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Newport Racing & Gaming to celebrate opening of newly expanded entertainment venue today

Newport Racing & Gaming has announced plans to unveil the facility’s newly-expanded gaming floor today.

The historical racing machine (“HRM”) entertainment venue, owned and operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated, opened in the Newport Shopping Center off Interstate 471 in October 2020, introducing a gaming floor and horse racing simulcast area to Newport.

(Photo from Newport Racing & Gaming)

The expansion will add 14,000 square feet to the facility and relocate 150 of the existing HRMs into the new area to create a more spacious environment. Guests will continue to have the opportunity to spin and win on 500 of the latest Vegas-style themes, including favorites such as Wheel of Fortune, Quick Hits, Lock-it-Link, Stinkin’ Rich and more.

The build-out will effectively create two distinct areas within the complex, with the new area designated for smoking and the original gaming floor to remain smoke-free. The extended space will also include a bar, and allow a stage area for live entertainment and promotions in the non-smoking gaming area.

“The success of Newport Racing & Gaming reflects the level of entertainment available through the premium game offerings here,” said Chip Bach, General Manager. “This expansion allows us to enhance the experience for new and returning guests, offer additional amenities and support local musicians, all while bolstering Kentucky’s signature horse racing industry.”

Newport is an extension of the racing license associated with Turfway Park in Florence. Since opening, the $38.4 million development project has provided approximately 70 permanent jobs.

Newport Racing & Gaming operates Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit www.newportrg.com.

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