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Bill Supports Preserved Farms Boarding

July 12, 2017:

New Jersey’s horse industry will get a boost from legislation introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer facilitating boarding stables on preserved farms. The bill (A4829) allows the construction on protected land to house workers....read on

Relief For Vernon; Gural Comments

June 29, 2017:

On Wednesday, June 28, during a special legislative session, the New York State Assembly passed a relief measure in regard to the current uncertainty of Vernon Downs. On Thursday, June 29, Vernon’s Jeff Gural took the opportunity to comment on the situation....read on

No Tax Relief For Vernon

June 22, 2017:

Earlier this month, Vernon Downs Chairman Jeff Gural said that the track would close if a particular tax-relief bill was not passed. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. last night (Wednesday, June 21), lawmakers in New York State adjourned and the piece of legislation was not passed....read on

Vernon To Close?

June 13, 2017:

Usually horses are the ones on the clock at the racetrack, but in the case of Vernon Downs - now it’s the racetrack that finds itself on the clock....read on

Horseracing Integrity Act Introduced

May 25, 2017:

The Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) has issued a media release commending Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) for their leadership and commitment in the development and introduction of H.R. 2651, The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 today (May 25) in Washington, DC....read on

FL Decoupling Dead For ’17 Session

May 3, 2017:

It has been reported that a gambling legislation deal in Florida that included decoupling ‘went down the drain’ on Tuesday, May 2, three days before the scheduled end of the legislative session....read on

Florida Decoupling Bill Moves Forward

April 3, 2017:

On Thursday, March 30 in Florida, decoupling legislation Senate Bill 8 was advanced via a vote of 32-6. The bill would allow slot machines to be introduced to existing pari-mutuel locations, and would also allow some locations to continue to offer slots gaming while dropping its pari-mutuel offerings....read on

In-Race Wagering Bill To Be Announced

March 26, 2017:

It has been announced that a piece of racing legislation set to be introduced in the near future will call for the legalization of mid-race wagering on horse races....read on

‘EquiLottery Bill’ Filed In West Virginia

March 13, 2017:

As part of the mission to bring EquiLottery to West Virginia, House Bill 2943 was introduced in the House of Delegates on Monday, March 13....read on

Gaming Bill Advances In Illinois

March 2, 2017:

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday advanced SB7, the much-anticipated big gaming bill, which would allow slots at the racetracks....read on

NJ Historical Racing Bill Introduced

January 31, 2017:

It has been announced that a ‘historic racing’ bill was introduced to the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey on January 9. The bill is being sponsored by Senators Richard J. Codey and Christopher ‘Kip’ Bateman....read on

Gaming Expansion Bill Advances In NJ

December 6, 2016:

On Monday, December 5 in Trenton, New Jersey, an Assembly gaming committee voted 4-3 in favour of advancing a piece of legislation (A4255) that calls for the introduction of alternative gaming areas in at least a few of the state’s horse racetracks....read on

New Video Lottery Terminal Push In NJ

October 17, 2016:

New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo has said that he plans to amend two pieces of legislation to authorize video lottery terminals at state racetracks....read on

Pari-Mutuel Tax Bill To Full U.S. Senate

July 8, 2016:

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill Thursday evening (July 7) that includes report language detailing Committee on Appropriations instructions for the U.S. Treasury to “expedite final consideration of the guidance which would modernize the rules governing pari-mutuel wagering.”...read on

New Commission Holds First Meeting

June 29, 2016:

A stronger, unified governance body to oversee Pennsylvania’s more than $1 billion equine racing industry began its work to strengthen horse and harness racing today (Wednesday, June 29) as the new State Horse Racing Commission had its first meeting....read on


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