Keyword: Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp.

  • Finger Lakes in upstate New York

    No Purse Protection for Finger Lakes

    The head of the horsemen's group at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack is predicting the end of racing at the upstate Thoroughbred track, after a new state government budget deal failed to protect purse levels.

  • Churchill will host Kentucky Derby May 7

    NY OTBs, CDI Resume Rocky Simulcast Talks

    With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fast approaching, New York's off-track betting corporations and Churchill Downs Inc. have resumed negotiations to end a bitter dispute over simulcast fees.

  • New York OTBs, CDI at Odds Over Host Fees

    New York's five off-track betting corporations said they have cut ties with Churchill Downs Inc. and won't offer signals from tracks owned by the company or tracks that contract with CDI to sell their simulcast signals.

  • Deal With NY Tribe Limits Casino Locations

    Three large areas of upstate New York are now out of the running for commercial casino development after Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a deal with the Seneca Nation of Indians to resolve a four-year-old dispute with the state.

  • Stalled VLT Operation Leads Racetrack to Close

    Batavia Downs, believed to be the nation's oldest nighttime Standardbred track, will not open for racing this summer because of dwindling revenue and an inability to get financing for its racino operation, track officials said.

  • New York Tracks Worry About Costs of VLT Program

    Other tracks in New York have joined the New York Racing Association in condemning aspects of the state's new law that authorizes video lottery terminals. They claim state government is forcing them to pick up too many of the costs of the program.

  • Plan for OTB-Owned Racetrack Still Alive

    Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. paid $2.5 million for shuttered Batavia Downs, but thus far has been unable to win legislative approval to open and operate the upstate New York Standardbred track.