Tag / Horse Racing

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 a private board. According to a report from the Daily Racing Form newspaper, Cuomo used […]

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Businessman announces plan for new Pennsylvania casino

In Pennsylvania, a local businessman has reportedly announced that he intends to apply for the state’s last remaining harness racing license and open a track near the town of Gettysburg before applying for permission to inaugurate a casino on the site. According to a report from local television broadcaster WHTM-TV, David LeVan wants to construct […]

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All betting operators in UK would be required to pay 10% of revenues over £500k

Beginning in April of this year, betting operators in the United Kingdom will have to provide 10% of race wagering revenues to the racing industry. Last Friday, Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sports, Tourism and Heritage, confirmed that the new rate would be applied to every betting operator, whether they were retail, online, off or […]

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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 trying for several years to see a decision in regard to pari-mutuel betting appear on […]

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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 Council, making it the city’s first ever casino. The Council also approved the racing venue […]

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The “crack cocaine of gambling” – Recurring battle of using gambling to support horseracing in UK and Ontario

By Christine Duhaime, B.A., J.D., Gaming Attorney & Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Follow @cduhaime Horseracing industry in U.K. in jeopardy if FOBTs cut The U.K. government is suggesting the elimination or restriction of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (‘FOBT"), the so-called…

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