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Betfair Looking To Acquire Monmouth

February 24, 2011:

"New Jersey has a fantastic horse racing heritage. Betfair and TVG are absolutely committed to having a role. The racing product at Monmouth Park was vastly superior last summer. Similarly, the Meadowlands presents the most eminent harness racing destination in...read on

$400 Million Monticello Expansion Proposal

February 22, 2011:

It has been reported that Empire Resorts, operator of Monticello Raceway, has proposed an expansion plan which would see the erection of three hotels and a water park at the track, all to the tune of $400 million...read on

U.S. Rejects NYS Indian Casino Plan

February 18, 2011:

It has been reported that the United States Department of Interior today rejected the deal which would have seen the Wisconsin-based Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe erect a casino in New York’s Catskills...read on

Pro-Gaming Bills Advance In NJ

February 18, 2011:

On Thursday, February 17, both houses of the New Jersey Legislature passed bills which look like they will have a positive impact for the state racing industry...read on

Cordish To File $300M Lawsuit

February 15, 2011:

It has been reported that the Cordish Company will today be filing a $300-million lawsuit in regard to the contentious action surrounding its efforts to get its casino approved near the Arundel Mills Mall in Maryland's Anne Arundel County...read on

Push To Get Illinois Gaming Bill Fast Tracked

February 15, 2011:

It has been reported that a slightly updated version of Illinois State Senator Terry Link's gaming expansion bill is currently in committee with the intention of it being fast-tracked to the Senate floor with a new sponsor...read on

The Minnesota Budget Is Looming; Is The Racino Option In The Cards?

February 14, 2011:

With money tight everywhere, state budgets a challenge, and deficits not going away, when racino proponents come out and say they can provide instantaneous revenue for the state, it is hard for the decision makers to not listen...read on

NY Pols. Opposing Syracuse Raceway Inc.

February 14, 2011:

It has been reported that Oneida County legislators Michael Hennessy and Frank Tallarino have penned a letter to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board announcing their opposition to the possible gaming expansion submitted by Syracuse Raceway, Inc....read on

Threat To Scoop Penn National Licenses

February 11, 2011:

According to a release, if Penn National Gaming goes forward and "abandons" the horse racing licenses for Raceway Park and Beulah Park, Mahoning Valley Development Group will aggressively pursue them...read on

Penn National Gaming To Move Tracks, Invest $400M If Ohio Racetrack VLTs Approved

February 10, 2011:

During a meeting with the Ohio State Racing Commission, racetrack operator Penn National Gaming today announced its intention to relocate Raceway Park and Beulah Park to other locations within the state if the state proceeds with plans to authorize video lottery terminals at racetracks...read on

Chances Of Catskill Indian Casino Slim?

February 9, 2011:

A spokesperson for the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians has gone on the record as saying that United States politicians have done an "about face" in regard to the settling of a land claim which could possibly bring an Indian casino to New York State's Catskill mountain area...read on

Gural: Make Stakes Payments, Horsepeople Should Stash 5%

February 8, 2011:

In an open letter to the industry, track owner Jeff Gural, who is in the process of trying to work out a long-term lease of the Meadowlands Racetrack, has encouraged horse owners to make the February 15 stakes payments. He has also encouraged horsepeople participating in slots-fuelled states to put aside five per cent for marketing...read on

Positives And Negatives Of New York State Racino Expansion Discussed

February 8, 2011:

During yesterday's talks with New York State Senate's Standing Committee on Racing, Wagering and Gaming, parties discussed turning state racinos into full fledged casinos. Although, there were also calls for the racing industry to be weary of the casino rush...read on

NYS Racinos Continue To Speak Out

February 3, 2011:

If you thought that representatives from New York State racinos were going to simmer down regarding their outrage against the Indian casino proposed for the Catskills you would be very wrong. If anything, the racino reps are turning up the temperature...read on

Minn. Gov. Dayton: Gaming Profits Would Have To Go To Public, Not Private Interest

February 3, 2011:

Racino Now, the pro-racino group led by former state Senator Dick Day, has made its wish for expanded gaming in the state of Minnesota clear. Now, Governor Mark Dayton has let his feelings be known...read on


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