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While West Virginia had enjoyed legal pari-mutuel racing at horse tracks since the 1930s all out of proportion to the state’s actual population, legislation in 1992 allowed the WV horse racing (and greyhound racing, for now) to flourish as never before.
After this legalization, the four racetracks in West Virginia immediately added slot machines, video poker and other such gambling machines. At about this time, simulcast racing was introduced throughout the state’s tracks – and suddenly these venues were full-on profitable gambling plazas.
The Kentucky state House of Representatives passed a nearly $24 billion budget plan last week, and while that spending proposal did not include potential revenues from sports betting, the lawmakerSource: casino.org
Thanks to some last-minute votes by the state legislature this weekend, Virginia will soon be a state for lovers – of gamingSource: casino.org
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Qatar Racing Limited, Marc Detampel and Bottle Rocket Stable's Vitalogy, scratched from a planned start in the Breeders' Cup last fall, is set to make his eagerly awaited seasonalSource: paulickreport.com
Jim Bakke and Gerry Isbister's Mr Freeze, runner-up to Mucho Gusto in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy JanSource: paulickreport.com
The latest properties to enter the company’s stable came after Vici secured the land and real estate assets of Century Casino Cape Girardeau and Century Casino Caruthersville in Missouri,Source: casinobeats.com
Tom Durant's Silver Dust has now won back-to-back editions of the G3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, capturing this Saturday's contest by three-quarters ofSource: paulickreport.com
No Guts No Glory Farm's 10-time stakes winner Anna's Bandit is under consideration for the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) FebSource: paulickreport.com
Leading the list of candidates for the 21st running of the Lambholm South Endeavour, to be held next Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, is Gary Barber's 5-year-oldSource: paulickreport.com
Just under a year after its unsuccessful first attempt to tap into sports betting, casino operator Delaware North is ready to wash down the bad taste last spring’s wageringSource: casinonewsdaily.com
In Indiana and the plan to bring a $125 million casino to the southern city of Terre Haute has reportedly hit a snag after state regulators postponed a licensing hearingSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
While much of the focus regarding online poker in the United States has been placed on Michigan and West Virginia recently, people may wish to take a look at NebraskaSource: professionalrakeback.com
A committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives reportedly passed proposed legislation yesterday that could soon see the southern state become the latest to legalize sportsbetting, fantasy sports contests andSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
America’s Best Racing, Belle Premium American Vodka, and handicapper (and avid gambler) Monique Vág team up to provide horseplayers with their best bets of the weekendSource: americasbestracing.net
But when owner-trainer Tim Padilla traveled to Purcell, OklaSource: paulickreport.com
A Kentucky-bred star in Mexico, Letruska will face her toughest test to date Saturday when she meets a field of 13 in the $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks atSource: paulickreport.com
With multiple divisions producing chaos throughout the year, narrowing down a list of the five greatest upsets in 2019 is easier said than doneSource: extra.betamerica.com
Century Casinos has completed the purchase of three properties from fellow operator Eldorado Resorts amid consolidation in the US land-based casino industrySource: casinonewsdaily.com
Allied Racing Stable LLC's 2019 TwinspiresSource: paulickreport.com
A new study undertaken by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission has looked into the potential impacts of casinos and gambling in Virginia, with the state’s general assemblySource: casinobeats.com
Graded stakes winner Si Que Es Buena is one of three contenders from trainer Graham Motion taking aim at Saturday's Grade 3, $400,000 Long Island for fillies andSource: paulickreport.com
On Monday, HRI announced a partnership with Bristol Resort and Casino, a venture led by Virginia businessmen Jim McGlothlin and Clyde Stacy, which since mid-2018 has been pushing toSource: calvinayre.com
Once considered the ‘mecca of harness racing’ when its weeknight and weekend cards were unmatched, the Meadowlands now attains center stage status on only a few occasions during an abbreviatedSource: extra.betamerica.com
Lauren and Rene Wolcott, the owners and breeder of Sadler’s Joy at their Woodslane Farm in Virginia, caught on quickly after making a couple of regretful mistakesSource: usracing.com
Yet another boon came in 2007, when table gaming and poker rooms at approved sites was enacted into law –and predictably did extant racinos hurry to install table gaming. Eleven years later, these same venues would go on to add sports gambling when the US Supreme Court made it so.
Kentucky’s horse racing tracks include:
• Charles Town Races (Ranson, WV) is open real round with all the goodies mentioned above. Live racing is held throughout the year as well three to four times a week. Peak events include the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic and the West Virginia Breeders Classic.
• The Mountaineer Racetrack (Chester, WV). In a location mostly devoted to the casino resort aspect of the place, the Mountaineer’s offerings vis-à-vis racing are limited. In January and February, no live racing is held at all. In the other 10 months of the year, no live racing is held on Wednesdays.
• The Mardi Gras Casino & Resort (Cross Lanes, WV) is host to West Virginia’s bigger, newer and spiffier greyhound racetracks. Five days a week, racing goes off starting at 4:30 pm, but on Saturdays, enthusiasts may enjoy 10 hours’ worth of action.
• Finally, the Wheeling Island Casino Resort was more or less built on the back of the Wheeling greyhound track, one of the oldest continuously running such tracks in the US. The Wheeling is open only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but simulcast racing is available on other days.