Historic ‘Instant’ racing machines; Texas horse tracks on the brink

Last week the Texas Legislature gave the Racing Commission there just enough money to operate until February. The commission’s new director, Rolando Pablos, told staff to start  “the process of shutting down,” adding that the end...

Live quarter horse racing back in action at Hialeah Park this weekend

December 26th will mark the day when the live quarter horse racing will begin again at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino. The iconic landmark in South Florida will be opening for a 40 day season, taking...

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....

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...

Delta Downs to begin meets October 16th

October 16th marks the day thoroughbred horses will be back in action at the Delta Downs Racetrack & Hotel in Louisiana. The new racing season will continue until the 12th of March and will...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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