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NJ Casino Referendum Bill Introduced

June 1, 2015:

On Monday, June 1 in New Jersey, legislation was introduced which calls for voters to decide, via ballot question, whether casino expansion should be legalized in the state outside of Atlantic City....read on

Gural Endorses Drug Uniformity

June 1, 2015:

A bill set to be introduced in the U.S. that will outline uniform, nationwide drug and medication standards with oversight from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has the approval of one of harness racing's most prominent racetrack owners....read on

US Bill For Federal Medication Uniformity

May 29, 2015:

On Friday, May 29 in Washington, DC, a democratic congressman from New York State announced that he plans on introducing a piece of legislation, titled the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Anti-Doping Act of 2015, that will outline uniform, nationwide drug and medication standards. The bill calls for the rules to be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency....read on

Casino, Track Reach Pact In Illinois

May 26, 2015:

It has been announced that the owners of the Casino Queen casino in East St. Louis, Illinois have reached a deal with Thoroughbred raceway Fairmount Park that would see the casino take over the Collinsville track if racino legislation is passed into law by the state....read on

Indiana Wagering Bill Vetoed

May 12, 2015:

In Indiana, Governor Mike Pence has exercised his power and has vetoed a piece of legislation that calls for the legalization of advance deposit wagering in the state....read on

Simulcast Bill Signed Into NJ Law

April 27, 2015:

It has been announced that legislation sponsored by New Jersey Assembly Republican Ron Dancer to protect the simulcasting of horse races in Atlantic City casinos was signed into law on Monday, April 27 by Governor Chris Christie....read on

Idaho Gov. Vetos Instant Racing Ban

April 7, 2015:

The horse racing industry in Idaho is breathing a collective sigh of relief after Governor Butch Otter opted to veto a piece of legislation which called for a ban of Instant Racing machines in the state....read on

Colonial Announces Closures

April 7, 2015:

Citing legislation currently working its way through the 2015 Virginia Legislative Session which will reportedly deny Colonial Downs approximately $2 million of operating funds annually, Colonial Downs announced today the immediate shutdown of all its remaining pari-mutuel venues....read on

NJ Simulcasting Bill To Governor’s Desk

March 27, 2015:

It has been reported that the New Jersey Assembly passed bill A-3972 on Thursday, March 26, a piece of legislation that calls for Atlantic City casinos that simulcast out-of-state races to be given the power to negotiate signal fees....read on

Dire Straits For Instant Racing In Idaho

March 27, 2015:

The Instant Racing issue is coming right down to the wire in Idaho. Governor C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter will decide whether legislation calling for the repeal of Historical Racing terminals will be signed into law or not, after the house voted 49-21 in support of Senate Bill 1011 on Thursday (March 26)....read on

Hope For Gaming Expansion In Illinois

March 24, 2015:

According to a report, Illinois Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association Executive Director Lonny Brooks believes that Governor Bruce Rauner will pass a gaming expansion bill if it is to reach his desk....read on

Instant Racing Bill Announced In Illinois

March 23, 2015:

In Illinois, Rep. Dwight Kay has introduced a bill that calls for instant-racing terminals to be added to state raceways....read on

Repeal Of Instant Racing Close In Idaho

March 19, 2015:

It has been reported that on Thursday, March 19 the House State Affairs Committee in Idaho voted 15-2 in favour of advancing a bill that calls for the removal of roughly 200 Instant Racing terminals from various locations in the state....read on

KY To Drop Pari-Mutuel Tax For ‘Cup’

March 18, 2015:

It has been reported that a Kentucky bill that calls for the exemption of the pari-mutuel tax on wagering on live races during the two-day Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland this October has been signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear....read on

No Dice For Georgia Resolution

March 13, 2015:

The Georgia Horse Racing Coalition has announced that it has run out of time to bring SR 135 – a Senate Resolution to allow for a constitutional amendment to allow Georgians to vote on the legalization of horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering – to the Senate floor....read on


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