Churchill Downs Announces Agreement on Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

13 November 2008

In an announcement made yesterday, Churchill Downs Incorporated said it has reached an agreement with the Louisiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association regarding the distribution of live racing signals from Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in Louisiana to national advance-deposit wagering platforms.

According to a prepared statement, the agreement covers the Fair Grounds’ signal during the 2008-09 racing meet, which commences Nov. 14. The signal, Churchill Downs said, will be available through, Magna Entertainment Corporation’s XpressBet and Inc.

The signal was also made available to TVG Technologies Ltd., but according to the statement, the software solutions provider “declined to accept the signal under the terms negotiated and approved by Louisiana horsemen.”

Details of the agreement were not disclosed.