Patrick Brown Q And A: Racing And Gaming Conference Sets High Bar In 2024

Billed as an intensive, premier forum for industry insiders and stakeholders, but also for patrons of sport, the 2024 Racing and Gaming Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York is set for Aug. 12-14. Once again, session master Patrick Brown, who possesses a diverse background in government, the law and gaming, has put together an ambitious slate, and he spoke with the TDN to discuss how this year's conference is rounding into form. TDN: Pat, what is different about this year's Racing and Gaming Conference? I always think that each time...

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Agreement Could Bring DraftKings Mobile Sports Betting to Kentucky

The digital sports entertainment and gaming company DraftKings will have access to operate mobile sports betting in Kentucky--pending licensure and regulatory approvals--under an agreement with ECL Corbin, LLC announced Tuesday. In addition to offering mobile sports betting, DraftKings and Corbin will also open retail sportsbooks at Corbin properties. ECL Corbin is a wholly owned subsidiary of ECL Entertainment, LLC, dba The Mint Gaming Hall at Cumberland and Cumberland Run ("Corbin"). "Together with the Corbin properties, we're excited to bring our premier sports betting experience to yet another state and its...

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Sports Wagering Sunk in California: What's Next?

After a months-long $400 million plus war of attrition between the two rival California sports wagering measures on this year's ballot, the endgame was a stalemate, both beat down into the muddy trenches--just as the polling had indicated. The Associated Press made the call that both measures are sunk, though the official tally is far from in. With less than 50% of the ballots counted as of writing, roughly 70% voted against Proposition 26, and some 83% voted against Proposition 27. "Ugly," said Pat Cummings, executive director of the Thoroughbred...

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