Saving Jobs, Creating Jobs
The expanded operation at Arlington Park would produce an estimated 900 to 1,400 new permanent jobs, plus hundreds of construction-related jobs in the short term. (The addition of six racinos in Pennsylvania produced 5,799 new jobs, or 966 new jobs per racino. The study in Kentucky estimated that a racino at Churchill Downs would result in 1,421 new jobs.)
Additionally, the expanded operation at Arlington Park would protect the 4,000 existing, permanent jobs at the racecourse. This includes track employees, Levy Restaurant employees, horsemen, grooms, jockeys, veterinarians, state regulators and suppliers.
With the addition of electronic gaming, Arlington Park anticipates that purses will increase by $10 million to $20 million annually.