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EquiLottery Lands Deal With Major League Baseball For Lottery Game

EquiLottery Games, North America’s live sports lottery game developer, today announced an agreement with Major League Baseball (MLB) that will see EquiLottery launch a new officially-licensed lottery draw game titled Baseball Bucks. Under this multi-year agreement, Baseball Bucks will feature the official brand marks of MLB and the 30 MLB Clubs. Financial terms were not disclosed. […]

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Gulfstream Park Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows To $2.5 Million For Friday

Bettors will have one last chance to take down a life-changing 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot Friday at Gulfstream Park before a mandatory payout of the popular multi-race wager as part of Saturday’s blockbuster 14-race, $1-million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) program. The Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 29th consecutive racing day Thursday, growing the […]

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Thayer Working To Correct ‘Unintended’ Tax On Kentucky Gambling

Senator Damon Thayer (Republican) told the Courier-Journal on Tuesday that he is working to correct the “unintended consequence” of a Kentucky state tax law which currently requires gamblers to pay taxes on their gross gambling winnings, rather than the net, as it had been done in years past. To fix the issue, Thayer is working on […]

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‘Integrity Fees’? Christie Advocates Against Federal Control Of Sports Betting

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is urging state lawmakers to avoid ceding control of sports wagering to the federal government, and also to avoid granting the sports leagues a “slice of the action,” according to nj.com. The latter issue has to do with so-called “integrity fees,” which would give a part of the gambling revenue […]

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Sports Betting In Kentucky? Legalization Could Come As Early As 2021

Researcher Chris Grove, with the consultant group Eilers & Krejcik, has predicted that sports betting in Kentucky could go live as early as 2021, according to insiderlouisville.com. A pair of Kentucky legislators have pre-filed sports betting bills, and a bipartisan, bicameral task force is examining the issues of oversight and additional tax revenue. “The important thing to […]

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Gaffigan On Horse Racing: Funny Or Ignorant?

Comedian Jim Gaffigan performed a controversial set on the “Sunday Morning” show on CBS this week, calling out horse racing and the Triple Crown as an excuse for gambling. His routine included jokes about the attire worn at the Kentucky Derby, the use of the whip, and even horseback riding in general. “There’s always an […]

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Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryovers: $279,837 At Pimlico, $117,750 At Gulfstream

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Saturday at legendary Pimlico Race Course, growing the jackpot carryover to $279,837.20 for Sunday’s 10-race program. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. No horses were live heading into Saturday’s 10th-race finale in the popular multi-race wager, which saw a total of $57,996 of new money added to a carryover of $261,279.44 from Friday’s card. Multiple tickets with […]

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HBPA Convention: Panelists Say Racing Must Prepare For, Embrace Sports Betting

To appreciate how public opinion on sports betting has changed in recent years, consider that the National Football League went from banning Las Vegas commercials on the Super Bowl broadcast to relocating a team there. While the NFL still opposes sports betting, the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball now favor legalizing wagering on […]

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‘A Modern-Day Will Rogers’: Golden’s Fatherly Memories At The Racetrack

Father’s Day is Sunday, when homage is paid to caring and loving paternal members of the family throughout the land. Following is a remembrance of my father that appeared September 1999 in Gaming Today, a weekly publication in Las Vegas: My dad died last week. He had a long and healthy life, until the last […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Fantasy Meets Reality?

A judge’s ruling in California has the potential for major repercussions in the horse racing industry and possibly, the entire world of Daily Fantasy Sports. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the ruling against Derby Wars in a lawsuit filed by the Stronach Group. What does it mean […]

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