Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law

NBA Outlines Its Vision For Sports Wagering At Saratoga Law Conference

Much remains TBD regarding the future of sports betting, which was made legal in several states earlier this year with a Supreme Court ruling, but one thing that has changed: the National Basketball Association has decided to find a way to play ball. Speaking at the Albany Law School’s Saratoga Institute on Equine Racing and […]

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Saratoga Law Conference: New Immigration Policy Creating A ‘Disaster’ For Trainers

“It’s really a disaster out there.” That was the consensus from trainer Rick Violette and a panel of attorneys at The Albany Law School’s 18th annual Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law Conference Tuesday. The panel checked in on what has and hasn’t changed since last year’s conference examined the complexities of immigration […]

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‘Nobody In America Wants This Job’: Attorneys, Trainer Present Sobering View Of Immigration And Racing

As immigration enforcement ramps up around the country, the horse racing industry is feeling the pinch — not just in the supply of its labor, but in the costs of legal labor as well. The Albany Law School kicked off its 17th annual Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law Conference on Tuesday with a panel […]

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Trust, But Verify: Fact-Checking A Few Of Racing’s Stump Speeches

There’s a disturbing similarity these days between sitting in public meetings and forums on various horse racing topics, and watching coverage of the presidential election: everyone has a stump speech, and they don’t seem to get tired of hearing themselves talk. We touched on this somewhat with our tongue-in-cheek regulatory meeting bingo card published last […]

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Saratoga Institute: How Do You Protect Horses After You Sell Them?

As grooms put the finishing touches on yearlings headed to auction this fall, the horses’ owners and handlers will have a lot on their minds—sales prices, profit margins, vet reports. Some of them also may take a look at the young horses they’ve helped raise and wondered what their future holds beyond the racetrack. At […]

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Stating The Case For Medication Reform

For those of us who are following (or intimately involved in) the nationwide conversation about Thoroughbred industry medication reform, the last couple of weeks have been some of the most colorful we’ve had yet. In major industry forums – The Jockey Club Round Table Conference and the Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing & Gaming Law […]

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EquiLottery CEO to Speak at Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law

EquiLottery CEO Brad Cummings will be presenting his vision for EquiLottery: The Greatest Two Dollars in Sports at the annual Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law on Wednesday, Aug. 13th. The annual conference, organized by the Albany Law School, will be held at the Gideon Putnam Hotel & Conference Center in Saratoga Springs. Having […]

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Racing officials go on defensive regarding revenues from NY casinos

The second day of the Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law conference became a bit contentious as racing industry officials from New York spent much of the time defending the share of revenues that racetracks, horsemen and breeders receive from casinos in the state. This came a day after the New York state comptroller […]

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Racing officials: Industry-wide solution needed on Thoroughbred aftercare

The overriding message delivered by officials at Tuesday’s session of the Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming conference was that racing needs to devise an “industry-wide approach” for the funding and operating of post-retirement programs for racehorses, reports the Daily Racing Form. Several of the racing officials that spoke operate retirement programs at lower- or […]

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