Casino gaming

‘Stunned And Profoundly Disappointed’: Illinois Horsemen Respond To Churchill Downs’ Decision On Arlington Park

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association issued the following statement Wednesday in response to Churchill Downs Incorporated’s announcement that it is not seeking a casino gaming license for Arlington Park under the recently enacted Illinois Gaming Act: We are stunned and profoundly disappointed by Churchill Downs’ decision not to pursue supplemental gaming at Arlington Park in […]

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Study: Casino Games, Sports Betting at New Jersey Tracks Would Be ‘Win-Win’

A new study from the Equine Science Center at Rutgers University offers supporting evidence to those pushing for gaming and sports betting at New Jersey racetracks. Researchers say that despite heavy investment at Monmouth Park and Meadowlands in recent years, “race horse owners, trainers and breeders have been hit hard by the cessation of the […]

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Churchill Downs, Saratoga Casino & Raceway to Partner on New York Casino

Saratoga Casino and Raceway (SCR) and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) today announced they will partner in bidding for the Capital Region’s commercial casino license to build a $300 million world class destination resort casino in the Town of East Greenbush. With more than 200 combined years of experience between the two organizations, the partnership further […]

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Oaklawn Approved to Add More Gaming Terminals

Oaklawn Park received city approval on Friday to add more than 50 new gambling terminals to the track’s gaming center. The games are expected to be installed by the end of July, boosting revenue in plenty of time for the 2014 racing season. Director of Wagering and Gaming Bobby Geiger told the Houston Chronicle that […]

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NY racinos outpace casinos

According to the New York Gaming Association, the state’s nine racinos reported gaming revenues of $147 million for January, up 8 percent from last year. Those statistics put the racinos ahead of casinos in New Jersey (whose revenue fell 16 percent for the same period) and Pennsylvania (whose revenue fell 1 percent). This is despite […]

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Mass. governor signs simulcasting bill; slots future uncertain

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill that allows Suffolk Downs to continue simulcasting signals from other tracks through January 31, 2012.  It also cuts the number of mandatory racing dates from 100 to 80. Patrick also said he supported the addition of one slots venue and three stand-alone casinos in the state.  The […]

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Gaming report: Philadelphia tops racino markets

Philadelphia moved into the top spot in the latest American Gaming Association’s State of the States report.  The city’s two racinos – Parx Racing and Harr’s Chester – brought in a combined $759 million in handle for non-pari-mutuel wagering. Racinos across the country saw an increase in handle of 5.6 percent to $6.7 billion.  That […]

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IL Senate approves expansion of casino gaming

A plan to add five state-regulated casinos, expand existing casinos and give racetracks slots was passed through the Illinois senate. The bill must still pass through the house and be signed by Governor Pat Quinn who has called the bill “unacceptably top-heavy”.

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DAMON THAYER CLAIMS ‘IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE’

Republican State Senator Damon Thayer submits the next installment in a series of editorials regarding the ever long push for slots in Kentucky. Senator Thayer claims the best way forward is a ballot initiative that would leave the vote to the people. Last week, the Paulick Report presented the reasons why a ballot initiative, […]

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