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Pocono Casino Licence Renewed

January 11, 2018:

On Wednesday (January 10), the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously voted to renew the Category 1 Racetrack Casino operator's licence of Downs Racing, L.P., operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County....read on

Standardbred Racino Fined $1 Million

December 14, 2017:

It has been announced that a racino operator has agreed to pay a total of $1 million in fines after the presiding gaming control authority came down hard on the organization on Wednesday (December 13)....read on

Former Racetrack CEO Fined $60K

November 9, 2017:

A former chief executive officer of a major North American Standardbred racino has been fined $60,000 by a presiding gaming commission....read on

Board Approves Meadows Deal

September 8, 2016:

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. has announced that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved the company’s previously announced acquisition of the operations of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc....read on

The End For Lawrence Downs?

July 14, 2016:

A decade-plus long process to add another racetrack in Pennsylvania has ended for those backing the Lawrence Downs project after the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to deny Endeka Entertainment a gaming licence....read on

Casino Gaming Impact On Purses

April 20, 2016:

Slot machine gaming in Pennsylvania generated $246 million to support the state’s horse racing industry, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s annual Racetrack Casino Benchmark Report....read on

Meadows Operating Licence Renewed

March 30, 2016:

On Wednesday, March 30, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously voted to renew the Category 1 Racetrack Casino operator's license of Washington Trotting Association, Inc., operator of The Meadows Casino in Washington County....read on

Pinnacle To Acquire Meadows Operation

March 29, 2016:

On Tuesday, March 29, Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (PNK or ‘Pinnacle’) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) to acquire the operations of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino (Meadows) for total consideration of $138 million....read on

Governor Signs PA Racing Bill Into Law

February 23, 2016:

On Tuesday, February 23, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 941, which, among other things, includes reforms of Pennsylvania’s equine racing industry....read on

Penn National Pulling Out Of PA Project

March 30, 2015:

On Monday, March 30, Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced that it has informed the partners of Endeka Entertainment LP of its intent to withdraw from the proposed Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort project in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania....read on

PA To Audit Gaming/Control Board

December 17, 2014:

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has been cited as saying that his office will conduct an audit the operations of the state’s gaming and control board in 2015....read on

Deal Reached To Sell The Meadows

May 14, 2014:

It was announced today (Wednesday, May 14) that Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) has entered into an agreement which will see it acquire The Meadows Casino and Racetrack from Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC for $465 million....read on

2013 PA Slot Revenue Tops $2.3B

January 3, 2014:

Even though slot machine gross revenue in Pennsylvania dropped last calendar year, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that the amount of revenue generated during 2013 was $2.38 billion....read on

Bill To Dissolve PA Racing Commissions

November 20, 2013:

It has been reported that a pair of Pennsylvania State Senators are co-sponsoring a bill that would see Pennsylvania’s two horse racing commissions dissolved....read on

Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Fined

June 27, 2013:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines totaling $125,000 against Downs Racing, LP, operator of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Luzerne County, for two violations....read on


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