Tag Archives: Churchill Downs

FSB accelerates growth strategy with £23m Clairvest Toronto backing

FSB

Industry sports betting and turnkey platform provider FSB Technology (FSB) has accelerated its enterprise strategy, having secured £23 million in working capital from Toronto TSX-listed private equity firm Clairvest Group Inc. The growth equity investment sees Clairvest become the majority investor in FSB, as the technology firm seeks to expand its platform services across regulated markets to help industry incumbents …

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Melissa Riahei joins SBTech US as President

Sports betting and gaming technology provider SBTech US has strengthened its leadership offering with the appointment of Melissa Riahei, who will take up the role as President. Riahei, who has considerable experience across the gaming and lottery industries, will oversee US operations with the task of focusing on building out the groups’ US infrastructure to support SBTech’s existing customers and establishing its presence …

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SBTech widens US scope with New Jersey and Mississippi launches

Managed Services

SBTech has partnered with Churchill Downs, Golden Nugget and Resorts Casino to commence its retail operations in New Jersey and Mississippi. The industry technology provider’s sportsbook is now live in New Jersey with Golden Nugget as well as Resorts Casino. In Mississippi, it is live with Churchill Downs brand BetAmerica at Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa in Greenville, and at …

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Churchill Downs pays tribute to ‘Racing Giant’ John Asher

US racetrack operator Churchill Downs has confirmed the passing of long-term serving VP of Racing Communications John Asher who died on Monday of an apparent heart attack whilst on vacation in Florida with his family. Asher had served as Churchill Downs racing communications lead since 1999, becoming one of the most recognisable figureheads of the Kentucky-based racing operator. Issuing a …

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Sky Sports Racing extends US Triple Crown commitments

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Sky Sports Racing has moved to extend its broadcasting rights with US horseracing, after signing a new multi-year deal with NBCUniversal. Holding exclusive rights to the Kentucky Derby, “the oldest continuously held major sporting event in North America,” which will air live in the UK and Ireland, a separate long term deal has also been extended. This sees Sky Sports …

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SBC coming to America with Betting on Sports conference

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Sports betting specialist SBC Events, organiser of global conferences Betting on Football and Betting on Sports, is bringing its expertise to America in order to help the gambling industry explore the opportunities afforded by the Supreme Court’s repealing of PASPA restrictions on the betting industry. Betting on Sports America is a two day conference which will be held on 24-25 …

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Aristocrat ups Social portfolio acquiring $990 million Big Fish Games from Churchill Downs

Australia ASX100 gambling technology supplier Aristocrat Gaming has strengthened its position within the social gaming sector, acquiring Seattle-based Big Fish Games from US racing operator Churchill Downs for a reported $990 million (£735 million) cash transaction. The acquisition sees Aristocrat expand its Social Gaming portfolio, having acquired Israeli games studio Plarium Gold last August for $500 million. Updating investors, Trevor …

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Churchill Downs spends $60 millon on revitalising Trackside Kentucky

US Racetrack operator Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced that it will invest approximately $60 million in the redevelopment of its ‘Trackside’ training facility in Louisville Kentucky. Updating investors, Churchill Downs seeks to simulcast racing machines to the 85,000-square-foot facility, opening Trackside as a consumer wagering premises, which the company believes will further complement its existing Kentucky racing portfolio. Churchill Downs …

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Churchill Downs commits $38 million to Kentucky Derby luxury suite

The Governance of US racing operator Churchill Downs has committed $38 million to expanding its marquee Louisville racetrack, the home of the Kentucky Derby. Starting construction in January 2017, Churchill Downs plans to build a seven-story ‘Starting Gate Suite’, which will sit besides its existing ‘Jockey Club Suite’. Announcing  the construction of its new suite, Churchill Downs governance detailed that …

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Churchill Downs appoints Marcia Dall as CFO

US race track operator Churchill Downs Inc (CDI) has confirmed the appointment of Marcia Dall as Chief Finance Officer. CDI governance reported that Dall will assume her new position and corporate responsibilities from 12 October, reporting directly to CEO William C. Carstanjen. The appointment of Dall, continues CDI’s restructure of governance and executive management teams. Dall succeeds Bill Mudd, who …

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