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Long Term Funding Webcast Details

October 14, 2016:

Ontario Racing (OR) has scheduled consultations regarding a proposed long-term funding framework for horse racing in the province. The first session, an informational webinar, is set for Wednesday, October 19, with subsequent in-person sessions to follow....read on

Long-Term Funding For Ontario?

October 13, 2016:

Multiple outlets have reported that a new funding model has been proposed by Ontario Racing for the provincial horse racing industry. According to the proposal, the duration of the plan could last as long as 17 years and funding could reach a total of $1.6 billion....read on

Tioga Secures Gaming Licence

August 30, 2016:

On Tuesday, August 30, the New York State Gaming Commission unanimously approved a commercial gaming licence for Tioga Downs Casino, Racing and Entertainment in the Town of Nichols....read on

Tioga Opens New Gaming Area

August 12, 2016:

Visitors to Tioga Downs this week will have a chance to experience the first finished section of the major renovation underway at the entertainment complex. Part of the new gaming area is now complete. More than 250 video lottery terminals have been set up in the area so guests can begin to enjoy the expanded casino....read on

Ohio Launches Breeder Awards Program

August 3, 2016:

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is proud to announce that the OHHA’s Board of Directors has approved an Ohio Breeder’s Award program....read on

Brown On Slots At Racetracks Program

July 26, 2016:

Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown has made comments in regard to the former Slots at Racetracks Program. A provincial election is less than two years away, but Brown still took the opportunity to engage the subject this week....read on

MA Allots More Funds For S-Bred Racing

June 23, 2016:

It has been reported this week that changes in the way Massachusetts distributes revenue it rakes in via slot machine taxes will provide a financial boost to the state’s harness racing industry....read on

Settlement, RFPQ In Ottawa Area

June 9, 2016:

On May 27, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and the union representing the gaming floor employees at OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway agreed to end the labour disruption which began on December 16, 2015. Additionally, the OLG has announced that it has re-issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle....read on

Leal, McCagherty On Kawartha's Future

May 30, 2016:

“Skip's goal from the outset has been to race as long as we can. There is no reason as long as we continue to enjoy the support of the public, the horsemen and, particularly, the Ontario government, horse racing can't continue at Kawartha Downs.”...read on

Racing-Themed Product Released

May 3, 2016:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has announced another step in its integration of horse racing into the provincial gaming modernization. The OLG has announced that ‘The Canadian Triple Crown Instant game’ is now available at lottery retailers across Ontario....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

Casino Relocation Hits Queen's Park

April 13, 2016:

Today during Question Period, Ontario MPP Laurie Scott asked the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal why, in her opinion, the Liberal government "is no longer committed to the sustainability of the horse racing industry at Kawartha Downs."...read on

Slots Leaving Kawartha Downs?

April 13, 2016:

A release issued on Tuesday indicates that Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (OGELP) is moving forward with proposed plans to develop and operate a new, multi-faceted entertainment property in the City of Peterborough. If successful, it would mean the relocation of the current slot machine facility located at Kawartha Downs....read on

Groundbreaking For Belleville Casino

April 5, 2016:

Details regarding a groundbreaking ceremony for the new casino in Belleville, Ont. have been announced....read on

Western Fair Redesign Ideas Pitched

March 30, 2016:

Have you ever looked at an existing racetrack complex and imagined what it could be like if you had the ability to redesign it? For example, maybe pop a hotel up over here, or erect a parking garage there, etc. Such ideas have recently been thrown around regarding The Raceway at Western Fair District, and an official has said, “I wouldn’t be surprised if we implemented a good number of them.”...read on


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