Horse Racing

24th February 2021

Churchill Downs to sell Illinois’ Arlington Racecourse site

Churchill Downs Incorporated has launched the process to sell the Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Illinois, with plans for the new owner to redevelop…

4th September 2020

CDI opens new outdoor gaming space at Derby City

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has opened a new outdoor gaming patio on the south side of Derby City Gaming, the only licensed land-based gaming facility in…

27th August 2020

State of the Union: Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes the return of remote registration in Illinois, following renewed casino shutdowns, as well…

24th August 2020

2020 Kentucky Derby to take place behind closed doors

America’s biggest horseracing event, the Kentucky Derby, will take behind closed doors for the first time in its almost 150-year history at the start of…

2nd June 2020

Century reopens Missouri casinos

Century Casinos has reopened two of its venues in Missouri, as well as restarting online off-track betting operations in Alberta County. Both the Century Casino…

7th May 2020

Mobile horse race betting to launch in Michigan

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has approved online and mobile betting on advance deposit horse racing after a new order from executive director Richard S.…

16th March 2020

Covid-19 leads to casino closures across US

Casinos have closed, both voluntarily and by law, across the US in response to the ongoing outbreak of the novel Coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The Indiana…

6th February 2020

BetMakers pens NJ fixed-odds horseracing deal

Online wagering solutions provider BetMakers has agreed a deal with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen Association and Darby Development, operator of Monmouth Park racetrack, to…

4th December 2019

WatchandWager renews agreement to offer Cal Expo harness racing

WatchandWager has agreed an extension of its agreement with the board of directors of the California Exposition & State Fair in Sacramento, allowing it to…

31st October 2019

New casinos boost Churchill Downs revenue in Q3

An increase in gaming revenue from new casinos helped Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) increase revenue 38.4% year-on-year in the third quarter of its financial year, to…

4th October 2019

Churchill Downs to acquire Kentucky’s Turfway Park

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has agreed a deal to acquire Turfway Park in Kentucky from Jack Ohio LLC, an affiliate of Jack Entertainment LLC and…

28th August 2019

WatchAndWager renews Cal Expo license

Webis Holdings’ advanced deposit wagering (ADW) business WatchandWager has renewed its license with the California Horse Racing Board to conduct harness racing at the Cal…

1st August 2019

New casinos power Churchill Downs Q2 revenue growth

Churchill Downs reported a 25.8% increase in revenue to $477.4m for the second quarter of 2019 as new and newly-acquired casinos  helped the company to…

31st July 2019

Puerto Rico governor signs sports betting bill into law

Puerto Rico’s outgoing governor, Ricardo Rosselló, on 29 July signed the Betting Committee Act, which would legalize sports wagering in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.…