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Churchill Downs completes acquisition of Ellis Park in Kentucky

The company completed its previously announced purchase of Ellis Park Racing & Gaming in Henderson, Kentucky, for $79 million.

2022-23 Road to the Kentucky Derby schedule announced

Points will now be awarded to the Top 5 finishing positions in qualifying races, and the significance of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and select races traditionally run in late January have been increased.

Caesars Racebook app launches in Florida and Ohio

Caesars and NYRA Bets announced the new horse racing account wagering app, Caesars Racebook, is officially live in Florida and Ohio with plans to add additional states throughout the year.

Casino City’s Friday Five: Las Vegas Strip shakeup edition

Rumors are rumbling about a property being sold by Caesars Entertainment and what property it will end up being.

Kentucky Derby sets all-time wagering records across the board

Churchill Downs announced that wagering for Saturday's Run for the Roses was the highest all-time on the Kentucky Derby, totaling $273.8 million, up 9% from the previous record set in 2019.

80-1 long shot wins a shocker at 148th Kentucky Derby

Rich Strike pulled off the second biggest upset in the history of the Run for the Roses by rallying along the inside to catch favored Epicenter in deep stretch to win the 148th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby.

Derby City Gaming debuts charitable donation stations

The stations will provide guests with an outlet to donate change, cash or vouchers to a featured community or nonprofit partner.

Churchill Downs announces historical racing machine expansion

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced today plans to open a new historical racing machine entertainment venue, Derby City Gaming Downtown, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Churchill Downs announces expansion of Derby City Gaming

The $76 million expansion includes construction of a hotel, additional gaming positions and expansion of the current amenities at the facility in order to better serve and attract guests.

Churchill Downs signs long-term historical horseracing agreement with Aristocrat Gaming

The historical racing machines will appear across Churchill Downs locations in Kentucky, including Derby City Gaming, Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel, Newport Racing & Gaming and Turfway Park Racing & Gaming when it opens in 2022.

Bob Baffert wins record seventh Kentucky Derby

Medina Spirit claimed the Garland of Roses in the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.

Kentucky House passes historical horse racing bill

The state's House of Representatives voted to pass SB 120 which re-legalizes historical horse racing slot machines.

Keeneland announces 2021 Spring Meet stakes schedule

The Kentucky track will present 18 stakes worth a total of $4.1 million during its 2021 Spring Meet from 2-23 April.

Historical horse racing terminals shut down at Keeneland and Red Mile

This decision comes after the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously deemed the historical horse racing devices as not "pari-mutuel" and ruling them as unlawful.

Anderson named 14th President of Churchill Downs Racetrack

Mike Anderson brings to the role 24 years of proven strategic and operational leadership experience at CDI, having recently served as Vice President of Operations.

President of Churchill Downs Racetrack to retire

After 11 years at the helm of the world’s most legendary racetrack, T. Kevin Flanery has decided to retire as President of Churchill Downs Racetrack at the end of 2020.

Opening of Oak Grove Racing, Gaming and Hotel paired with donations

To celebrate its grand opening, Oak Grove Racing, Gaming and Hotel made four donations of $3,500 each to area nonprofits with operations near the property.

Top 10 casino openings and expansions for fall 2020

As we aim to find a better sense of normal life in the casino industry and await a monumental new casino resort unveiling next month, we highlight 10 openings and expansions from across the country.

New Level Radio partners with Oak Grove and Tachi Palace Casino Resort

New Level Radio supplies on-property music, messaging and video programming to more than 60 businesses across 21 U.S. states with a large number of casino properties.

This year's Longines Kentucky Oaks was the fastest in history

The 146th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) saw Shedaresthedevil claim the Lillies in the fastest Kentucky Oaks race in history at 1:48.28.

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