Sunday, December 16, 2018

NZ race reform hits hurdles

The Minister of Racing is now taking a more cautious approach to reform of the racing industry after intense lobbying from racing clubs, warnings that the reforms are unworkable and signs from his majority coalition partner that it will not support some of the proposed changes.

Fans come to the rescue of scandal-plagued Iwate Racing

Steroid scandals and the associated suspension of races did not scare away the loyal fans of the Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba), as demonstrated by its recently-reported revenue returns.

14 now charged in race-fixing inquiry

Twelve more charges alleging race fixing have been laid against nine defendants including one new defendant in the New Zealand Police’s race-fixing inquiry. This...

Iwate Racing restarts after latest suspension

Despite the fact that the cause of the steroids scandal has yet to be explained, the Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) resumed races on Saturday after a suspension of more than two weeks.

Iwate Racing hit by fourth steroids detection

On Monday night it was announced that a fourth racehorse belonging to the Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) had tested positive for...

Iwate Racing suspended after third steroids detection

The Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) has been forced to suspend its races indefinitely after a horse which won a race at Morioka Racecourse on October 28 tested positive for the steroid boldenone, the third such incident since July.

Singapore Pools to take over horse betting

The Tote Board is reorganizing its operations with Singapore Pools taking over all management of horse betting from sister company the Singapore Turf Club from Jan. 7 next year.

Midnight Bicycle Racing revenues up 13.7 percent

Midnight Bicycle Racing is boosting the otherwise flagging revenues of bicycle racing across the nation. According to the latest figures released by the National...

Expert team investigates Iwate racing steroids scandal

A team of six experts under the chairmanship of Yoshiro Chiba, a prefectural government officer, have begun their investigation of how it is that two horses of the Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) tested positive for the steroid boldenone.

Gamblers routinely evade taxes, Board of Audit says

A survey by the Board of Audit found that about 80 percent of big winners in horse racing and bicycle racing fail to report their gambling earnings to the tax authorities.


Japan a key focus at MGS Entertainment Show

The upcoming Japanese IR market was a focus of the second day of the Macao Gaming Show, held at the Venetian Expo Hall in...

Genting sues Fox, Disney for $1b for breach of contract

Genting Malaysia is suing Walt Disney Co. and 20th Century Fox for $1 billion for pulling out of a contract for a Fox-themed amusement park at its Resorts World Genting property in Malaysia.

Two police chiefs jailed in $420m gambling ring

Vietnam’s former national police chief Phan Van Vinh and former head of hi-tech crimes police department Nguyen Thanh Hoa were sentenced to nine and...

Former Wynn shareholder files lawsuit

Casino operator Wynn Resorts is facing a new lawsuit from a former shareholder, alleging that Steve Wynn’s sexual assault scandal devalued his stock. According...

Sikkim’s new airport to drive casino traffic

After waiting for almost a decade, Sikkim, nestled in the mountainous far north of India, finally got an airport in October, which is likely to provide a boost to gambling operators in the remote state.