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US – Churchill Downs to sell land by Calder Casino to Blackstone

Churchill Downs will sell 115.7 acres of land near Calder Casino for $291m to Link Logistics, one of the premier owners of logistics real estate assets, established in 2019 by Blackstone. The closing of the sale of the property is subject to the satisfaction of various closing conditions. The company anticipates closing the sale of…

US – Churchill Downs launches bid to develop Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort

Churchill Downs has submitted a proposal to develop the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort, a destination gaming facility in Vigo County, Indiana. CDI has also filed an application to the Indiana Gaming Commission seeking Indiana’s open casino license for Vigo County. “Churchill Downs has a 147-year track record of offering extraordinary entertainment experiences and…

US – Churchill Downs’ Louisiana properties remain closed due to Hurricane Ida

Churchill Downs Incorporated has confirmed that the company’s operations in Louisiana were closed due to Hurricane Ida and remain closed at this time. CDI’s Louisiana operations include the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots property and 15 Off-Track Betting facilities (OTBs). The company said: “CDI continues to evaluate the damage to these properties and is…

US – Churchill Downs announces multi-year projects to transform the legendary racetrack

Churchill Downs has announced three major multi-year capital investments to transform key areas at the home of the Kentucky Derby. These projects will ultimately provide new, unique and extraordinary guest experiences in the coming years. Plans include the debut of a new project each year over the next three years, beginning with the Homestretch Club…

US – Churchill Downs slams Pennsylvania Horsemen’s Association’s claims as a ‘money grab’

Presque Isle Downs and Casino (PID) is taking the Pennsylvania Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (PAHBPA) to court over a continuing dispute regarding the revenue sharing of advance-deposit wagers (ADW). The Horseman’s Association claims that over the last few years, Presque Isle Downs, owned by Churchill Downs, has been pushing on-track customers to make bets…

US – High 5 Games gains momentum in Michigan

High 5 Games has launched its titles with Churchill Downs and WynnBet in Michigan following a recent deal with GAN designed to bring its games to more operators and players across the nation. “Michigan is an important market for us, and we’re fueled by the incredible response we’ve seen so far,” commented Lauren Gazneli, Director…

US – Aristocrat signs historical racing deal with Churchill Downs

Aristocrat Gaming and Churchill Downs Incorporated have again expanded their rewarding partnership by entering a new long-term agreement that will bring Aristocrat’s player-favorite games to the rapidly expanding historical racing machine (HRM) market. Aristocrat’s newly engineered historical horse racing machines will operate on Ainsworth’s proprietary HRM system featuring popular Aristocrat brands including Buffalo™, Wild Lepre’Coins…

US – Horsemen’s Association wants Churchill Downs investigated for preventing gaming at Arlington Park

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has urged the Illinois attorney general’s office to investigate whether Churchill Downs committed state or federal antitrust violations when it took a series of steps to preclude casino gaming and diminish pari-mutuel wagering at a site in close proximity to its Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Ill. The ITHA stipulated…

US – IGT unveils Wheel of Fortune-themed games at Churchill Downs

International Game Technology has extended its historical horse racing (HHR) portfolio to include performance-driving Wheel of Fortune-themed games. The highly anticipated games debuted at Churchill Downs Incorporated HHR facilities throughout Kentucky, marking the first licensed theme IGT has introduced into the HHR market. IGT deployed a total of 40 CrystalWheel cabinets featuring an HHR version…