Keyword: 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.

  • Cuomo Adds Details to Casino Expansion Plan

    Unveiling further details on his casino expansion plans, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the first three facilities be located in upstate regions and that successful developers pay an upfront $50 million franchise fee.

  • 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.

  • WV Panel Rejects Interagency Agreement

    The West Virginia Racing Commission May 21 rejected a controversial interagency agreement that owners, trainers, and breeders claim would have put the state Lottery Commission in charge of Thoroughbred and Greyhound racing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OH Panel Peppers PNGI on Racetrack Plans

    The Ohio State Racing Commission March 12 continued its examination of plans for proposed racetrack casinos, peppering Penn National Gaming Inc. officials with questions about facilities planned for Dayton and Austintown.

  • WV Bill Lowers Minimum Number of Racing Dates

    Legislation introduced in the West Virginia Senate March 6 calls for several statutory changes regarding racing, including a substantial reduction in the minimum number of dates a track must schedule each year.

  • Instant Racing Machines at Kentucky Downs

    KY Lawmaker Questions Raid on Instant Racing

    The Kentucky House Feb. 27 passed legislation that in part would take revenue from historical race wagering to fund pensions for state workers, but one lawmaker questioned the bill's impact on the horse industry.

  • 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.

  • Ellen McClain

    McClain Resigns as NYRA President

    New York Racing Association President and COO Ellen McClain announced Jan. 25 that she is resigning from her role, and board leaders said they would immediately begin a national search to find a replacement.

  • Assembly Speaker Weighs in on NY Casinos

    The New York legislature's most powerful Democrat said Jan. 24 he would be open to further casino development at Aqueduct Racetrack, as well as several other specific locations in New York City except for Manhattan.

  • Ohio Appeals Court Hears VLT Arguments

    The Ohio Roundtable, an anti-gambling organization, asked the Franklin County Court of Appeals Jan. 17 to reject a decision by the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, which last year dismissed a lawsuit challenging VLTs.

  • Oral Arguments Scheduled in Ohio VLT Appeal

    Oral arguments have been scheduled on a public policy group's appeal of a ruling that it doesn't have the legal standing to sue over a 2011 law authorizing racetrack video lottery terminals.

  • Group Appeals Latest Ruling in Ohio VLT Case

    The Ohio Roundtable, a public policy group challenging the 2011 law authorizing racetrack video lottery terminals in Ohio, has appealed a common pleas court ruling that found the organization lacks standing in the case.

  • Group Seeking License for New York Racetrack

    With New York's racetrack video lottery terminal operators looking to become full-blown casino destinations, a new player in the crowded market is asking regulators for the eighth and final harness racetrack license.

  • Thistledown requested 122 live racing days.

    For Ohio Tracks, 2013 a Transitional Year

    With one exception, there could be little change in live racing dates at Ohio tracks in 2013, but significant alterations are possible for 2014 should more facilities begin operating video lottery terminals.