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Idaho: Hope Remains High For Return Of Live Racing To State

Representatives of Les Bois Park in Idaho remain hopeful that the track will once again host live racing after a two-year absence. According to the Idaho Statesman, Treasure Valley Racing, which operates the track, plans to submit applications to hold live racing, along with simulcasting and historical/instant racing. The track had previously conducted all three operations at […]

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The Stronach Group Purchases Historical Racing Company RaceTech

The Stronach Group has completed its purchase of RaceTech LLC, the historical racing/gaming company. The Blood-Horse reports that The Stronach Group completed the purchase of RaceTech from the Charles Cella family in July. The Cella family founded RaceTech and its Instant Racing games, which were first installed at Oaklawn Park in 2000. According to the Blood-Horse, the RaceTech holdings were added […]

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Federal Court Dismisses Oaklawn’s Trademark Lawsuit Against Encore

The United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on Monday dismissed a trademark infringement case brought by the Oaklawn Jockey Club and various other racetracks against Encore Racing Based Games and Kentucky Downs. The suit involved Encore’s historic horse race system and alleged that Encore had infringed upon the Plaintiffs’ trademarks by […]

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After Slow Start, Instant Racing Taking Off At Red Mile

Last fall, Keeneland and Red Mile teamed to open a new gambling parlor at the harness track. The new facility, which featured over 900 Instant Racing machines, had a soft opening Sept. 8. After a bit of a slow start, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the wagering handle from the historical racing games is anticipated to be close to $35 million […]

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Texas Racing Commission Repeals Historical Racing

During an emergency session Feb. 18, the Texas Racing Commission voted to repeal rules that would allow historical racing machines to be installed at racetracks. The 5-4 vote ends a long fight to add the gaming machines at both horse and dog tracks in the state. Supporters of horse racing say it’s “a painful loss that threatens the industry.” […]

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Kentucky Downs, Encore Set New Single Month Handle Record

For the second time in six months, Kentucky Downs, utilizing the Encore Racing Based Games (RBG) Historic Horse Racing system and games, broke their single month handle record. The $34,873,506 wagered in December set a new one-month HHR handle record, besting the record set in July by almost $500,000. Overall handle was up $7.84 million […]

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Idaho Ordered To Pay Tribe Legal Fees In Instant Racing Case

The Idaho Supreme Court ordered the state to pay $57,000 to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe as compensation for legal fees the tribe incurred during a case about the legality of instant racing in the state. The Coeur d’Alene have argued that the machines should not be allowed in Idaho. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter vetoed legislation […]

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Historical Racing Approved At Turfway Park

Today the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved the installation of historical racing machines at Turfway Park. The track’s application for the slots-like devices, which generate random numbers using results of previously run races to determine winners, was expected to meet resistance due to a pending lawsuit regarding the machines’ legality. Rock Gaming, the track’s new […]

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Wyoming Downs Reopens Historic Racing Games

After a seven-week shutdown, Wyoming Downs announced Nov. 24 that its historic wagering operations had reopened at its off-track betting facilities across the state. The track said a software issue that led to the Wyoming Attorney General’s opinion that the games needed to be shut down has been resolved Wyoming Downs reports that a number […]

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Encore Named As Provider Of Historical Racing Systems In Wyoming

The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission approved EncoreRBG as a historic horse racing system provider and approved several Encore game themes during their meeting held on November 13, 2015. “The Encore system was built from the ground-up to comply with all statutory requirements in Wyoming,” commented Encore President Jeremy Stein. “We are pleased that the Commission approved […]

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