Expanded Gaming

Payroll, Drug Testing, Oversight Are Concerns As Illinois Horse Racing Heads Into New Era

With the announcement earlier this summer that expanded gaming legislation had been signed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, many horsemen breathed a sigh of relief. At last, they thought, a state which had struggled to be competitive with neighboring Indiana and Kentucky would finally be able to hold its own. It remains unclear when and […]

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‘It’s Really Going To Save The Place’: Fairmount Park Outlines Gambling Expansion; Hawthorne To Cancel Spring Meet To Build Casino

The recent bill passed in Illinois to grow casino gambling and introduce sports betting is essentially going to save horse racing at Fairmount Park, the president of the track said this week. Brian Zander joined Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker at a Fairmount Park event to unveil tentative plans and provide more details about the racetrack’s […]

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Toronto City Council Approves Expanded Gaming At Woodbine

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, Toronto City Council approved expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack by a vote of 26 to 15. City Council based its decision to support expanded gaming and an integrated entertainment complex on the nearly 700-acre site in north Toronto based on a City Manager’s report which detailed the successful commitment or […]

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Pennsylvania: Legislators To Make Push For Expanded Gaming

Proponents of expanded gaming in Pennsylvania remain optimistic that legislation legalizing slot machines at airports and off-track betting parlors, and online gambling will be passed once lawmakers return to the state capitol next week. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, measures that would have allowed video gaming terminals at bars and truck stops, slot machines at off-track betting sites and airports […]

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New Expanded Gaming Bill Introduced In Kentucky State Senate

Expanded gaming legislation has been reintroduced to the Kentucky State Senate by Sen. Morgan McGarvey (D) and Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R), according to Louisville Business First. If passed by both houses, voters could have a chance to add expanded gaming as a constitutional amendment in November. Similar bills have failed as discussions regarding the […]

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Royal Flush: Expanded Gambling Approved At Woodbine

The Toronto City Council has approved a proposal that will allow casino gambling at Woodbine Racecourse. The Toronto Star reports that after a debate that lasted most of the day Wednesday, the measure was approved by a vote of 25-19. The expansion will almost double the number of slots at the track, and add 120 […]

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Report: Casino Supporters Set To Push For Expanded Gaming At Woodbine

The debate over opening a casino in the Toronto area is once again heating up, this time with the focus being on expanding gaming at Woodbine Racetrack. According to a report in the Toronto Star, Woodbine Entertainment Group has been lobbying local officials for the past several months to reconsider a 2013 vote by the […]

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Beshear: Expanding Gaming in Kentucky as Easy as ‘Herding Cats’

Although the upcoming legislative session will be Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s last chance to see expanded gaming passed in the state during his tenure. In an interview Monday with the local public radio station WEKU, Beshear said he isn’t holding out much hope that there will be changes to Kentucky’s gaming laws this year–and horsemen […]

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Nebraska Could Vote on Expanded Gaming in November

Nebraska moved one step closer to putting a proposal for expanded gaming to a public vote after the legislature approved a constitutional amendment on Wednesday. The amendment would allow voters to decide whether wagering on previously-run horse races could become legal, provided the state would agree to license and regulate it. The amendment, which was […]

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Suffolk Downs, HBPA Come to Agreement on Live Racing Pending Commission Decision

The New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has accepted Suffolk Downs’ contingent proposal for live racing in 2014. Suffolk Downs agreed to hold live racing for at least four months, scheduled from May 3 through Sept. 1, 2014. The exact details of the meeting will have to wait until the Massachusetts Gaming Commission rules on […]

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