No harness racing at Woodbine? Elimination of Home Market Areas? A centralized government body that will collect revenue from Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) assets and determine how much flows back to Canada’s largest horse racing company?
Let’s just say WEG’s president and CEO isn’t onside with any of those ideas floated in the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel’s draft report (see highlights p. 16) to create a sustainable industry in Ontario in the wake of the 2012 decision to cancel the wildly-successful Slots at Racetracks Program.
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State of New York
Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Third Judicial Department
Decided and Entered: June 6, 2013 514622
In the Matter of MARK FORD
v MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
NEW YORK STATE RACING AND
Calendar Date: April 15, 2013
Before: Rose, J.P., Spain, McCarthy and Egan Jr., JJ.
Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General, Albany (Kathleen M.
Arnold of counsel), for appellant.
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Pennsylvania State Representative Tina Davis introduced a bill to legislative committee on Monday that would legalize online gambling within the commonwealth.
Spearheaded by Davis, House Bill 1235 is co-sponsored by eleven other Pennsylvania legislators including Thomas Caltagirone, Rosita Youngblood, Dom Costa, William Kortz, Vanessa Lowery Brown, RoseMarie Swanger, Mark Cohen, Ed Neilson, George Dunbar, John Galloway and John Sabatina.
If approved by the House Gaming Oversight Committee, it will then be heard and voted on by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HB 1235 favors existing land-based casinos offering those with existing slot-machine licenses to apply for Internet gaming licenses. The bill will be not limited to online poker; the bill defines “Internet Game” as “table game, slot machine, or any other game approved by the regulation of Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to be suitable for the use of Internet gaming activities.” The bill does, however, restrict lottery games, bingo, keno and “small games of chance.”
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Tucson, AZ – Harness Tracks of America (“HTA) is proud to announce the addition of the Meadowlands Racetrack, Cal Expo Harness Racing and The Red Mile to its roster of member racing associations after approval of the application of each of the racetracks by the HTA Board of Directors. Principals of each track will begin serving on the HTA Board and committees immediately.
“The addition of these three tracks, one in the East, one in the Midwest and one in the West, provides increased strength and solidarity to the roster of HTA tracks,” said HTA Executive Vice President Paul Estok, “building on our goals of streamlining and restructuring our organization, enabling us to stand together on issues of importance and creating a united front and source of information for North American racetracks large and small.”
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Florzell “Georgie Boy” Daniels of Harrington,Delaware, has been named 2012 Groom of the Year in the annual competition sponsored by Hanover Shoe Farms and Harness Tracks of America (“HTA”). In nominating the 83-yearold Daniels, Michel Ridgely Jr., a Maryland Racing Commission employee, and Jackie MacLeod, a trainer and driver, noted that despite his age, Daniels “goes about his work as if he were 23 years old instead of 83.”
Press Release_2012 Groom of the Year