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Update On 'Moving Grandstand'

November 22, 2018:

A bit of a peculiar story appeared on the Standardbred Canada homepage a few months ago, as a racino proposal that included a ‘moving grandstand’ was unveiled. The idea raised a few eyebrows, and now a feasibility study by the prevailing racing commission has commented on the concept....read on

A Vision For The Future

August 21, 2018:

Horse racing has grasped the concept that it needs to get customers closer to the action in this day and age. Helmet cams, sulky cams, and drone footage have provided different perspectives for fans and punters to enjoy. Now a company looking to build a new racino is looking to take things to another level....read on

Gaming Bill Advances In Illinois

March 2, 2017:

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday advanced SB7, the much-anticipated big gaming bill, which would allow slots at the racetracks....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

Report Outlines Goulds Racino Pitches

December 9, 2015:

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has penned a report which briefly outlines the efforts that St. John's Racing and Entertainment has made in recent years to land casino gaming at its harness racing facility in Goulds, Newfoundland....read on

Racino Patron Nails $1.47M Jackpot

November 17, 2015:

It has been announced that a lucky racino patron turned $20 into a massive $1.47-million windfall just a few weeks ago....read on

Truro Racino Concept Dismissed

August 30, 2014:

Horsemen at Truro Raceway wishing to have a racino concept supported by local government were met with a less than enthusiastic response....read on

Alarm Bells After UNY Racino Proposal

June 30, 2014:

It has been reported that a proposal has been made which would see a racino featuring harness racing and VLTs come to the upstate New York border town of Alexandria. News of the proposal has some in Gananoque, Ont. worried even more for the future and viability of OLG Casino Thousand Islands....read on

PNG/Cordish Shifting Focus In New York

May 29, 2014:

Reports indicate that the partnership consisting of Penn National Gaming and Cordish Companies has decided to drop out of the running to operate a casino in the Capital Region area of New York State....read on

Lawsuit Filed Over MA Slots Licence

May 13, 2014:

It has been reported that George Carney, the owner of Raynham Park, has filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in an attempt to block Penn National Gaming from getting its racino plans at Plainridge Racecourse underway....read on

Groundbreaking In Balzac This Month

April 8, 2014:

According to a report, construction on Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Balzac, Alta. will get underway this month....read on

Milstein: Northfield Upgrades Coming

March 19, 2014:

Northfield Park majority owner Brock Milstein has been cited as saying that upgrades will be coming to the Ohio racino, including the possibility of an off-track wagering area within the track’s casino area....read on

NY Racinos See Revenue Slip

February 3, 2014:

The New York State Gaming Commission is citing brutal winter weather conditions in January as the leading factor in the seven per cent decline in revenue that state racinos saw last month....read on


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