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Casino taxes present a pleasant gamble for Tompkins County

If you had $1.36 million per year in extra funds to spend, how would you spend it? That’s exactly what will be up to the Tompkins County Legislature to decide during this fall’s budget process, when Tompkins County officials will have more than a million dollars in new taxes coming in from the area’s two casinos at Tioga Downs, near Binghamton and Del Lago, in Tyre: funds the county, as well as others in the region even without casinos, have never had the luxury of cashing in on before.

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12/15/2017

article Casino to open 2 weeks early; more employees needed
(New York) -- Sullivan County will get its casino two weeks early, and Empire Resorts’ leaders are scrambling to find all of the employees needed for that opening.

12/14/2017

article Point Place Casino hiring more than 200 positions
(New York) -- The coming Point Place Casino in Bridgeport plans to hire more than 200 full-and part-time workers when it opens in the spring. According to the casino...

12/13/2017

article NY casino improves working rate
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills could become next gaming salon in New York State, as operators plan to open the facility by 2018. As revealed by Gaming Commission...
article Sports gambling coming to the Empire State? Bet on it
(New York) -- The most important question in front of the state Legislature’s racing and gambling committees this year won’t be decided in Albany, but...

12/12/2017

article Del Lago Casino Wants Credit for Local Unemployment Dip, Resort’s Hotel Receives Tax Breaks
(New York) -- The del Lago Resort and Casino in Upstate New York says it’s to credit for the local dip in the unemployment rate.
article Statewide Casino Expansion Could Be A Risky Bet
(New York) -- Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Tyson once wrote about blackjack, “Never hit 17 when you play against the dealer, for the odds won’t ride with...

12/11/2017

article Catskills casino slated to open next year hoping to lure Pennsylvania workers
(Pennsylvania) -- A $1.2 billion resort casino slated to open in March in Sullivan County, N.Y., needs about 1,400 workers. It’s betting it can find a good portion...
article Casino takes credit as Seneca County jobless rate dips to 10-year low
(New York) -- Jeff Babinski, executive vice president and general manager at del Lago Resort & Casino, thinks he knows why the jobless rate in Seneca County is at...
article Rivers Casino appoints new general manager
(New York) -- Rush Street Gaming has revealed that Rob Long has been appointed as the new general manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, effective...

12/10/2017

article Minor fire damages kitchen at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- A fire in one of the kitchens at the Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady forced a precautionary evacuation on Sunday afternoon. The fire broke out at...

12/9/2017

article Casino hotel gets tax breaks, lower IDA fee
(New York) -- Indus 414 LLC was approved Thursday for a package of property, sales and mortgage tax breaks for its proposed 150-room hotel on the del Lago Resort &...
article Del Lago Resort & Casino helps Rochester bakery set one-day sales record
(New York) -- A Rochester bakery affiliated with an organization that supports those with developmental and intellectual disabilities is celebrating a one-day sales...
article Rivers Casino names Rob Long as new GM
(New York) -- Rob Long, a longtime casino veteran, has been named the new general manager for the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady. Long replaces Mary Cheeks,...

12/8/2017

article Schenectady's Rivers Casino hires new general manager
(New York) -- The 10th-month-old Rivers Casino & Resort has hired a gaming industry veteran to take over as its new general manager. Rob Long, most recently...

12/6/2017

article Planned Catskills casino has 1,400 jobs to fill
(New York) -- A Catskills casino opening in March is looking to fill about 1,400 positions. Resorts World Catskills in Monticello will be the fourth casino to open in...

12/4/2017

article Sullivan casino job fairs scheduled
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills will hold two job fairs in December to fill approximately 1,400 positions in the resort casino set to open in March.​ ​The...
article Tioga Downs new hotel officially opens
(New York) -- In celebration of its new hotel in Nichols, New York, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Tioga Downs Casino Resort on Friday afternoon as media and...

12/2/2017

article Casino in NY's Southern Tier opens resort hotel
(New York) -- A casino in New York's Southern Tier has opened a new resort hotel. Tioga Downs held the grand opening for its new lodging facility on Friday. The six-...

11/29/2017

article New York's fourth casino close to completion
(New York) -- According to the Acting Executive Director of the New York State Gaming Commission, Ron Ochrym, the Empire State's fourth commercial casino is set to...
article Resorts World Catskills: Upstate NY's newest casino aims to open March 2018
(New York) -- The last of Upstate New York's new full-service, "Vegas-style" casinos is set to open in March 2018, on the site of a former Borscht Belt-era...
article Slot Machines Arrive at Resorts World Catskills
(New York) -- Construction workers at Resorts World Catskills rolled in and installed 2,157 slot machines onto the 100,000-square-foot main gaming floor, reaching an...
article Jake’s 58 nears $250M monthly bets
(New York) -- Jake’s 58 Hotel and Casino in Islandia has topped $1 billion in credits played at the casino since April and neared a quarter billion dollars in...

11/28/2017

article Resorts World Catskills on track for early 2018 opening
(New York) -- One of four licenses awarded in Upstate New York in December 2015, Resorts World Catskills, previously named Montreign, remains on track to open in early...
article Islandia board approves code change allowing gambling
(New York) -- The Islandia Village Board on Tuesday night approved a code change that allows gambling facilities in hotels. The 5-0 vote may help lawyers for the village...

11/27/2017

article Hudson Valley casino still on track for early 2018 opening
(New York) -- A fourth upstate casino authorized as part of a gambling expansion in New York is on target to open early next year, the state Gaming Commission's...
article Jackpot Elusive For 3 New Upstate New York Casinos
(New York) -- Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with local towns, cities and...

11/24/2017

article New York’s new casinos so far falling short of revenue predictions
(New York) -- Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with towns, cities and counties...

11/21/2017

article Foss: Don't legalize sports betting
(New York) -- Of course I know people who bet on sports. It's illegal, but they do it anyway, participating in a robust black market that sees Americans place...

11/20/2017

article New Sullivan casino unveils slot machines
(New York) -- With features like laser beams, 4-foot-high 4K resolution screens and stereo sound, the slot machines unveiled Monday at the soon-to-open Resorts World...
article Slot Machines Arrive, Tour Offered at Resorts World Casino in Sullivan
(New York) -- They’re doing a lot of boasting in Sullivan County at the 100-day mark. That is when the Resorts World Catskills casino is opening for business. As...
article Empire City Casino Seeks Partnerships to Expand Facility
(New York) -- Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway has announced that it is pursuing partnerships in the hopes of expanding their current resort into a world-class...

11/17/2017

article New York’s Empire Casino Looks for Development Partners
(New York) -- Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York is known as one of the casino venues in the US and it is also one of the two casino locations which are licensed to...

11/16/2017

article GLYNN: Law experts to decide on casino pact
(Connecticut) -- Although the issue between New York state and the Seneca Nation of Indians over sharing casino slot revenues was ignited nearly seven months ago, a date...

11/13/2017

article Islandia Village to consider law allowing hotel/gaming facility
(New York) -- The Islandia Village Board voted unanimously Monday to propose a law that could help stop a legal effort to shutter the Suffolk OTB video lottery casino at...

11/12/2017

article Islandia board to propose new village code governing casino
(New York) -- The village of Islandia has called a special board of trustees meeting for Monday afternoon to introduce a local law related to the Suffolk OTB video-...

11/11/2017

article Gaming magazine honors Upstate NY's del Lago casino with slot machine awards
(New York) -- The new del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County hit the jackpot in a readers survey published by a national magazine dedicated to slot machines and...

11/10/2017

press release Gaming magazine honors Upstate NY's del Lago casino with slot machine awards
(New York) -- The new del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County hit the jackpot in a readers survey published by a national magazine dedicated to slot machines and...

11/8/2017

article New York could investigate revenue shortfall
(New York) -- Assemblyman Gary Pretlow has asked state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to investigate the numbers that the new casinos in Upstate New York reported in the...

11/7/2017

article Casino revenue should give N.Y. cause to pause: Editorial
(New York) -- Even before New York officials got sensible and went with the legal route to expand casino operations, they were basing their financial expectations on...
article Seneca County shows 9% jump in sales tax over last year
(New York) -- Seneca County showed the third-highest increase in the state in sales tax collected for the first three quarters of 2017 compared to the same period in...

11/6/2017

article New York casino revenue investigation begins
(New York) -- Gary Pretlow, New York Assemblyman, has asked State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to investigate the reason for three upstate land-based casinos failings to...
article Why are new Upstate NY casinos falling short on revenue? State may investigate
(New York) -- There seems to be no doubt that the three new "Vegas-style" casinos that opened in Upstate New York in the past year are not yet earning as much...
article Vernon Downs racino: Owner to reduce slots, hopes to boost catering business
(New York) -- Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural says he survived the 2017 harness season at his racetrack/casino only because New York state cut the amount of taxes he pays...
article Tioga Downs 161-room hotel begins welcoming its first guests
(New York) -- Tioga Downs' 161-room hotel began welcoming its first guests Monday as the Tioga County venue put its finishing touches on becoming a full service...

11/1/2017

article New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow Calls for Upstate Casino Review, as Revenues Fall Short of Expectations
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-Mount Vernon) has requested State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to try and figure out why three upstate casinos that...
article New York evaluates its casinos
(New York) -- After casino revenue reports were released by New York State’s gaming authorities, financial experts decided to evaluate the gaming salons’...
article Pennsylvania Moves Won’t Affect New York iPoker Push, Key Politico Says
(New York) -- The enactment of internet gambling legislation in Pennsylvania will not have any impact on efforts to pass a closely-watched online poker bill in bordering...
article Marina at Mohawk Harbor completed
(New York) -- Rivers Casino celebrated the completion of the Marina at Mohawk Harbor on Wednesday. When the weather warms up next year, people will be able to access the...

10/31/2017

article Review sought on new casinos’ performance
(New York) -- The failure of three new upstate casinos to meet revenue projections this year should be reviewed by state auditors, according to the head of the state...

10/29/2017

article Man wins $500K on royal flush at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- Rivers Casino and Resort said it paid out its largest jackpot so far on Saturday night. A man, who the casino did not name, won $497,152 on a single hand...

10/28/2017

article East Coast Crunch
(New York) -- It’s getting crowded in upstate New York. Three casinos have opened there since last December: del Lago (at left) in the Southern Tier, Rivers in...

10/23/2017

article Tioga Downs hotel to open in November -- Upstate's third new casino hotel this year
(New York) -- The new 161-room hotel at the Tioga Downs Casino -- one of Upstate New York's three new "Vegas-style" resorts -- is set to open in November,...

10/16/2017

article Help wanted at new Sullivan casino
(New York) -- Empire Resorts, the company behind the Resorts World Catskills casino, is learning how difficult it can be to find 1,500 qualified job applicants in a...

10/13/2017

article Casino celebrates six years in Queens
(New York) -- Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park is celebrating its 6th anniversary in Queens this month. According to the administration, it has become the...

10/10/2017

article Business inquiries continue to pour in as casino readies for opening
(New York) -- Interest continues to grow in Sullivan County for business opportunities as the Casino World Catskills casino puts the finishing touches on the facility...
article Del Lago falls short to revenue projections, town leaders hopeful
(New York) -- Just eight months after Seneca County's del Lago Resort and Casino opened up, new data indicates signs of a sluggish start. According to the Times...

10/6/2017

article How upstate's new casinos are underperforming
(New York) -- Seneca and Broome counties were conservative in their revenue estimates from new casinos in their regions. It's a good thing: Three new upstate casinos...

10/5/2017

article Levy up 1.36% in tentative Franklin Co. budget
(New York) -- Franklin County’s tentative 2018 budget raises the tax levy 1.36 percent. The budget filed Friday by County Manager Donna Kissane totals $99,107,564...
article Spending up, taxes hold in county plan
(New York) -- Oneida County’s spending next year would increase more than $14 million but the amount of money collected in property taxes would remain at the same...

10/3/2017

article Del Lago casino generating less revenue than projected
(New York) -- In its application for one of the first gaming licenses in the state’s history in 2015, developers of the del Lago Resort & Casino projected that 2017...

9/27/2017

article Schenectady County budget proposes 1% tax cut
(New York) -- Schenectady County residents would see a 1 percent property tax reduction in part because of the $2 million in revenue from Rivers Casino that County...

9/26/2017

article NYRA racing official gets 10-year ban
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission has revoked the license of a former clocker of the New York Racing Association for at least 10 years for his participation...

9/25/2017

article Three new New York casinos behind their revenue projections
(New York) -- New York state’s three licensed casinos are hundreds of millions of dollars behind what they projected they would make in their first year of...
article Upstate NY's new casinos still making less money than expected: reports
(New York) -- Upstate New York's three newest casinos are earning far less than projected in their first year of operation -- and therefore sending far less in taxes...

9/24/2017

article New York’s bet on new casinos has yet to hit jackpot
(New York) -- This was to be a year of celebration for New York’s booming gambling industry, with gleaming new casinos opening, rapturous bettors flocking in and a...
article NYS Gaming Commission reports casinos lacking performance
(New York) -- Local politicians and business owners had high hopes for Rivers Casino. But, the current numbers don’t appear to live up to their expectations. In...
article Casino kicks in $3M for Monticello water-tank upgrade
(New York) -- The future Resorts World Catskills casino is paying $3 million toward the replacement of the village’s rusting 70-year-old water tank.
article IDA sets hearing on aid to casino hotel
(New York) -- Should the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency provide financial assistance for a proposed Hilton Garden Inn at del Lago Resort & Casino?...

9/23/2017

article Schenectady still hopeful casino will pay off
(New York) -- It felt like city leaders and residents were holding a winning ticket when they learned in late 2014 that a casino proposed for an old industrial site won...
article Some bets are off at New York state casinos
(New York) -- New York state's three licensed casinos are hundreds of millions of dollars behind what they projected they would make in their first year of operation.
article This is how much the casinos are making from slots, poker and table games
(New York) -- Unlike Indian casinos, there is a plethora of financial information available about the state-licensed casinos that recently opened in upstate New York,...
article Falling casino revenues are the latest sign Cuomo bet wrong for New York
(New York) -- New York’s newest casinos are bringing in far less cash than expected, even as they eat into revenues for older gambling dens. It’s just the...
article Schenectady Police: More than 400 calls at casino, no additional officers
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino has added more work for Schenectady Police since it opened about 8 months ago, but tonight CBS 6 has learned the city is still working...

9/20/2017

article New York casino revenues falling short of projections
(New York) -- Gamblers were supposed to flock to Schenectady and place their bets on a new casino. The operation was expected to roll in big bucks. They are bringing in...

9/19/2017

article New York’s Bet on New Casinos Has Yet to Hit Jackpot
(New York) -- This was to be a year of celebration for New York’s booming gambling industry, with gleaming new casinos opening, rapturous bettors flocking in and a...
article Officials assess local impact of Rivers Casino so far
(New York) -- While Rivers Casino & Resort lags behind projections in terms of gaming revenue, officials were quick Tuesday to hail it as a success for the city and...

9/18/2017

article How Capital Region counties are budgeting Rivers Casino revenues
(New York) -- After years of promises from local officials about the economic benefits of bringing a casino to Schenectady, county and municipal leaders are putting...

9/17/2017

article Casino revenue a factor in 3 local counties’ budget plans
(New York) -- County officials in Orange, Ulster and Sullivan are weighing a welcome but uncertain new revenue stream as they fine-tune their 2018 budget plans.

9/16/2017

article Judge Rules Against Long Island OTB Casino
(New York) -- A bombshell ruling from a state supreme court justice has patrons of an OTB casino on Long Island worried and the business’s neighbors cheering.

9/13/2017

article Casino taxes present a pleasant gamble for Tompkins County
(New York) -- If you had $1.36 million per year in extra funds to spend, how would you spend it? That’s exactly what will be up to the Tompkins County Legislature...
article Schenectady panel to focus on casino impacts on small business
(New York) -- The American Gaming Association will host a panel next week at Rivers Casino & Resort focusing on the effect casinos can have on local small businesses...
article OVERNIGHT STAY: Tioga Downs hotel prepares for Nov. opening
(New York) -- The final phase of Tioga Downs' transformation into a full service casino comes in two months with the scheduled opening of a 161-room hotel. Casino...

9/10/2017

article Casino hotel seeks financial aid from Seneca IDA
(New York) -- The Board of Directors of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency voted 6-0 Thursday to approve an initial inducement resolution to provide...

9/6/2017

article Why Cayuga County doesn't get cut of del Lago Resort & Casino's revenue
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino is mere minutes away from the Cayuga County line. Many of the Seneca County gaming facility's employees reside in Cayuga...

9/5/2017

article Tioga Downs's sale of lottery tickets suspended after tobacco sale to minor
(New York) -- Tioga Downs, a racetrack and gaming resort that opened as a full-service casino in December, has lost its right to sell New York state lottery tickets for...

9/4/2017

article Successful summer for Jake’s 58 Hotel and Casino
(New York) -- In New York, privately-held gaming and entertainments operator Delaware North Companies has reportedly announced that its Jake’s 58 Hotel and Casino...
article Last day of Saratoga racing season attracts nearly 32,000
(New York) -- Laurie Rivera can still remember being a toddler on her father’s shoulders watching the thoroughbreds at Saratoga Race Course. The Albany resident,...

9/3/2017

article Islandia casino grosses $200M in August, plans updates to hotel
(New York) -- Some Long Islanders preferred baccarat and blackjack this summer over beaches and barbecues. Suffolk County OTB’s 6-month-old video lottery betting...
article Potential casino dealers go to school
(New York) -- “What time is it?” Anthony Ramos called out. “It’s game time!” dozens of his fellow students shouted back. They had gathered...

9/2/2017

article Letter: Casino ballot question missed by state voters
(New York) -- The editorial "Casinos lose their glitz," Aug. 21, describing the disappointing performance of the newly opened casinos in upstate New York...

8/29/2017

article Operators blame saturated market for lacklustre NY casino figures
(New York) -- New York State's three new non-tribal casinos have revealed less than stellar revenue performance in 2017. The Tioga Downs opened its doors in December...
article Employment, turnover rises at Rivers Casino & Resort
(New York) -- After more than six months in business, total employment numbers and the turnover rate continue to climb at Rivers Casino & Resort. More than 1,100...

8/28/2017

article Upstate New York Casinos Failing to Meet Gaming Revenue Expectations
(New York) -- Three non-tribal New York casinos located upstate are struggling to meet gaming revenue projections just several months into operation.
article Del Lago Resort & Casino shares $10.8 million in tax revenue with NY, counties
(New York) -- The first full quarter del Lago Resort & Casino was open for business generated millions in tax revenue for the state and local governments within the...
article NY's new casinos falling short of projected earnings
(New York) -- New York state's three non-tribal casinos are falling short of projections, according to the state's Gaming Commission's website. The three...
article Resorts World Catskills casino to offer some unique features
(New York) -- Slated to open in March 2018, Resorts World Catskills in Upstate New York will provide visitors with a more modern, open gaming experience than the one...

8/27/2017

article New casinos pump out less revenue than projected
(New York) -- Though New York's three new casinos are yielding less revenue than had been projected by developers, state regulators say it's too early to use...
article New York's new casinos raked in weak earnings, data shows
(New York) -- It’s still early in the game, but New York’s gamble on casino gaming is already showing signs it may not pay off as planned for the state....
article Tioga Downs Casino had a "Corntastic" weekend
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino hosted its annual "Corntastic" event this weekend and as the name suggests, you can bet there was a lot of corn! Corntastic is...

8/25/2017

article New casinos' early revenue disappoints
(New York) -- Though New York’s three new casinos are yielding less revenue than had been projected by developers, state regulators say it’s too early to use...
article New upstate casinos pump out less revenue than projected
(New York) -- Though New York's three new casinos are yielding less revenue than had been projected by developers, state regulators say it's too early to use...

8/23/2017

article Projections show casino revenue in the red, not black
(New York) -- Amid news that revenue from the state's new commercial casinos will fall short of initial estimates, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week urged patience. "...
article Saratoga racino gets relief as competition heats up
(New York) -- A bill meant to level the playing field for Saratoga Casino Hotel — as gambling options grow statewide — has been signed into law. The law,...

8/22/2017

article Tioga Downs Casino hosting three job fairs
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino was scheduled to host the first of three job fairs on Tuesday afternoon. Virgil’s Real BBQ at 2384 West River Road in Nichols, is...

8/21/2017

article A look at Rivers Casino’s gaming numbers 6 months after opening
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort’s second quarter in business saw the opening of its hotel, residents move into apartments down the road and both its best...
article Turnover continues at Rivers Casino in Schenectady as workforce exceeds 1,100
(New York) -- Just over 1,100 people work at Rivers Casino and Resort six months after it opened in Schenectady, New York — but finding and keeping qualified...
article NY commercial poker rooms generated $764k in July
(New York) -- According to an official report issue by The New York State Gaming Commission, New York casinos generated $764k in poker revenue during the month of July....

8/20/2017

article Editorial: Casinos lose their glitz
(New York) -- THE ISSUE: Barely even open, New York's upstate casinos are already finding business isn't so hot. THE STAKES: Will New Yorkers now have to prop...

8/18/2017

article A tale of two states: How tribal gaming affects Florida and New York
(New York) -- Tribal casinos are great partners in nation-building – only if states will have a harmonious relationship with the operators. A tale of two states:...
article Despite revenue blip, officials say gaming figures still steady
(New York) -- Gaming revenue received by Oneida County in the second quarter is down nearly $75,000 from the same period a year ago. While the drop is slight, less than...

8/14/2017

article $31 Million Spent on 2017 Ballot Measures
(New York) -- Just over $31 million in monetary and in-kind contributions has already been spent on the 23 ballot measures certified for the 2017 ballot. Of that total,...

8/13/2017

article Dealer And Other Casino-Racetrack Jobs In The Hudson Valley
(New York) -- A casino-racetrack in the Hudson Valley — and a second casino being built — means job opportunities. Empire Resorts Incorporated, the owners of...
article Dealer Schools Scheduled, Other Casino-Racetrack Jobs Available In Hudson Valley
(New York) -- A casino being built in the Hudson Valley means job opportunities. Empire Resorts Incorporated, the owners of Resort World Catskills, knows that a casino...

8/11/2017

article CBS2 Exclusive: Sneak Peek Inside Casino Resort Coming Soon In The Catskills
(New York) -- After years of false starts and broken promises, a casino resort is finally rising in the Catskills, 90 miles from Midtown. It was approved by voters in...
article New York casinos report underwhelming results
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission revealed that the three new commercial casinos in the state achieved underwhelming results. Gross receipts from one of...

8/10/2017

article NY’s new casino owners say competition is tough
(New York) -- Open for less than a year, upstate New York’s three new state-licensed casinos are already predicting trouble ahead. “The party is over,...
article So far, Upstate NY's new casinos are falling far short of revenue forecasts
(New York) -- In a market one casino operator calls "totally saturated," the revenues at Upstate New York's three new "Vegas-style" gambling...
article New casinos in NY post dismal revenues
(New York) -- The three new commercial casinos in New York have apparently failed to live-up to the state’s expectations. Reuters reported that the newly opened...
article New debates about racing industry in New York
(New York) -- After petition to reprivatise New York Racing Association (NYRA), operator of Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, Aqueduct racetrack in Queens and...

8/8/2017

article Gaming could get limited in New York
(New York) -- The government of New York plans to add an amendment to the Daily Fantasy Sports legislation in order to limit alleged proposition gaming operations. The...

8/7/2017

article Recruiters outline Sullivan casino’s dealer jobs
(New York) -- The leaders of the future Resorts World Catskills casino were more like rock stars than recruiters Monday night as they spoke to repeated rounds of...

8/6/2017

article Casino to Open in Catskills Will Offer School for Dealers
(New York) -- A casino opening in the Catskills next year will be offering a school for table game dealers. Resorts World Catskills says it will operate casino dealer...

8/2/2017

article Resorts World Catskills to open three regional casino dealer schools
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills will operate three casino dealer schools, one in each of Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties, in the coming weeks. The schools...

7/30/2017

article At Saratoga Race Course, Rivers Casino's presence is hard to miss
(New York) -- When visitors step through the turnstiles at Saratoga Race Course, they’re greeted by a board advertising “the Capital Region’s newest...

7/26/2017

article Helicopter "lands" at new hotel at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- Las Vegas entertainer and illusionist Steve Wyrick made a helicoper "appear" out of thin air Tuesday to help celebrate the opening of The Landing...

7/20/2017

article Resorts World slots have highest payback
(New York) -- Those playing the slots in Resorts World Casino New York City are more likely to see a return on their investment than anywhere else in the country,...

7/19/2017

article New York could well hit the jackpot with sports betting
(New York) -- New Jersey has, against all odds, gotten the U.S. Supreme Court to agree to consider overturning the federal ban on sports betting. If the court does so,...

7/18/2017

article Auburn companies, Seneca County casino among CNY donors to Cuomo's 2018 campaign
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised more than $5 million in the first six months of 2017, and a sliver of that total came from donors in central New York. Cuomo...
article Editorial: Give it more time for revenue from Rivers Casino
(New York) -- If you actually believed the rosy projections put forth by casino operators, developers and some government officials about how much money the new...

7/17/2017

article Breaking down Rivers Casino payments to Capital Region communities
(New York) -- Capital Region counties can expect to receive payments this week for second-quarter gaming tax revenues from Rivers Casino & Resort, just as they begin...
article One man's huge lottery win costs CNY school district $452,000 in aid, district says
(New York) -- Good fortune smiled on Richard Loveless in 2015, when the retired electrician won a $42.5 million lottery prize, but those winnings are bringing headaches...

7/12/2017

article Resorts World casino bets big on $400M Queens expansion
(New York) -- The Aqueduct racino is doubling down on its Queens footprint. Resorts World casino at Aqueduct Racetrack is breaking ground on a $400 million expansion...

7/11/2017

article New York airport hoping to fly Asian gamblers to Resorts World Catskills
(New York) -- In upstate New York, Stewart International Airport near the town of Newburgh is reportedly in negotiations with an unnamed firm about the possibility of...
article The Landing Hotel at Schenectady's Rivers Casino now taking reservations
(New York) -- The new hotel at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady -- The Landing -- will open July 19 and is now taking reservations. It's the latest...
article Jackpot payouts top $10M at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- It's been open less than five months, but Rivers Casino and Resort has so far paid out more than $10 million in jackpot winnings, the casino announced...

7/10/2017

article Stewart negotiating for international casino flights
(New York) -- The Resorts World Catskills Casino in Kiamesha Lake could be a destination resort for the large Asian market. Stewart Airport Manager Ed Harrison revealed...

7/8/2017

article Jackpot payouts top $10M at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- It's been open less than five months, but Rivers Casino and Resort has so far paid out more than $10 million in jackpot winnings, the casino announced...

7/7/2017

article Revenues slide at Upstate New York's new casinos, but will that continue?
(New York) -- Weekly revenues at the del Lago Resort & Casino near Waterloo reached their highest point back in mid-February, just a few weeks after it opened. The...

7/5/2017

article Rivers Casino touts success of first fireworks show
(New York) -- Rivers Casino says the Monday night preview to its fireworks show was a huge success, and they expect to make it an annual tradition. Tuesday the casino...
article Foss: Some New York lottery winners lose at same time
(New York) -- Here's something I learned this week and found rather interesting: In New York, lottery winners who receive public assistance have their prizes seized...

7/4/2017

article Developer with ties to Cuomo gets $2M tax break amid bailout
(New York) -- A New York City developer who is a major campaign donor placed a losing bet on an upstate racetrack — but still came out a winner when Albany granted...

7/3/2017

article Upstate track, not Empire City, gets better casino tax deal
(New York) -- Vernon Downs will remain open after the state Legislature reached an agreement to provide more revenue to the central New York racetrack amid threats it...
article Vernon Downs Racino Dealt Lifeline, State Gives Owner Jeff Gural Tax Break
(New York) -- The Vernon Downs horse racetrack and casino will remain open after lawmakers in Albany approved a tax break for the struggling facility.

6/30/2017

article Bill to help Saratoga racino compete clears hurdle
(New York) -- A bill making it easier for Saratoga Casino Hotel to compete with a new casino 20 miles south in Schenectady — has cleared a major hurdle: the state...
article State Helps Save Jobs at Vernon Downs, Owner Says
(New York) -- Employees at Vernon Downs Casino and Racetrack can breathe a sigh of relief -- their jobs are safe after new legislation was passed by legislators to save...
article Vernon Downs got a tax relief
(New York) -- The Vernon Downs operator assured that the New York State racetrack and casino was losing clients and needed a tax relief in order to keep the business...
article Vernon Downs to remain open
(New York) -- Both the Assembly and Senate have passed legislation that provides a relief package to the Vernon Downs racino. The Racino had threatened to close by the...

6/28/2017

article Bingo law change to restrict teens, children
(New York) -- In just over a week, changes will go into effect impacting charitable gaming and bingo laws across the state. Some local organizations say the changes...
article Keeping Vernon Downs open could be on agenda at Legislature's special session
(New York) -- The New York State Legislature is meeting today for a special session and that may provide lawmakers with an opportunity to prevent the closure of Vernon...
article Vernon Downs will close this fall without a tax break, owners say
(New York) -- A bipartisan coalition of state legislators representing Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties is hoping to use this week’s special session of the...
article New hotel and spa at del Lago set to open Saturday
(New York) -- Exactly five months after the dice started rolling at del Lago, the resort and casino will welcome the first guests to its new hotel and spa starting...
article New hotel final piece in Schenectady's Rivers Casino complex
(New York) -- Is it possible to feel like you're on vacation in Schenectady? Or at least visiting the casino on business? The Rivers Casino & Resort sure hopes...

6/27/2017

article Online poker set to be front-runner for New York in 2018 legislative sessions
(New York) -- As many of America’s states look to legalize online gambling, the question of poker’s popularity hangs in the balance: right now, is it in...
article Mayoral control heck, we worry about Vernon Downs
(New York) -- While Wednesday’s legislative session called by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is to deal with the unresolved issue of extending mayoral control in the New York...

6/26/2017

article Lawmakers may add online poker to state's gambling options
(New York) -- Has New York hit a saturation point when it comes to venues for gambling? That question has surfaced at the statehouse where some lawmakers are pushing to...
article New York Online Poker Bill Fails in 2017
(New York) -- The 2017 New York online poker bill failed to gain approval in 2017, though its sponsors in the state legislature vowed to submit the bill again in 2018....

6/22/2017

article Bill To Aid Saratoga Casino Hotel Passes State Legislature
(New York) -- Lawmakers who represent Saratoga Springs have announced passage of a bill to aid a gambling facility facing competition from Schenectady’s full-scale...

6/21/2017

article New York online poker bill dies of neglect for second year in a row
(New York) -- New York’s legal online poker hopes appear to have died of neglect in the state Assembly for the second year in a row. The New York state legislature...

6/20/2017

article Online poker effort dies in New York
(New York) -- Bill sponsor Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, D-Westchester County, commented that that Assembly Democrats discussed the bill last week behind doors and that they...

6/19/2017

article New York Assembly Democrats fold on legalization of online poker
(New York) -- Those hoping that New York will legalize online poker this year shouldn’t bet on it. Though the Senate recently passed the bill, Assembly Democrats,...
article NY casinos generate less revenue than expected
(New York) -- The New York State Gambling Commission has revealed that Upstate New York’s three casinos generated US$133 million between the first day of December...
article NYS Casinos Trending Slightly Below Expected Total Revenue
(New York) -- Upstate New York’s three operational casinos have generated around $133.6 million between December 2016 and May 31, 2017, according to the New York...
article Construction continues at Tioga Downs Casino
(New York) -- Construction continues at Tioga Downs Casino in the Town of Nichols. Construction manager Carl York said the new facilities will have dozens of features...

6/18/2017

article 2 harness track racinos look to state for relief
(New York) -- Two harness racing tracks that host electronic casino operations are looking to the state for help amid increased competition from the proliferation of...

6/16/2017

article Current State of New York Gambling
(New York) -- While gambling may be legally restricted in most of the United States, some states are starting to tolerate it, at least in some of its forms.
article Inside the numbers: Vernon Downs CEO talks track closing, taxes and casino competition
(New York) -- If anyone should know the inner workings of the growing casino gaming industry in New York state, it might be Jeff Gural. His company, American Gaming and...
article Local senators, assemblymen advocate for Vernon Downs
(New York) -- Two days after Vernon Downs released a scheduled of closing dates for the racino, restaurants, and hotel, local state politicians are pushing to keep the...
article Vernon Downs is near closure
(New York) -- The American Racing and Entertainment company is set to close its Vernon Downs facility as taxes are too high to be a profitable business. Jeff Gural,...
article Racinos seek better tax deals from NY
(New York) -- The state Senate passed bills in recent days that would let Batavia Downs, Yonkers Raceway and Vernon Downs keep more tax revenue as a way to boost the...
article del Lago Resort and Casino on track to open Feburary 2017
(New York) -- One of three Upstate New York casinos okayed by Albany late last year is well on its way to opening. del Lago Resort and Casino, sits right off Thruway...
article New York City-area casinos offer A-list entertainment and great dining this summer
(New York) -- Here’s a sure bet for a great time this summer. Head to one of the area’s casinos, which showcase great dining, A-list entertainment, splashy...

6/15/2017

article Mohawk Valley Lawmakers Pledge Commitment to Save Vernon Downs
(New York) -- A collection of state lawmakers from central New York are renewing their pledge to help save Vernon Downs from closure. Vernon and Tioga Downs owner Jeff...
article Struggling To Compete, Vernon Downs Racino Prepares For Closure
(New York) -- The owner of Vernon Downs Jeff Gural says without intervention from state lawmakers, his business will close. Gural says the racino and hotel loses about $...

6/14/2017

article Harness tracks, racinos, feel the heat from racinos
(New York) -- The end of a legislative session typically brings a rush of last-minute bills, often centering on public employee pension sweeteners, special interest tax...
article Casino Sued for Downgrading Jackpot to Steak Dinner
(New York) -- A woman claims in court that the casino called it a “machine malfunction” when she hit the jackpot playing slots, giving her just a couple of...

6/13/2017

article New York Senate approves online poker bill (again)
(New York) -- For the second year in a row, New York’s state Senate has voted in favor of allowing online poker within state borders, but it’s anyone’s...
article New York Senate Passes Online Poker Bill, But Will The Assembly Follow Along?
(New York) -- The New York Senate passed a bill that would legalize and regulate online poker for the second consecutive year.The bill, S 3898, passed by a vote of 54-8...
article NY online poker to be evaluated
(New York) -- The online poker bill is being evaluated by the New York State Senate starting this week, as Card Player revealed. The iGaming legislation could be passed...
article Vernon Downs owner announces closing dates, blames Assembly for no tax relief
(New York) -- Vernon Downs owner and chairman of American Racing and Entertainment Jeff Gural announced three closing dates for different parts of the Central New York...
article Vernon Downs sets closing dates amid financial struggles
(New York) -- Vernon Downs will shut down operations before the end of the calendar year if a bill designed to provide tax relief to the track does not pass the New York...
article del Lago Resort & Casino moves up hotel opening to July 1
(New York) -- The del Lago Resort & Casino has moved the opening date for its new hotel up by two weeks to July 1. The hotel off the New York State Thruway in Seneca...
article Inside del Lago: Seneca County casino's hotel opens July 1 with 'world-class' amenities
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino's 205-room hotel is opening earlier than anticipated. Jeff Babinski, del Lago's executive vice president and general...
article Rivers Casino in Schenectady says it will pay money owed state
(New York) -- The state Department of Labor filed a warrant against the owner of Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, New York, over unpaid contributions to the...
article Rivers Casino offers test run of slot machines
(New York) -- Visitors at Rivers Casino over the past four days had the opportunity to try their luck at some slot machines, without losing their money. The casino...

6/12/2017

article Bill to legalize online poker quietly gains support in Albany
(New York) -- A bill that would legalize online poker in New York is quietly gaining momentum in the closing days of the legislative session. A Senate bill expected to...

6/7/2017

article New York online poker bill to feature ‘bad actor’ clause
(New York) -- A bill that could lead to the legalisation of online poker in the US state of New York has been amended to include reference to so-called ‘bad actors...

6/6/2017

article New ‘Bad Actor’ Language In NY Online Poker Bill Casts More Doubt On Its Already Cloudy Future
(New York) -- The New York Senate amended legislation that would legalize online poker in the state, adding language that could hurt the bill’s already tenuous...

6/5/2017

article Del Lago seeks OK to make changes
(New York) -- The Seneca County Planning Board will consider an application from the del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre to modify its site and sign plan when it meets...
article Schenectady's Rivers Casino sets July opening for 'The Landing Hotel'
(New York) -- An "upscale boutique" hotel to be called The Landing is slated to open by mid-July at the new Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady.

6/4/2017

article Rivers Casino reveals more details on new hotel ahead of July opening
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino & Resort located in Schenectady, New York is set to open a new hotel this July with 165 guest rooms. Management of the casino has...

6/3/2017

article Local governments get tax revenue from del Lago Resort & Casino, but how will money be used?
(New York) -- Robert Shipley, chairman of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, hails del Lago Resort & Casino as a major development for the Finger Lakes county....

5/30/2017

article County eyes ‘blip’ as casino payout dips
(New York) -- The opening of three casinos in upstate may be costing Oneida County money. The county’s share of gaming revenue from the state dropped in the first...
article Queens casino keeps getting fined for fire code violations
(New York) -- The Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct keeps making the same bet — and losing. The Queens casino has been fined three times in as many years for...
article Video of prior Rivers Casino fight goes viral
(New York) -- "An outdated video of an altercation between two guests has recently surfaced on the internet,” spokesman Tom Nardacci said. “Our security...

5/29/2017

article Poker winner nets $46K at Schenectady casino
(New York) -- An Orange County man is the big winner of River Casino & Resort's inaugural Capital Region Classic poker tournament. Robert Saladin of Montgomery...

5/25/2017

article Cash Is Pouring Into Suffolk Casino, But So Are Complaints From Neighbors
(New York) -- The new casino on Long Island appears to be on a roll with cash pouring in, but so are the parking complaints from some neighbors who filed a lawsuit. Tony...
article Resorts World still bringing in big bucks
(New York) -- Resorts World New York continues to be one of the top economic performers in the state, making more money for the Education Fund than any other gambling...

5/24/2017

article Job fair June 3 to fill 100 positions at Rivers Casino for new hotel
(New York) -- Rivers Casino and Resort will hold a hiring fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 at its Event Center as it prepares for the opening of its 165-room hotel...

5/23/2017

article Long Island video lottery terminal expansion completed in Islandia
(New York) -- An often overlooked aspect of the 2013 law that approved construction of four casinos in New York State is that it also allowed for 1,000 video lottery...

5/22/2017

article Upstate NY's next casino officially rebrands itself: Resorts World Catskills
(New York) -- The last of the four new full-service casinos to open in Upstate New York has a new name: Resorts World Catskills. The $1 billion project, under...

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