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Gaming Expansion Bill Advances In NJ

December 6, 2016:

On Monday, December 5 in Trenton, New Jersey, an Assembly gaming committee voted 4-3 in favour of advancing a piece of legislation (A4255) that calls for the introduction of alternative gaming areas in at least a few of the state’s horse racetracks....read on

New Video Lottery Terminal Push In NJ

October 17, 2016:

New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo has said that he plans to amend two pieces of legislation to authorize video lottery terminals at state racetracks....read on

Pari-Mutuel Tax Bill To Full U.S. Senate

July 8, 2016:

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill Thursday evening (July 7) that includes report language detailing Committee on Appropriations instructions for the U.S. Treasury to “expedite final consideration of the guidance which would modernize the rules governing pari-mutuel wagering.”...read on

New Commission Holds First Meeting

June 29, 2016:

A stronger, unified governance body to oversee Pennsylvania’s more than $1 billion equine racing industry began its work to strengthen horse and harness racing today (Wednesday, June 29) as the new State Horse Racing Commission had its first meeting....read on

Information On Requesting A Stay

June 25, 2016:

On April 1, 2016, legislation came into effect changing the way appeals of horse racing decisions are adjudicated in Ontario. Most importantly, a new adjudicative body -- the Horse Racing Appeal Panel (HRAP) -- is now responsible for hearing appeals of decisions made under the Rules of Racing....read on

NY Senate Passes Fantasy Sports Bill

June 20, 2016:

On Saturday, June 18, the New York Senate passed a bill that calls for the legalization and regulation of Daily Fantasy Sports operators in the state....read on

Fans Urged To Attend IL Fair Racing

June 14, 2016:

The thrill of thundering hooves may soon be a thing of the past at Illinois county fairs, but for at least one more year, harness racing enthusiasts can watch the ponies prance at more than two dozen tracks across Illinois....read on

Racing Bill Reaches Michigan Governor

June 10, 2016:

Legislation that calls for changes to current monetary structures for Michigan racetracks has been passed by the state Senate and will now be brought before Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration....read on

Minnesota Racing Gets Boost

June 8, 2016:

The Minnesota horse racing industry received a significant boost from the State Legislature and Governor this session when legislation was passed and signed into law authorizing the licensing and oversight of advance deposit wagering providers in the state....read on

Alarm Bells In Pennsylvania

June 7, 2016:

The head of The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is calling on harness racing participants to voice concerns over proposed legislation that would be detrimental to the state's horse racing industry....read on

IL Horsepeople Against Fantasy Sports

May 2, 2016:

On Monday, May 2, the Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association decried legislation that would legalize fantasy sports gambling. The group’s announcement also states that, at the same time, lawmakers have failed to support the horse racing industry, which employs 14,000 people....read on

Opposition To Sports Wagering Bill

April 20, 2016:

Federal Liberals have stated that they will vote against Bill C-221, a piece of single-event sports wagering legislation that received second reading on Tuesday (April 19)....read on

No Action On Florida Decoupling

March 12, 2016:

On Friday, Florida's 2016 Legislative Session concluded without passing any approval for decoupling horse racing from gaming operations....read on

FL Decoupling Amendment Filed

March 10, 2016:

Officials with the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association have made the industry aware that – in a move that was expected, to a degree – that a decoupling amendment that would separate ‪‎harness racing‬ from cardroom operations in the state could be addressed today (Thursday, March 10 ) in the ‪‎Florida Senate‬ as SB 1050 or HB 1187....read on

Vote Not Called For Georgia Expansion

March 2, 2016:

On Monday, February 29 in Georgia, House Speaker David Ralston postponed a vote on gaming expansion in the state, which has essentially killed any chance of expansion efforts going any further this calendar year....read on


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