Keyword: video lottery terminals

  • Mountaineer Park

    Optimism and Wariness as Mountaineer Reopens

    Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will begin its 10-month meet March 2 with some upgrades and increased promotion, but officials also are keeping an eye on neighboring states as they expand gambling opportunities.

  • NY Racetracks Touting Expansion Benefits

    New York's nine racetracks, which are lobbying to expand their businesses into full-fledged casinos, claim 8,200 permanent jobs would be created if they are permitted to enhance their gaming operations.

  • Judge Lets Parties Intervene in Ohio VLT Case

    A judge issued an order Feb. 24 allowing several gambling interests to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Ohio Roundtable challenging a law allowing Ohio racetracks to install video lottery terminals.

  • Groups Ask to Intervene in Ohio VLT Lawsuit

    Representatives of several Ohio gambling operations testified Feb. 21 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court seeking permission to intervene in a lawsuit brought by the Ohio Roundtable.

  • Parties Will Intervene in Ohio VLT Lawsuit

    Oral arguments on a lawsuit filed to stop the installation of video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks has been postponed to give interested parties a chance to intervene.

  • Racing-Related Funds Targeted in MD, PA

    Legislation that would divert gaming revenue for horse racing to other sources has been introduced in Maryland, and in Pennsylvania the governor has taken similar action in his 2012-13 state budget.

  • NYRA Criticized Again in New State Audit

    The New York Racing Association is masking financial troubles and is not taking steps state auditors have urged in the past to right its fiscal condition, the state's chief fiscal watchdog said Jan. 24.

  • OH Policy Group Continues VLT Challenge

    The Ohio Roundtable Jan. 23 asked a Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge to reject motions filed by the state to dismiss a lawsuit challenging legislative approval of a 2011 bill to authorize VLTs at racetracks.

  • Ohio Anti-VLT Group Given Deadline for Suit

    Efforts to facilitate installation of video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks continued to quicken Dec. 22 when a public policy group that filed suit over VLTs was given a deadline to respond to motions to dismiss.

  • State Wants Ohio VLT Lawsuit Dismissed

    The office of Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine filed papers in Franklin County Common Pleas Court Dec. 9 to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Ohio Roundtable, a group that opposes racetrack VLTs.

  • Slot Machine

    Deadline Set for Ohio VLT Court Challenge

    Columbus, Ohio Common Pleas Court judge Timothy Horton set Sept. 9, 2012, as the deadline for the state to file and answer a suit filed by the Ohio Roundtable over racetrack video lottery terminals.

  • OH Group Files Lawsuit Over VLT Law

    The Ohio Roundtable, which opposes the expansion of gambling, said Oct. 21 is has filed a lawsuit challenging racetrack VLTs in the state.

  • Ohio Racetrack Relocation Rules Expedited

    Gov. John Kasich signed another executive order Oct. 20 that allows the Ohio State Racing Commission to adopt regulations governing eligibility for racetracks to install video lottery terminals and to request relocation.

  • Ohio Governor Fast-Tracks VLT Regulations

    Republican Gov. John Kasich, citing an "emergency" in Ohio, issued an executive order Oct. 14 allowing the Ohio Lottery Commission to adopt regulations governing racetrack video lottery terminals.

  • Wait-and-See for Ohio Racetrack Relocations

    If the Ohio Supreme Court were to rule that video lottery terminals can't be installed at racetracks in the state, attempts to move tracks to new locations would be dropped.

  • Stronach Group in Maryland Casino Venture

    The Stronach Group, which owns Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in Maryland, is part of a group that has filed an application to construct a video lottery terminal casino in downtown Baltimore.

  • OH Lottery Preparing for Racetrack VLTs

    The Ohio Lottery Commission said Sept. 26 it plans to have video lottery terminals installed at some of the state's racetracks perhaps by January 2012.

  • VLT Revenue Splits Remain Issue in Ohio

    Racetracks and horsemen's groups in Ohio continue to wrestle over how much purses and breed development programs will receive from track-based video lottery terminals, which were legalized earlier this year.

  • Aqueduct has plans for future VLTs

    NY Tracks to Offer Casino Expansion Plan

    Racetracks across New York Sept. 7 will unveil a plan to amend the state constitution to permit them to offer a complete array of casino gambling as part of a proposal they say will raise revenue for the state and industry.

  • Instant Racing Machine

    Kentucky Downs: 'Canary in the Coal Mine'

    Amid the uncertainty of reception in the marketplace and a lingering legal challenge, Kentucky Downs officially christened expanded pari-mutuel wagering via Instant Racing machines during an evening reception Aug. 30.

  • OH Track Relocations Must Wait Until October

    A racing regulator in Ohio said Aug. 21 it will be the middle of October for a decision is made on allowing Penn National Gaming Inc. to transfer the racing licenses of its two tracks to other locations.

  • Change Looms for New York-Bred Program

    With expectations that funding for the New York-bred program will increase about 100% by 2014, officials hope to strike a balance with plans to expand its offerings and rewards for owners and breeders.

  • MTR Gaming Coping in Face of Competition

    MTR Gaming Group, which recently received approval to refinance its debt, reported net income of $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the same three months in 2010, the company posted a net loss of $500,000.

  • Aqueduct

    NYRA, Casino Firm Have Aqueduct Dining Deal

    The New York Racing Association has struck a deal with Resorts World Casino New York by which the gaming company will operate some concessions at Aqueduct, which is being redeveloped to accommodate 4,500 gaming machines.

  • Aqueduct

    NY Racing, Breeding Subject of August Forum

    The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Fasig-Tipton, and New York Racing Association during an Aug. 13 forum will discuss the future of New York racing and breeding after video lottery terminals begin operating at Aqueduct.

  • Instant Racing VLT

    Ohio Racetrack VLTs Called 'Moving Target'

    With Republican Gov. John Kasich preparing to sign legislation authorizing racetrack video lottery terminals and horse industry representatives already discussing strategy, a public policy group is ready to fight the plan.

  • Federal Policy Shift of Concern in New York

    The racing industry in New York expressed concerns about new, potent competition after the Obama administration reversed course on federal policy that had blocked Indian tribes from building off-reservation casinos.

  • OH Casinos Move Forward; Racetrack VLTs Next?

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich has reached an agreement that will resume construction on casinos in Cincinnati and Cleveland -- and according to published reports permit video lottery terminals at the state's seven racetracks.