Keyword: video lottery terminals

  • Mountaineer won't race in December.

    Mountaineer OK'd to Cut Races But Not Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Aug. 15 upheld a hearing officer's recommendation that Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort can't abandon December racing, but it allowed leeway should purse money not be available.

  • Rick Violette Jr.

    NYRA Franchise, Winter Racing Discussed

    The future structure of the New York Racing Association and the implications for year-round racing in the state were examined Aug. 12, the first day of the Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • NY Tracks Awarded Extended VLT Hours

    New York racetrack gaming facilities, most of which have been facing slumping financial numbers this year, will be able to stay open later into the early morning and be authorized to offer more free play.

  • In the Fairway, a 4yo WV-bred Posse colt bred and owned by Jeff and Susan Runco's Coleswood Farm, won the Confusion Say Stakes at Charles Town April 19. Runco trains the colt, who has earned more than $300,000 in 16 starts, 15 of them at Charles Town.

    Funds Intact, But WV Prepares for Change

    The West Virginia legislature ended a short special session May 21 and apparently left more than $14 million in gaming revenue to purses and breed development programs for horse and dog racing intact for fiscal year 2015.

  • Ohio Tracks, Horsemen Sign 10-Year Deals

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has signed 10-year racing agreements with the under-construction Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and ThistleDown Racino, formerly known as Thistledown.

  • PNGI, Horsemen Have Agreement on Ohio Track

    Penn National Gaming Inc. and the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have reached an agreement in regard to the under-construction Youngstown-area racetrack that will replace Beulah Park.

  • Report Reflects Competition Faced by Delaware

    Total on-site pari-mutuel wagering at Delaware Park in 2013 totaled $149.2 million, down 4.1% from $155.5 million in 2012, according to the annual report released Feb. 6 by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

  • Racing, Others Oppose VLT Revenue Shift in WV

    Racing stakeholders and government officials Feb. 4 publicly stated their opposition to legislation that would shift 15% of video lottery and table games revenue to fund other programs in West Virginia.

  • Ohio Panel, PNGI Clash Again Over Track Plan

    Construction of a new racetrack gaming facility in the Mahoning Valley is well under way, but the track's owner and the Ohio State Racing Commission continued a battle over a commitment on the number of stalls Jan. 23.

  • Hollywood Casino Resort at Rosecroft Raceway Proposal.

    MGM Wins License; Rosecroft Left Hanging

    MGM Resorts International has won a three-way race for a license to build a resort casino in Prince George's County, Md., just south of Washington, D.C. And the future of a racetrack remains up in the air.

  • Ohio Tracks, Horsemen Close to VLT Agreements

    With a deadline fast approaching, Ohio racetracks and horsemen's groups indicated Dec. 19 they are close to having definite deals on the percentage of video lottery terminal revenue that will go to purses.

  • NJ Senate Committee OKs Instant Racing Bill

    A New Jersey Senate committee Dec. 9 approved legislation that would authorize historical race wagering, also known as Instant Racing, at the state's racetracks, off-track wagering parlors, and casino race books.

  • NYRA CEO Chris Kay.

    NYRA Budget for 2014 Calls for Hike in Fees

    The New York Racing Association is finalizing a "fresh look" budget for 2014 that will hike fees imposed on simulcast partners and raise prices for racetrack admission and parking while cutting a number of expenses.

  • NYRA senior vice president and chief financial officer Susanne Stover

    NYRA Financials a Mixed Bag So Far in 2013

    The New York Racing Association reported net income of $8.2 million for the first six months of 2013, up 2% from the same period in 2012 because of an increase in video lottery terminal revenue and a decrease in expenses.

  • Ohio High Court Agrees to Hear VLT Appeal

    The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on whether a public policy group that had filed suit over the 2011 law that authorized video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks has standing to appeal.

  • Ohio Racetrack VLT Lawsuit Takes a Turn

    The Ohio Roundtable said June 21 it will not file a memorandum in reply to the state's request that the Ohio Supreme Court not hear the public policy group's appeal of a lower court ruling that rejected its challenge to VLTs.

  • 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.

  • The racino at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Cuomo Adds New Twist to Casino Expansion Plan

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is playing a new game of hardball with racetrack-based casinos in New York by sending them a simple message: get on board with his plan or face additional competition from facilities located nearby.

  • OH Supreme Court Asked to Reject VLT Suit

    The Ohio Attorney General's Office May 28 asked the state Supreme Court to reject an appeal filed by a public policy group that is challenging the constitutionality of a 2011 law that authorized VLTs at racetracks.

  • OH High Court Asked Not to Hear VLT Appeal

    The Ohio Attorney General's office has asked the state Supreme Court not to hear an appeal by a public policy group challenging the 2011 law authorizing video lottery terminals at racetracks.

  • Rear of old grandstand at Pimlico

    Pimlico Renovation Plans Still in the Works

    The Maryland Jockey Club expects to begin construction on new barns at Laurel Park this year as part of a long-term capital improvement plan, but it is holding off on announcing details of renovations at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Hollywood Casino Resort at Rosecroft Raceway Proposal.

    PNGI Submits Plan for Rosecroft Casino in MD

    Penn National Gaming Inc. has submitted a formal proposal to build a $700 million casino and resort on the grounds of Rosecroft Raceway, a harness track located just south of Washington, D.C., in Prince George's County, Md.

  • 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.

  • NY Racetrack Casinos Tout Financial Benefits

    The New York Gaming Association April 29 released a report that shows its nine racetrack-based casino facilities generated $1.8 billion in gross gaming revenue in 2012 and turned over $823 million in taxes to the state.

  • Lack of Deal Stalls River-at-Beulah Meet

    The Ohio State Racing Commission April 16 once again deferred action on a proposal to transfer the River Downs meet to Beulah Park because horsemen and Penn National Gaming Inc. have no contract for the meet.

  • Ohio HBPA Forces VLT Issue With Thistledown

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has informed Thistledown it won't grant the track approval to export its signal when live racing begins April 19 because it has no deal with horsemen on VLT revenue.

  • River Downs in Ohio is currently a construction site.

    Bill Allowing Transfer of Ohio Dates Signed

    Republican Gov. John Kasich April 1 signed into law a transportation bill that includes an amendment that would facilitate transfer of the 2013 River Downs race meet to Beulah Park.

  • Ohio Racing Plans Remain in Stall Mode

    A plan to shift the 2013 River Downs meet to Beulah Park remains on hold, and developers of new racetrack gaming facilities in Ohio were told to go back to the drawing board in terms of indoor seating for racing patrons.

  • 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.