Churchill Downs Inc.

Florida HBPA Sues State Regulators, Calder Race Course Over Jai Alai Permit

The same bureaucrats in Tallahassee, Fla., who define a “horse race” as two equines ambling down a dirt path at a snail’s pace have been sued by the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association for giving Calder Race Course a summer jai alai permit that will allow the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned track to stiff Thoroughbred […]

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Churchill Downs Opens New Historical Racing Facility In Louisville

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) is celebrating the grand opening of Derby City Gaming, a $65 million state-of-the-art historical racing machine (HRM) facility located at 4520 Poplar Level Road in Louisville, Ky. State and local officials and members of the horse racing community are joining the CDI team today to officially open the entertainment facility to the public. […]

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Churchill Downs, Keeneland Propose Harness Racing Dates For 2019 And Beyond

WKY Development, LLC – a joint venture between Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) and Keeneland Association Inc. – has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission requesting live Standardbred racing dates at CDI’s old Louisville Downs racing venue located at Derby City Gaming in Louisville for 2019 and in 2020 at its proposed venue […]

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Sept. 24 Hearing Date Set For Florida HBPA Lawsuit Challenging Calder’s Jai Alai Permit

An order was entered on Thursday that sets Sept. 24, 2018, as the hearing date for the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association’s lawsuit challenging the validity of the summer jai alai permit given to Calder in February of this year. The issue in the case, styled the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Inc. […]

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In Advance Of Derby City Gaming Opening, Churchill Downs Gets OK For Additional Historical Racing Machines

Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq:CHDN) announced that it has received approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) to increase from 600 to 900 historical racing machines for the opening of its new Derby City Gaming facility.  KHRC also conditionally approved the Ainsworth Game Technology historical racing operating system and an initial group of game themes […]

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Churchill Down Nixes Mississippi Casino Purchase; Presque Isle Deal Still In Place

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) announced that it has terminated its definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and properties used in connection with the operation of Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi ( the “Lady Luck Vicksburg Transaction”) and amended its previously announced definitive purchase agreement (the “Amendment”) to […]

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A ‘Sidewalk’ Between Them? Florida Horsemen, Calder Do Battle In Court

A Florida judge heard arguments Tuesday from horsemen and state gambling regulators over whether Calder Race Course should legally be able to maintain its slots license. At issue is a state law that says slot machine areas must remain “contiguous and connected” to the area where live races are taking place. It a lawsuit, the […]

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Churchill Downs Inc. Partners With Golden Nugget, Targets Online Gaming, Sports Betting In New Jersey

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (Nasdaq:CHDN) today announced an agreement with Golden Nugget Atlantic City (“Golden Nugget”) to enter into the New Jersey real money online gaming (iGaming) and sports betting markets, subject to sports wagering legislation and gaming license approvals. CDI is targeting the first quarter 2019 to begin accepting legal wagers for iGaming and sports […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Who Wins From Sports Betting?

We woke up in a different world today. Yesterday, outside of the state of Nevada, the only legal “sports” betting in the United States was on horse racing. Today, or more realistically in the coming months and years, Americans will be able to bet on baseball, basketball, football and hockey, among other sports. They’ll be […]

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Record $225.7 Million Wagered On Kentucky Derby Day Program

Fans braved a steady all-day rain and the wettest Kentucky Derby ever as Justify captured the 144th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve over a sloppy track. Attendance of 157,813, was the eighth highest attendance figure in track history. Wagering from all-sources was the highest all-time on both the Kentucky Derby Day program and on […]

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