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...

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...

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...

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...

Elements Casino in Surrey, BC officially opens tonight!

At 8:08pm tonight, after a two hour VIP party, the forty-year-old Fraser Downs Racetrack Casino will open to the public as Elements Casino after a nearly $11 million upgrade. The lower slots floor opened to...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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