Maryland Governor Orders Shut Down Of All Racetracks, Casinos, Simulcast Facilities

In light of the serious public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued an emergency order to close all Maryland casinos, racetracks, and simulcast betting facilities to the general public indefinitely. “This situation continues to evolve and will escalate rapidly and dramatically,” said Governor Hogan. “These are unprecedented actions […]

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Santa Anita Announces Talented Simulcast Team For Autumn Meet

Santa Anita Park has announced a diverse and talented simulcast team of five, all of whom will be in place for its 23-day Autumn Meet, which opens next Friday, Sept. 27. Long on experience and first-hand knowledge in most all aspects of the Thoroughbred business, hosts Michelle Yu and Peter Lurie, along with analysts Millie […]

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Colonial Downs Group Opens Rosie’s Richmond With 700 Historical Racing Terminals

At a ceremonial ribbon cutting, Colonial Downs Group announced today that Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is now open in Richmond, Va. Rosie’s Richmond features 700 historical horse racing (HHR) machines, simulcast horse racing, restaurant and bar, and gift shop. Aaron Gomes, chief operating officer of Colonial Downs Group, stated, “It is very exciting to be opening […]

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Arizona: Turf Paradise Claims New Law On Simulcast Signal Will Smother Its Income

Turf Paradise officials told the Arizona Capitol Times this week that a new law signed by Gov. Doug Ducey could put a damper on its business. The law requires companies selling simulcast signals in the state to deal with all facilities in Arizona and to offer them equal rates. That means Monarch Content Management, which […]

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Hawthorne Race Course Simulcast Signal Going HD In 2019

With the first gap in the racing calendar in over two years, the television crew at Hawthorne Race Course will remain busy as Hawthorne will be converting to High Definition for its racing coverage. Hawthorne Race Course will be partnering with International Sound Corporation to make this conversion. The conversion to high-def will begin immediately […]

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Arizona Downs’ New OTB Triggers 25 Percent Increase In Simulcast Handle

The new Arizona Downs’ off-track-betting operation triggered a 25-percent surge in simulcast wagering in the greater Prescott market for August, the facility’s first full month in business, over the same time frame in 2017, according to the state’s racing commission. Arizona Downs brought back wagering on racetracks across the country to the site of the […]

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CHRB: Golden Gate License Contingent On Satellite Wagering Agreements

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, June 21, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website ( under […]

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East Coast Tracks Cancel Wednesday Racing, Simulcasting Due To Winter Storm

Tracks on or near the East Coast have announced cancellations for Wednesday because of March winter weather. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has called off live racing for Wednesday night. Charles Town will remain open for simulcasting until 6:30 P.M. EST with the resumption of live racing slated for Thursday, March 22. The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has […]

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Arlington Adjusts Saturday Post Time, Adds Guaranteed Late Pick Four On Thursdays

Arlington International Racecourse has announced changes to the weekend racing landscape in Chicago effective Saturday, July 16. Arlington’s racing schedule has featured eight-race programs throughout the course of the season, and beginning July 16 will shift one race from Sunday’s program to Saturday’s card. Saturday racing programs will now feature nine live races and a […]

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