If you’re an Owensboroan — and you don’t even have to be a longtime resident — you’ve probably wondered what, if anything, would happen to Towne Square Mall. With the abundant rumors, anyone could guess. But the conjecture concluded in a very important way.
OFF-TRACK BET ELLIS PARK IN OWENSBORO
Last fall, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission piqued our enthusiasm by approving Ellis Park’s application to establish an off-track betting site in Owensboro.
On Tuesday, March 1 (appropriately the start of March Madness college hoops – but that can apply here too, he tells me), Ellis Entertainment released details of Ellis Park Owensboro – specifically, where he will be. location and what to expect.
ELLIS PARK OWENSBORO — IT’S MORE THAN FAIR PARIS OFF PISTE
In early 2023 – when the site is scheduled to open – the former JC Penney location at the north end of Towne Square Mall will be transformed into Ellis Park Owensboro.
Guests will be able to enjoy a huge selection of historic racing machines – or HRMs – from simulcast betting, a viewing area and a new racing and sports-themed bar and grill. For those unfamiliar with the term or the device, a historic racing machine looks a lot like a slot machine. However, unlike a slot machine, the results are not random. Players using HRM bet on races that have already been run. Essentially, according to KnowYourSlots.com, these are pari-mutuel wagers made through the familiarity of a slot machine. Here is an explanation of how they work:
ELLIS PARK OWENSBORO – MORE THAN GREAT ENTERTAINMENT
In addition to the entertainment value Ellis Entertainment will bring to the city, the new expansion will ALSO bring approximately 200 new high-paying jobs to Owensboro, according to Ellis Entertainment CEO Jeffrey Inman from a press release. published by the company.
Inman expects Ellis Park Owensboro to add an estimated “$6-8 million in stock to improve racing at Ellis Park.”
A number of us have written on this website about South Frederica – what’s out and what’s coming – and a number of YOU have said that we don’t want to see that stretch go to the edge path.
Hopefully, an exciting new place like Ellis Park Owensboro will breathe that desired life into this part of town.
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Sometimes pictures are the best way to honor the characters we’ve lost. When tragedy quickly reminds us that sport is far from the most important thing in life, we can always recall the moment of victory of an athlete who seemed larger than life, remaining grateful for his sacrifice on the ground and bringing joy to millions of people.
Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images compiled by Stacker featuring various iconic moments of victory in sports history. Covering the achievements of a multitude of sports, these images depict stunning personal achievements, team championships and athletic perseverance.