Advanced deposit wagering

Iowa: HBPA Urging Commission To Take Action On Unlicensed Online Wagering

Jon Moss, the executive director of the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, met with the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on Thursday to discuss what he called “more or less tax evasion.” According to The Gazette, Moss reported that several online advanced deposit wagering companies continue to operate in the state without being licensed […]

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CHRB Meeting: Proposals For Medication-Based Race Conditions, ADW Regulation

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 20, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Commissioners Steve Beneto, George Krikorian and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website under the Webcast link. In brief: In discussing 2017 race […]

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Online Wagering In North Dakota On Track To Reach $600 Million

The state of North Dakota’s 12 licensed advanced deposit wagering (ADW) companies are on track to bring in $600 million this fiscal year, having already increased five-fold over the past five years according to Head of the state Racing Commission Gunner laCour says that the increases are due to the strict regulatory standards in […]

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The Virginia Racing Commission has suspended the license of, according to the Blood Horse. Effective of Dec. 18, the suspension of the advanced deposit wagering company is a result of unpaid fees to racing entities in the state. According to Virginia state law, ADWs in the state are required to submit a portion of each […]

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Churchill Downs Sues Daily Racing Form; Claims Derby, Oaks Wagering Illegal

Churchill Downs Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the Daily Racing Form claiming that the publication’s online betting site took wagers on Kentucky Oaks and Derby days without permission. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the lawsuit, which was filed May 18 in Jefferson Circuit Court, seeks a court order to prevent the Racing Form’s DRF […]

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Bad Lawmaking Bites North Dakota: State May Owe Millions To Bankrupt ADW

When it comes to taxation on horse race wagering, states better make sure they dot their i’s and cross their t’s. The nation’s second highest court ruled this month that North Dakota had no standing to collect millions of dollars in taxes from Racing Services, Inc. (RSI), a now-defunct advanced deposit wagering company. The U.S. […]

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Big Problems: Future Seems Bleak For Racing In Texas

I’m not the only one who let my imagination run wild in 1987 when the Texas legislature authorized a state-wide referendum to bring pari-mutuel racing back to the Lone Star state. After all, this was Texas, where you are supposed to think big. Texas was the home of Arlington Downs racetrack for a glorious decade, […]

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Report: Texas Court Upholds Ban on Advance Deposit Wagering

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Texas has upheld a lower court’s ruling that prohibits companies from taking wagers from state residents over the phone or internet. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Churchill Downs Inc. had hoped the three-judge panel would reverse a lower court’s ruling on the matter. The Louisville-based company, which […]

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Report: Lawsuit Says Ahmed Zayat Bet Millions Online

A lawsuit filed in federal court this week over New Jersey’s online betting platform for horse racing includes information about the alleged wagering habits of owner Ahmed Zayat, according to a report at, the website of The Record. The suit was filed by the owners of Freehold Raceway against their partner in, the […]

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Illinois Racing Board refuses ADW licenses; online bets ‘illegal’

Illinois lawmakers wrapped up a legislative session this week without providing new authorization for advanced deposit wagering companies to take bets on the state’s racetracks.  With no legislative approval in place, the Illinois Racing Board has declined to renew licenses to the four ADW companies that have been operating in the state. “It’s been made […]

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