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  • Revenue: $697 million
  • Market Cap: $937 million
  • CEO: Evans, Robert
  • Industry: Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure
  • Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Year Founded: 1928
  • Ticker: CHDN (get quote)

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Churchill Downs Incorporated engages in the pari-mutuel horseracing, casino gaming, and entertainment businesses. It offers gaming products through its casinos in Mississippi; and slot and video poker operations in Louisiana and Florida. The company manages its operations through Churchill Downs Racetrack, a thoroughbred racing operation in Louisville, Kentucky; Arlington Park Racecourse, a thoroughbred racing operation in Arlington Heights with 11 off-track betting (OTB) facilities in Illinois; Calder Race Course, a thoroughbred racing operation in Miami Gardens, Florida; and Fair Grounds Race Course, a thoroughbred racing operation in New Orleans along with 11 OTBs in Louisiana. It also operates online business through TwinSpires, an advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform; Fair Grounds Account Wagering, an ADW business; Bloodstock Research Information Services, a data service provider for the equine industry; and HRTV, LLC, a horseracing television channel. In addition, the company operates Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel, a casino, hotel, and entertainment center that includes approximately 900 slot machines, 15 table games, a poker room, a 105-room attached hotel, and dining facilities in Greenville, Mississippi; Calder Casino, a slot facility, which operates approximately 1,200 slot machines, including a poker room operated under the Studz Poker Club name in Florida; Fair Grounds Slots, a slot facility that operates approximately 600 slot machines in Louisiana; and Video Services, LLC, which owns and operates approximately 700 video poker machines in Louisiana. Further, it holds investments in United Tote Company and United Tote Canada that manufactures and operates pari-mutuel wagering systems for racetracks; and Churchill Downs Simulcast Productions, LLC, which provides television production to the racing industry. Churchill Downs Incorporated was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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