Idaho Supreme Court denies governor’s veto; Instant racing machines illegal

Thursday the Idaho Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and voided the governor’s veto of a bill outlawing instant or historical racing machines in the state with immediate effect. Governor...

“Keep the Money in Nebraska” pushing for legalized casino gaming at race tracks

Keep the Money in Nebraska is a group that is trying to see a gambling expansion take place in the state. To help the struggling thoroughbred horse racing industry, the group has taken steps to push...

Virgin Islands casino regulator to announce Treasure Bay decision by year end

The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission (VICCC) will hold its last meeting of the year next Tuesday morning in St. Croix. On the agenda are plans to adopt regulatory amendments recommended at their last public...

Texas Racing Commission funding back on..temporarily

On again, at least for 90 days, is funding for the Texas Racing Commission following an agreement between House Appropriations Chairman John Otto and Senate members of the Legislative Budget Board according to Lt....

Florida decoupling plan opposition expands

Efforts to decouple live racing from casino-style gambling at Florida pari-mutuel facilities are being rallied against by horseman’s groups. Groups that oppose dog racing and Greyhound tracks have pushed for decoupling, which would remove a...

Suffolk Downs live program Oct. 3 features $552,500 in total purses

The second of three live horse racing programs running this fall at Suffolk Downs is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3. Twelve races including the new $75,000 Distaff Turf will be featured. Two planned steeplechase...

Endeka asks commission to ease deadlines for Lawrence Downs casino, racetrack

Last week it was reported that the new investor in a proposed Lawrence County, Pennsylvania casino and racetrack in Mahoning Township was expressing concerns about the project’s ability to meet mandated deadlines, warning that the...

Horse racing collaboration coming to mainland China, no betting allowed

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) will act as advisors to the Chinese Equestrian Association to help develop the sport of horse racing in China. An historic agreement was announced between the two organizations on...

Lawrence Downs investor warns deadlines may cause casino plans to fail

If regulators in Pennsylvania adhere to recently imposed deadlines it could mean death for a proposed Lawrence County racetrack, according to an investor believed to have saved the project. The project, to be built outside...

Idaho high court awards tribe reduced legal fees in instant racing case

The Idaho Supreme Court has determined that the state has to pay the Coeur d’Alene Tribe a little more than half of the legal fees they requested after besting Idaho in a battle over slot-like...

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