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article $149,000 NYSS action at Saratoga
(8/6/2020)
(New York) -- There were two divisions of New York Sire Stakes action for three year old harness racing colt and gelding trotters contested on Wednesday evening at...
article OTB employees lose, then regain sick leave benefits after rehiring
(8/5/2020)
(New York) -- The approximately 100 employees at Capital District Off Track Betting who were laid off at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic but later rehired won’t...
article As NY casinos remain closed, state gaming inspectors return to work at Indian casinos
(8/4/2020)
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defended the decision to keep New York's four commercial casinos, including del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County, closed...
article New York commercial casinos to remain closed
(8/4/2020)
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered last week bad news to four New York commercial casinos in the midst of a shutdown of more than four and a half months due to...
article New York casinos deemed “non-essential” with reopening further delayed
(8/2/2020)
(New York) -- Casinos in New York have been dealt a blow with the state governor further delaying plans to reopen properties. Governor Andrew Cuomo said that commercial...
article Cuomo defends decision to keep casinos like del Lago closed
(8/1/2020)
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo says there are three factors that make keeping casinos in New York closed essential. During a conference call on Thursday he defended...
article Cuomo holds off on letting New York casinos reopen for now
(8/1/2020)
(New York) -- For four New York commercial casinos in the midst of a 4½-month shutdown because of COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn't deliver good news...
article Online sports betting industry sees potential opening in New York
(8/1/2020)
(New York) -- Income tax revenues going to the state have collapsed under the economic plight of Covid-19. Sales tax receipts are off, as are gas taxes, hotel taxes and...
article Our view: Cuomo needs to allow casinos to reopen
(8/1/2020)
(New York) -- "You don't need a casino to maintain survival." With those words, Gov. Andrew Cuomo summed up his rationale for keeping the state's four...
article Catskills casino outlines reopening plan
(7/31/2020)
(New York) -- Inconspicuous thermal imaging machines at entrances to measure body temperatures, medical-grade air filters and ultrasonic cleaning technology. It’s...
article Cuomo: NY casinos are nonessential, remain closed
(7/31/2020)
(New York) -- For four New York commercial casinos in the midst of a 4 1/2-month shutdown due to COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn't deliver good news on Thursday.
article Saratoga Casino says it's a safe bet they can reopen safely
(7/31/2020)
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino closed its doors on March 16. Since then, they've been working on new ways to keep the facility virus-free and safe for guests and...
article Casinos stay closed because they're risky and nonessential, Cuomo says
(7/30/2020)
(New York) -- The rate of new COVID infections is holding steady and the number of COVID patients hospitalized continues to drop statewide. “It is a very good day...
article Cuomo defends decision to keep casinos on state lands closed
(7/30/2020)
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending New York’s decision to not reopen casinos located on state lands at this time. During a conference call Thursday, the...
article Vernon Downs Casino cancels drive-in concert over COVID-19 concerns
(7/30/2020)
(New York) -- Vernon Downs Casino says they will no longer host jam band 'moe' for drive-in concerts. The casino was originally slated to host the band on-site...
article Del Lago Casino employees upset over lack of state reopening guidance
(7/29/2020)
(New York) -- Del Lago Casino workers have gone four months without any guidance from the state on how or when they can reopen. Valerie McIntyre, a floor supervisor at...
article Owner: Vernon Downs could soon close for good
(7/29/2020)
(New York) -- Vernon Downs Hotel Casino will close for good at the start of October if Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not allow private casinos in the state to reopen by then,...
article Layoff of more than 1,000 workers at del Lago Resort & Casino becomes official
(7/28/2020)
(New York) -- More than a 1,000 employees have been laid off at del Lago Resort & Casino. While the announcement didn’t come as a surprise – officials...
article Furloughed employee at Del Lago Casino has created petition to reopen
(7/28/2020)
(New York) -- Valerie McIntyre says the worry is growing daily in the back of her mind. “We are feeling the tightening," she said. "We are feeling what...
article More than 1,000 remain furloughed at Schenectady casino, nearby restaurants faring well
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady is still shut down due to COVID-19, and there's no reopening date in sight. According to the State, 1,021...
article EDITORIAL: Time for casinos to reopen
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- While stores, restaurants and bars, malls and many other types of businesses have been allowed to reopen under New York’s strict coronavirus criteria...
article Tioga Downs finds support of public officials as it tries to reopen
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino Resort is enlisting the support of public officials to reopen before it has to cut hundreds of jobs. The resort will remain temporarily...
article Local officials rally around Tioga Downs
(7/25/2020)
(New York) -- On Friday, lawmakers and officials from around the region gathered on the P.J. Clarke’s patio at Tioga Downs Casino and Resort to show their support...
article Saratoga Race Course brand is still a big draw even without fans in the stands
(7/25/2020)
(New York) -- Why move horses, trainers and staff 170 miles north if no one can see the races in person? Some wondered when word came that the pandemic would close...
24 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Wappinger descendant defends Ketcham's use of Indians mascot
(8/4/2020)
(New York) -- Less than a week after a Native American tribe called Roy C. Ketcham High School’s use of the "Indians" mascot “problematic,” a...
article New School District In Hudson Valley Eyes Dropping Indians Nickname
(7/25/2020)
(New York) -- Another Hudson Valley school is weighing whether or not to change its mascot away from one with Native American representation amid civil unrest across the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article Turning Stone Stands by Measures to Keep People Safe from COVID
(8/4/2020)
(New York) -- The Turning Stone Resort and Casino and the Oneida Indian Nation say they're proud of the strict rules they've put in place to keep their employees...
article Lake House casino opens in Sylvan Beach
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- The Lake House in Sylvan Beach, the Oneida Indian Nation’s newest casino, officially opened Monday morning. “I think it’s a winning...
article Oneida Indian Nation opens new casino at Sylvan Beach
(7/26/2020)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation is having its grand opening for a new casino, "The Lake House at Sylvan Beach" Monday, July 27th in Vienna. The new...
article Oneidas add to CNY gaming scene with Lake House at Sylvan Beach (photos)
(7/25/2020)
(New York) -- It’s not a full-service casino with table games, poker rooms and fancy entertainment venues. But it’s not a convinience market with a handful...
article Oneida Indian Nation, Colgate University announce repatriation of ancestral Oneida remains
(7/25/2020)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation and Colgate University announced the imminent return of ancestral remains of at least six individuals. According to the news...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Seneca Nation

article Seneca County Resident Says He Was Detained by Illegal Police Force
(8/4/2020)
(New York) -- You may remember in February when a Cayuga Nation intra-tribal dispute came to a head. Charles Bowman says he was there fighting alongside traditionalists...
article Seneca Casinos postpone live shows through October
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- While the Seneca Resorts & Casinos have reopened to gaming under coronavirus protocols, live shows will be put off at least until October. Seneca...
article Seneca Casinos postpone live shows through October
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- While the Seneca Resorts & Casinos have reopened to gaming under coronavirus protocols, live shows will be put off at least until October.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Turning Stone

article Turning Stone Stands by Measures to Keep People Safe from COVID
(8/4/2020)
(New York) -- The Turning Stone Resort and Casino and the Oneida Indian Nation say they're proud of the strict rules they've put in place to keep their employees...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article Coronavirus crisis threatens internet opportunity for Native Americans
(8/1/2020)
(New York) -- The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted a rare opportunity for Native American communities to address a lack of critical internet access, supporters and elected...
article Coronavirus crisis threatens internet opportunity for Native Americans
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted a rare opportunity for Native American communities to address a lack of critical internet access, supporters and elected...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Resorts World Catskills

article How Resorts World Catskills casino hopes to reopen amid COVID-19
(7/31/2020)
(New York) -- Inconspicuous thermal imaging machines at entrances to measure body temperatures, medical-grade air filters and ultrasonic cleaning technology. It’s...
article Resorts World Casino makes safety adjustments as state considers reopening plan
(7/30/2020)
(New York) -- New York state is considering safety plans to reopen casinos, including the cash-strapped Resorts World Catskills in Monticello. Meghan Taylor, the vice...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Gambling on College Football Almost Fixed My Dysfunctional Family
(7/31/2020)
(New York) -- My first mistake was feeling sorry for him. The first season my brother and I bet on college football against each other, I beat him so badly I often...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe urging all members, employees to test for COVID-19
(7/30/2020)
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has entered into COVID-19 mass testing contracts for Akwesasne residents and employees of local businesses. According to a...
article Cluster of infections prompts new restrictions by St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
(7/28/2020)
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is issuing new restrictions after confirming ten new coronavirus cases in about a week. A cluster of cases were linked to a...
article Akwesasne casino delays reopening citing spike in local COVID cases
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- The opening of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino next week has been delayed after a spike of COVID-19 cases in the area.
article COVID-19 outbreak prompts delay in planned reopening of Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- The recent COVID-19 outbreak has prompted the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to delay the planned reopening of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort until the end of...
article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe renews emergency protocols after 8 new COVID-19 cases confirmed this week
(7/25/2020)
(New York) -- In response to eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community members reported this week, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Mohawk Council of...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Flutter Entertainment

article FanDuel loses bet at Fed Circuit over remote gambling patent fight
(7/29/2020)
(New York) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld part of a patent that a sports-betting spin-off of Cantor Fitzgerald LP had accused FanDuel Inc of infringing.
1 Article on this Issue

Genting

article Contrary to reports, del Lago Resort & Casino hasn't cut jobs — yet
(7/29/2020)
(New York) -- There was a flood of stories about the fate of nearly 1,100 workers at del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County, but it was largely an overreaction to...
1 Article on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article Native American Reservations a Haven for New York Vape Shops
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- Around Thanksgiving 2019, two months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that banned sales of flavored vaping products in New York, Taobi...
article Shinnecock Powwow Closed to the Public This Year
(7/26/2020)
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation has made the difficult decision of not opening up the the 74th annual powwow to those off-territory this year because of the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Native American Reservations a Haven for New York Vape Shops
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- Around Thanksgiving 2019, two months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that banned sales of flavored vaping products in New York, Taobi...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Problem gambling and crime appear co-symptomatic, not causal
(8/6/2020)
(New York) -- New research from a University at Buffalo sociologist is providing valuable insight into better understanding the association between criminal behaviors...
article NBA launches betting-centric telecast for select games of restart
(8/3/2020)
(New York) -- The NBA on Monday announced the launch of an alternate telecast centered on sports betting for select games, the latest broadcast enhancement for the NBA...
article BOOK: A Native American Coming-of-Age and the Uses of Enchantment
(7/31/2020)
(New York) -- James Bird’s THE BRAVE is a bighearted book about Collin. Collin has a few problems. The most pressing is his compulsion to blurt out the number of...
article An American Original: John Morrissey was the unlikely founder of thoroughbred racing at Saratoga and one of the sport’s most infamous characters
(7/29/2020)
(New York) -- Of all the longshots to achieve improbable glory in the storied history of American thoroughbred racing, there is arguably no more astonishing rags-to-...
article N.Y.C. Seal, With a Native American in Loincloth, Faces Scrutiny
(7/27/2020)
(New York) -- It features a Native American in a breechcloth and an early American settler holding a long rope with what appears to be a loop on its end, and for more...
article Hedge-funder gambles on coronavirus to build casino empire
(7/26/2020)
(New York) -- The hedge-fund honcho once dubbed Dov Charney’s “moneyman” is now betting he can build a casino empire with a little help from the...
article Goldman Sachs Reaches $3.9B Settlement With Malaysia Over 1MDB Corruption Case
(7/24/2020)
(New York) -- The investment bank issued bonds that raised $6.5 billion, which was then allegedly siphoned off and used to finance, among other things, 'The Wolf of...
article Ramapough Lenape: Take Racist Snapchat Tag Down
(7/22/2020)
(New York) -- A member of the Ramapough Lenape Nation is looking for answers after he was made aware of a Snapchat tag he said uses a racial slur earlier this month....
article Showtime Beats Cayuga Nation's 'Billions' Defamation Suit (sub req)
(7/20/2020)
(New York) -- A New York judge has tossed a defamation suit by the Cayuga Nation and a council member over what they called a negative portrayal of the tribal official...
article Column: In 1764, Native Americans asked for help that never came
(7/19/2020)
(New York) -- In 1764 something happened in Southold that received almost no attention in the narrative put forward by early town historians. Those historians wanted to...
article Leisure Acquisition Says No Thanks to Gateway Casinos Deal
(7/16/2020)
(New York) -- New York-based Leisure Acquisition announced the end of the transaction in a regulatory, but didn’t specify why it’s dropping the deal....
article NYSDOL stating Tioga Downs Racetrack permanently closing Oct. 1
(7/16/2020)
(New York) -- The New York State Department of Labor announced that Tioga Downs will be closing their racetrack on October 1 due to “unforeseeable business circumstances...
article Mega Millions ticket worth $1,000,002 sold in North Tonawanda
(7/15/2020)
(New York) -- The New York Lottery announced one second-prize ticket for the July 14 Mega Millions drawing was sold in North Tonawanda. The ticket is worth a guaranteed...
article Bronx woman works to help Native American New Yorkers thrive in the city
(7/14/2020)
(New York) -- From the time she was young, Sutton Cole King was very connected to her Native American culture. King was born in Wisconsin and is descended from the...
article Bronx woman works to help Native American New Yorkers thrive in the city
(7/13/2020)
(New York) -- From the time she was young, Sutton Cole King was very connected to her Native American culture. King was born in Wisconsin and is descended from the...
article Louis Colavecchio, Master Counterfeiter of Slot Machine Coins, Dies at 78
(7/13/2020)
(New York) -- In 1996, just after Louis Colavecchio was arrested by Secret Service agents and New Jersey gaming troopers at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City, he laughed....
article Louis Colavecchio, Master Counterfeiter of Slot Machine Coins, Dies at 78
(7/13/2020)
(New York) -- In 1996, just after Louis Colavecchio was arrested by Secret Service agents and New Jersey gaming troopers at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City, he laughed....
article Native American statue installed at Leather Outlet in Lake George
(7/3/2020)
(New York) -- A Native American is standing guard over the Lake George region. But he’s actually lived here for about 30 years. Kevin Quinn, the owner of the Leather...
article Iroquois Museum outdoor exhibit explores stereotypes
(7/2/2020)
(New York) -- For well more than a century, pop-culture representations of Native Americans have almost always been stereotypes. The savage warrior and the inscrutable...
article Shinnecock plans for medical marijuana dispensary taking shape
(6/26/2020)
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation’s plans for a medical marijuana dispensary and wellness lounge on its 700-acre reservation in Southampton are taking shape,...

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