Texas Says Churchill Downs Can't Lift Ban On Online Bets

Law360, Dallas (April 24, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT) -- The Texas Racing Commission on Monday asked a Texas federal court to find state laws that bar online gambling but allow in-person wagers on horse races don’t violate the constitutional commerce clause, in its response to a suit from Churchill Downs Inc. that seeks to overturn the online ban.

The state contends Churchill Downs, which operates the Kentucky Derby, and a subsidiary that runs the online betting site TwinSpires are wrongly pushing to overturn policy decisions made by the legislature that apply gambling laws equally to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Churchill Downs Incorporated v. Trout et al

Case Number



Texas Western

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


James R. Nowlin

Date Filed

September 21, 2012

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