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del Lago Resort and Casino marks 1st anniversary

The del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County on Thursday celebrated its 1st anniversary as a gateway to the Finger Lakes region, pledging to continue to reinvigorate the local community, boost tourism and help new and existing businesses grow.

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4/6/2018

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3/29/2018

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1/25/2018

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1/24/2018

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1/23/2018

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1/22/2018

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1/20/2018

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1/19/2018

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1/18/2018

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1/17/2018

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1/16/2018

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1/15/2018

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1/14/2018

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1/12/2018

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1/10/2018

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1/9/2018

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1/8/2018

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1/5/2018

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1/3/2018

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1/2/2018

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12/29/2017

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12/16/2017

article North Jersey Casino Would Bankrupt Upstate New York Resorts, Analyst Opines
(New Jersey) -- The North Jersey casino ballot referendum to end Atlantic City’s gambling monopoly in the state was strongly defeated by voters during the November...
article State, local promises before casino vote a bust
(New York) -- In 2014, when the city of Schenectady voted to support a proposed casino, the City Council passed a resolution that came with a very attractive component....
article What’s future for new casino — and the neighboring racino?
(New York) -- Seneca County officials are basking in benefits from the county’s new cash cow, del Lago Resort & Casino. The $440 million casino with hotel, spa...
article Casino offers woman steak dinner instead of multi-million dollar win
(New York) -- Katrina Bookman thought she had done what many can only dream of - win an almost $56 million jackpot on a poker machine.
article County’s gambling revenue trails 2016’s jackpot
(New York) -- Gambling revenue flowing into Oneida County’s treasury trails behind 2016, and it is by no means certain that the budgeted amount of $15.5 million...
article Yonkers Raceway may be moved!
(New York) -- The owners of Yonkers Raceway are considering various options as they look to develop the 100-acre site that's home to Empire City Casino —...

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...

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