Rivers Casino Continues Payments

State budget requires Rivers Casino to continue payments to Saratoga harness owners | The Daily Gazette

The budget includes Rivers making payments for 2020 over the next 12 months. Legislation provides that the horsepersons association will receive 3.3% of Rivers’ slot revenue to enhance harness racing purses, with another 0.5% going to a breeder’s fund. Future payments will be capped at the 2019 level — around $5 million. The money goes to enhanced racing purses and other harness racing expenses at Saratoga.

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