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COUNTRY RECORDING ARTISTS MARK CHESNUTT AND JOE DIFFIE SCHEDULED TO APPEAR LIVE AT HARRINGTON RACEWAY AND CASINO ON NOVEMBER 22ND, 2014

11/22/14

The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to announce that legendary country recording artists Mark Chesnutt and Joe Diffie are scheduled to perform at the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 as part of the On Stage – Harrington series line-up.  The Country Throwback Tour which the show is named combines the talents of these two veteran country artists in an acoustic setting creating a show and experience that will delight audiences of all ages.

During the late 1980’s, Chesnutt released his first album, “Doing My Country Thing”, on a private independent label which garnered some notoriety on the local country music scene and started to get him some recognition as an up and coming country artist. Then in 1989 Chesnutt was signed to a well-known country record label and released a single titled “Too Cold at Home” from his second album. This album which was titled “Too Cold at Home” made his national debut on the country music scene and the rest is history. He went on to chart more than 30 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including 14 No. 1 singles, 23 Top Ten singles, 4 Platinum and 5 Gold Albums. Noted by music critic Robert K. Oermann in the 1990’s, “Mark Chesnutt gave honky-tonk music back its soul”. Mark’s singles were some the decade’s most memorable; from the fun tempo “Bubba Shot the Jukebox” to the emotional ballad “I’ll Think Of Something.”  Chesnutt is easily identified for his string of hits including “Blame It On Texas,” “Old Flames Have New Names,” “Old Country,” “It Sure Is Monday,”  “Almost Goodbye,” “I Just Wanted You To Know,” “Going Through The Big D,” “It’s A Little Too Late,” “Gonna Get A Life,” and one of his biggest, “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing;” a song that held its position at the top of the charts for four consecutive weeks. He lives to perform on stage.  “I just make records because I want people to come see my show,” he says with a grin. That truly personifies this humble and legendary artist and his endearing charm throughout the years.

Joe Diffie was a name synonymous with hits during the 1990’s and continues to write and perform for his allegiance of fans. With 12 No. 1 hits, 13 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles to his credit, this multi-platinum recording artist has cemented himself in country music history.  With chart-toppers like “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock From the Sun,” and “John Deere Green,” Joe has little to prove at this point in his career. Other No. 1 hits included “Home” in 1990,” “If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)” 1991, and  “Bigger Than the Beatles” in 1995-1996. In addition to Diffie being known for his own recordings, he is a renowned songwriter in his own right with hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Jo Dee Messina to his credit. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, Diffie has certainly been a huge part of the country music landscape and continues to perform his incredibly popular hits for his fans. These two legendary country artists come together on one stage for one amazing night of music. This is a show not to miss!

Show times are 7pm and 9:30pm. Tickets are $24.00. All ages are welcome. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.harringtonraceway.com , by calling 888-887-5687, x5246 or stop by the Casino Gift Shop.  For more information on all shows, please visit www.harringtonraceway.com.

NEW ENTERTAINMENT SERIES TO HIGHLIGHT 2015 HEADLINE ACTS AT HARRINGTON RACEWAY AND CASINO

11/05/14

The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to announce that the new popular entertainment series “On Stage – Harrington” continues in 2015 featuring a wide range of entertainment. The acts will be presented in the Exhibit Hall located on the Delaware State Fairgrounds located to the right of the casino main entrance. The performers encompass several genres including Veteran Country; a legendary group and performer from of the British Invasion in the 1960’s; to the incomparable harmonies and hits of a classic 1960’s pop music group.

February 6, 2015 - Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers:  Over the course of a four decade career, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers have entertained audiences all over the world garnering a dozen top 40 hits, Grammy awards, an induction into the Grand Ole Opry and #1 hits such as “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love” and their signature smash hit “All The Gold In California.”  In 1979, Larry was voted ACM’s “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “All The Gold In California” won “Single of the Year.”  Several hits and years of performing would follow making them a household name and loved by their allegiance of fans all over the world. They continue to perform their songs and famous harmonies to fans all over the world. Location – Exhibit Hall/ Tickets are $29/ Showtime: 8pm/ All Ages   www.gatlinbrothersmusiccitynetworks.com

March 6, 2015 - Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone: During the 1960’s, the British Invasion changed the landscape of America’s music scene and introduced a whole new genre to the American punlic. Among this group was Herman’s Hermit’s with Peter Noone (aka Herman) who brought us such classic hits as “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, I’m Henry VII, I am”, “There’s a Kind Of Hush” and many more. With over 60 million recordings sold, this is a show not to be missed!  Location – Exhibit Hall/ Tickets are $29/ Showtime: 8pm/ All Ages     www.peternoone.com

April 4, 2015 - Jay and the Americans with special guests The Fabulous Hubcaps: The 1960’s has always been known as a decade where the music scene changed dramatically. During this time where music was in a dramatic change from the 50’s, Jay and the Americans were among one of the most popular pop music groups on the scene. With hits like “She Cried”, “Come a Little Bit Closer”, “Walkin in the Rain”, and their timeless hit “Cara Mia”, they have been entertaining audiences world-wide for over 5 decades.  The group has evolved throughout the years from their start in 1961 and continue to perform to sold-out audiences all over the world. The special guests that evening are the popular oldies group The Fabulous Hubcaps, who bring their entertaining show and mix of classic songs from the 50’s to today. Location – Exhibit Hall/ Tickets are $29/ Showtime: 8pm/ All Ages    www.jayandtheamericans.net      www.thehubcaps.com

 Tickets go on sale Friday, November 7th, 2015 starting at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.harringtonraceway.com , by calling 888-887-5687, x5246 or stop by the Casino Gift Shop.  All ages are welcome. For more information on all shows, please visit www.harringtonraceway.com.

COUNTRY SUPERSTARS BIG AND RICH WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LONESTAR WILL APPEAR LIVE AT HARRINGTON RACEWAY AND CASINO ON AUGUST 22ND, 2014

6/5/14

The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to announce that country superstars BIG AND RICH with special guest LONESTAR is scheduled to perform on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 8:00pm at the M&T Bank Grandstand.

Tickets for Big and Rich, featuring Cowboy Troy with special guest Lonestar will go on sale Wednesday, June 11th at 10:00 AM at www.harringtonraceway.com. Tickets are $45.00 for track seating, $40.00 for stadium seating and $75.00 for the exclusive PIT standing room only section. Tickets may also be reserved by calling 1-800-514-3849.

As Big and Rich, John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin have been pioneers of modern country music for the past 15 years when they first decided to create music together. That collaboration would be evident in 2004 when they burst on the scene with the triple platinum album "Horse of a Different Color". That album would spawn four strait Top 40 country hits, including the popular "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)", plus collaborations with Cowboy Troy, Gretchen Wilson, and Martina McBride. "Comin’ To Your City" followed in 2005 which continued their successful run with many more hits to follow throughout the years. In 2007, the smash hit ballad "Lost In This Moment" reached number one the country charts making Big and Rich one of the most successful country duos in history. In 2009, John Rich and Big Kenny decided to release solo albums which included songs that also landed on the top 40 country charts. In 2011, they reunited to release "Fake ID", a cut from the soundtrack to the 2011 film "Footloose". Since then, the album "Hillbilly Jedi" was released and most recently their much anticipated album "Gravity". This anticipated project is under their new record label Big and Rich Records and has brought this Technicolor Cowboy duo back to their roots fueling even more passion to produce and present their music for years to come.

Lonestar, celebrating their 20th year anniversary, have certainly been a formidable force in country music for the past two decades. Marking this milestone, Lonestar has reunited with original lead singer Richie McDonald making their 20th anniversary tour much anticipated by fans. Known for their strong vocals and melodic harmonies, this multi-platinum group have sold in excess of ten million albums since they began on the country scene in 1995 and ten #1 country hits including "No News", "Come Crying To Me", and their cross-over smash hit "Amazed".

HARRINGTON RACEWAY AND CASINO ANNOUNCES
FOUNTAIN OF HOPE RAISES OVER $1,700 FOR
THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

2/28/14

On Friday, February 28th Harrington Raceway & Casino presented a check to The Ronald McDonald House, from Harrington’s “Fountain of Hope” fundraiser.

Harrington Raceway & Casino turned its fountain in front of their buffet into a “Fountain of Hope”.  Patrons of Harrington generously donated coins to the fountain and raised over $1,700 which will be donated to The Ronald McDonald House to benefit its programs and services.

Harrington Raceway and Casino has over 1,800 slots, live table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Mississippi Stud and more. 

Located on the same property as the popular Delaware State Fair, Harrington Raceway and Casino facility has many dining options including Delmarva’s Best Buffet, Café and the award winning Bonz Restaurant. 

Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to be “Where Winners Play”. 

HARRINGTON RACEWAY AND CASINO ANNOUNCES
$161,000 Slot Progressive Jackpot Winner

10/18/13

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, a valued guest from Maryland hit the Triple Star Penny Slot Progressive for over $161,000.    

Harrington Raceway and Casino has over 1,800 slots, live table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Mississippi Stud and more. 

Located on the same property as the popular Delaware State Fair, Harrington Raceway and Casino facility has many dining options including Delmarva’s Best Buffet, Café and the award winning Bonz Restaurant. 

Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to be “Where Winners Play”. 

HARRINGTON RACEWAY AND CASINO ANNOUNCE
$28,155 BAD BEAT JACKPOT WINNERS

10/8/13

Growing with popularity day by day Poker has become one of the most played games across the country.  On Thursday, October 7, 2013, Vincent B. from Virginia hit the Bad Beat Jackpot for $14,077 along with 6 other winners who shared in the total jackpot of $28,155. 

Harrington Raceway and Casino has over 1,800 slots, live table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Mississippi Stud and more. 

Located on the same property as the popular Delaware State Fair, Harrington Raceway and Casino facility has many dining options including Delmarva’s Best Buffet, Café and the award winning Bonz Restaurant. 

Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to be “Where Winners Play”.

HARRINGTON RACEWAY AND CASINO ANNOUNCES
$67,000 BAD BEAT JACKPOT WINNERS

2/25/13

Growing with popularity day by day Poker has become one of the most played games across the country.  On Sunday, February 24, 2013, a guest from Maryland hit the Bad Beat Jackpot for $33,808 along with 9 other winners who shared in the total jackpot of $67,616. 

Harrington Raceway and Casino has over 1,800 slots, live table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Mississippi Stud and more. 

Located on the same property as the popular Delaware State Fair, Harrington Raceway and Casino facility has many dining options including Delmarva’s Best Buffet, Café and the award winning Bonz Restaurant. 

Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to be “Where Winners Play”. 

HARRINGTON RACEWAY AND CASINO ANNOUNCE
$165,754 3 CARD POKER PROGRESSIVE WINNER

12/18/12

Growing with popularity day by day 3 Card Poker is becoming one of the most played games across the country.  On December 18, 2012 Lauriston B. from King and Queen CH, VA, hit the Progressive prize of $165,754. 

Harrington Raceway and Casino has over 1,800 slots, live table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Mississippi Stud and more. 

Located on the same property as the popular Delaware State Fair, Harrington Raceway and Casino facility has many dining options including Delmarva’s Best Buffet, Café and the award winning Bonz Restaurant. 

Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to be “Where Winners Play”. 

HARRINGTON RACEWAY AND CASINO ANNOUNCES
$222,162 3 CARD POKER PROGRESSIVE WINNER

12/3/12

Growing with popularity day by day 3 Card Poker is becoming one of the most played games across the country. On December 1, 2012 James M. from Easton, MD, hit the Progressive prize of $222,162.

Harrington Raceway and Casino has over 1,800 slots, live table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Mississippi Stud and more.

Located on the same property as the popular Delaware State Fair, Harrington Raceway and Casino facility has many dining options including Delmarva’s Best Buffet, Café and the award winning Bonz Restaurant.

Harrington Raceway and Casino is proud to be "Where Winners Play".

THE WORLD REKNOWN TRIBUTE PRODUCTION "MOONWALKER, THE REFLECTION OF MICHAEL" WILL HEADLINE AT HARRINGTON RACEWAY & CASINO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

7/12/2012

HARRINGTON, DE - The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway & Casino announced today that "MOONWALKER, THE Reflection of Michael", one of the leading Michael Jackson Tribute shows in the world, will perform on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 7:30pm in the M&T Grandstand.

This leading full scale production show features live vocals, live band, singers and dancers and stars the amazing Michael Firestone who brings Jackson to life. Firestone is known as one of the most respected Jackson tribute artists in the country and has catapulted into the spotlight dazzling audiences world-wide. The show is a captivating 90 minutes of Michael Jackson hits such as "Wanna Be Startin'Something", "Billy Jean", "Beat It", "Thriller", "Man In The Mirror"and countless others that defined the King of Pop. The show was voted "Best Produced Show of 2011" by the tribute industry and performs all over the world to sell-out crowds.

Show tickets to see "MOONWALKER, THE Reflection of Michael" will go on sale at 10am, Tuesday, July 17th at www.harringtonraceway.com. Tickets may also be reserved by calling 1-800-514-3849 or by visiting the Casino Gift Shop. Ticket prices are $16.00 for Grandstand; $20.00 for Stadium and Clubhouse Seating; and $25.00 for Trackside.

HARRINGTON RACEWAY AND CASINO TO HOST A MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FESTIVAL SALUTING THE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR ARMED FORCES AND THE USO.

4/3/2012

HARRINGTON, DE - The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway & Casino announced today that a Memorial Day weekend festival will be held on Saturday, May 26th from 12 noon to 7p.m. and Sunday, May 27th from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. The festival will be saluting the men and women of our Armed Forces and the USO and will be called "A Red, White and Blue Salute To Our Troops". The festival will be held on the Delaware State Fairgrounds and is in conjunction with the Jeff Foxworthy concert being held on May 26th in the M&T Grandstand.

The festival will highlight the Military with a full scale Military Village including over 20 exciting displays, equipment such as helicopters, Coast Guard Boats, Military vehicles including Humvees, Anti-Terrorism and Rescue Units, National Guard displays, interactive attractions and much more. Other branches of the Military will be included in the village. Other highlights to include food, craft and merchandise vendors, live entertainment, kid’s attractions, classic car displays and other exhibits and displays.

Admission to the event will be free to the public. For more information on the event or to reserve tickets for Jeff Foxworthy in concert, you can go to www.harringtonraceway.com. Show tickets are also available by calling 1-800-514-3849 or by visiting the Casino Gift Shop. Ticket prices range from $26.00 to $76.00 (price includes handling fee).

LEGENDARY COMEDIAN JEFF FOXWORTHY WILL HEADLINE AT HARRINGTON RACEWAY & CASINO, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012. THE CONCERT WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN ENTIRE WEEKEND OF FESTIVITIES SALUTING THE USO AND THE ARMED FORCES.

1/13/2012

HARRINGTON, DE - The Entertainment Department at Harrington Raceway & Casino announced today that comic icon Jeff Foxworthy who was originally scheduled to perform in August 2011 has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:30pm. The concert will coincide with and a salute to the USO and the Armed Forces with a full range of festivities starting on Friday, May 25th to Sunday, May 27th to include a full Military Village with equipment, food and merchandise vendors, live entertainment, exhibits and much more.

Jeff Foxworthy, one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best-selling author of more than 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes where he defines being a redneck as possessing "a glorious lack of sophistication", he truly epitomizes the regular guy persona.

Foxworthy, who currently hosts the television show "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader "is probably most known for the smash "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" which he developed and headlined along with fellow comedians Bill Engvall, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy. From the incredible success of the tour came a movie of the same name which has sold over 4 million units to date and a television series called Blue Collar TV. The movie premiered on Comedy Central and was the highest rated movie in the channels history.

The second movie feature, "Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again" has sold to date more than 3 million units world-wide since its release in 2004. In March 2006, he took to the stage alongside the Blue Collar guys in Washington D.C. to shoot another comedy premier which was one of the highest rated shows on Comedy Central that year. The soundtrack was released on June 6th, 2006 and was nominated for a Grammy.

"The Redneck Dictionary", a book written by Foxworthy, was released in 2005 and went to the number 2 spot on the New York Times Bestseller list. A string of popular books have followed including a series of children’s books garnering this comedy author many accolades in the press. More than a decade of record breaking comedy tours; movies; a hit television show "Are You Smarter Than Fifth Grader" now in syndication; best-selling books and even a line of greeting cards and barbeque sauce make Jeff Foxworthy an all-around peoples entertainer, entrepreneur and legendary comic performer of our time.

Opening up for Jeff Foxworthy is Reno Collier. Reno Collier started off selling out in comedy clubs around the country. The widely popular comedian then got his break opening up for Larry the Cable Guy on his "2004 Tour of America". He since has performed in theatres and arenas on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, has appeared in many television shows including "The Martin Short Show "and was a featured performer on "The Roast of Larry The Cable Guy". He tours the country earning fans along the way and still is a regular performer for Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Ron White.

Show tickets to see Jeff Foxworthy in concert will go on sale at 10am, Wednesday, January 18th at www.harringtonraceway.com. Tickets may also be reserved by calling 1-800-514-3849 or by visiting the Casino Gift Shop. Ticket prices are $26.00, $41.00, $51.00 and $76.00.

DELAWARE GAMING & INDUSTRY PRESS RELEASE

12/15/2010

Majority of Delawareans oppose idea of adding more casinos to the state's saturated gaming landscape

DOVER, Del. - Delaware voters and analysts agree: There's no need to add more casinos to the state of Delaware. A recent statewide poll found that the majority of voters in Delaware oppose expanding the number of gaming locations in the state, while an independent study confirmed that the state's gaming market is saturated and likely to shrink.

Fifty-nine percent of voters in the state of Delaware oppose expanding the number of gaming locations, while 52% agree that three is the right amount. Only 25% favor adding more casinos.

The Delaware Gaming & Racing Industry, including Delaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway & Casino, the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, enlisted the services of Deloitte & Touche LLP to analyze the current market in Delaware for gaming and racing. This included assessing the current state of the industry and the potential for future growth. Momentum Analysis also issued a statewide poll and conducted four focus groups concerning the issue.

"There is not sufficient demand within the state of Delaware to support three existing casinos at current levels," reported Deloitte & Touche. "Additionally, there is not sufficient realizable demand to support the casinos … Adding new casino sites in the state will only further cannibalize a decreasing market and add significant pressure to the financial health of the existing casinos."

Momentum Analysis' report mirrored Deloitte & Touche's. "Voters don't see more (casino) locations as a way out of the state's fiscal problems. A majority (54%) find it unlikely that more locations would mean 'the state budget would be balanced.'"

You can find a link to the full report and market overview by visiting the Delaware Gaming & Racing Industry's Facebook page "Three is Enough" http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Three-Is-Enough/197787739810 or by visiting https://twitter.com/Three_Is_Enough.