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LeVan Abandons PA Racino Proposal

June 20, 2017:

It was recently announced that businessman David LeVan, who earlier this year proposed the Mason-Dixon Downs racino in Pennsylvania that would feature live Standardbred racing, has abandoned his plans....read on

More On Mason-Dixon Downs

March 13, 2017:

Last week, the public got a first look at some of the preliminary details of Mason-Dixon Downs, the Pennsylvania Standardbred racino that has been proposed for Freedom Township in Adams County, located near the Maryland border....read on

PA Licence Process Moving Forward

February 2, 2017:

On Thursday, February 2, Pennsylvania’s horse racing commission voted to begin accepting applications for the state's vacant Standardbred pari-mutuel racetrack license....read on

Standardbred Racino Proposed In PA

January 13, 2017:

During a press conference at Hanover Shoe Farms on Thursday, January 12, Pennsylvania businessman Dave LeVan announced his intention to apply for and secure the state’s final harness racing licence and gaming licence in order to build Mason-Dixon Downs, a Standardbred racino that would be situated in Freedom Township, which is located in Adams County, close to the Maryland border....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

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

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

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

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

PA Governance Bill Set For Gov. Wolf

February 12, 2016:

A bill that calls for Pennsylvania’s existing two racing commissions to be dissolved and replaced by a new sole commission that would operate under the Department of Agriculture has passed all legislative hurdles and is poised to be addressed by Governor Tom Wolf....read on

PA Proposal Supports Agriculture

February 10, 2016:

On Tuesday, February 9, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled a budget proposal that looks to invest in the State’s agriculture industry....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

Lawrence Downs Progress Threatened

December 2, 2015:

It appears as though the process to bring the proposed Lawrence Downs – the one-mile harness raceway in Pennsylvania – to fruition is not going as smoothly as it was initially thought just a few weeks ago....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


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