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NJ To Vote On Casino Expansion?

December 14, 2015:

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney has announced that he has introduced legislation to put a public referendum on the ballot asking for voter approval to expand gaming with two casinos in the northern part of the state....read on

Bill To Aid Pennsylvania Racing

December 10, 2015:

A promising-looking bill for racing was recently supported by a vote of 48-2 by the Pennsylvania Senate....read on

Ontario Passes Bill 144

December 10, 2015:

On Thursday, December 10, the Ontario Government passed Bill 144 (the Budget Measures Act, 2015), an omnibus bill that contains two particular pieces of legislation that directly affect the province’s racing landscape....read on

Liberals Vote Down Racing Amendments

December 7, 2015:

Today Bill 144, Budget Measures Act, 2015 was considered in detail by the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Bill 144 establishes a new Act, the Horse Racing Industry Act, 2015, which will govern the horse racing industry upon dissolution of the Ontario Racing Commission....read on

Tropea On Amendments To Acts

December 4, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that on Wednesday, December 2, Ontario Harness Horse Association General Manager Brian Tropea made a presentation to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs....read on

Public Hearing About Balmoral Cancelled

November 25, 2015:

It has been reported that the public hearing that had been scheduled to discuss the closure of Balmoral Park and the possibility of the track potentially re-opening has been cancelled....read on

Committee Advances PA Racing Bill

November 23, 2015:

It has been reported that a Pennsylvania House Committee advanced a horse racing bill on Monday, November 23 that has been crafted to avert the threatened shutdown of the industry in the state....read on

Sousa Introduces Bill In Legislature

November 19, 2015:

On Wednesday, November 18, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa introduced Bill 144, the Budget Measures Act, 2015 in the Ontario legislature. If passed, the proposed act would implement measures contained in the 2015 Ontario Budget, enact five new statutes and amend other statutes....read on

Illinois Bill To Help Tracks Introduced

November 11, 2015:

Illinois State Representative Thaddeus Jones has sponsored a bill in the State House that calls for the Balmoral Park and Maywood Park to remain open in hopes that a potential buyer can be sought in order for the tracks to be saved....read on

Michigan Bill Tackles Purse Percentages

November 9, 2015:

Senate Bill 504, a piece of legislation that has been introduced in Michigan, has spurred representatives from the state’s Standardbred and Thoroughbred industries to discuss each breed’s allotment of monies from the purse-pool fund....read on

Major’s Road Map For Racing

October 15, 2015:

There will be big changes, but not many surprises when responsibility for regulating horse racing in the province transfers to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) over the next four or five months....read on

Progress On Integration In Ontario

September 21, 2015:

The Board of Directors at the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) feel some optimism that progress is being made after meeting with two government agencies tasked with integrating horse racing into the Province’s overall gaming strategy....read on

No NJ Casino Referendum This Fall

July 15, 2015:

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney has confirmed that there will not be a ballot question this November regarding casino expansion in the state, and thus gaming expansion at the Meadowlands Racetrack is not in the immediate future....read on

Equine Group Against Repeal Legislation

June 23, 2015:

During the annual American Horse Council June meeting in Washington, D.C., the AHC Board of Trustees voted unanimously to oppose legislation introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) to repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 (IHA)....read on

Big M Casino Plans Unveiled

June 3, 2015:

Hard Rock International, owner of one of the world’s most iconic and recognized brands, announced today its plan to build a casino at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. The proposed entertainment destination would be ideally situated in northern New Jersey and is projected to generate $400 million of new tax revenues a year....read on


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