The short but sweet all-grass thoroughbred meeting at Kentucky Downs in Franklin is set to open on Saturday, Sept. 1. Horseplayers will be offered just five-days of top-tier action on the track’s unique, European-style grass course.view
Lindo Report | When asked how important it is to win during the Del Mar summer meet, trainer and nearby Encinitas resident Peter Miller said, “It is my number one priority. My number two priority is to win at the Del Mar fall meeting.”view
Across the Board | Although Triple Crown winner Justify was missing due to his summer injury, the 149th Travers Day at Saratoga last Saturday played out as if this year’s Breeders’ Cup Day at Churchill Downs (in November) will have to produce amazing performances to be as good.view
Track Phantom | The horse racing season is divided into four parts: Triple Crown, Summer, Breeders’ Cup and post-Breeders’ Cup. With the summer season winding down, our attention turns to the Breeders’ Cup which will be held at Churchill Downs Nov. 2-3.view
John Asher, the dulcet-toned media voice for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby has died from an apparent heart attack at age 62. Asher was known as a savvy handicapper and ardent devotee of the “Sports of Kings.”view
Vegas Sports Books | The 49ers covering +9.5 in a 33-30 loss at Green Bay Monday night capped a winning Week 6 of the NFL for Nevada sports books.
Poker Profiles | The Venetian is home to the Deepstack Extravanga Tournaments, some of the most popular poker tournaments in the world. We interviewed Tommy LaRosa, the Venetian’s Poker Room Manager for his background and thoughts on poker.
Dye-ing to Know | One of the most familiar names in Gaming Today’s Bookies Battle over the last couple decades has been “Johnny Spot.” John Druzisky, a supervisor at “The Book” inside The LINQ, got his nickname back when he was hanging out regularly in pool halls.
Reacting to an easier mobile sign-up system recently adopted by New Jersey, MGM, Caesars and Wynn requested that Nevada sports books be allowed to implement remote registration and identity verification for mobile accounts.
MGM has reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino. MGM Springfield generated $18 million in gross revenues from slot machines and another $8.8 million from table games like blackjack and roulette.