator Brian Lees.

  • State Audit Recommends VLTs in Florida

    Florida's pari-mutuel industry is unable to pay for the cost of regulation and other required obligations after years of declining attendance and tumbling receipts, a state audit said Monday.

  • Ohio VLT Bill Clears Committee

    Legislation to put the issue of video slot machines at Ohio's seven racetracks on the ballot was approved late Tuesday by a Senate committee.

  • Slots Legislation Ready in Ohio

    Legislation legalizing video lottery terminals at Ohio's race tracks will be introduced in the Ohio Senate next week.

  • Kentucky Farm Managers Hear Fletcher-Pence Views on Industry

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club welcomed Kentucky Lt. Governor candidate Steve Pence to its Oct. 7 meeting. The candidate discussed what role the Fletcher-Pence administration would play in promoting the Thoroughbred industry. The state election is Nov. 4

  • Kentucky Attorney General&lt;br&gt;Ben Chandler

    In Support Of

    <i>By Ben Chandler</i> -- Both Kentucky gubernatorial candidates were posed the following question: "Why should the horse industry in Kentucky support you for governor?" Here is the response by candidate Ben Chandler.

  • Judge Upholds New York's VLT Law

    In a case closely watched by the racing industry, a New York judge today upheld legislation permitting racetracks in New York to offer video lottery terminals.

  • TIEC's Legends: The Quotable Gaines

    Thoroughbred innovator John Gaines was part of a panel discussion named "Legends of the Turf" at the Thoroughbred International Exposition & Conference. Never one to shy away from his opinion, Gaines offered up the following adages Saturday afternoon:

  • TIEC's Legends: The Quotable Gaines

    Thoroughbred innovator John Gaines was part of a panel discussion named "Legends of the Turf" at the Thoroughbred International Exposition & Conference. Never one to shy away from his opinion, Gaines offered up the following adages Saturday afternoon:

  • Fair Grounds Slots Bill Pre-Filed

    Among the bills pre-filed in advance of the general legislative session in Louisiana is a measure to allow slot machines at Fair Grounds, the Times-Picayune reported today.

  • Maryland Senate OKs Slots, But Battle Remains

    The Maryland Senate, on a 25-21 vote March 22, authorized 11,500 slot machines at Maryland racetracks. The legislation, however, faces strong opposition in the House of Delegates, where the House speaker has vowed to kill it.

  • Support for Maryland Slots Waning

    The proposal by Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. for slot machines at Maryland racetracks has run aground amid bickering over division of proceeds, minority involvement and lack of specifics.

  • Indiana Pull-Tab Bill Shelved

    A bill to allow for pull-tabs at Indiana's two racetracks was relegated to committee, and likely killed Monday, by House Speaker Patrick Bauer because of the pending purchase of a minority interest in one of Hoosier Park's ownership groups by one of his campaign contributors.