CDI, Nevada Approach Agreement for Winter Simulated Forecasting
An agreement was made between Churchill Downs Inc. and the Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association will allow betting to resume via simulcast in Nevada this winter on the track from Fair Grounds & Slots, Oaklawn Park, and Lawn Park, CDI confirmed on December 2.
NS Las Vegas Review Magazine reported Dec. 1 on the breakthrough of the long-running simulcast dispute. The three racetracks offer some of the best racing in the country during the winter months.
Signals for CDI-owned or simulcast-managed tracks began to be on hold at the end of 2019 amid a dispute over an increase in simulcast staking fees from CDI, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal. Review-Journal. CDI owns both Fair Grounds and Turfway Park, while Oaklawn Park contracted the company to broadcast the simulation.
The NPMA is a nonprofit that allows racing operators in the state to negotiate as an organization.
“We’re thrilled that Nevada’s equestrians will have access to these great products, and we look forward to continuing the ongoing discussions with our partners at the NPMA about a permanent agreement for these songs,” CDI announced in part of a statement sent to BloodHorse.
The contracts do not settle the fundamental dispute over Churchill Downs signals, but Patty Jones, chief executive officer of the NPMA, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that it is “positive movement” towards a model agreement. Long-term interview with the company.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/255317/cdi-nevada-reach-agreement-for-winter-simulcasting CDI, Nevada Approach Agreement for Winter Simulated Forecasting