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USTA Statement On Gov. Wolf Proposal

February 4, 2020:

On Tuesday, February 4, USTA President Russell Williams issued a response to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to redirect $200 million of existing tax dollars from the Race Horse Development Trust Fund....read on

Major Threat To Pennsylvania Racing

February 4, 2020:

Individuals throughout Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry reacted with alarm today (Tuesday, Feb. 4) to Governor Tom Wolf’s FY 2020-21 budget proposal, which seeks to raid $204 million from the Race Horse Development Trust Fund....read on

April Slots Revenue At PA Racinos Falls

May 7, 2013:

Continuing a trend of steady declines, revenues from slot machines at Pennsylvania’s six racetrack casinos were down 7.4 per cent for the month of April compared to the same month in 2012....read on

Online Gaming Revenue For PA Racing?

April 23, 2013:

In Pennsylvania, newly-introduced legislation regarding internet gambling is calling for the state government to receive a percentage of internet gaming's gross revenue, and the bill calls for Pennsylvania's horse racing industry to receive a percentage of that....read on

PHHA Pulls Its Support For Valley View

April 1, 2013:

It has been reported that the long-delayed Valley View Downs raceway project in Pennsylvania was dealt a big blow last week....read on

PA Pro-Racing Budget Moves To House

May 11, 2012:

According to reports, on Wednesday, May 9 the Pennsylvania Senate overwhelmingly approved a spending plan which does not include the proposed transfer of $72 million from the state's horse-racing improvement fund to other programs...read on

Valley View Still Attractive In PA

March 21, 2012:

It has been reported that even though revenue projections have dipped somewhat, more investors and owners have been jumping on board with the group that is behind getting the proposed Valley View Downs project to become a reality in Pennsylvania...read on

Near Total Elimination Of PA Stakes Probable

March 5, 2012:

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed $72 million raid on the Race Horse Development Fund for 2012, together with a planned $47 million transfer to the state’s general fund, would make it virtually impossible to continue stakes racing at 2011 levels, according to the heads of the state’s standardbred horsemen’s organizations...read on

PA's February Slots Revenue Rises

March 2, 2012:

Revenue generated through the play of slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos during February 2012 increased 8.97 per cent compared to the amount generated in February of last year...read on

A Call To Action In Pennsylvania

March 2, 2012:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association held a crucial meeting on Thursday, March 1 related to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's proposed budget. The standing-room-only crowd was urged to contact their local legislators as well as the governor to express their concerns...read on

PA Casinos See Rise In Gross Revenue

January 19, 2012:

With an additional $55.8 million in revenue in December from table games play at Pennsylvania’s 10 casinos, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced that the total combined gaming revenue from slot machines and table games generated in 2011 topped $3 billion...read on

Kentuckiana Reduces Fees

November 22, 2011:

Kentuckiana Farms and VAE Stallion Management announced today (Tuesday, November 22) that they have lowered the 2012 service fees for a pair of stallions...read on

PA AG Secretary On Harrisburg Sale

November 17, 2011:

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary George Greig has gone on the record in regard to the recently-concluded standardbred horse sales in Harrisburg...read on

Vogler Steps Away From PHRC

November 17, 2011:

In addition to the confirmation of a one-mile track size at the planned American Harness Track's racing complex in Mahoning Township, Pennsylvania, it has been reported that Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission member Dan Vogler, the commissioner of Lawrence County, is stepping away from the commission...read on

Northern NJ Gaming Dollars Heading West

November 14, 2011:

According to a report, one third of the massive gaming revenues at Pennsylvania's Mount Airy Casino Resort and Sands Casino Resort come from residents of Northern New Jersey. The gaming operators not only actively market the NJ residents, but they also closely watch the gaming landscape over the border...read on


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