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Suffolk OTB’s video lottery casino has become one of the state’s most successful gambling facilities — just three months after opening in an Islandia hotel — and operators are set to add 273 machines by next weekend.

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6/17/2018

article Last Gasp For NY Sports Betting? Senate Bill Amended Yet Again
(New York) -- In a sign that interests in the New York Senate are not giving up on sports betting legislation, the bill in that chamber was again altered, just days...
article New York set to miss out on sports betting in 2018
(New York) -- New York is unlikely to legalise sports betting this year, according to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. Speaking to reporters, Heastie said he was unsure if...

6/16/2018

article Speaker Heastie: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in New York this year
(New York) -- The speaker of the New York state Assembly says there isn't enough support to pass legislation authorizing sports wagering this year. Bronx Democrat...
article Capitol Watch: What's left as lawmakers work to adjourn
(New York) -- In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up their work as they prepare to adjourn for the year, with a long list of measures still up for...
article New York Assembly speaker says sports gambling bill unlikely to pass this year
(New York) -- There isn’t enough legislative support to pass a bill authorizing sports wagering in New York this year, the speaker of the state Assembly said.
article Sports gambling on life support in Legislature
(New York) -- The state Senate amended its sports gambling bill on Friday, the day after state Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie all but pronounced the issue dead for the...
article Conservative Party member has new job — at Suffolk OTB
(New York) -- Michael Torres, the influential secretary of the Suffolk Conservative Committee, has a new career. Philip Nolan, Suffolk OTB president, said Torres will...

6/14/2018

article Could online sports betting violate New York's gaming pacts with Indian nations?
(New York) -- As lawmakers in Albany wrestle with the issue of legalized sports betting in New York, consider this hypothetical future scenario: Sports betting has been...

6/13/2018

article Time is running out for New York sports betting bill
(New York) -- Lawmakers in New York have little time left if they hope to quickly follow New Jersey in authorizing sports betting. The state Legislature plans to adjourn...
article Resorts World Catskills posts disappointing May figures
(New York) -- In New York, an executive for the firm behind Resorts World Catskills has reportedly stated that the future of the recently-opened integrated casino resort...

6/12/2018

article New York State Gambling Bills Would Give Money To Sports Leagues -- Even Though They Don't Need To
(New York) -- When Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York unleashed his 2018-19 budget, it included a $1.6 billion shortfall between the amount of money requested by the...
article New York State Sports Betting Push Moving Forward, But How Far Can It Go in a Week?
(New York) -- The jury’s out on whether New York State sports betting can be legalized before the end of the legislative session on June 20, but on Monday, it at...
article Tioga Downs prepares for sports gambling
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino is prepared to offer wagers on professional sports now that the Supreme Court has legalized sports gambling. As Elizabeth Worthington of...

6/11/2018

article Revenues sluggish at luxury Catskills casino
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills has been held up as the economic savior for a beleaguered region, the most luxurious state-licensed casino yet that caters to the...
article Upstate NY casino to partner with global gaming company to offer sports betting
(New York) -- When -- or if -- sports betting comes to New York state, gamblers in the Southern Tier will be able to place their wagers through one of the world's...
article Tioga Downs sets sights on sports gambling legalization
(New York) -- In Nichols, New York, if owner, Jeff Gural, has his way, Tioga Downs Casino and Resort will be offering sports gambling in-house and online in time for the...

6/10/2018

article MGM Resorts buys NY casino-racetrack complex for $850M
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International is taking a bite out of the Big Apple’s gambling pie. The Las Vegas casino operator is teaming up with its real estate arm...

6/9/2018

article Resorts World Catskills: After slow start, casino hopes for strong summer
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills is the largest of the four upstate New York casinos. So far, it also has been the worst performing one. Since opening Feb. 8, the $...

6/8/2018

article Tioga Downs prepares for legalization of sports gambling
(New York) -- Things usually quiet down at Tioga Downs Casino after the rowdy Belmont Stakes weekend, but that might not be the case this year. After the Supreme Court...
article Tioga Downs, Meadowlands reach sports-betting deal with Betfair
(New York) -- Tioga Downs is getting ready for the legalization of sports betting in New York state. The race track and casino has reached an agreement with Betfair US,...
article Resorts World Catskills: After slow start, casino hopes for strong summer
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills is the largest of the four upstate New York casinos. So far, it also has been the worst performing one. Since opening Feb. 8, the $...

6/7/2018

article Sports Betting Legalization Gets MGM Resorts to Reconsider Expansion
(New York) -- It only took the legalization of sports betting to get MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) to discard the notion that $7 billion was enough spent on expanding its...

6/6/2018

article The Wait Is Over For Legalized Sports Gambling In New York
(New York) -- A provision in New York’s 2013 Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law authorizing casinos to take bets on sporting events had been held in...
article The Wait Is Over For Legalized Sports Gambling In New York
(New York) -- A provision in New York’s 2013 Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law authorizing casinos to take bets on sporting events had been held in...

6/4/2018

article Hall of Famer Joe Torre pushes for sports betting measures
(New York) -- Hall of Fame manager Joe Torre is in Albany pushing for legislation regulating sports betting now that the U.S. Supreme Court says states can allow legal...
article Nixon backs injection sites, says no rush on sports betting
(New York) -- Cynthia Nixon says state lawmakers shouldn't rush regulations to permit sports betting in New York state. The Democratic candidate for governor told...
article Sports betting in New York: The latest on if and when it will happen
(New York) -- If and when New Yorkers will be able to bet on sports remains uncertain with just 11 days left in the legislative session. The uncertainty has prompted...
article Sports betting in New York: Unresolved questions may delay the action
(New York) -- In the weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court gave the green light for all states to offer legal sports betting, there's been a lot of talk about how and...
article There’s A New NY Sports Betting Bill; Can New York Pass It In Two Weeks?
(New York) -- At long last, New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow sent his sports betting bill for introduction Monday. PlayUSA obtained an advance copy of the legislation...

6/3/2018

article Will New York taxpayers reap benefits of sports betting?
(New York) -- At the beginning of the year, state lawmakers held a hearing on sports betting in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Legislators had invited...
article Editorial: Betting bills can wait
(New York) -- The U.S. Supreme Court last month issued a ruling that opened the door for states to make gambling on sports legal, a decision we agreed with.
article Principal accused of gambling on horse races during school hours
(New York) -- A Bronx principal is playing the ponies – and tweeting about his bets during the school day – according to a complaint filed on behalf of fed-...

6/2/2018

article Gambling world descends on Albany to get sports betting law OK'd
(New York) -- On Thursday, at a private club two blocks from the state Capitol, a gathering group of executives from casinos, racetracks and off-track betting...

6/1/2018

article Border wars likely to escalate in battle for gambling, casino dollars in NY-NJ region
(New York) -- The bombshell announcement by MGM Resorts International that it purchased Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway for $850 million shook up the gambling and...

5/29/2018

article Murders, gambling and Seabiscuit: A short history of Yonkers Raceway
(New York) -- The sale of the Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway to MGM Resorts for $850 million is only the latest in more than a century of history. Over the...

5/28/2018

article Casino operators are gearing up for legal sports betting (reg req'd)
(New York) -- One March evening in 2012 at Pasquale's Rigoletto in the Bronx, Genovese crime boss Pasquale "Patsy" Parrello, the unofficial maitre'd,...

5/27/2018

article Concern grows over big Nassau OTB payment
(New York) -- Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s administration and officials of the county’s financial control board are becoming increasingly concerned...
article Concern grows over $20M Nassau OTB payment
(New York) -- Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s administration and officials of the county’s financial control board are becoming increasingly concerned...

5/23/2018

article Officials still at odds over U District casino plans
(New York) -- It’s been more than a year since Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. introduced his vision for a sports and entertainment district in...

5/21/2018

article Evolving sports gambling bill in state Senate
(New York) -- The state Senate’s proposed framework for sports gambling got amended on Monday. The legislation from Sen. John Bonacic, chair of the wagering...
article Here Comes NY Sports Betting? State Gaming Commission Is Prepping Regulations Under Current Law
(New York) -- Maybe it’s not too late for sports betting in New York, after all? In an update this week, the NY State Gaming Commission says its poised to submit...
article Rules coming soon for sports gambling in New York, regulators say
(New York) -- New York's gambling regulators are working on rules that would allow sports betting even if state lawmakers don't act. Ron Ochrym, acting executive...

5/20/2018

article EDITORIAL: New York, get your act together on sports betting
(New York) -- The New York state Legislature needs to pass sports betting legislation this session, or risk getting left on the sidelines as other states carve up $150...
article New York racetracks taking initiative to legalize gambling
(New York) -- New York racetracks are looking for signatures to petition to legalize sports gambling in the state. Now that the Supreme Court has made sports betting...
article State lawmakers must consider complexity of sports betting
(New York) -- Let’s be real: It’s not a matter of “if” New York state will allow sports betting; it’s a matter of “when.” But...

5/19/2018

article Lawmaker Pushes For NY Online Poker In Letter To Assembly Speaker
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow appears serious about getting an online poker bill passed next month. Online Poker Report has obtained a letter the...
article Petition Drive for Pro Sports Betting in WNY
(New York) -- Here at this OTB facility in Williamsville Scott Curtis is betting on a favorite horse in the Preakness and that's about the only sport he can bet on...

5/17/2018

article Amid casino expansion, New York state spends more money to fight gambling addiction
(New York) -- With new casinos operating across Upstate New York and the prospect of sports betting becoming legal soon, New York state this week announced new spending...
article Amid casino expansion, New York state spends more money to fight gambling addiction
(New York) -- With new casinos operating across Upstate New York and the prospect of sports betting becoming legal soon, New York state this week announced new spending...

5/16/2018

article Sciria: Possibility of sports betting in New York changes everything
(New York) -- The way we watch and follow sports could be changing forever. That's how big Monday's Supreme Court decision that ruled the Professional and...
article Sports gambling maybe not imminent despite SCOTUS ruling
(New York) -- Don't expect to make a legal bet on the NBA finals this spring in New York. Despite the state Legislature paving the way for sports gambling almost...
article Rivers Casino weighs-in on sports betting ruling
(New York) -- NewsChannel 13 sat down with Rivers Casino in Schenectady Wednesday morning to get its reaction, after the Supreme Court cleared the way for sports betting.

5/15/2018

article After Supreme Court ruling, when will sports wagering come to New York?
(New York) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has done its part. Now it's up to New York State to decide whether to allow wagering on sports in the state.

5/14/2018

article Casino leader says legal sports gambling could save upstate casinos
(New York) -- New York state could follow suit and legalize sports gambling following the U.S. Supreme's Court decision Friday. That decision struck down a 25-year-...
article Sports betting at CNY casinos? It could happen — and soon
(New York) -- There are a few more obstacles, but a Supreme Court decision Monday will allow New York casinos, including del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County,...

5/12/2018

article Niskayuna man accused of terroristic threat at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- A 70-year-old Niskayuna man was arrested this week at Rivers Casino after he allegedly threatened to blow up the facility. The man's attorney called...

5/9/2018

article Race on for racino
(New Mexico) -- As the state starts accepting applications for its sixth racino license, eastern New Mexico will have at least two horses in the race. Projects proposed...
press release AGS Partners with Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort on “Play Mohawk” Social Casino App
(New York) -- AGS (“the Company”) (NYSE: AGS) today announced an agreement with Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort (“Akwesasne”) in Upstate New York...

5/4/2018

article Off-Track Betting opens at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- Betting on horse racing is the newest draw at Rivers Casino in Schenectady. Horse wagering services opened up on Friday. The casino partnered with Capital...
article Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady first in state to offer live on-site horse betting
(New York) -- Visitors to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will now be able to partake in live-on-site horse betting as the Rush Street Gaming-owned and operated...

5/3/2018

article River Casinos, Resorts and Gambling: A truly historic partnership
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced a truly historic partnership with Capital Off-Track Betting, which will bring OTB’s complete horse...
article A new way to bet the horses: Upstate NY casino first to partner with OTB
(New York) -- Patrons at Rivers Casino & Resort won't have to worry about missing the Kentucky Derby or other horse racing action while playing the tables or...
article A new way to bet the horses: Upstate NY casino first to partner with OTB
(New York) -- Patrons at Rivers Casino & Resort won't have to worry about missing the Kentucky Derby or other horse racing action while playing the tables or...

4/30/2018

article Key Senator’s Retirement Creates Urgency For NY Online Poker Legislation
(New York) -- The timeline for legalizing online poker in New York has seemingly gotten a little tighter. Sen. John Bonacic has announced that he won’t seek re-...
article Ellis Island owners may bring gaming to Mount Charleston Lodge
(New York) -- The new owners of the Mount Charleston Lodge have been dreaming about their new property for years. The lodge, situated at the top of Kyle Canyon, was...

4/28/2018

article Moreau Community Center bingo hits speed bump
(New York) -- Town officials balked at a routine bingo license request from Moreau Community Center, leading to a scramble as others try to prove that the bingo...

4/25/2018

article Database: How to find the luckiest lottery stores in New York
(New York) -- Maybe you have your own lucky lottery store, but these are the luckiest, state records show. A review of the last six years of lottery winnings over $5,000...

4/16/2018

article Editorial: Nassau plans for more gambling revenue ride on Albany
(New York) -- Nassau County and its off-track betting corporation are bickering about a $3 million payment OTB owes the county, but there’s a much bigger jackpot...

4/15/2018

article Nassau OTB misses $3 million payment to county
(New York) -- Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. missed a deadline to pay $3 million to Nassau County under a revenue-sharing agreement for video lottery terminals...

4/12/2018

article Another Voice: Cuomo played a losing hand for New York
(New York) -- Sometimes, the house doesn’t win after all. At the 11th hour of budget negotiations, news broke that one of the state’s newest casinos, del...

4/11/2018

article Bill In New York Would Create Task Force to Study Online Sports Betting
(New York) -- The New York state legislature took a step toward legal sports wagering in the state on Tuesday, when Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-District 33) introduced a...

4/10/2018

article Can NY Finally Thread The Needle On Online Poker? ‘We Have A Good Shot Of Getting It Through This Year’
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Clyde Vanel advised to watch the Assembly bill to license and regulate online poker over the next few weeks, because the number of co-...
article New NY Sports Betting Bill Seeks To Establish Task Force To Study Expanded Wagering
(New York) -- Yet another sports betting bill has surfaced in New York. The goal of this one is not to legalize and regulate single-game wagering, but to study a...

4/8/2018

article Resorts World Catskills: What’s the deal so far?
(New York) -- To understand what Resorts World Catskills means to the region requires looking to the past. The building stands as a symbol for the revitalization of the...
article Letter: Stop taxpayer support of Rivers Casino now
(New York) -- The Schenectady casino wants help paying for marketing, essentially more taxpayer funding. When is enough is enough? Why should the taxpayers be on the...
article New Sullivan casino rockin’ on weekends, exec says
(New York) -- Now that the glow of the new Resorts World Catskills casino has worn off a little bit, how is it doing? Since the casino opened Feb. 8, foot traffic has...

4/7/2018

article Del Lago: What’s next for the struggling Finger Lakes casino?
(New York) -- Del Lago went bust in its initial bid for a state bailout for its Finger Lakes casino during budget negotiations last month. But the Tyre, Seneca County,...

4/6/2018

article Del Lago: What’s next for the struggling Finger Lakes casino?
(New York) -- Del Lago went bust in its initial bid for a state bailout for its Finger Lakes casino during budget negotiations last month. But the Tyre, Seneca County,...
article Sullivan County casino seeks high rollers
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills is targeting a new level of gamer with its latest opening that officials say will provide a world-class VIP experience, and a big...
article March was most lucrative month yet for Rivers Casino
(New York) -- March was the most lucrative month ever for Rivers Casino & Resort, as it and other New York casinos reaped the benefits of a late-winter surge in...

4/3/2018

article Some good news for del Lago casino: Fans like its dining, nightlife offerings
(New York) -- Some much-needed good news for the del Lago Resort & Casino in he Finger Lakes: Readers of Casino Player magazine have ranked del Lago as the best in...
press release Del Lago Casino receives five Casino Player awards
(New York) -- Casino Player magazine announced the results of its 5th annual Dining and Nightlife Awards Reader's Survey. Each year Casino Player magazine asks its...

4/2/2018

article Gural: "Lago has no one to to blame but themselves"
(New York) -- Recently a struggling Del Lago Resort and Casino in Waterloo was added to the list of New York casinos to ask the state for funding.

4/1/2018

article Online Poker Shut Out Of New York Budget Again; Progress May Hinge On Sports Betting
(New York) -- For the third straight year, New York lawmakers tried to include online gambling in their budget proposals. And for the third straight year, it’s not...
article Will state bail out the new del Lago casino?
(New York) -- Will the new $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County get a bailout from the state? The casino resort in Seneca County, just 27 miles...
article OUR OPINION: Del Lago needs to battle competition
(New York) -- The claim from del Lago Resort & Casino officials that a substantial part of the reason for the facility’s very public financial struggles is...

3/31/2018

article After early debut, Catskills casino takes center stage
(New York) -- Ernie Stuber was making his third visit in little more than a month, having driven the 80 miles or so from Hawthorne, N.J., a Passaic County borough that...
article Money on the table: Rivers' impact on Schenectady
(New York) -- It’s an issue of fairness or an outrageous demand for a subsidy, depending on who's speaking. The news last week that two almost-new casinos are...
article Councilman: Casino has been good for Schenectady
(New York) -- For Schenectady councilman and chair of finance John Polimeni, Rivers Casino and Resort has been good the Electric City. “The reality is without the...

3/30/2018

article Gov. Cuomo Refuses Bailout to Cash-Strapped del Lago Resort & Casino
(New York) -- New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he is not supportive of a state commercial casino’s bid for a bailout. The top lawmaker was among the...
article New leader at Saratoga Casino Hotel
(New York) -- The senior vice president of gaming and finance at Saratoga Casino has been named general manager of the Saratoga Casino Hotel. Alex Tucker, who has 28...

3/29/2018

article Casino seeks state help in marketing
(New York) -- Two upstate casinos struggling to meet projected revenues have embarked on different strategies to help generate more money and draw more customers....
article Gaming expert on del Lago casino's money woes: 'They made a mistake'
(New York) -- If the 13-month-old del Lago Resort & Casino can't make enough money to stay afloat, a national gaming expert says, there's a solution for that...
article New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Rejects Idea of Casino Bailouts
(New York) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) warned owners of commercial casinos this week that there will be no financial bailout from the state regardless of how...
article Saratoga Casino Hotel names new general manager
(New York) -- A longtime executive at Saratoga Casino Hotel has been named its new general manager. Saratoga Casino Holdings LLC announced Thursday that Alex Tucker,...

3/28/2018

article 'Maybe it should be closed:' What's being said about the del Lago bailout
(New York) -- Local and state lawmakers have not taken kindly to Del Lago Casino's request for state assistance after the resort failed to make first-year revenue...
article Cuomo rejects bailout for struggling del Lago casino in Finger Lakes
(New York) -- No dice. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that the struggling del Lago casino in the Finger Lakes will have to go boom or bust on its own as the owners lobby...
article Cuomo rejects casino's plea for break on taxes
(New York) -- Getting a state license to open a casino has been likened to receiving a permit to print money. But just 13 months after it opened its doors, the $440...
article Cuomo: No bailout for Rivers, Del Lago casinos
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he is opposed to bailouts for the state’s four new non-Indian casinos as they continue to bring in less revenue...
article Seneca Supervisors hint at less casino revenue than anticipated Q
(New York) -- Lower-than-projected revenue at del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre could affect how much of that revenue is received by Seneca County in 2018.

3/26/2018

article del Lago Resort and Casino's general manager is leaving
(New York) -- The del Lago Resort & Casino will need to look for a new manager. A statement from that Seneca County resort says that Executive Vice President and...

3/25/2018

article Century Casinos Holding Its Own at Upcoming Conference
(New York) -- March 29th’s New York City Sidoti Conference is already set to be all the rage for casino lovers everywhere, especially since recent news has just...

3/22/2018

article New casino drives up Sullivan County jobs
(New York) -- The new Resorts World Catskills casino in Kiamesha Lake drove up Sullivan County’s new jobs by 9.2 percent when comparing February to the same month...
article Sullivan County, home of new casino, leads region’s impressive job gains
(New York) -- The casino gamble in Sullivan County is paying dividends — at least when it comes to the job market. The monthly employment report issued Thursday by...
article Sullivan County casino officials talk growth, jobs and revenue
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills opened in February, and now it's getting ready for new amenities coming through the year, hoping that growth will get revenue...

3/18/2018

article Letters: Criticism of New York programs
(New York) -- It’s funny, New York was one of the last states to legalize online gambling. Yet the state has been gambling for years on economic development that...

3/15/2018

article Yonkers schools face $46 million budget gap
(New York) -- City school officials project a $46 million budget gap for July 1 and are calling on parents to escalate their appeals to state officials for more money.

3/14/2018

article Bonacic’s sports betting legislation passes
(New York) -- The New York State Senate on March 13 passed Sen. John Bonacic’s legislation that would legalize sports betting in New York State. Specifically, it...
article LETTER: McCarthy lied about impact of casino
(New York) -- Our casino-cheerleading Mayor Gary McCarthy tried to convince Schenectady residents that a casino will help the local economy and small businesses and...

3/11/2018

article Bill would legalize sports betting at upstate casinos
(New York) -- A New York state senator has introduced legislation that would allow four casinos to legalize sports betting. The legislation would permit online wagers...

3/10/2018

article New York may get sports betting pending U.S. Supreme Court decision
(New York) -- Legal sports betting in New York? Yes, there could soon be an app for that. Legislation now before state lawmakers would allow New York’s four non-...

3/7/2018

article New York’s Resorts World Catskills Debuts New 5,000-Square-Foot Poker Room
(New York) -- If you’re from New York, there’s a new game in town. On Monday, the Resorts World Catskills, which is located approximately 100 miles north of...
article BLOG: The History of NYC and Casinos
(New York) -- Despite being known as the city that never sleeps, there has always been one high stakes hobby that New York has traditionally lacked – and that...

3/6/2018

article Queens casino allegedly ignored complaints from female workers who were harassed, assaulted on the job
(New York) -- They say they’re getting a raw deal. Women working at Resorts World Casino endure harassment and physical assaults from badly behaving bettors,...

3/5/2018

article New Poker Room Opens in New York
(New York) -- New Yorkers have a new option if they want to play live casino poker. Resorts World Catskills, located in Monticello, N.Y. — just a couple of hours...
article OP/ED: Could U.S. Gaming Hurt Niagara Tourism?
(New York) -- Niagara Falls is one of the most famous tourism destinations in North America, and is unique in its situation straddling the U.S.-Canadian border. There’s...

2/27/2018

article Yates County eyes portion of del Lago, Tioga Downs casino tax payments
(New York) -- After losing tax payments in one gaming region, Yates County is hoping to join another. A bill introduced by state Sen. Thomas O'Mara would add the...

2/23/2018

article New York State Bills on Sports Betting Head to Committee
(New York) -- On January 24, the New York State Senate held a public hearing to discuss the potential of New York sports betting, which brought together speakers from...
article Casino flop: Struggling outside LI’s cozy network
(New York) -- Gary Melius has been rooted in Long Island in almost every way. He grew up in a modest tract house in West Hempstead and lives in a castle in Huntington....

2/21/2018

article Glynn: Too many casinos can spoil the pot
(New York) -- Nearly five years after New York voters approved a constitutional amendment to expand casino gambling, widespread concern prevails that the Empire State...

2/20/2018

article Cannibalization of gaming revenue continues in northeast
(New York) -- With a handful of New York casinos opening recently, most notably Resorts World Catskills, there are varying outcomes occurring due to the competitive...

2/16/2018

article Upstate casinos end first year well short of projections
(New York) -- Three upstate casinos that opened a year ago fell about $230 million short of their initial projections, state records showed. The Rivers Casino in...

2/11/2018

article Empire Resorts plans to keep Monticello Casino & Raceway running
(New York) -- Despite unveiling the pristine Resorts World Catskills casino in Thompson this week, Empire Resorts won’t turn its back on its other property,...
article Opening of Monticello casino could affect Empire City in Yonkers
(New York) -- Many people are flocking this weekend to the new luxury casino that opened in the Catskills earlier in the week. The new, $900 million Resorts World Casino...
article BLOG: Happy Anniversary Rivers Casino Schenectady!
(New York) -- It seemed like just yesterday the doors opened at Rivers Casino in Schenectady and the timing couldn’t have been better!

2/10/2018

article Opening of Monticello casino could affect Empire City in Yonkers
(New York) -- Many people are flocking this weekend to the new luxury casino that opened in the Catskills earlier in the week. The new, $900 million Resorts World Casino...
article Rivers Casino competes for customers as more casinos open
(New York) -- On the first anniversary of the Rivers Casino last week, the poker room was packed, the slot machines were busy enough, and the bar was doing a healthy...

2/9/2018

article COLUMN: Casino bets are off the mark
(New York) -- The year-end revenue totals for the state's first resort-style casinos, del Lago, Rivers and Tioga Downs, show they were $192 million off the...

2/8/2018

article RADIO: Rivers Casino Marks First Year In Schenectady
(New York) -- It took $330 million to build Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady. The gambling hall is celebrating its first anniversary today. In November 2013, 57...

2/7/2018

article One year after opening, Rivers Casino falls short of revenue goals
(New York) -- One year after opening, Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, has fallen far short of its gambling revenue projection and faces increased...

2/4/2018

article Casinos' impact on state still up for debate
(New York) -- The first non-Indian casinos in New York state have provided a small but steady stream of tax revenue in their first year of operation. Schenectady’s...

2/3/2018

article Casinos rake in cash in first year
(New York) -- Schenectady's casino will mark its one year anniversary Thursday. The new casino, its neighborhood and the city's financial picture are all...

2/2/2018

article Peek inside Resorts World Catskills, new player in Upstate NY's busy casino market
(New York) -- Would you bet $1 billion to start a business in a market that experts call “over saturated?” Would you start that business knowing that all...

2/1/2018

article Asian Billionaire Bets Big on a Casino in Upstate New York
(New York) -- If a billionaire from Malaysia has his way, Asian tourists will soon be flocking to the Borscht Belt region in the Catskills Mountains that was once the...
article del Lago Resort and Casino marks 1st anniversary
(New York) -- 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...
article Steve Israel: Casino can help Sullivan write a better story
(New York) -- I was sitting in Kenn’s Broome Street Bar in SoHo, where I worked as a bartender/manager in 1980, when I saw a “cabins for sale” sign on...

1/30/2018

article Experts Claim Gov. Cuomo’s Upstate New York Casino Expansion Puts Market in Danger
(New York) -- The casino industry in the state of New York could be defined as constantly providing topics for serious discussion and one of the latest is related to the...

1/29/2018

article NEW YORK POST: Cuomo’s casinos are now cannibals
(New York) -- Gov. Cuomo’s 2013 bet on casinos in New York is looking worse and worse by the day. Last week, Moody’s reported that revenues at three new...

1/28/2018

article Local businesses gambling on success of Resorts World Catskills
(New York) -- Dory Alport had no idea her family’s 82-year-old Sullivan County business would hit the jackpot when she and her husband Jay were eating dinner at...
article Will new casino thrive in crowded market?
(New York) -- Jeff Gural doesn’t just own Tioga Downs Casino Resort. He’s the chief executive greeter. His uniform: blue jeans, orange Crocs and an open-neck...

1/27/2018

article Sullivan casino may face more competition in future
(New York) -- When Empire Resorts’ new casino, Resorts World Catskills, opens Feb. 8, it will enter an increasingly crowded Northeast gaming market. In...
article The growing threat to gambling tax revenues in the Northeast
(New York) -- The increasing saturation of casinos in the Northeast will likely hamper state gambling revenue, according to credit analysts.
article Billion-dollar bet: Will new casino thrive in crowded market?
(New York) -- Jeff Gural doesn’t just own Tioga Downs Casino Resort. He’s the chief executive greeter. His uniform: blue jeans, orange Crocs and an open-neck...

1/26/2018

article Report: New York Casino Cannibalization Continues
(New York) -- A recent report by credit rating agency Moody’s has examined the impact of casinos in upstate New York. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau...
article State Comptroller, NYRA at Odds on Accounting Issues
(New York) -- Two new financial reviews by New York's chief fiscal watchdog suggest the New York Racing Association continues to overstate the financial health of...

1/25/2018

article New York Weighs Legislative Shortcut For Sports Betting [sub req]
(New York) -- New York may be able to avoid a requirement to hold a voter referendum on legalized sports betting if state lawmakers authorize wagering as a game of skill...
article Saratoga Casino revenue down 14 percent since Rivers Casino opened in Schenectady
(New York) -- Gambling revenue has fallen 14 percent at Saratoga Casino Hotel since Rivers Casino & Resort opened in Schenectady, New York, nearly a year ago,...
article Moody’s: Resorts World Catskills Could Cannibalize Saturated Upstate New York Casino Market
(New York) -- Upstate New York’s casino market is saturated, according to a report this week by Moody’s Investment Analysis, and it’s about to get...
article Report: New casinos 'cannibalizing' state's other gambling businesses
(New York) -- A new report shows the opening of three new casinos in Upstate New York last year has sharply increased the state's gaming revenue, but it hasn't...

1/24/2018

article Lots of players want in on sports betting
(New York) -- Long the province of bookies and Las Vegas casinos, sports betting could become legal in New York as soon as 2019. Casino operators, horsemen and owners of...
article New York senate explores legal sports betting possibilities
(New York) -- New York state senators heard from sports betting stakeholders on how the state should best pursue a legal sports betting market.
article NYRA, Industry Leaders Back Sports Gambling at Tracks
(New York) -- New York Racing Association tracks want to participate in sports wagering should the U.S. Supreme Court relax a ban on the gambling form, according to the...
article Senator eyeing NY sports betting bill after court ruling
(New York) -- A key state senator on Wednesday said New York lawmakers are likely to take up legislation to consider allowing sports betting soon after the U.S. Supreme...
article New report: Catskills casino will further saturate 'tough' Upstate NY gaming market
(New York) -- Upstate New York's gambling market is saturated to the point that new casinos continue to "cannibalize' revenues and customers from existing...
article Saratoga Casino revenue down 14 percent since Rivers Casino opened in Schenectady
(New York) -- Gambling revenue has fallen 14 percent at Saratoga Casino Hotel since Rivers Casino & Resort opened in Schenectady, New York, nearly a year ago,...
article Foss: Casinos will continue to battle each other
(New York) -- We've been told that Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady has yet to reach its potential, that the gaming facility is still new and that revenues...

1/23/2018

article Finger Lakes Racetrack hopes the grass is greener if they add turf course
(New York) -- The Finger Lakes Racetrack, grappling with a decline in horse betting, is hoping to add a turf track to attract more competitive races and boost sagging...

1/22/2018

article Moody's lowers del Lago's credit rating
(New York) -- Moody’s Investor Service has dropped its del Lago Resort & Casino LLC Corporate Family credit rating from stable to negative.
article EDITORIAL: A long, arduous fight ends with a casino in the Catskills
(New York) -- There’s a delicious irony to it all: After waiting decades, after seeing a series of state bunglings, after reading about lawsuits and having to put up...

1/20/2018

article Resorts World Catskills to Open Feb. 8, Three Weeks Ahead of Schedule
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills announced Wednesday that their facilities would open to the public on Feb. 8, finally setting a launch date for the largest of New...

1/19/2018

article Resorts World Catskills moves up launch date; del Lago downgrade
(New York) -- New York state’s newest casino Resorts World Catskills is moving up its launch date to coincide with the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. On...

1/18/2018

article He nailed it: An analyst’s 2014 report predicted Upstate New York casino woes
(New York) -- Clyde Barrow, a Texas college professor and gaming industry expert, has this to say about the recent financial struggles facing Upstate New York’s...
article Cuomo's budget calls for few changes in gaming law
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2018-19 budget plan has proposed some subtle changes in the state's gaming industry, which includes horse racing, video lottery...
article NY Lottery, already nation's largest, grows again, but competition shows
(New York) -- New York's lottery reached nearly $9.9 billion in revenue last year, a slight increase from 2016, but some upstate racetracks struggled amid growing...

1/17/2018

article Casino hosts eighth job fair to meet prospective employees
(New York) -- Emilia Roth stepped into the latest job fair for Resorts World Catskills on Wednesday, hopeful to land a position at the new casino in Sullivan County.
article Resorts World Catskills : Announces Early Public Opening for its Casino Resort
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills today announced plans to open the doors of its luxury casino resort to the public for the first time on February 8th*. The opening...
article Resorts World Catskills casino near Monticello to open Feb. 8
(New York) -- The Resorts World Catskills casino northwest of New York City is set to open on Feb. 8. Resorts World Catskills will be the fourth of four Las Vegas-style...
article Rivers Casino announces 'All-Star' concert lineup
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort has added an "All-Star" concert as part of its monthlong first anniversary celebration. The casino is bringing back...

1/16/2018

article A huge indoor waterpark is coming to NY
(New York) -- A two-acre indoor waterpark inside a luxury hotel is set to open in the Catskills in early 2019. The owners of the Poconos' Camelback Resort said...
article Colonie firm designs waterpark for $1.2B Catskills casino complex
(New York) -- Aquatic Development Group of Colonie will design and build a two-acre indoor waterpark for The Kartrite Hotel on the $1.2 billion Resorts World Catskills...
article Moody’s Gives Upstate New York Casino Del Lago Credit Rating Cut, Warns of Debt Default Possibilities
(New York) -- The del Lago Resort & Casino in Upstate New York has struggled over its first 11 months in operation to come anywhere close to its projected revenues....
article Moody’s Gives Upstate New York Casino Del Lago Credit Rating Cut, Warns of Debt Default Possibilities
(New York) -- The del Lago Resort & Casino in Upstate New York has struggled over its first 11 months in operation to come anywhere close to its projected revenues....

1/15/2018

article Gamblers Who Thought They’d Won Huge Jackpots Are Told Their Machines Malfunctioned
(New York) -- While some people are lucky enough to win big at casinos, the hardest part can sometimes be collecting the winnings. Inside Edition’s investigative...

1/14/2018

article Look at casino in the past, present and future
(New York) -- We are only in the first year of the Rivers Casino operation. Still, it might be helpful to see where things stand. Given the fact casino revenues have...
article State partners with Sullivan County casino to fill hundreds of jobs
(New York) -- The state Labor Department is partnering with Resorts World Catskills to help fill between 500 and 700 jobs at the entertainment venue, which is slated to...

1/12/2018

article Del Lago casino can't support debts, has 'negative' outlook, investor service warns
(New York) -- The failure of the 11-month-old del Lago Resort & Casino to generate as much revenue as expected has prompted a major credit rating service to...
article Del Lago Casino: Credit agency warns of financial troubles
(New York) -- Less than a year since opening, the del Lago casino in the Finger Lakes is performing "substantially slower than expected" and faces the...

1/10/2018

article Online fantasy sports raise more than $3M for New York state
(New York) -- Companies that run daily fantasy sports games contributed more than $3 million to New York state coffers last year, the first year after lawmakers approved...

1/9/2018

article Tioga Downs Casino Extends Working Hours to Match Preliminary GGR Expectations
(New York) -- It seems that New York casino operators are looking for ways that would help them to boost their income and finally generate results that would match...

1/8/2018

article Tioga Downs expands casino hours
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino is expanding its hours to offer 24-hour gaming on the weekends. Tioga Downs is now open 9 a.m. to 3 a.m Sunday through Thursday. On...
article Monticello: Horsemen secure for seven years as new casino imminent
(New York) -- The grand opening of the Resorts World Catskills casino at the former site of the Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, scheduled for February 16, will kick off...

1/5/2018

article New York To Consider Online Poker Again In 2018
(New York) -- An online poker proposal that passed the New York Senate in June is back with lawmakers in the chamber for another try in 2018.
article Schenectady Casino Revenue Coming Up Short of Expectations
(New York) -- The city of Schenectady is likely to face a budget deficit once the 2017 fiscal year comes to a close, due in large part to the significant shortfall in...
article Schenectady is receiving about $600k less in casino tax revenues than was projected
(New York) -- Schenectady, in Upstate New York, is receiving about $600,000 less in casino tax revenues for 2017 than was projected. The information came to light...

1/3/2018

article Resorts World Catskills casino spurring project reviews in Sullivan
(New York) -- The Resorts World Catskills casino won’t open until mid-February, but a ripple effect is already being felt in Sullivan County, even if it’s...
article Schenectady loses bet on casino revenue
(New York) -- All bets seem to be off when it comes to the city banking on casino cash as a source of property tax relief to residents this year. Mayor Gary McCarthy,...

1/2/2018

article New York’s bad bet on casinos: Have Gov. Cuomo and legislators learned their lesson?
(New York) -- As Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature prepare this year’s economic development strategy, let us hear no more fanciful hopes and dreams about the supposed...
article OP/ED: New York’s bad bet on casinos: Have Gov. Cuomo and legislators learned their lesson?
(New York) -- As Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature prepare this year’s economic development strategy, let us hear no more fanciful hopes and dreams about the supposed...

12/29/2017

article New York’s Resorts World Catskills to Feature Charters for High Rollers
(New York) -- New York is going to welcome thousands of new gambling enthusiasts ready to participate in gambling activities thanks to the new fly-in casino which is...

12/28/2017

article In this struggling town, a new casino brings glimmer of hope
(New York) -- Sherelle Baker was spending more money on gas driving to work from her home here than she made at the job as a waitress-bartender. Then her hours got cut.
article NY will have a fly-in casino
(New York) -- Here’s a story I had about how New York’s latest casino entry, the Resort World Catskills facility near Monticello will be bringing in bettors...
article Catskills casino on track to open in mid-February
(New York) -- A temporary conditional certificate of occupancy has been issued for the Resorts World Casino being built in the lower Hudson Valley. Town of Thompson...

12/27/2017

article Why an upstate racetrack won‘t open
(New York) -- An upstate racetrack said it will not open as planned later this month because of increased competition from casinos in the area. Vernon Downs in central...
article Top stories of 2017: Casinos come to New York
(New York) -- When Rivers Casino and Resort opened in February, it was widely hoped to become a centerpiece in the city's revitalization efforts. The site on the...
press release Tioga Downs Casino announces 24-hour operations
(New York) -- Guests will soon have even more opportunity to enjoy all Tioga Downs Casino Resort has to offer. Tioga Downs has been granted approval to operate the...

12/26/2017

article New York Takes Raffle Sales Online; Will Poker, Sports Betting Be Next?
(New York) -- It’s not online poker or online sports betting, but people in New York do have a new way to gamble online. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed a the...

12/25/2017

article Bet on busy flights to casino
(New York) -- The opening of upstate New York's fourth and final Las Vegas-style casino in February may make the skies overhead a bit more crowded.
article YEAR IN REVIEW: Seneca County casino, winter storm and more
(New York) -- The top 5 most-read stories Eye on NY stories of 2017. The number one item on the list is a tour of del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County before it...

12/22/2017

article In Old Borscht Belt, New Casino Brings a Glimmer of Hope
(New York) -- Sherelle Baker was spending more money on gas driving to work from her home here than she made at the job as a waitress-bartender. Then her hours got cut....

12/18/2017

article Empire Resorts adds two C-suite executives before Catskills casino opening
(New York) -- Empire Resorts Inc. in Monticello has added two C-level officers to its executive team, one of whom will also serve as general manager of the gaming...

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