sports betting

Woodbine’s Lawson: Horse Racing Should Embrace Fixed-Odds Wagering

On the heels of last week’s announcement of a continental-first deal between Monmouth Park and The BetMakers to distribute a fixed odds product on the New Jersey track’s races, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson has called for Ontario and all of Canada to embrace the opportunity. Lawson’s remarks were carried by the Canadian Press on January 27, prior […]

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Fixed Odds In New Jersey? Monmouth Strikes 10-Year Deal With The BetMakers

New Jersey moved first. Again. Continuing a trend that has seen the Garden State lead the way forward on sports betting and evolving the nation’s wagering landscape, Tuesday’s announcement was a potential positive volley in that evolution as Monmouth Park and their operator, Darby Development LLC, entered a 10-year exclusive agreement with The BetMakers to […]

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Report: Sports Betting Bill ‘Stalled’ In Kentucky House

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that sports betting legislation in Kentucky seems to be stalled in the state’s House of Representatives. It appears Republicans are somewhat divided on the issue, with some in more rural areas expressing hesitation over bringing another form of gambling to the state — particularly since they know it will become available […]

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Penn National Gaming Enters Agreement To Buy 36 Percent Share In Barstool Sports For $135 Million Plus Stock

Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN: Nasdaq) (“Penn National” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 36% interest in Barstool Sports, Inc. (“Barstool Sports”), a leading digital sports media company, for approximately $163 million in cash and convertible preferred stock. Under the agreement, Penn National will be Barstool […]

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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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