Peter Carlino

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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Penn National Founder, Father of Current Chairman, Dead at 92

A funeral mass is being held today in Philadelphia for Peter Domenic Carlino, 92, a driving force behind the creation of Keystone racetrack (later known as Philadelphia Park and now Parx Racing) and Penn National. The latter has grown into the country’s largest regional racing and gaming company. Publicly traded Penn National is now run […]

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Waldrop: Penn National incident ‘unacceptable’

In the wake of an incident involving a horse that was mortally injured and lay in distress on the Penn National racing surface for an hour or more last Sunday before a veterinarian arrived, Alex Waldrop, president and CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged the Grantville, Pa., […]

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Eng: Carlino’s comments a strong example of a self-fulfilling prophecy

Richard Eng is not happy with recent comments by David Israel of the CHRB when he referred to the average age of on-track customers as “deceased”. This commentary was certainly not Israel’s most articulate moment. But even more so, Eng takes umbrage with Peter Carlino of Penn National when he said, “There aren’t sufficient numbers […]

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Waldrop defends racing’s fan base

Referring to Paul Moran’s column featured on the Paulick Report yesterday, Alex Waldrop takes exception to the idea promulgated by Peter Carlino of Penn National that racing fans and bettors are dying off. He cites a consumer research study conducted in 2009 that indicates 50.6 million adults in the U.S qualify as racing fans.

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Moran Takes Penn National to Task

In his most recent special to, Paul Moran takes on Penn National’s Peter Carlino and his recent comments regarding horse racing. In particular, he takes exception to the following comment: “There aren’t sufficient numbers of racing customers anymore because they died,” Carlino said. Moran fights back. “This may not be a growth industry at […]

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Penn National: Racetracks tend to end up with slots

Penn National Gaming is making no bones about their reasons for being in the racetrack business. It’s not about the love of the sport or increasing racing revenues. They have very openly staked the claim that racetracks are a good place to eventually build casinos. “Racetracks tend to end up with slots — that’s our […]

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It’s been a hectic couple of days over at Penn National. Of course, the Michael Gill incident broken here on the Paulick Report has taken on a national spotlight within our industry. And now, on a completely unrelated note, the same company has written a strongly worded letter to New York Governor David Paterson. CEO […]

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