Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not see the answer to your question, please contact us and we hope to provide you an answer! Thank you for your interest in Newport Racing and Gaming, and good luck!

  • 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 mandatory to play. However, guests who play with their card can qualify for exclusive offers, invitations to special events/promotions, Free Play bonuses and more!

  • 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.
  • Do you have slot machines?

    We do not have slot machines; the games we offer are Vegas-style HRMs (historical racing machines). These state-of-the-art gaming devices have many recognizable themes, but all of the game outcomes are pari-mutuel and based on historical races. We offer 500 Vegas-style games with themes such as Buffalo, Lock It Link, Fire Link, Wheel of Fortune and more.

  • 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?

    We do not offer sports betting since it is not an approved form of wagering in Kentucky. We do, however, offer simulcast wagering on horse racing from around the country.

  • 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 and Gaming does not have its own hotel, there are numerous hotels nearby in the greater northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area.