Penn National Gaming

Editorial: Stronach Has Another Deal to Regret

After trying to renegotiate the deal with Joseph De Francis and others regarding potential future slot machine revenue, it appears Frank Stronach has another deal to regret. Bringing in Penn National Gaming as a partner in the Maryland Jockey Club, he hoped they would help defeat the slots referendum that allows slots at Arundel Mills […]

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THREE BARNS DESTROYED, 27 CONFIRMED DEAD IN FIRE ADJACENT TO CHARLES TOWN RACES

By Ray Paulick Three privately owned barns were destroyed and a fourth barn damaged in an early Labor Day morning fire adjacent to Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W. Va., that left at least 27 horses dead. Two people were sent to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. (EDITOR’S NOTE:  AN EARLIER VERSION OF […]

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NEW YORK VLT SAGA CONTINUES WITH TWO OF THREE BIDDERS DQ’ED

Just as the title character in Samuel Beckett’s classic play “Waiting for Godot” fails to make an appearance, it’s beginning to look more and more like the designation of a VLT operator for Aqueduct racetrack in New York may never come. This theater of the absurd tragicomedy is longer than a Eugene O’Neill three act […]

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120 QUESTIONS

As new and old potential bidders for the Aqueduct racino project line up, over 120 questions were submitted from five different entities all vying for the proposed slots parlor in New York City. Only Penn National Gaming admitted to being one of the five submitting questions. Read it at Crains New York Then come […]

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ARE WILLIAMS AND THAYER ACTUALLY LISTENING?

By Ray Paulick Credit where credit is due. David “Blackjack” Williams, the Republican president of the Kentucky state Senate and the individual most responsible for blocking legislation permitting Kentucky’s horse industry to put slot machines at racetracks, showed up Tuesday afternoon to listen to a presentation entitled “New Business Models for Racetracks” at the […]

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PENN NATIONAL REQUESTS INVESTIGATION INTO MICHAEL GILL

Below is a letter from Christopher McErlean, VP of Racing at Penn National Gaming, requesting an investigation into the recent Michael Gill controversy. Citing their concern for the well-being of the jockeys and horses, we believe Penn National should be commended for their stance on this matter. Click here for a PDF of the letter […]

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