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Delaware North to Drop $137 Million on Australia’s SkyCity Casino Darwin

SkyCity

US hospitality and gaming group Delaware North (DN) will acquire the SkyCity Casino Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory in a deal worth $137 million. It will be the Buffalo, New York-based company’s first foray into casino ownership outside the US market, where it operates eight racetracks and casinos in New York State, Illinois, West Virginia,…Read More

Florida Overwhelmingly Votes to Ban Greyhound Racing

Greyhound racing

Florida — the nucleus of greyhound racing in the US — has banned the sport by public referendum. State residents on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in support of Amendment 13, a measure that will phase out races by 2021. Some 69 percent of Floridians — or 5.4 million people — voted to end a sport that…Read More

Florida Ballot Measure to Ban Dog Racing Bites Off More Controversy Than It Can Chew

Amendment 13

Florida’s November ballot will ask voters whether commercial dog racing — and gambling on it — should be banned in the state. On the face of it, the question posed by Amendment 13 is simple enough, but the choice of language included in the amendment has transformed it into one of the most controversial issues…Read More