Newport Racing & Gaming to Open Expansion on November 24

NEWPORT, KY., (November 23, 2021 Newport Racing & Gaming (“Newport” or the “Property”) announced today that it will open a new expansion on Wednesday, November 24. The historical racing machine (“HRM”) entertainment venue, owned and operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated, opened in the Newport Shopping Center off Interstate 471 Exit 3 in October 2020, introducing a gaming floor and horse racing simulcast area to Newport, Kentucky.

The expansion will add 14,000 sq. ft. to the Property 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 and greatest 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 Newport, 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 of Newport. “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 nearby Florence, Kentucky. Since opening, the $38.4 million development project has provided approximately 70 permanent jobs. Newport operates Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Newport promotes responsible gaming. For more information, visit

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