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Woodbine Brings Hong Kong Pools To Canada

October 23, 2016:

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) announced this weekend an agreement in which Canadian customers can now wager directly into the HKJC betting pools, effective Sunday, Oct. 23 from Sha Tin Race Course in Hong Kong....read on

Our Place At The Table

May 15, 2016:

"They are investing in equine facilities like North American investors pour money into golf course communities. Billions of dollars are earmarked on the basis that people will want to own a part of the equine dream"....read on / continuer à lire

Historic Signing For Canada, China

March 29, 2016:

This morning (Tuesday, March 29) during a nationally-televised meeting in Beijing, China, delegations from equine industry associations in Canada and China, including representation from Standardbred Canada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purposes of working together, and ultimately opening the borders for trading horses, and knowledge, between the two countries....read on

Wagering Flourishes Despite Massive Competition

July 15, 2013:

On Sunday, July 14, Bloomberg's 'Chart of the Day' took a look at how wagering on horse racing in Hong Kong is on course to exceed the net revenues at Las Vegas casinos for the second consecutive year....read on

Hamilton Not Wilting Under OLG/Liberal Pressure

September 25, 2012:

Hamilton city councillors are continuing to ask the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. simple questions and, to this point, have received nothing but vague to little concrete feedback. “We need a lot more information --- if we say 'yes,' what’s our share of the profits? Is Flamboro OK? There are a lot of outstanding issues."...read on

McGuinty Doesn't Support Casino Referendums; Godfrey Pressures Toronto; MGM Speaks

September 21, 2012:

On Friday, September 21 while speaking at the Toronto Board of Trade, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chairman Paul Godfrey stated that the OLG needs to know if Toronto will declare itself a willing host municipality for casino expansion by January or February of 2013....read on

Potential OLG Partner Scrutinized

August 21, 2012:

It has been reported that increased scrutiny regarding the relationship between MGM Resorts International and controversial Hong Kong businesswoman Pansy Ho could jeopardize a proposed project which could see an $800 million casino come to the National Harbor area of Prince George’s County, Maryland. MGM Resorts International has also lobbied hard to become a partner in the OLG's gaming modernization strategy for the Province of Ontario....read on

Casino Bidder Under Investigation

August 19, 2012:

Las Vegas Sands, a company that has indicated serious interest in the Ontario casino market, is under investigation in Nevada to determine whether the company broke bribery laws in securing casinos is mainland China....read on

HK$7-Billion Racetrack Investment

September 12, 2011:

Reinvesting monies back into raceways has proved positive in the past. For example, the millions the Woodbine Entertainment Group pumped back into Mohawk Racetrack has helped the Campbellville, Ont. oval maintain its status of being one of the most picturesque tracks in North America. Now, a racing organization has announced a HK$7-billion plan (CAD$887-million) to transform its racetracks...read on

DeLeo Still Fighting For Mass. Slots

February 1, 2011:

If anyone thought Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo had given up on slots at Plainridge Racecourse and Suffolk Downs, he straightened them out yesterday...read on

$3.8 Billion Racing Complex Planned

April 21, 2010:

The Meydan Group, developers of the world’s biggest racing complex in Dubai, has now turned its attention to China. The group has announced a 10-year plan to build a 'horse city,' with a spectacularly designed track, international equestrian college, horse breeding centre, auction base...read on

Legal Horse Racing Wagering In China?

January 7, 2010:

Earlier this week, China's state council, China's cabinet, gave permission to the southern province of Hainan to look into the possibility of developing pari-mutuel sports lotteries and instant sports lotteries, which could lead to legalized...read on

Official: Wuhan Racing A "Test"

December 2, 2008:

Wang Shenshun, deputy head of Wuhan sports administration in China, has said that the thoroughbred horse racing event at Orient Lucky City Racecourse on Saturday, November 29 was a test run for an official event....read on

Legalized Racing In China Saturday

November 26, 2008:

The People's Republic of China will be the scene of legalized horse racing Saturday, November 29 for the first time in 60 years.

The news comes via a report on horsetalk.co.nz....read on


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