Churchill Downs finalizes acquisition of Harlow’s

by Associated Press

Published: December 17,2010

Tags: casinos, gaming, hospitality, hotels, lodging, mergers and acquisitions, tourism

GREENVILLE — Churchill Downs of Louisville, Ky., has completed its purchase of a Mississippi casino and hotel for about $138 million.

The company, which owns Churchill Downs in Louisville and three other racetracks, will have a public ceremony today to mark the transfer of ownership of Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel in Greenville.

Harlow’s sits on about 69 acres of leased land and includes a 33,000-square-foot casino with 841 slot machines, 23 table games and a poker room as well as a 105-room attached hotel. The complex also has a 2,600-seat entertainment center and three separate dining areas.

Churchill Downs said Harlow’s has approximately 480 employees.

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