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ORC Authorizes Use Of Access Agreements

January 9, 2012:

On Monday, January 9, the Ontario Racing Commission issued a Notice to the Industry in regard to changes put in place to meet Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency requirements for issuing betting permits...read on

Proactive Santa Anita Grabs Opportunity

January 4, 2012:

In an effort to take advantage of the upcoming season of HBO's new horse-racing drama, 'Luck,' Santa Anita Park is proactively making moves to groom potential new customers...read on

NYGA Looks To Clear Misconceptions

December 20, 2011:

In an open letter sent to the Standardbred Owners Association of New York Board of Directors and the organization's members, New York Gaming Association Executive Director Michael Wilton has discussed the topic of enhanced gaming in New York. Within the letter, Wilton has stated that he is uncertain that the NYGA's position is understood...read on

KY Bill: Ask Residents For Expanded Gaming

December 20, 2011:

It has been reported that a bill was pre-filed in Kentucky on Friday, December 16 which would ask local voter approval for racetracks to expand to racinos...read on

NJ Racetrack Slots Bills Submitted

December 7, 2011:

Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced two pieces of legislation which would allow New Jersey racetracks to include slot machines as part of their operation...read on

Onondaga Legislature Behind Wilmot

December 7, 2011:

On Tuesday, December 6, the Onondaga County Legislature in New York State voted 11-8 in favour of a non-binding approval for prospective racino developer Paul Wilmot to seek the state's eighth and final harness racing licence...read on

KY Expanded Gaming To Be A 2012 Topic

December 5, 2011:

According to a report, recently re-elected Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is consulting with state lawmakers to determine what the best route is to get expanded gaming moving forward during the 2012 General Assembly. He has also been cited as saying that he is looking to have racetracks receive benefits of the expansion, at least in some form...read on

ORP Reps To Visit Tracks

December 2, 2011:

In an effort to continue its dialogue with members of the racing community, members of the Ontario Racing Program’s Implementation and Monitoring Group will be travelling to tracks over the next weeks and months...read on

NJ Gaming Licensing Passes Subcommittee

December 2, 2011:

On Thursday, December 1, the New Jersey Senate Government and Wagering Committee voted 4-1 in favour of allowing state racetracks and casinos to apply for licenses to be the platform for on-site sports wagering and also take internet and telephone wagers on sports betting...read on

IHHA On Lack Of Action On Bill

December 1, 2011:

Earlier this week, the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association reacted to the lack of action taken on a gaming expansion bill. The legislature's veto session ended Tuesday, November 29 with no movement on the initiative...read on

Lawsuit Stalling Ohio Progress

December 1, 2011:

It has been reported that a lawsuit by anti-Ohio slots group 'Ohio Roundtable' has stalled developments in the state's racino movement...read on

NYGA Formed For Table Games Push

November 28, 2011:

According to a report, racetracks in the state of New York have banded together to form the New York Gaming Association. The purpose of the association is to work with state leaders to push for a constitutional amendment which would legalize table gaming at the raceways...read on

WEG Keen To Add Sports Betting

November 24, 2011:

The wheels are in motion to legalize single-game sports wagering in Canada, and WEG’s CEO Nick Eaves believes Woodbine and Mohawk are logical places for a sports betting facility...read on

Money To Be Directed To Illinois Tracks?

November 23, 2011:

A pair of recent articles in regard to the chess match which is the gaming expansion issue in the state of Illinois has reiterated Governor Pat Quinn's unwillingness to concede to what he perceives as a over-the-top expansion proposal. Although, a Quinn aid has gone on the record as saying that a compromise could be coming in the future...read on

NJ Pols Press On For Big M Slots

November 10, 2011:

Even though the residents of New Jersey threw their support behind the expanded gambling this week, which would ultimately result in subsidized purses for horse racing in the Garden State, that has not muffled the cry for the implementation of slot machines at the Meadowlands Racetrack...read on


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