Horse race betting in Brazil to be operated by Pari Mutuel Urbain

The Brazilian Jockey Club (JCB) will partner with French racetrack operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) who announced on Friday that it will enter the South American racing market and operate horse race betting in...

New York schools lose billions to video lottery casinos and pari-mutuel non-profits

In the wake of 9/11, New York passed an emergency law expanding the scope of the state’s lottery to include video lottery terminals (VLT’s), and required that at least 60% of the winnings be...

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...

Philadelphia investor gets first green light for casino racetrack near Ohio border

The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission gave their blessing to a change in ownership and license transfer that is a key first step in bringing Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort near New Castle to...

Anti-gaming group continues to fight gaming expansion in Nebraska

For two decades now, the group Gambling with the Good Life has been fighting efforts to expand gambling in Nebraska. The group is tied to religious leaders in the state and has followed the industry closely, trying...

Red Mile opens historic racing machines in Lexington today

The world’s second oldest harness track adds historic racing machines to its offering at noon today. The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky added over 900 of the slot-like gaming machines that offer prizes from...

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...

Saratoga Casino & Raceway secures financing to bolster $39.3 million expansion

The Saratoga Casino and Raceway of New York is planning an expansion that has a price tag of $39.3 million. The venue, located in Saratoga Springs, has been able to secure a $15 million...

Regulators and community will hear Tioga Downs casino proposal

Representatives for the proposal for re-configuring the Tioga Downs Casino & Racing in Nichols, New York into a fully functioning casino will make their presentation before the state Gaming Facility Location Board this month. On...

New York Comptroller’s 5-year audit: Off-track betting plummets

A five year audit released by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Friday shows a precipitous drop in off-track betting compared to the previous five years ending in 2008. The nearly 25% drop...

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