sports betting

Kentucky Committee Propels Forward Bill To Allow Sports Betting At Racetracks

A bill that would allow sports betting in Kentucky was amended Wednesday and advanced in the State House by the Licensing and Occupations Committee. The legislation, House Bill 137, would permit sports gambling at racetracks, the Kentucky Speedway and online in Kentucky. In Wednesday’s action, the bill was changed to allow betting on the sports […]

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Ahead Of Casino, Renovations, Hawthorne Sees Handle Increase, Bigger Field Sizes

With construction on the new casino and racing facility at Hawthorne Race Course just around the corner, the fall Thoroughbred meet concluded with increases in handle and field size. Additionally, a pair of new Hawthorne champions were crowned in the leading rider and trainer categories for the 32-day fall season. Removing two partial cards from […]

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Churchill Downs Inc.’s BetAmerica Brand Now Offering Retail, Online Sports Wagering In Indiana, Pennsylvania

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced on Monday the launch of its online BetAmerica Sportsbook in Indiana. The retail BetAmerica Sportsbook opened in November at Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Ind. (located just north of the Ohio River between Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio). “We are excited to offer our online BetAmerica Sportsbook to […]

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The Friday Show Presented By MyRacehorse.com: Three Biggest Horse Racing Issues In 2020?

It’s fair to say the U.S. horse racing industry wouldn’t mind putting 2019 behind it, considering the controversy that plagued the sport throughout the year. And that wish is about to come true, but what will be the top stories of 2020? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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Indiana Grand Ready To Officially Open State’s First Sports Book

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will make history Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 as it becomes the first Sports Book in the state. A special pep rally will lead into the commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of Winner’s Circle Race, Sports, Pub.  “We are extremely excited and honored to open the first Sports Book […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Arlington’s Future, Sophomore Class?

The announcement this week from Churchill Downs Incorporated, owner of Arlington Park, that it would not seek a casino license for the racetrack under a new gaming law, rocked the Illinois horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the decision and the potential ramifications going forward. […]

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Racing Industry Anticipates Growth As ‘Sports Bettors Wagered More In New Jersey Than In Nevada’

Last Friday at Monmouth Park, reports legalsportsbetting.com, the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) held its annual “Day at the Races” meeting to take a look at the legal issues in the state’s horse racing industry. The passage of SB 2992 in February 2019 dictates that horse racing will receive a cut of the sports […]

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Sports Wagering Era Opens In Arkansas At Oaklawn Park

Oaklawn has become the first in Arkansas to offer sports wagering with the opening Monday of its newly remodeled Race & Sports Book in the north end of the casino. The Race & Sports Book offers teller wagering as well as fast, user-friendly kiosks and is open seven days a week.  Fans can now place […]

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Challenges, Opportunities Face NYRA’s New CEO David O’Rourke

As David O’Rourke prepares to oversee his first Belmont Stakes since he was named chief executive officer and president of the New York Racing Association, he looks to a future filled with an equal measure of peril and potential. A disturbing string of equine fatalities has placed Thoroughbred racing under immense pressure to reform. The […]

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New FanDuel Deal Adds Horse Racing, TVG Networks To FuboTV Streaming Service

Today, FanDuel Group and fuboTV announced a partnership that will make FanDuel Group the exclusive sportsbook, online casino, horse racing and DFS partner of the live TV streaming service. The companies have also signed a media buy which will make FanDuel the exclusive advertiser on fuboTV in these categories. The agreement is FanDuel Group’s first […]

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