Japan’s horse racing purses among the richest in the world

The Japan Cup now has a $5.25M purse, making it one of the most lucrative in the world. While Criminal Code chapter 23 generally bans gambling in Japan, there are...

Churchill Downs subsidiary offers real money online slots in US?

Update: Slotwow.com’s DNS address cannot be found – the site has been offline since at least Sept. 8 There is no evidence to suggest that slotwow was ever authorized by...

Private equity firm buys Daily Racing Form platform

Global alternative investments management firm Z Capital Group has announced that its Z Capital Partners private equity arm has spent an undisclosed amount in order to purchase multi-media sports...

Opening of new Washington casino expected to hurt Oregon gaming revenues

Yesterday’s opening of the Ilani Casino Resort in Washington is reportedly set to negatively impact the gambling industry in the neighboring state of Oregon and has many there wondering...

Betfred planning to walk away from British horseracing

In the United Kingdom, online and land-based sportsbetting operator Betfred has reportedly announced that it intends to end almost all of its commercial relationships with the nation’s horseracing industry...

Wynn Las Vegas unveils new look race and sports book

After an extensive renovation, a newly remodeled race and sports book at Wynn Las Vegas was unveiled Tuesday. The newly renovated space includes the addition of a nearly 1,600-square-foot wraparound...

Bright future predicted for expanding New York casino industry

After amending its constitution in 2013 in order to permit the building of up to seven Las Vegas-style commercial casinos, the future for the gambling industry in New York...

Ohio lawmakers look to video poker to raise revenues for education

Last week, many changes were made to the proposed budget for the state of Ohio, with one change involving video poker and racinos. Lawmakers are searching for a way...

William Hill PR director leaving after nearly half a century of service

After 45 years with the bookmaker, public relations guru Graham Sharpe is leaving United Kingdom-based William Hill. Sharpe, who in March 1972 signed on with the company as a betting...

Ladbrokes Coral Group resolves horseracing broadcast rights dispute

British online and land-based sports betting and gaming operator Ladbrokes Coral Group has reportedly ended a broadcast rights dispute with The Racing Partnership that will see it resume offering...

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Sportech arm signs Danish parimutuel services agreement

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