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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Newport Racing and Gaming to Open October 2

A rendering of the new Newport Racing and Gaming venue, which is under construction at the Newport Shopping Center. It is set to open on Friday, October 2.
By Robin Gee

A new venue in Newport featuring historical racing machines, a racing simulcast area and a bar will open its doors to the public at 10am on Friday, October 2, if all goes according to plan. The facility, located at 1723 Monmouth Street, is owned by Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI).

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The $38.4 million project in the Newport Shopping Center is part of the overall development and renovation project underway for Turfway Park, and is considered an extension of its gaming license.

Newport Racing & Gaming includes more than 46,000 square feet that includes a 17,000-square-foot gaming floor with 500 historical horse racing machines.

"We are thrilled that guests will be able to enjoy this premier entertainment experience and that the Kentucky horse racing industry will benefit from the incremental purses generated through Newport Racing & Gaming," Chip Bach, general manager of Turfway Park, said in a recent announcement for the opening.

"We are incredibly grateful to Governor Beshear and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for their support of our efforts to attract the best horses, spur interest in pari-mutuel wagering throughout the Commonwealth and increase the value of horses as they transition into breeding," he added. 

For more information, visit the Newport Racing & Gaming website.

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