Britain’s Chelmsford racecourse approved for city’s first casino

Britain’s Chelmsford racecourse approved for city’s first casino

Thoroughbred horse racing venue, Chelmsford City Racecourse, located in Essex, England, has been given the green light to open an all-night casino, according to EssexLive. The venue, located near Chelmsford was approved on Friday, January 6 by the Chelmsford City...
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Assemblyman Ralph Caputo continues push to get video lottery terminals into New Jersey racetracks

Assemblyman Ralph Caputo continues push to get video lottery terminals into New Jersey racetracks

The referendum to move casinos outside of Atlantic City goes to vote in November but Assemblyman Ralph Caputo is not waiting for the official results as a number of polls have already shown that New Jersey residents are not in...
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Governor urged to re-privatize the New York Racing Association

Governor urged to re-privatize the New York Racing Association

Representatives from the New York horseracing industry and residents of the city of Saratoga Springs reportedly used a committee meeting on Tuesday to urge state lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo to return control of the New York Racing Association to...
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Horse Racing industry in New Jersey confirms major partnership on eve of casino vote

Horse Racing industry in New Jersey confirms major partnership on eve of casino vote

New Jersey residents will vote today on the North Jersey referendum which seeks to allow two casinos outside of Atlantic City. A deal was confirmed Monday evening that will improve the quality of horse racing in the state and help...
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Ho-Chunk hosted horse race in South Sioux City in effort to keep casino hopes alive

Ho-Chunk hosted horse race in South Sioux City in effort to keep casino hopes alive

In order to maintain its long-term goal and racing license, the new Atokad track in Sioux City hosted a brief, live, three-horse race on Saturday. The former Atokad Downs was purchased in 2012 by the economic development wing of the...
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January 13 marks turning point or possible end of New Jersey sportsbetting fight

January 13 marks turning point or possible end of New Jersey sportsbetting fight

The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hold conference on New Jersey‘s fight to have their sports betting case heard on January 13. If at least four of the current eight justices decide to hear the case, parties and...
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Dog and horse tracks back group who want to block casinos in three Arkansas counties

Dog and horse tracks back group who want to block casinos in three Arkansas counties

Three companies in Arkansas want to open out casinos in Washington, Boone, and Miller counties and are backed by a group called Arkansas Wins in 2016. Together they are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would allow them to develop...
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EquiLottery and Charles Town Racing reach broadcast rights agreement for innovative lottery product

EquiLottery and Charles Town Racing reach broadcast rights agreement for innovative lottery product

EquiLottery has reached an agreement with West Virginia’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for live video feeds of horse races at the track to be used for a lottery game based on live race results. The deal could make...
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Numbers down slightly for Hambletonian at Meadowlands Racetrack; push for casino referendum felt

Numbers down slightly for Hambletonian at Meadowlands Racetrack; push for casino referendum felt

About 20,000 braved the heat and the long betting lines on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack to be a part of harness racing’s greatest day. The Hambletonian, which featured the Hambletonian Heats & Final and Hambletonian Oaks Final, was held...
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Proponents of casino gaming and pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia join forces

Proponents of casino gaming and pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia join forces

2017 may be the year that the state of Georgia finally legalizes casino gaming and pari-mutuel racing. Proponents of both activities are now working together in the hopes of pushing legislation into reality. The Georgia Horse Racing Coalition has been...
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Idaho governor may be heading for “showdown” with legislature

Idaho governor may be heading for “showdown” with legislature

In Idaho, a battle is reportedly brewing between the western state’s legislature and governor Clement “Butch” Otter over a suggestion that the Republican’s may be about to institute temporary rules legalizing instant historical horseracing wage...
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