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Exclusive: Pretlow Ready To Battle For New York Online Poker This Year, But Doesn’t Believe Budget Will Be The Vehicle

New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said that online poker will not be in the state’s budget because his chamber’s leadership still needs to be convinced that online poker is a game of skill.

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3/27/2017

article How much money are Upstate New York's new casinos making?
(New York) -- New York's two newest casinos earned their highest gambling revenues in mid-February, shortly after they opened, but have seen those numbers drop...

3/24/2017

article New casinos dip into tracks' revenue
(New York) -- Gamblers shuffling from one upstate casino to another is well underway: Existing racetracks near the two new casinos had a revenue drop of 17 percent each...

3/22/2017

article Local Dems protest Cuomo’s casino revenue-sharing suggestion
(New York) -- Four Assembly Democrats representing Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties are protesting the potential diversion of a small share of the casino-generated...
article Schenectady's new casino hit with $6,000 fine
(New York) -- In a letter to the casino obtained by CBS 6, the New York State Gaming Commission fined Rivers $6,000 after an underage gambler won a jackpot on the gaming...

3/21/2017

article Delay on NY poker bill vote
(New York) -- The New York State Assembly announced yesterday that legislators are not debating the online poker bill until June 2017. The Assembly also determined that...

3/20/2017

article Exclusive: Pretlow Ready To Battle For New York Online Poker This Year, But Doesn’t Believe Budget Will Be The Vehicle
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said that online poker will not be in the state’s budget because his chamber’s leadership still needs to be...
article State agencies plan meeting on problem gambling
(New York) -- The opening of del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre has generated jobs and excitement throughout the region. It’s also brought the issue of problem...
article Revenues drop again at Rivers Casino in Schenectady
(New York) -- Gross gaming revenues fell to $2.79 million in the week ending March 12 at the recently opened Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady. That's down...
article Saratoga vs. Schenectady: Let the games begin
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady hasn't been open too long, but the race for gambling dollars is on -- with nearby Saratoga Casino Hotel...

3/18/2017

article OP/ED: Suffolk OTB gambles on video slots casino
(New York) -- Suffolk County suddenly has gotten a major gambling casino smack in middle of the county — indeed, there’s no missing the just-opened Jake...

3/16/2017

article Online poker is considered in NY
(New York) -- Whilst legislators are debating a clear law to regulate the authorised online poker market in the state of New York, the Senate has included the potential...
article Gambling is not 'risk-free' activity
(Maine) -- About 50 people attended the Annual Conference on Problem Gambling Awareness Issues on Monday to share views on assessment and treatment of addiction.

3/15/2017

article Cuomo's plans for New York Racing Association meet opposition
(New York) -- Separate budget proposals from the New York Assembly and Senate have rejected several aspects of a plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reorganize the board of the...

3/14/2017

article NYRA Expands Partnership with Fox Sports
(New York) -- The New York Racing Association announced March 13 an expanded partnership with FOX Sports, which will result in additional live shows broadcast across all...

3/12/2017

article Commercial casinos in New York successful during first few weeks of operation
(New York) -- Before 2013, in addition to video lottery terminal gaming allowed at race tracks, the New York only offered casino gaming at venues operated by tribes in...
article Waterloo factoring casino revenue in budget talks
(New York) -- As village officials prepare a 2017-18 budget this spring, they are also focusing on obtaining a share of Seneca County’s excess sales tax generated...

3/10/2017

article County keeps eye on new casinos, revenue
(New York) -- The opening of three casinos in New York state in barely three months is being watched with more than just passing interest by Oneida County Executive...
article How Rivers Casino’s 1st month revenues compare to projections
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady took in $10.8 million in gaming revenue after payouts in February, amounting to $3.8 million in state gaming tax...
article Queens: A Casino’s New Deal
(New York) -- Some major changes are coming to southeastern Queens in the next couple of years. A new hotel is under construction on the site of the vacant TWA Terminal...

3/9/2017

article New York Commercial Casinos Generate $40 Million in First Weeks of Operation
(New York) -- Generally speaking, New York State lawmakers tend to adopt a rather conservative stance when it comes to gambling expansion. It was in 2013 when the state...
article Problem Gamblers Can Now Ban Themselves from New York Casinos
(New York) -- As New York increases it's gaming options, its also taking steps to fight gambling addiction. Problem gamblers can now ban themselves from state-...

3/7/2017

article What people are saying about Schenectady's casino
(New York) -- For more than two years, municipal and business leaders worked to bring a casino to Schenectady, and in early February those efforts culminated with the...
article Crowds Create Parking Problems Around New Suffolk County Casino
(New York) -- The brand new casino on Long Island is up and running. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. with hundreds of video lottery terminals. The parlor is so...

3/6/2017

article Islandia installing parking meters near site of new casino
(New York) -- The Village of Islandia is installing new parking meters on local roads near Suffolk's new casino. It comes as bettors who say they couldn't find...
article DFS boosts New York’s revenues
(New York) -- The Albany Times-Union released a new report where data from the New York State Gaming Commission is detailed. The state Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into...
article Online Poker Building a Strong Hand in N.Y.
(New York) -- Key political backers are lining up in New York to make online poker a reality in the state in 2017. Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, who chairs the Committee...

3/3/2017

article New York Possibly Moving Closer to Accepting Online Poker
(New York) -- According to a New York state assemblyman, regulated online poker in New York could become a reality by the end of this year.
article Living with a gambling addiction
(New York) -- It's National Problem Gambling Awareness Month and just recently, New York State has made it possible for you to put yourself on a list, essentially...

3/2/2017

article The Economic Impact of Tioga Downs on the Southern Tier
(New York) -- After years of attempts to bring a full gaming casino to the Southern Tier, the dream became a reality last summer. What began as a mere horse racing venue...

3/1/2017

article Has del Lago Resort and Casino boosted local business?
(New York) -- Wednesday marks one month since del Lago Resort and Casino opened in the Seneca County Town of Tyre. People living and working in that area have been...
article Report: Deal Reached To Keep Finger Lakes Open
(New York) -- After lengthy negotiations, the Finger Lakes Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association has reached an agreement with Delaware North Companies, which...

2/28/2017

article Gamblers can now ban themselves from casinos in New York
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission will now allow people to ban themselves from casinos. The Commission launched what it calls the "broadest self...
article What state's doing to help you gamble responsibly
(New York) -- Members of the New York Responsible Play Partnership will visit Schenectady in the next month to meet with the public and review Rivers Casino & Resort...
article Jake’s 58 casino opens in Islandia
(New York) -- Hundreds of gamblers crowded into an Islandia hotel Monday to play electronic slot machine games and sip drinks as Suffolk OTB opened Long Island’s...
article Finger Lakes racing riding ‘on a house of cards?’
(New York) -- In a deal struck Tuesday, Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack will see a 2017 racing season thanks to terms meant to cushion a financial blow from del Lago...

2/27/2017

article Key New York Lawmaker Sees Opposition To Online Poker Fading, Raising Hopes For Passage This Session
(New York) -- Assemblyman Gary Pretlow appears to have decided that 2017 is the year for online poker in New York. Pretlow, who has previously sounded skeptical notes on...
article Key NY Assemblyman Doesn’t Expect Much Opposition To Online Poker Bill
(New York) -- RNN-TV/Fios1’s Andrew Whitman had the chance to sit down and talk online poker with New York Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow. Pretlow is the chairman of...
article Key NY Assemblyman Pretlow hints at Online Poker support
(New York) -- Assemblyman J.Gary Pretlow, who heads the New York Assembly’s Racing and Wagering Committee, hinted that he is willing to support the effort to...
article You can now ban yourself from NY casinos
(New York) -- New York this month implemented a policy that allows troubled gamblers to ban themselves from the state's casinos and racetracks. The policy is part of...

2/25/2017

article Del Lago Resort & Casino reports another $3 million week
(New York) -- Looking for state and national political coverage? Read Robert Harding's award-winning Eye on NY blog for the latest, including news and information...

2/24/2017

article Report: Rivers Casino sees revenue boost
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino & Resort saw a 24 percent boost in gross revenue and a 16 percent boost in net revenue in its second week of operation.
article Finger Lakes Racetrack purse yet to be settled
(New York) -- Last week’s proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle a dispute over race purses that jeopardizes the future of thoroughbred horse racing at Finger...

2/23/2017

article Tioga Downs opens newly expanded gaming floor
(New York) -- Tioga Downs opened its newly expanded gaming floor Wednesday, raising the total number of slot machines to 944, expanding from the original 461 when it...

2/22/2017

article GLYNN: How many casinos can survive in NY?
(New York) -- Look at the scorecard. It's easy to realize why there's concern over how many gambling casinos can survive in upstate New York. By the latest count...
article Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady reports bumper first week
(New York) -- After officially opening on February 8, the new Rivers Casino And Resort Schenectady has reportedly posted a $3 million profit for its first week of...

2/20/2017

article Online poker bill in New York moves forward with committee vote
(New York) -- Online poker has been a hot topic of discussion across the US, with several states showing interest in the industry. In New York, two bills have been...
article Del Lago’s gross gaming revenue exceeded $6M in first two weeks
(New York) -- In its first two weeks of operation, del Lago Resort & Casino reported a total gross gaming revenue of $6.3 million — after winnings were...
article Churchill: Romping and rolling at the Schenectady casino
(New York) -- Among the hugely important questions facing the world during this moment of geopolitical turbulence is this: Did an argument over whether a planned sexual...
article Saratoga Casino takes hit in revenue after Rivers opens in Schenectady
(New York) -- Mike Koskowski spent Presidents’ Day trying his luck at Saratoga Casino gaming machines before heading upstairs to bet a few races. It’s closer...

2/19/2017

article Warm weather, holiday weekend attracts many to Rivers Casino and surrounding businesses
(New York) -- “Winning some money would be nice,” said Ballston Spa resident Carole Bertrand. Carole Bertrand hopes she’ll be that lucky when she...

2/17/2017

article New York Welcomes Third Casino
(New York) -- New York’s newest full-scale commercial gaming palace, the $330 million Rivers Casino & Resort, opened on schedule in Schenectady on February 8.
article How VLTs saved NY horse racing
(New York) -- In 2003, New York's racetracks were paying out among the lowest prizes in the nation, and many of the tracks, particularly upstate harness racing...

2/16/2017

article New York Inches Forward to Online Poker Legalization
(New York) -- New York has moved an inch closer toward the legalization of online poker after a proposed legislation passed a first Senate Committee vote earlier this...
article Sen. Bonacic Online Poker Bill S3898 Passes New York Senate Committee
(New York) -- Casino Guardian has already reported the state of New York as one of the US states that has put implementation of online poker legislation among its top...

2/15/2017

article Online Poker Bill On The ‘Front Burner’ In New York, Says Key Supporter In Senate
(New York) -- The effort to legalize online poker in New York took its first step forward this week, as legislation passed out of a Senate committee unanimously. The...
article Bright future predicted for expanding New York casino industry
(New York) -- After amending its constitution in 2013 in order to permit the building of up to seven Las Vegas-style commercial casinos, the future for the gambling...

2/14/2017

article Gambling expansion continues through N.Y.
(New York) -- New York’s transformation into one of the biggest high-roller gambling states in the U.S. is nearly complete, thanks in large part to Osama bin Laden...
article There Are Now Two New York Sports Betting Bills, But They Face A Lot Of Hurdles
(New York) -- Interest in the possibility of legalizing sports betting in New York appears to be at an all-time high, with bills appearing in both the Senate and the...

2/13/2017

article del Lago Resort & Casino rakes in $36.6M over first 6 days
(New York) -- Guests at a new Seneca County casino spent nearly $36.6 million on slots and table games in just six days, according to recently released records from the...
article New York Welcomes Third Casino
(New York) -- New York’s newest full-scale commercial gaming palace, the $330 million Rivers Casino & Resort, opened on schedule in Schenectady on February 8....
article Jeff Gural holds out hope for casino
(New York) -- Despite owning two harness racing tracks in upstate New York with casino gaming and pushing for a casino at the Meadowlands, Jeff Gural doesn’t...

2/12/2017

article del Lago Resort & Casino rakes in $36.6M over first 6 days
(New York) -- Guests at a new Seneca County casino spent nearly $36.6 million on slots and table games in just six days, according to recently released records from the...
article New casino aims to revive former manufacturing hub
(New York) -- Another casino has opened in upstate New York, and residents hope it jump-starts a long-awaited revitalization of a community where manufacturing once...

2/11/2017

article Cuomo touts new casinos as upstate economic drivers
(New York) -- New York’s transformation into one of the biggest high-roller gambling states in the U.S. is nearly complete, thanks in large part to Osama bin Laden.
article Rivers Casino expecting huge crowds for first weekend
(New York) -- Rivers Casino tells News10ABC they expect this first weekend to be busy. There’s a lot of excitement around the opening but things have been going...
article Schenectady Mayor McCarthy on first weekend of Rivers Casino
(New York) -- We watched Wednesday as the Rivers Casino opened in Schenectady, as thousands of people poured into the 330-million dollar facility. From now on, there is...

2/10/2017

article Rivers Casino & Resort opens in Schenectady
(New York) -- Within two hours of its highly anticipated opening, nearly 3,500 people had streamed onto the gaming floor of Rivers Casino and Resort.

2/9/2017

article With MGM Springfield rising taller by the day, New York casinos open their doors
(New York) -- Thousands of new slot machines and table games debuting this month as part of New York state's casino growth spurt are bringing not only more chances...
article Lawmaker Proposes State Compensation For Finger Lakes Racino
(New York) -- A local lawmaker wants New York State to compensate Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack for the revenue it might lose due to the recent opening of the del...
article Bill would boost FLGR with $3M from state
(New York) -- A proposed bill would help keep horse racing going in the Finger Lakes. The governor's office has been meeting with all parties involved to find a...
article Casino opening: ‘A great day for Schenectady’
(New York) -- It was like the first spurt from the shower as an orderly crowd of hundreds of people waiting outside poured into the Rivers Casino & Resort at its...
article Hundreds line up to get first look at Schenectady riverfront casino
(New York) -- Less than 18 months after being chosen as one of five casinos to be placed around upstate New York, Rivers Casino and Resort officially opened its doors to...
article Opening Day at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady officially opened just before noon Wednesday, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it a dream come true.
article Residents hope new casino revives a former manufacturing hub
(New York) -- Another casino has opened in upstate New York, and residents hope it jump-starts a long-awaited revitalization of a community where manufacturing once...
article OUR VIEW: We must straighten out our priorities
(New York) -- Gambling and smoking have a lot in common. Both can become terribly addictive. What might start out innocently enough can suck people in and destroy their...

2/8/2017

article Betcha crossin’ the river to behold the new casino?
(New York) -- It’s a big day for the Capital Region as the new casino in Schenectady/Glenville opens today after months of construction. Will you be seen today or...
article Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady opens today!
(New York) -- After a private ribbon cutting ceremony at 11am, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will open its doors to the public today at noon.

2/7/2017

article del Lago Resort & Casino: Gambling, dining, concerts in Finger Lakes
(New York) -- The $440 million del Lago Resort and Casino has plenty of gambling and entertainment options for guests. The 94,000-square-foot facility has restaurants,...
article No betting allowed
(New York) -- The lavish new del Lago Resort and Casino opened last week in Tyre, New York, with 77 gaming tables, 12 poker parlors, a food court, a concert hall and,...
article How to get to Rivers Casino in Schenectady by car, bus or taxi
(New York) -- Transit companies and agencies are getting ready for customers heading to the new Rivers Casino & Resort opening on Wednesday.
article Poll: Residents have mixed feelings on casino impacts
(New York) -- Despite concerns, half of Capital Region residents approve of and plan to visit Schenectady’s Rivers Casino & Resort for gambling, dining or...
article Rivers Casino Opening: Schenectady's Future
(New York) -- It's a brand new view these days from the north-facing windows at Golub Corporation headquarters. Gone are the rows of hulking warehouses, the rusting...

2/6/2017

article Private security, police, fire join forces for casino safety
(New York) -- Police are beefing up patrols and ramping up traffic enforcement around Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in anticipation of crowds expected to...
article Schenectady police, casino personnel prepare to address traffic, safety concerns
(New York) -- Schenectady police and casino personnel are gearing up for what is expected to be a hectic few days at the new Rivers Casino and Resort.

2/5/2017

article Upstate New York casinos crowd gaming landscape
(New York) -- A casino opened last Wednesday in upstate New York and another’s due to debut there this Wednesday. A third is scheduled to open next year. Not to...
article Concerns over Rivers Casino persist for some ahead of opening day
(New York) -- With Rivers Casino and Resort days away from opening its doors in Schenectady, some residents and local leaders are hesitant to go all in.
article How Mohawk Harbor went from industrial site to casino
(New York) -- For a generation of Schenectady residents, the 60-acre site along Erie Boulevard was nothing more than a rusting reminder of the municipality’s...
article Suffolk OTB counts on a casino in Islandia to counter bankruptcy
(New York) -- Suffolk County OTB executives say Long Island’s first video lottery casino is the agency’s last-ditch effort to emerge from bankruptcy and save...
article Video casinos and education contributions
(New York) -- Video lottery casinos near Long Island -- Resorts World in Jamaica, Queens and Empire City in Yonkers -- are providing more revenue to education than are...
article Gov. Cuomo cuts ribbon on $440M Finger Lakes casino as N.Y. gambles on a hot streak
(New York) -- The dice have started to roll but it remains to be seen whether Gov. Cuomo’s bet on casino gambling will pay off for the state’s economy.

2/4/2017

article Niagara Falls seeks development bids for land near casino
(New York) -- Multiple properties located near Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino have been targeted by the city of Niagara Falls for redevelopment purposes. Niagara Falls...
article Casino a watershed force
(New York) -- Who knew the city had a waterfront? In the space of a year, the industrial wasteland along the southern bank of the Mohawk River has been transformed into...

2/3/2017

article Del Lago Resort and Casino Opens in Upstate New York
(New York) -- The Del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County, New York, opened its doors on Wednesday to hundreds of eager visitors. The Ithaca Journal reported that...
article THE GAMES BEGIN: Casino opens its doors to enthusiastic crowd
(New York) -- The town of Tyre, and its population of 981, has never seen anything like it. A long line of people stood outdoors in the cold at the entrance to the del...
article Push for Uber in Schenectady ahead of Rivers Casino opening
(New York) -- State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara stood on the sidewalk outside Rivers Casino & Resort Thursday carefully watching a glowing dot move across a...
article Rivers Casino opens next week
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort is set to open at noon next Wednesday, and its general manager would not be surprised to see people lined up to get in.
article Rivers Casino proposes $51M hotel
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino has announced its plans to build a seven-story, 221-room hotel on vacant land between it and the Carnegie Science Center.
article Uber brings push for ride-sharing to new casino
(New York) -- We're just six days away now from the opening of the Rivers Casino and Resort in the Electric City. And today, Uber was at the casino, even though ride...
article Second Montreign Casino vendor fair a big success
(New York) -- The Seelig Theater on the Sullivan County Community College campus was packed Thursday morning for the second Montreign Casino vendor fair.

2/2/2017

article Del Lago Resort & Casino, 'gateway to the Finger Lakes,' opens in Seneca County
(New York) -- There were "del Lago" chants. The line waiting to get in wrapped around the building. Vehicles attempting to enter the parking lot were backed up...
article Governor Cuomo visits del Lago casino opening
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo helped open the brand new del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County on Wednesday. The Casino sits right off Thruway Exit 41, half...
article Q&A with del Lago casino developer Thomas Wilmot: Malls, casinos, his favorite game
(New York) -- The smile on Thomas C. Wilmot Sr.'s face kept getting bigger Wednesday as the opening moments of the $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino drew...

2/1/2017

article 16 things to know about del Lago Resort & Casino's opening day
(New York) -- If parking and traffic are any measure of a casino's success, then opening day at the $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County was a...
article Del Lago Resort and Casino opens Wednesday
(New York) -- Wednesday is a long-awaited day for many in Seneca County. Officials will cut the ribbon at del Lago Report and Casino in the Town of Tyre.
article A look inside Rivers Casino as it readies for opening day
(New York) -- With a week until opening day, Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady is nearly ready to show its hand to the public. Outside the building, workers...
article Driving to Rivers Casino? Schenectady police have advice [video]
(New York) -- City police posted a public service announcement with traffic information for those headed to the Rivers Casino & Resort, which opens Feb. 8 off Erie...
article New York pumps up gambling treatment as it expands gambling
(New York) -- Thousands of new slot machines and table games debuting this month as part of New York state's casino growth spurt are bringing not only more chances...

1/31/2017

article As Schenectady casino opening approaches, college expands casino programs [sub req]
(New York) -- A new program at Schenectady County Community College is preparing students for jobs at the new Rivers Casino and Resort about a mile away from campus.
article OP/ED: And another legislative session begins . . .
(New York) -- More than a century ago, New York Surrogate Judge Gideon J. Tucker handed down a legal decision that included this observation of state lawmakers: "No...
article In Schenectady, a new casino (opening next week), attracts new craft breweries
(New York) -- Two new craft breweries are coming to Schenectady, attracted in part by the soon-to-open Rivers Casino & Resort and the related Mohawk Harbor...
article EXCLUSIVE: CBS6 Preview of Rivers Casino before it opens
(New York) -- CBS6 has been granted an all access tour of the Rivers Casino, just over a week before it opens. Liz Bishop is showing us the sights and talking one on one...
article State gambles on future with del Lago
(New York) -- Efforts to spur the upstate economy with new casinos may pull dollars from other areas, fail to deliver widespread economic development and put the most...

1/30/2017

article New York State Senator Bonacic Takes Another Crack At Legalizing Online Poker
(New York) -- New York State Senator John Bonacic has reintroduced his online poker bill that was passed by the Senate last year. The bill, S 3898, was introduced on Jan...
article New York’s Bonacic revives online poker legislative push
(New York) -- New York has launched its latest push to legalize online poker within its borders, but it faces its traditionally uncertain path to becoming law.
article Inside del lago: A (virtual) tour of $440 million Seneca County casino
(New York) -- A lot has changed in one year. It was January 2016. Wilmorite and Peninsula Pacific, the entities behind the $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in...
article del Lago Resort first look: Upstate's newest casino opens Wednesday
(New York) -- The 2,000 slot machines are primed, the glasses are ready for drinks and the food at the Farmers Market Buffet is ready. Everything is set for opening day...

1/29/2017

article Seeking a jackpot in 'Poor Pasture'
(New York) -- The irony of a new casino going up on an area of land that used to be known as the “Poor Pasture” hasn’t been lost on local history buffs. Rotterdam native...

1/28/2017

article First look: Inside new $440M del Lago casino
(New York) -- As downtown Rochester continues to trudge through a sluggish transformation, a sign of what could have been will open roughly 50 miles away in a Seneca...
article How del Lago stacks up against the competition
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino joins a number of other facilities offering gaming options across upstate New York. Here's a look at how the Seneca County...
article Two New Poker Rooms to Boost New York State Economy
(New York) -- New York State’s effort to help struggling local economies through gaming revenue will take another few steps forward in February when two new...

1/27/2017

article Casino to open Feb. 1
(New York) -- The 2,000 slot machines are in place. Fresh decks of cards stand ready to be dealt at gaming tables. The restaurants and lounges are ready to serve...
article Strife Building Over New York VLT Proceeds
(New York) -- A battle simmering for months in New York over video lottery distributions from the casino located at Aqueduct Racetrack has erupted into a full-fledged...

1/25/2017

article Schenectady casino opens at noon on Feb. 8
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino and Resort will open at noon on Feb. 8, the casino's operator announced Wednesday. The opening time was included in a tweet sent out...
article NY just had a record year for its lottery
(New York) -- New York already had the largest lottery in the nation. And it just got bigger. Revenue from the state Lottery and its nine racetracks with video-lottery...

1/24/2017

article Questions raised about new casino's impact on safety
(New York) -- Sgt. Matt Dearing says in the beginning of the casino's opening there will be an increased police presence, but there is no set long term policy.
article New York Regulators Act on Drug Testing, Records Rules
(New York) -- New York racing regulators on Jan. 23 gave preliminary approval to an expansion of equine drug testing and recordkeeping rules, and set a minimum set of...

1/20/2017

article WATCHDOG REPORT: Casino money rains on local governments
(New York) -- Ka-ching. Like the coins flowing from an old-fashioned slot machine, hordes of cash are being pulled into the Town of Nichols and Tioga County, a largesse...

1/19/2017

article New York Offers Problem Gambling Treatment at State-Run Centers, Addiction Rates Remain Stable
(New York) -- New York will soon be home to three new upstate casinos, and to calm fears among opponents to gambling expansion, the state is increasing its addiction...

1/18/2017

article Governor urged to re-privatize the New York Racing Association
(New York) -- Representatives from the New York horseracing industry and residents of the city of Saratoga Springs reportedly used a committee meeting on Tuesday to urge...

1/17/2017

article Del Lago Casino Hires 1,400 Employees Ahead of Opening
(New York) -- A multi-million dollar casino in our area will open in just about two weeks. The del Lago Resort and Casino promises 1,800 jobs and millions of dollars in...
article In Depth, Upstate New York: del Lago Resort & Casino opening Feb. 1
(New York) -- It’s been a long road to travel in such a short time, but in about two weeks del Lago Resort & Casino will open its doors to the public in...
article Expansion of services for New Yorkers struggling with problem gambling
(New York) -- The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announced that inpatient, residential care for New Yorkers suffering from...
article New York adds inpatient treatment for gambling addicts at state-run centers
(New York) -- Earlier this month, New York added inpatient treatment for gambling addicts at all six state-run addiction treatment centers in the state.

1/16/2017

article Inside del Lago: With 1,400 employees hired, Seneca County casino preps for opening day
(New York) -- As the Feb. 1 opening day nears, a vast majority of the available positions at del Lago Resort & Casino have been filled. Jeff Babinski, executive vice...

1/14/2017

article Rivers Casino and Resort adds table games
(New York) -- The progress of the Rivers Casino and Resort of Schenectady, New York is doing quite well with the venue set to open this February. Preparations continue...

1/13/2017

article First upstate casino took in $5.1 million in first month
(New York) -- While comparisons with other facilities would be difficult at this point, the state’s first non-Indian upstate casino to open after voters approved...
article 200 Rivers Casino dealers graduate, ready for Feb. 8 opening
(New York) -- After 12 weeks of training on table games including blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, Asia poker and pai gow poker, 200 dealers graduated Wednesday in...
article Rivers Casino & Resort receives gaming tables
(New York) -- The casino is rounding the final corner to the big finish line. On Thursday, 82 gaming tables were unloaded, each displaying the rivers casino logo. Gaming...
article Rivers Casino Gets Its Table Games
(New York) -- Schenectady’s casino is just weeks away from opening. Workers recently unloaded a shipment of table games. The delivery trucks lined up outside the...

1/12/2017

article Finger Lakes horsemen give temporary approval to simulcasting
(New York) -- The board of directors of the Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has given Delaware North, the operators of the racino,...
article Finger Lakes to resume simulcasting operations until Feb. 4th
(New York) -- Officials at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack say they have reached an agreement with the track's horse owners and trainers allowing the track to...
article OUR VIEW: Gambling addiction outreach welcomed
(New York) -- Casinos can be fun and exciting places. For adults who are capable of monitoring their behavior and know when enough is enough, the casino can serve as a...

1/11/2017

article Del Lago Resort & Casino: 7 cool things about Upstate's newest casino
(New York) -- Management is keeping the $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre under wraps until the big "reveal" when the casino portion of the...
article Finger Lakes horsemen give temporary approval to simulcasting
(New York) -- The board of directors of the Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has given Delaware North, the operators of the racino,...

1/10/2017

article As state promotes more gambling, it OKs six centers for gambling addiction
(New York) -- As the state continues to promote and expand gambling, the Cuomo administration is making it easier for gambling addicts to get inpatient treatment care....

1/8/2017

article Costs for Isaiah 61 job training project questioned by Niagara Falls councilman
(New York) -- A walk-through of the former Highland Avenue firehouse last month caused several city council members to sound an alarm, saying there is no way a project...

1/7/2017

article VIDEO: Problem gamblers can get in-patient treatment as state facilities
(New York) -- The excitement is growing for the opening of Rivers Casino on February 8th. With it comes jobs and much needed revenue for the Electric City and beyond....

1/6/2017

article Broome County to receive money from casino fees
(New York) -- The Broome County budget will soon receive a boost from two upstate New York casinos. The county will receive approximately $3.75 million in casino...
article Koetzle: Casino poses challenges for town in 2017
(New York) -- The biggest challenge for Glenville in 2017 lies across the Mohawk River, with the opening next month of the Rivers Casino, Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle...
article Schenectady mayor will address vision
(New York) -- It's a safe bet that Mayor Gary McCarthy will devote some time during his Jan. 23 state of the city address to celebrate the expected opening of Rivers...
article Gambling Addiction Now Being Treated At NY State Centers
(New York) -- A move to expand problem gambling treatment comes as four casinos prepare to open in upstate New York. "If you look at the Capital Region there's...

1/5/2017

article Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle touts town's successes in annual address
(New York) -- Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle hit on a lot of familiar themes during his State of the Town address Wednesday night. He touted the fiscal stability and the...

1/4/2017

article Looking for a job? del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca Co. has 350 openings
(New York) -- Seneca County's del Lago Resort & Casino is looking for 350 more workers to fill positions before the new facility opens Feb. 1. The $440 million...

1/3/2017

article Del Lago Resort still on schedule to open February 1st
(New York) -- In less than one month, the del Lago Resort will be opening, offering a Las Vegas style gaming experience in Seneca County New York. Management has...
article Simulcast wagering halted: Finger Lakes horsemen take drastic step in effort to get state’s help
(New York) -- In the past, the lack of a contract between Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and the Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association did...

1/2/2017

article Inside del Lago: Seneca County casino announces first entertainers, hits hiring milestone
(New York) -- What a difference one year makes. Last year at this time, construction at del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, was just beginning. A steel...

1/1/2017

article Looking ahead to 2017: Montreign Resort Casino expects to build jobs base
(New York) -- Montreign Resort Casino won't open until March 2018, but jobs associated with the casino will steadily build throughout 2017. The casino and its 5-...

12/31/2016

article Dispute Could See Simulcasting to Finger Lakes Halted
(New York) -- A labor dispute between the owners of Finger Lakes Racetrack in upstate New York and the horsemen's group at the track could force a shutdown of its...
article HBPA withdraws simulcast-betting approval at Finger Lakes
(New York) -- The board of directors of the local Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has notified management of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack that...
article Simulcast Wagering at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack Suspended Jan. 1
(New York) -- It could be described as fallout from a problem three years in the making. The Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association announced it...
article On L.I., Town Budget Relies On Revenue From As Yet Unbuilt Casino
(New York) -- The Islandia Village Board passed a $4.4 million budget for next year. It will reduce property taxes by 25 percent, and increase spending.

12/27/2016

article Seneca County to hire problem gambling counselors
(New York) -- In June 2014, the Seneca County Mental Health Department signed a memorandum of understanding with Whitetail 414 LLC, owner of the del Lago Resort &...

12/26/2016

article The Buzz: Tioga Downs to ring in New Year with new amenities
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino will be kicking off the New Year with its brand new digs. The New Year's Eve Celebration will be the first featuring the racetrack...

12/25/2016

article New York State Readies Itself for Casino Expansion
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino, New York State’s first full-fledged commercial casino, opened doors less than a month ago, thus marking the beginning of a new...

12/24/2016

article 6 counties cash in on new Southern Tier casino
(New York) -- Funding from a new Southern Tier casino's $20 million license fee is being distributed to six surrounding counties and one municipality as well as...
article Casino windfall comes to Tier counties
(New York) -- Three weeks following the reopening of Tioga Downs as a Vegas-style casino, surrounding counties are cashing in on their own jackpots.

12/19/2016

article Schenectady casino site yields 5K tons of contaminated soil
(New York) -- The state has determined that while the environmental cleanup of the Rivers Casino and Mohawk Harbor properties is complete, the work uncovered massive...
article Schenectady's Rivers Casino adds spa, entertainment lounge
(New York) -- A spa and a lounge with table games and slot machines will be part of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, developers announced Monday. Splash Spa at...

12/16/2016

article Inside del Lago: Seneca County casino construction nears completion, staff growing
(New York) -- With less than 50 days to go until del Lago Resort & Casino opens in Tyre, Seneca County, construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the...

12/15/2016

article Islandia VLT casino to house 1,000 slot machines
(New York) -- Work is beginning on the new casino in Islandia. The facility in the old Islandia Marriott hotel, which will be renamed, will have 1,000 slot machines in...

12/14/2016

article New York purses could take big hit as result of slots deal with Nassau County OTB
(New York) -- New York’s Thoroughbred racing industry could take a multi-million dollar hit as the result of a state-approved deal between Genting, the operator of...

12/13/2016

article Officials Hope Southern Tier Casinos Bring Economic Boost to Region
(New York) -- Gambling revenue from three casinos is expected to make a significant impact in Chemung County – to the tune of more than $1 million "Is it...
article Chemung takes cautious approach to casino funds
(New York) -- Chemung County officials have budgeted for a conservative increase in gambling revenues for 2017 as they await the benefits from two new casinos. The...

12/9/2016

article New Casino Debuts at N.Y.’s Tioga Downs
(New York) -- The transition of New York’s Tioga Downs from a harness track with machine games to a full-out casino was unveiled to the public on Friday.

12/6/2016

article First slot machines arrive at Schenectady casino
(New York) -- The first slot machines arrived Tuesday morning at the Rivers Casino & Resort Tuesday morning. The operator of the soon-to-open casino says its the...
article Slot machines are being delievered to second upstate casino
(New York) -- Upstate New York’s second casino, Schenectady’s Rivers project, is, as my colleague Paul Nelson notes, getting its first shipment of slot...

12/5/2016

article Newer casinos upping the ante
(New York) -- As bright lights and bells of gambling spread across the Northeast, New York’s first voter-authorized casino opened Friday on rural land that once...

12/4/2016

article Two months ... and counting: With Feb. 1 opening date, del Lago workers ramping it up
(New York) -- To borrow a phrase from a certain car dealer in Seneca Falls: It’s huge. That’s the first reaction many people have upon entering the del Lago...
article $67K grant will help enhance economic development near Sullivan casino
(New York) -- Sullivan County has high hopes that the 2018 opening of the Montreign Resort Casino at Adelaar will pull Catskill communities out of the economic recession...

12/3/2016

article Casino marks NY’s bet on upstate gambling
(New York) -- The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in...

12/2/2016

article New upstate casino faces stiff competition
(New York) -- As bright lights and bells of gambling spread across the Northeast, New York's first voter-authorized casino opened Friday on rural land that once...
article Casino opening marks start of NY's bet on upstate gambling
(New York) -- The first of four new upstate casinos is opening, ushering in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling in New York state. Tioga Downs Casino plans to open to...
article Competition heats up as upstate New York casino opens
(New York) -- After more than five years of lobbying, negotiating and construction, Jeff Gural will be the first of four upstate New York casino operators to open for...
article Montreign considers brand change
(New York) -- Sullivan County may have to memorize a new name for its highly anticipated destination casino resort. Empire Resorts, owner and operator of Montreign...

12/1/2016

article Exclusive: Asian-American seniors riding casino buses not to gamble, but to make ends meet
(New York) -- Buses filled with people head to area casinos every day, but Eyewitness News exclusively found that many people on the buses aren't going to gamble,...
article Tioga Downs to open, first of 4 new upstate casinos
(New York) -- The first of four new casinos in upstate New York is opening. Tioga Downs plans to open to the public on Friday. The racetrack and electronic gambling hall...
article Construction issues delay opening of new Suffolk OTB casino
(New York) -- The developers of a Long Island off-track betting casino planned for Suffolk County have announced that the opening of the betting hall has been delayed...

11/30/2016

article Tioga Downs officially to open as a casino on Friday
(New York) -- Tioga Downs announced they will officially open as a gaming casino on Friday. There will have a grand opening celebration at 3 p.m. Many of the new...

11/29/2016

article Cuomo memo explains raffle bill veto
(New York) -- In a veto memo supplied to The Daily News, Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed his reasoning for a veto of the Charitable Gaming Act of 2016. The bill, sponsored by...
article Cuomo nixes online raffle sales
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill late Monday that would have allowed charities to sell raffle tickets online or on smart phones, arguing it runs afoul of...

11/28/2016

article New York casino tax breaks draw criticism
(New York) -- In New York, four new casino resorts are set to begin operations from as early as next week amid criticism that previously agreed arrangements with local...
article Del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County sets 2017 opening date
(New York) -- In two months, del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, will open its doors to the public. The 12,407-square-foot casino will officially open...
article New Finger Lakes casino announces February opening
(New York) -- A new casino coming to New York's Finger Lakes says it will open its doors on Feb. 1. Del Lago Resort and Casino announced the opening date Monday. It...

11/26/2016

article New casinos getting tax breaks
(New York) -- Four new casinos will start opening as early as December, promising thousands of jobs and an economic boost for struggling parts of upstate New York.

11/17/2016

article Rivers Casino in Schenectady to Open February 8
(New York) -- Officials for the Rivers Casino in Schenectady have announced it will be open for business on February 8, 2017. The casino made the announcement as the...
article Schenectady Casino Ahead Of Schedule, Opening In February
(New York) -- The $330 million Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor has been reshaping Schenectady’s waterfront. Beside a completed Courtyard Marriott Hotel,...

11/16/2016

article Casino sign, announcement coming
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady will unveil a new sign and make a "major announcement" Wednesday. The LED sign, which will be...
article Schenectady casino could open in early January
(New York) -- In July, Greg Carlin, the CEO for the company that will operate Schenectady’s Rivers Casino & Resort, told the Times Union that the $330 million...
article VP: Del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County installing carpet, prepping for slot machines
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino is inching closer to having slot machines installed on its gaming floor. Jeff Babinski, del Lago's executive vice...
article Islandia proposes 2017 budget rich with OTB casino revenue
(New York) -- Islandia officials have proposed a $4.4 million budget for 2017 that cuts taxes by 25 percent for the average household — a result of the revenue...

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