Frequently Asked Questions


    We can’t wait to see you at Newport Racing & Gaming! Below you’ll find answers to our most common questions. Not seeing what you need to know? We’re happy to help. Just give us a call at 859-647-4700. Thanks again for your interest—good luck!

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From big jackpots and thrilling promotions to exhilarating simulcast racing plus watching and wagering on sports, the fun—and the winning—comes easy at Newport Racing & Gaming!

Newport Racing & Gaming is conveniently located in Newport, KY, just off I-471, Exit 3 in the Newport Shopping Center. For detailed directions, click here. If you’re unable to find the answer to your question below, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team will be happy to assist you.

  • What are your hours of operation?


    • Sunday – Thursday: 10AM – 2AM
    • Friday & Saturday: 10AM – 4AM


    Simulcast Racing

    • Monday & Tuesday: Closed
    • Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30AM – 8PM
    • Friday & Saturday: 11:30AM – 10PM
    • Sunday: 11:30AM – 8PM


    *Days and hours are subject to change. Visit our Simulcast page on our website for monthly hours and race schedules.

  • Where are you located?

    Newport Racing and Gaming is conveniently located just a quick spin away off I-471, Exit 3, in the Newport Shopping Center. Our address is 1723 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071.

  • How old do I have to be to enter the gaming facility?

    Guests 21 and older with a valid government-issued photo ID are welcome to visit our gaming and simulcast areas.

  • Am I required to get a Players Club Card?

    A Players Club card is not required to play, but using your card when you play can make your experience at Newport Racing & Gaming much more rewarding. Joining is free and members who play with their card earn points that can be redeemed for Free Play, entries into exclusive promotional drawings and more. Plus, Players Club members get access to exclusive special events and giveaways. For information on all the perks and benefits you can enjoy by joining the Players Club, click here.

  • Is smoking allowed?

    We offer both designated non-smoking and smoking areas on property:

    • The main gaming floor is non-smoking.
    • The separate indoor smoking section is located in our new gaming floor expansion area. 
    • Our simulcast room is designated as a non-smoking area.
  • Does Newport Racing & Gaming have slot machines?

    We do not have slot machines—the games we offer are state-of-the-art HRMs (historical racing machines) and the outcomes are pari-mutuel, based on historical horse races. The games play just like the Vegas-style games you know, featuring popular themes like Buffalo, Lock It Link, Ultimate Fire Link, Wheel of Fortune and more—with fun bonuses and big jackpots. We have over 500 thrilling games for you to spin and win! Visit our Gaming Machines page for details.

  • Do you have table games, poker, video poker, etc.?

    We do not offer table games, as they are not an approved form of wagering in Kentucky.

  • Can I bet on sports at Newport Racing and Gaming?

    Yes, Newport Racing & Gaming now features a Race & Sports Book. There are 10 sports betting kiosks conveniently located throughout the property. You can watch and wager on football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer and more! For more information, click here.

  • Is there a restaurant on property?

    We serve salads, burgers, quesadillas, bar bites and more out of Smiley’s Bar and Grille, as well as specialty cocktails, beer and wine. Smiley’s has walk-up ordering, bar seating and limited tables available.

  • Do you offer live entertainment?

    At this time we do not offer live entertainment. However, our sister property Turfway Park Racing and Gaming in Florence, KY does offer FREE live entertainment every weekend. Visit their Facebook page or the Entertainment page on their website for details on upcoming shows. 

    Click here for Turfway’s upcoming lineup!  

  • Do you have a hotel?

    While Newport Racing & Gaming does not have its own hotel, there are numerous hotels nearby in the greater northern Kentucky / Cincinnati area. Please visit the Hotel Partners page on the Turfway Park Racing & Gaming website, our sister property located just 15 minutes away in Florence, KY, for accommodation recommendations.