Commerce Casino opens racebook

COMMERCE - Commerce Casino will unveil its new racebook this Wednesday, just in time for a new season of horseracing at Del Mar.Commerce will become the first card casino in the Southern California region to offer off-track wagering as a mini-satellite facility. The casino's new racebook will feature eight self-serve kiosk machines equipped to sell and cash tickets. A pari-mutuel clerk will also be present. The racebook, located in the southern part of the casino near the buffet, has 15 television screens showing races from around the nation. The Legislature authorized 45 additional mini-satellite wagering sites statewide in 2007. Commerce Casino applied for a license and its application was approved in May. Commerce Casino is located at 6131 E. Telegraph Rd., off the 5 Freeway at the Washington Blvd. exit. The racing season at Del Mar continues until Sept. 9. The future of Hollywood Park is less clear as the Inglewood City Council recently approved a plan seeking to replace the track with a mixed-use development.

********** Published: July 17, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 13