Penn National Gaming

Michael Shamburg Returning To Zia Park As Racing Secretary

Michael Shamburg will be returning to Zia Park in New Mexico as new racing secretary for the 2019 racing season that kicks off Sept. 21. Shamburg previously served as racing secretary for Zia Park from 2008 to 2011. “We are glad to have Mike returning to Hobbs and overseeing our racing program at Zia Park,” […]

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Equibase GPS Tracking Systems Installed At Mahoning Valley, Penn National

Equibase Company has installed global positioning satellite (GPS) systems at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and has been named the official timer at both tracks, it was announced today. Equibase also has systems in place and is the official timer at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate […]

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Irad Ortiz, Asmussen Score First Titles In Penn Gaming Challenge

Following 24 stakes at five different tracks that saw nearly $5 million in purse money given out, some new names stand atop the final standings at the completion of the 2018 Penn Gaming Racing Challenge as jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. claimed the title as the top rider in the series for the first time. Ortiz’s […]

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Penn National Holds First Live Money Sports Betting Test Day Nov. 15

Penn National Gaming, Inc., with guidance and approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), commenced two live money sports betting test days at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course beginning Thursday afternoon, November 15, at 3:00pm.  The company’s Pennsylvania sports book will be managed by William Hill US, the largest sports betting operator […]

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Penn National’s Peter Carlino Inducted Into AGA Gaming Hall Of Fame

Peter M. Carlino, Penn National Gaming Chairman of the Board, was inducted into the American Gaming Association’s  Gaming Hall of Fame on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Carlino was honored for his 30-year record as an industry visionary and for his accomplishments in driving Penn National’s consistent growth from a single racetrack to […]

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EquiLottery To Offer Content From Penn National Gaming Tracks For Kentucky Pilot Program

EquiLottery and Penn National Gaming Inc. have reached an agreement to offer Penn National racetrack content for EquiLottery’s “Win Place Show” pilot program through the Kentucky Lottery, a lottery game based on the results of live horse racing. The pilot begins March 24, 2019 and will span 90 days. This program will be offered through […]

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Justice Appointees To West Virginia Racing Commission Move To Kill Charles Town Classic

When Jim Justice made his successful run for governor of West Virginia in 2016, he often remarked how a major horse race could help bring tourism to the state. Just over a year later, however, two of Justice’s appointees to the three-member state racing commission are driving a stake into the heart of West Virginia’s […]

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Penn National Gaming To Acquire Pinnacle, Sell Belterra To Boyd Gaming

Penn National Gaming Inc. has reached an agreement to buy Pinnacle Entertainment Corp., in a transaction valued at $2.8 billion, according to a press release from both companies Dec. 18. According the terms of the deal, shareholders in Pinnacle will receive $20 for each share of the company that they own, plus 0.42 shares of […]

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Penn National: Rojas, Beattie Permanently Ejected From Racetrack

John V. Finamore, Senior Vice President of Regional Operations for Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course authored the following response to a piece written by Ray Paulick Wednesday regarding the outcome of the federal trial of trainer Murray Rojas in Pennsylvania: Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (“Penn National Race Course”) shares in the public’s concern […]

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EquiLottery, Charles Town Racing Reach Broadcast Rights Agreement

EquiLottery has come to an agreement with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia that will allow its game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from its nearly year round racing calendar. This agreement provides for potentially hundreds of days of racing in West Virginia and opens […]

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