Churchill Downs Inc.

‘Hope And Optimism’: Illinois Gambling Legislation To Put Casinos, Sports Betting At Racetracks

After more than 25 years of frustration, Illinois racetracks and horsemen will soon be able to better compete with neighboring states that benefit from casino revenue, thanks to omnibus gambling legislation that passed both the House and Senate in Springfield during overtime sessions this weekend. On Saturday, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 690 by […]

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Calder Casino May Lose Slots License

Churchill Downs Inc.’s Calder Casino in South Florida is in danger of losing its slots license after an administrative law judge ruled that the operation is not compliant with state law because of the absence of a “contiguous and connected” building from which to conduct wagering on live racing. Without compliant live racing, Calder would […]

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South Dakota Horse Racing Pipeline That Produced Bill Mott May Be Shut Down

While the rest of the world debates Saturday’s Kentucky Derby disqualification of Maximum Security, I’m worried about more important things, like how to bring horse racing back to Fort Pierre and Aberdeen in South Dakota. This year, for the first time in 70 years, there will be no horses racing on the bullring track at […]

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Churchill Downs Announces Three Charity Gaming Raffles For Kentucky Derby Week

Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation today announced it has opened three separate 50/50 Charitable Gaming Raffles for Kentucky Derby week. A drawing for one of the three raffles will be held on each Thurby, Oaks and Derby days. Participants will have the chance to win half of each day’s raffle ticket sales. The other half of each […]

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Churchill Downs Outlines Future Plans, ‘Commitment To Equine And Jockey Safety’

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) today announced significant initiatives to improve safety protocols and procedures ahead of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. These initiatives highlight the company’s strong and ongoing commitment to equine and jockey safety. Churchill Downs’ initiatives include:  ·        Investing $8 million to build a state-of-the-art Equine Medical Center, Quarantine Facility and […]

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Churchill Downs, Keeneland Break Ground On Oak Grove Racing & Gaming Venue

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN), in partnership with Keeneland Association (“Keeneland”), broke ground today on a $150 million, state-of-the-art, live and historical horse racing venue in Oak Grove, Kentucky. CDI and Keeneland also unveiled the name and branding for the venue, which will be called Oak Grove Racing & Gaming. The new facility will […]

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Report: DraftKings Sportsbook Takes Down Derby Odds After Churchill Downs’ Protest

The Mississippi-based DraftKings sportsbook has shut down its Kentucky Derby futures odds following a complaint from Churchill Downs, Inc., according to a report by the Vegas Stats & Information Network. A source told VSiN’s Ron Flatter that CDI pointed to legal precedent as the reason DraftKings should remove the odds, produced by former Las Vegas […]

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Churchill Downs Finalizes Purchase Of Presque Isle, Targets Sports Wagering In Pennsylvania

Churchill Downs, Inc. has completed the purchase of Presque Isle Downs, opening the door for the company to take advantage of legalized sports betting in Pennsylvania. CDI bought the Erie racetrack from Eldorado Resorts for just shy of $179 million. The deal was approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the Pennsylvania State Horse […]

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Caesars Bullish On Proposed Historical Racing, Harness Track In Kentucky

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Friday is expected to award a new harness racing license to one of three applicants: Kentucky Downs, a joint venture of Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland, or Caesars Entertainment. The first two groups are pretty well known in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky Downs has built a highly successful year-round […]

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Churchill Downs Inc. Buys Majority Interest In Casino Near Arlington Park

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI, Nasdaq: CHDN) has announced it has signed a definitive purchase agreement pursuant to which CDI will acquire certain of the ownership interests of Midwest Gaming Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Rivers Casino Des Plaines in Des Plaines, Ill., for cash. The Rivers Casino Des Plaines is 14 miles from CDI-owned […]

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