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Dover Downs, Inc. was incorporated in 1967 and began motorsports and harness racing operations in 1969. The one-of-a-kind facility was conceived as a unique dual-purpose complex and designed to accommodate wintertime horse racing and major league motorsports operations. Dover Downs was built from the ground up and included a 5/8-mile horse race track surrounded by a one-mile, high-banked asphalt track. Today, the site remains the only race track facility to offer a harness track and a NASCAR® track.
On July 6, 1969, the first motorsports event at Dover Downs’ motor speedway - a NASCAR Grand National Series (now Sprint Cup Series) race called the Mason-Dixon 300 - was held, and Richard Petty, one of the all-time great racers in the sport, wins the race.
On November 19, 1969, the first harness card took place.
On May 31, 1994, the Delaware General Assembly passed legislation authorizing slot machines at pari-mutuel horse racing facilities. The Delaware Horse Racing Redevelopment Act was passed to revitalize the horse racing industry in Delaware, granting the state’s three horse tracks the right to install 500 slot machines. Dover Downs retained Caesars World
Gaming Development Corporation to help design and build the Las Vegas style video lottery casino.
On December 29, 1995, the casino known as Dover Downs Slots, a state-of-the-art gaming facility, officially opened its doors with 500 video lottery (slot) machines under the supervision of the Delaware State Lottery. Proceeds from slots revenues are split among the state, horseracing purses and the track.
In 1996, Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc., parent company of all Dover Downs activities, begins trading on New York Stock Exchange under symbol “DVD.”
In December 2001, Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. is incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Dover Motorsports, Inc. In March of the following year, DVD completes a tax-free spin-off of its gaming operations. Immediately following the spin-off, Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. becomes an independent public company.
In April 2002, Dover Downs’ name officially changes to Dover Motorsports, Inc. The gaming and entertainment part of the operation splits away from motorsports, thus Dover Downs essentially becomes two separate, publicly traded companies. Harness racing, slots, various entertainment and the newly built hotel known as Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center falls under the umbrella of Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE-Symbol: DDE). Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE-Symbol: DVD) oversees Dover International Speedway events and its other motorsports venues including Nashville Superspeedway, Memphis Motorsports Park and Gateway International Raceway (St. Louis).DE-Delaware Sports and Related Horse Racing Auto Racing Casinos and Gaming Specimen Pieces Male Subject Sports Scene Horse Racing Scene Unique Theme