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Kentucky Family Foundation Appeals Judge’s Ruling On Historical Racing Machines

The Kentucky Family has filed an appeal over a circuit judge’s ruling in October that historical racing machines are pari-mutuel and do not violate state gambling laws. The Family Foundation has asked the long-running case to be transferred to Kentucky’s Supreme Court. The conservative group argues Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling is faulty in drawing the […]

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Illinois Racing Board Approves Rules For Historical Horse Racing

Racing officials in Illinois okayed proposed rules Thursday that would allow historical horse racing machines in the state. The decision by the Illinois Racing Board comes after former attorneys for the group said they did not have permission to move forward under state law. The proposal now heads to the Illinois state legislature’s rules committee. […]

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Idaho Voters: Historical Horse Racing A No-Go

Voters in Idaho Tuesday turned back a measure that would’ve allowed historical horse racing machines in the state. The state’s racing industry pushed for the initiative, as tracks in other states have, in the hope of subsidizing the racing product. But a group of staunch opponents of Prop 1 won over voters’ minds. “Today’s vote […]

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Report: Kentucky Commission Hits Derby City Gaming With Fine Over Historical Racing Machines

The Blood-Horse‘s Frank Angst reported Thursday that Churchill Downs Inc.’s new facility, Derby City Gaming, faces fines over the operation of its historical horse racing machines, and may see the machines shut down. In a later sent to CDI last week, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission levied a significant fine for what it says is […]

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Illinois Racing Board Eyes Historical Racing Machines, Despite Legal Issues

The Illinois Racing Board has appointed a committee to draft rules for historical racing machines at state racetracks – even though the regulatory agency’s attorney said the legality of the betting machines isn’t clear. “I don’t know how we can draft rules to do something that can’t be legally done. That’s the problem,” the IRB’s […]

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Report: Instant Racing Supporters In Idaho Claim PAC Intimidating Voters

Supporters of a petition to bring instant racing back to Idaho claim a political action committee (PAC) called the North Idaho Voter Project is harassing and intimidating voters out of signing the petition. KTVB reports Bruce Newcomb, chairman of Save Idaho Horse Racing, claims agents of the PAC follow his campaign staff and verbally harassing […]

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Virginia: Historical Racing Considered ‘Top Priority’ To Revive Racing, Reopen Colonial Downs

Virginia horse racing officials have joined together to push for the legalization of historical racing in the state, believing that the form of casino-style gambling will be important in securing a buyer for Colonial Downs, which has been shuttered since 2014. According to an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the language authorizing historical gaming – or instant […]

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Opinion: Proposed Expansion Of Instant Racing In KY ‘A Bust’ For Taxpayers

Keeneland and Churchill Downs made headlines last month when they announced that they would be partnering on the development of two new racetracks in Kentucky. One will be in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County), and the second will be in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County). Not only would the facilities host live racing […]

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Idaho: Hope Remains High For Return Of Live Racing To State

Representatives of Les Bois Park in Idaho remain hopeful that the track will once again host live racing after a two-year absence. According to the Idaho Statesman, Treasure Valley Racing, which operates the track, plans to submit applications to hold live racing, along with simulcasting and historical/instant racing. The track had previously conducted all three operations at […]

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The Stronach Group Purchases Historical Racing Company RaceTech

The Stronach Group has completed its purchase of RaceTech LLC, the historical racing/gaming company. The Blood-Horse reports that The Stronach Group completed the purchase of RaceTech from the Charles Cella family in July. The Cella family founded RaceTech and its Instant Racing games, which were first installed at Oaklawn Park in 2000. According to the Blood-Horse, the RaceTech holdings were added […]

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