Gaming Bill Signed: Tracks May Now Host Casino-Style Games

We’re a great step closer to larger purses, more live racing opportunities, and an end to that heinous practice known as recapture. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker today signed Senate Bill 690, the gaming legislation recently approved by legislators, and this state’s tracks now have the authority to host slot machines and other casino-style games for the purpose of generating additional revenue to boost purses.

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Saturday 6/21 Race Day at Fairmount Park

On this episode of Race Day at Fairmount Park, Johno has to pay up as he takes a bite into his shoe for a Big Lock that never happened. Johno has secret notes on the horses that Brian wants to know about. And Johno continues to quiz Brian on the Silk colors.

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Tim Carey on a possible sportsbook at Hawthorne Racecourse

Dan Bernstein and Connor McKnight were joined by Hawthorne Race Course president and general manager Tim Carey joined the program to discuss the recent passage of legalized sports gambling in Illinois and how it will impact horse racing.

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Arlington's State-Bred Races Now Open To Arkansas- And Louisiana-Breds

For the first time a trio of State Bred horses will be able to compete against each-other at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill. Racing Secretary Chris Polzin has begun carding races that will include Louisiana-bred, Illinois-bred and Arkansas-bred horses.

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Illinois could face a gambling expansion including sports betting and new casinos

s the end of this legislative session nears, Illinois lawmakers could legalize sports betting this spring as part of a larger gambling expansion deal that also includes new casino licenses and expanded betting options at horse tracks.

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