Nevada gets nod on horse racing simulcasts from Churchill Downs

Nevada gets nod on horse racing simulcasts from Churchill Downs

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Mike Brunker, Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 2, 2021 7:34 PM
  • Mike Brunker, Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Nevada’s racebooks will again be able to offer wagering on races from the Fair Grounds, Oaklawn Park and Turfway Park following a breakthrough in their long-running simulcast dispute with Churchill Downs Inc.

    The Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association, which represents the state’s racebooks, received signed contracts from the racetrack and casino company on Wednesday and immediately sent them to the state Gaming Control Board for approval.

    The board pronounced all three agreements “good to go” in the afternoon and set Thursday as the first day of wagering on races from the Fair Grounds in New Orleans and Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky. Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, will be added to the wagering menu Friday, which is its opening day.