Gambling pact could mean an end for dog and horse racing in Florida

Whether Florida’s dog and horse tracks should be permitted to do away with live racing, which once were a draw for an exclusive and sometimes unsavory crowd, is the question that is currently the...

Judge orders town and county to review Medford NY casino for approval

Brookhaven Town and Suffolk County were told by a federal bankruptcy judge on Monday that they must review for approval a video lottery casino proposed by the Suffolk Regional Off Track Betting Corp. for Medford, New...

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...

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...

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...

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...

GLPI acquires Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Pennsylvania

Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI) a real estate Investment trust (REIT) spin-off of Penn National Gaming, has acquired Meadows Racetrack & Casino, a racino in Washington, PA near Pittsburgh. An announcement on NASDAQ confirmed...

Fraser Downs to become Elements Casino Dec. 17

The long awaited unveiling of Elements Casino in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada is set to happen on Thursday, December 17. Visitors to the renovated Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino can expect to find live entertainment,...

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...

Tioga Downs hiring full staff ahead of full casino license

The full-fledged casino of Tioga Downs in New York needs staff, so the venue has begun the hiring process. On Monday the gaming facility began to collect applications via a career summit, to fill...

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