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Lawmakers hedging their bets on sports gambling legislation

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said there isn’t enough time to get it done. The Democratic-controlled Assembly is divided on the matter. And while there’s bipartisan support in the state Senate, the closely divided chamber has been plagued by partisan gridlock in recent weeks, casting doubt on whether any major legislation will move forward.

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3/19/2019

article Cuomo ‘Not A Fan’ Of Online Gambling
(New York) -- Recently, many states have been moving forward with allowing sports wagering and New York is expected to do so as well. Governor Andrew Cuomo came out in...
article New York may authorize new casinos for the right price
(New York) -- The launch of new casinos in New York could come sooner than planned if four upstate casinos, including Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, agree to...
article With NY revenue ailing, casinos pitch gambling expansion
(New York) -- Former Gov. David A. Paterson returned to the State Capitol Tuesday as part of an effort by a Las Vegas gambling company to open up bidding for a downstate...

3/18/2019

article Cuomo 'not a fan' of online sports betting
(New York) -- Gambling operators hoping New York lawmakers will allow online sports wagering were dealt another blow on Monday morning. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who in...
article Cuomo Questions Benefit Of Mobile Sports Gambling
(New York) -- New York is in the process of allowing casinos to take bets on sporting events, but punching in a wager on your phone may not be coming soon. Gov. Andrew...
article Online sports betting takes hit from Cuomo
(New York) -- The door to legalizing online sports gambling in the coming budget closed a bit more firmly on Monday courtesy of fresh doubts by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo...
article Are Casinos Headed Closer To New York City?
(New York) -- New York State has yet to move forward on regulations for sports betting at four upstate New York casinos, nor on whether a three-year referendum process...
article How the pitch for New York City casinos could save the upstate ones
(New York) -- Perhaps only in New York could more casinos be viewed as a lifeline for the struggling ones in upstate. Powerful downstate casino giants have privately...
article Casinos, sports betting, & state restrictions
(New York) -- Albany has been weighing decisions on expanding sports betting since the US Supreme Court struck down a federal law last year. New York does have a sports...
article Sports betting in NY: Where we stand as March Madness starts
(New York) -- The football season -- and the Super Bowl -- have come and gone. So did the World Series. College basketball season arrived. Now, the NCAA Tournament (...

3/17/2019

article Former NYS Gov. Paterson pushes Albany leaders for open bidding process if more casino licenses are issued
(New York) -- A Las Vegas casino company is hoping former New York Gov. David Paterson is their ace in the hole when it comes to convincing Albany to give it a license...
article Renderings Released for Second Phase of Resorts World Casino in Ozone Park, Queens
(New York) -- Resorts World Casino released new renderings of its second phase in South Ozone Park, Queens. It has also announced that Plaza Construction will be the...
article New Mexico lawmakers back secret lottery
(New Mexico) -- One of the worst decisions states ever made was to take over gambling businesses. Mobsters used to run the numbers games. In big cities, heads of crime...

3/16/2019

article Cuomo Calls For Legalized Sports Betting
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants 2019 to be the year legalized sports betting comes to New York state, but an audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli casts doubt...
article New York Takes Up Legalizing Sports Gambling Again
(New York) -- If sports’ gambling becomes legal in the state of New York this year, it will likely be limited, at least initially. A gambler will have to be...
article The New York Casino Industry will Have to Wait for New Licensing
(New York) -- New York is under seize for proposals to launch new private casinos in the metropolitan area. Arguments are being tossed back and forth based on the...
article Empire Resorts lost over $138 million at casino in 2018
(New York) -- Empire Resorts, the parent company of Resorts World Catskills, lost $128.7 million in 2018, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on...
article Sullivan County casino owner loses $138.7 million in 2018
(New York) -- Empire Resorts, the parent company of Resorts World Catskills casino, recorded a 2018 loss of $138.7 million on revenue of $194.8 million and operating...
article NEWSDAY: Make a smart play for sports betting in New York State
(New York) -- Sunday evening, when the NCAA announces the teams for its men’s championship basketball tournament, fans and bracketologists will tune in with...

3/15/2019

article New York to Make a Decision on Legalizing Mobile Sports Betting Pending a Senate Budget Bill
(New York) -- With the passage of a budget resolution by the New York state Senate, mobile sports betting will soon be allowed to the great glee of sports fans who...

3/14/2019

article Long Shot Still Alive As Senate Pitches Governor On Mobile NY Sports Betting
(New York) -- The state legislature continues to press Gov. Andrew Cuomo to authorize mobile NY sports betting. Amid budget negotiations, Senate lawmakers are prepared...
article Plaza Construction to lead phase 2 of $400M NYC casino expansion
(New York) -- “We are excited to work with Plaza Construction to bring to life our vision for an unrivaled entertainment and hospitality destination in Southeast...

3/13/2019

article Senate Dems embrace internet sports wagering
(New York) -- The budget resolution approve by Senate Democrats on Wednesday would allow the upstate full-scale casinos to offer sports gambling online. The proposal...
article State Senate pushes to legalize mobile sports betting in NY
(New York) -- The state Senate is making a bid to legalize mobile sports betting in New York. The Senate passed a budget resolution Wednesday that would allow bettors...
article Gambling Lobbyists Eye New York City
(New York) -- Casino lobbyists have targeted New York City as a potential area for growth and are hoping to convince lawmakers to expand gambling facilities around the...
article No plans to speed up launch of new casinos in New York
(New York) -- New York couldn’t afford to speed up the launch of new private casinos in the New York City area even if state lawmakers were on board, according to...
article Empire City Casino: Local leaders press for gaming license in Yonkers
(New York) -- The city of Yonkers passed a resolution to support it, and the Business Council of Westchester is backing it too. As Empire City Casino embarks on an...
article Foss: Resist push to expand downstate gambling
(New York) -- Casinos will generate tax revenue that can be used to fund schools and fix crucial infrastructure. They'll attract tourists from throughout the...
article MGM looking to expedite things in Yonkers, N.Y.
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International’s point man for a proposed Bridgeport casino appeared before a legislature Tuesday, but not the one in Connecticut. Instead...
article Plaza Selected as Lead Construction Manager for Resorts World Casino NYC Expansion
(New York) -- As construction continues on the $400-million expansion of the Resorts World Casino New York City in Jamaica, Queens, the ownership reports it has selected...

3/12/2019

article Lobbyists Call Casinos in New York City a Safe Bet for State
(New York) -- New York state is facing a budget crunch, and casino lobbyists say they have a solution: expand gambling options in and around New York City.
article Sports gambling on horizon for New York
(New York) -- Sports gambling could be right around the corner for New Yorkers. With legislation already in place, lawmakers just need the OK from the gaming commission.
article MGM eyes full-scale gaming license for Empire City Casino in Yonkers
(New York) -- The new president of Empire City Casino in Yonkers said he hopes to "start unlocking value now" after MGM bought the sprawling facility in...

3/11/2019

article Sports gambling regulations still waiting for public review
(New York) -- A draft of sports gambling regulations approved in January still hasn’t gone out for public review. The framework, which would set the rules for...

3/10/2019

article Key lawmakers willing to entertain pitch for downstate casino
(New York) -- Two key state lawmakers suggested this week that they were open to the creation of Las Vegas-style casinos in and around New York City — a key goal...
article Audit recommends improved assessment of problem gambling services
(New York) -- The state agency responsible for dealing with problem gambling could do more to learn where the problems are, especially since four casinos have opened in...

3/5/2019

article Sullivan County Legislature says ‘no’ to towns’ request for casino revenue sharing
(New York) -- The request by Sullivan County town supervisors for the county to share in the casino “host community” revenue has received a negative response...

3/4/2019

article New York State Gets Online Sports Betting Bill That Could Bring Wagering Kiosks to Madison Square Garden
(New York) -- The push to take New York sports betting online is underway, thanks to a bill presented in Albany Thursday by Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-89th). As well as...
article Doubling down on a bad bet: With sports betting, New York is poised to dig itself deeper into dependence on problem gambling
(New York) -- New York government is heading into the cash-frenzy phase of the annual state budget process. This is the part where politicians start frantically...
article New York And Online Sports Betting? It’s Complicated
(New York) -- A panel on the future of New York gambling expansion at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law last Friday served as a fine Rorschach test for...

3/3/2019

article Casino revenues dropped in January
(New York) -- January may not be the best month to be in the casino business in upstate New York. Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady saw its gross gaming revenue...
article Pretlow files mobile sports betting bill in New York
(New York) -- Lawmakers in New York are to run the rule over a new bill that would legalise sports betting on mobile devices, in licensed casinos and at designated...

3/2/2019

article New York legislation could allow in-person sports betting at stadiums
(New York) -- A sponsor of sports betting legislation in New York said the bill likely would allow for in-person wagering at places like Yankee Stadium and Madison...

3/1/2019

article New York legislation could allow sports betting at stadiums
(New York) -- A sponsor of sports betting legislation in New York said the bill likely would allow for in-person wagering at places like Yankee Stadium and Madison...
article NY Poised To Join Neighbors In Sports Betting, Panelists Say (sub req)
(New York) -- With neighboring states New Jersey and Pennsylvania pulling in millions since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the ban on sports betting, New York is...

2/28/2019

article Getting Cuomo to play ball on betting
(New York) -- By the start of the NFL season this fall, betting on games on your mobile phone may not be a far-fetched possibility. People in New Jersey can do it...

2/23/2019

article COLUMN: Swell of gambling marketing is swallowing up our sports
(New York) -- There’s an old gag about the gambler who has lost 20 straight bets on football. Even his bookie feels bad for the guy, so he makes this suggestion:...

2/22/2019

article OP/ED: Let New Yorkers bet on games online: Restricting sports betting to upstate casinos would forfeit billions in tax revenue
(New York) -- In a time when New York is seeing stunning declines in state tax revenues and faces an unexpected $2.3 billion budget shortfall, the state must not miss...
article Check out the ultra-private Harbor Suite at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- The ultra-private Harbor Suite at Rivers Casino is open. The nearly 1,700-square-foot suite is on the second floor of 221 Harborside Drive overlooking the...
article Muslim casino worker alleges discrimination from boss
(New York) -- A black Muslim woman alleges her supervisor at Rivers Casino & Resort routinely harassed her because of her religion and that she was wrongly...

2/21/2019

article Fired employee sues Rivers Casino, charges discrimination
(New York) -- A former employee of Rivers Casino & Resort is suing the casino and several supervisors there, alleging she was harassed because of her Muslim faith...

2/19/2019

article Upstate New York Casino Cash Fuels Non-Profit Organizations this Spring
(New York) -- Casino operation is capable of doing more to the community than most people presume, a fact that is evident in the state of New York at the moment.

2/18/2019

article Arts and cultural grants made available through casino revenues
(New York) -- Creative organizations in the Capital Region, the Catskills, and the Southern Tier have a chance to benefit from casino revenues through Fairgame Arts...

2/16/2019

article Pointing out a lack of problem gambling programs in Niagara County
(New York) -- The first time Mary walked into the technicolor light of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino's smoke-filled main floor she hit the slots and won a...

2/13/2019

article Racino hopeful asks racing board chairman to recuse himself from license decision
(New Mexico) -- A company seeking state approval to build a horse-racing track in Clovis has asked the chairman of the New Mexico Racing Commission to recuse himself...

2/12/2019

article New Poll Says NY Online Sports Betting Is Not A Slam Dunk With Voters
(New York) -- With New York sports betting slowly becoming a reality, it appears not all voters in the state feel the same way about betting from their smartphones....

2/11/2019

article OP/ED: The state needs to open up legal sports betting to Batavia Downs
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission has given preliminary approval to regulations that would open casinos to legal sports betting. Commission members drew a line,...
article Resorts World Casino New York undergoes a couple personnel changes
(New York) -- Two long-time executives with Resorts World Casino New York are updating their LinkedIn and other social media profiles. Brian Reynolds, who was previously...

2/10/2019

article Gambling industry forecast to bring even more jobs to New York
(New York) -- The next seven years is reportedly set to see the gambling industry become the fastest growing employer in New York with some positions predicted to have...
article Another New York Official Joins Call for Study on Problem Gambling
(New York) -- The New York State Comptroller is the latest official to call for a comprehensive study on problem gambling in the Empire State.

2/9/2019

article Gambling addiction: New York has not assessed needs since 2006, audit finds
(New York) -- It's been more than a decade since New York has assessed its gambling addiction treatment programs despite an increased presence of casinos throughout...
article OP/ED: When does gambling turn from harmless entertainment to a problem?
(New York) -- When describing gambling, what’s the first thing people think of? Many people consider it a form of entertainment and a social activity among friends...

2/8/2019

article Saratoga, Belmont Changes Approved by Regulators
(New York) -- New York regulators have approved a proposal by the New York Racing Association to extend this summer's Saratoga Race Course meet by eight days and...
article Gambling addiction: New York has not assessed needs since 2006, audit finds
(New York) -- It's been more than a decade since New York has assessed its gambling addiction treatment programs despite an increased presence of casinos throughout...

2/7/2019

article New York gambling jobs expected to outpace other sectors
(New York) -- As the state of New York dives deeper into the gambling industry, more opportunities will pop up for its citizens. Yahoo Finance recently put out an...

2/6/2019

article Comptroller: New York has no idea what damage gambling has done
(New York) -- New York has seen an explosion of state-authorized gambling over the past 13 years, including new casinos in Buffalo and across upstate, new lottery...
article OP/ED: Will Cuomo roll the dice?
(New York) -- Expanded gambling has been a big part of state budget talks this year, with many people wanting more, more, more. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing...
article Foss: State ill prepared to address problem gambling
(New York) -- Does the state have enough treatment programs for problem gamblers? Does it know how many problem gamblers there are in New York, or whether their ranks...

2/3/2019

article After two years, del Lago still betting on success
(New York) -- Feb. 1 marked the second anniversary of the 2017 opening of the $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino on Route 414. Thomas Wilmot, president of the...
article Opinion: New York’s slow road to legal sports betting
(New York) -- New York is taking the slow road on sports betting. The state Gaming Commission took one small step last week, releasing draft regulations for two months...
article Sports betting could soon become legal in NYS
(New York) -- The Super Bowl is a huge day for sports betting- in other states. It's illegal in New York, but that might be changing. On January 28, the New York...

2/2/2019

article New York is missing out in sports betting revenue, stakeholders say
(New York) -- The state is taking steps to legalize betting on all sports but more needs to be done to make New York competitive with other states and to make New York...

2/1/2019

article Mobile NY Sports Betting Task Force Bill Faces Uphill Climb In Assembly
(New York) -- Six New York assemblymen want to create a 13-member task force to hold at least four public hearings analyzing mobile sports betting over the next year....

1/31/2019

article Mobile NY Sports Betting Showdown Could Pit Legislators, Governor Cuomo
(New York) -- Two key state legislators are preparing their case to sway Governor Andrew Cuomo on whether current law allows mobile NY sports betting. Assemblyman Gary...
article Batavia Downs, WROTB still without sports betting
(New York) -- It’s still a no-go on sports betting at Batavia Downs and other racinos following Monday’s release of the state Gaming Commission’s...

1/30/2019

article No Mobile In New NY Sports Betting Regulations Approved By Commission
(New York) -- The first phase of starting NY sports betting is in motion, but mobile wagering did not make the initial cut. The New York State Gaming Commission gave...
article With Large Shoes To Fill, Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. Continues Push For Sports Betting In New York
(New York) -- When the New York legislative session ended last June with the future of sports betting unresolved, some gaming advocates expressed concern that any...

1/29/2019

article Sports betting approved for four New York casinos
(New York) -- On Tuesday, the New York State Gaming Commission approved several sports betting regulations that will allow four casinos in upstate New York to build...
article New York Sports Betting Regulations Proposed, MGM Resorts Completes Empire City Acquisition
(New York) -- New York sports betting regulations were proposed this week by the state’s Gaming Commission, and the rules will now undergo a 60-day public comment...
article Empire Resorts rallies after New York moves forward with sports betting
(New York) -- Empire Resorts jumps 4.5% after the New York Gaming Commission takes the first step in legalizing sports betting in the state.

1/28/2019

article New York casinos could offer sports betting as soon as April
(New York) -- New York's casinos could begin taking wagers on sporting events as soon as April after state regulators took a key step Monday toward authorizing...
article New York Gaming Commission Approves Sports Wagering Rules For Upstate Casinos, Punts On Mobile Betting
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission on Monday approved a set of proposed sports betting regulations for four existing upstate casinos, potentially setting...
article NY Gaming Commission OKs sports betting rules
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission took an important step Monday toward allowing sports betting at commercial casinos in New York. The panel approved the rules...
article Sports Betting May Soon Be Legal in New York, but Only 4 Casinos Upstate Would Offer It
(New York) -- New York moved a giant step toward legalized sports betting on Monday, as the State Gaming Commission offered initial approval of a 33-page set of proposed...
article Sports betting moves closer to approval
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission took the initial step Monday toward allowing legal betting on professional and college sporting contests, though actual...
article Sports gambling rules moved along by regulators
(New York) -- A start date for sports gambling in New York is finally in sight. More than eight months after the U.S. Supreme Court gave states the go ahead to regulate...
article Turning Stone, Del Lago casinos ready for sports betting, now that it's a step closer
(New York) -- The Turning Stone Casino, its sister casinos owned by the Oneida Indian Nation, and del Lago Casino are all preparing to add sports betting to their gaming...
article New York to move toward allowing sports betting on Monday
(New York) -- New York regulators are scheduled to take a key step toward authorizing sports betting in the state, though only at the state's existing casinos and...
article It's official: MGM gets approval to own and operate Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway
(New York) -- Let the games begin. The state Gaming Commission on Monday approved a series of licenses to allow MGM Resorts to purchase Empire City Casino and Yonkers...

1/27/2019

article Andrew Cuomo bill: OTBs could shed horse racing operations
(New York) -- Off-Track Betting agencies in Nassau and Suffolk counties and across New York could shed their horse racing operations – their main function for...
article New Cuomo Budget Proposal Could Allow OTBs To Drop Horse Racing
(New York) -- While specifics are not yet clear, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2019-2020 budget could give the state's off-track betting agencies the ability...
article Lewis: What’s next for Empire after closing racino?
(New York) -- Empire Resorts’ decision to pull the plug on gaming at its Monticello Casino Raceway was unfortunate. But it was also inevitable. Practical. Logical...
article New York State Assembly May Launch Gambling Addiction Study, But Is There an Agenda?
(New York) -- In New York, a recent proposal to study gambling addiction is making its way through the State Assembly, even as questions arise if it is a thinly veiled...

1/26/2019

article New York’s Gaming Commission Sports Betting Rules Leak
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission is due to meet on Monday, January 28 in a bid to discuss the future of the sports betting industry in full. As lawmakers are...
article Monticello: Despite casino shutdown, all signs point to the Raceway remaining open
(New York) -- When the Times Herald-Record posted a story on January 22 reporting that casino operations at Monticello Raceway would cease on or about April 23, it sent...
article New York Advances Bill For Gambling Study That Could Last Until 2023
(New York) -- As New York slowly but surely positions itself to launch retail sports betting this year, some lawmakers are pushing a proposal to study the extent of...

1/25/2019

article New York Gaming Commission to Meet on January 28
(New York) -- New York is closer to sports betting than ever before. The Empire State’s Gaming Commission is going to hold a meeting on Monday, January 28, in...
article NY Sports Betting Rules Appear Ahead Of Key Gaming Meeting
(New York) -- New York is one step closer to having legal sports betting, as Legal Sports Report has obtained a draft copy of proposed rules in advance of next week...
article Sports Betting Finally Appears on NYS Gaming Commission’s Agenda
(New York) -- Following pressure from Governor Andrew Cuomo, commissioners have decided to act on sports betting or at least open discussions about the regulation of the...
article Inside Gaming: New York State Gaming Commission to Talk Sports Betting
(New York) -- Regulators in New York state will soon be meeting to discuss the possibility of sports betting in the Empire State. Yesterday came news that the New York...
article Resorts World Catskills Casino Hoping For A Boost From Sports, Entertainment
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills casino has kicked off its first full year of operations in upstate New York, and the good news is that a series of new developments...

1/24/2019

article NY Sports Betting Regulations Finally Appear To Be On The Way
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission will publicly discuss proposed rules for NY sports betting for the first time next week. The Empire State is one of...
article Rockland bettors lured by Jersey's legal sports gambling
(New York) -- Ten years ago, Mara Mendicino had four or five problem-gambling clients at Lexington Center for Recovery in Airmont. Today, she has more than 20. Legal...

1/23/2019

article New York Governor Cuomo Wants Sports Wagering Legalized in the State
(New York) -- In his State of the Nation address that took place recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly announced that he wants the authorization of sports...
article Foss: Casino cannibalization continues
(New York) -- Cannibalization. The word usually conjures up an image of an animal tearing apart another animal of the same species. But it's a word that can be used...
article Sciria: With Super Bowl coming up, New Yorkers still can't bet legally on sports
(New York) -- The Super Bowl is set and if you're a fan of the Los Angeles Rams (like my old pal Dave Coleman has been since the mid-70s) or have an interest in the...
article NYRA board asks CEO Chris Kay to step down
(New York) -- The executive who led the New York Racing Association's recent return to private control was asked to resign this week after allegations surfaced that...

1/22/2019

article Empire Resorts to close slots at Monticello Raceway
(New York) -- Empire Resorts, which owns the horse racing and slots operation at Monticello Casino and Raceway as well as the new Resorts World Catskills, has revealed...
article Monticello Raceway casino closing; harness track remains open
(New York) -- The casino operation at the Monticello Casino and Raceway will soon close, but the harness racing track will stay open for now. Empire Resorts, the...

1/17/2019

article Cuomo calls for sports betting at four upstate New York casinos
(New York) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated that he wants the state’s gambling regulator to press ahead and authorize sports betting at four upstate...
article NY Sports Betting Bill Still Coming From Key Assemblyman Despite Likely Veto
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow plans to push ahead with his bill to authorize mobile NY sports betting and retail betting at racetracks.
article NY Sports Betting Launch By Spring? Countdown On As Regulations May Come This Month
(New York) -- New York regulators are looking to get sports betting started at the state’s four upstate commercial casinos under the existing state law, according...
article Sports betting in New York: Casinos only at first, online perhaps later
(New York) -- If sports betting becomes legal in New York state this year, it looks more and more likely it’s going to be limited, at least at first. A player...
article NJ Keeps Benefiting From Playing Hare To NY’s Sports Betting Tortoise
(New York) -- Legal sports betting is on its way to neighboring New York. Sort of. But it looks like New Yorkers will still be coming to New Jersey to place bets for a...

1/16/2019

article Limited sports gambling rollout planned for New York
(New York) -- Mobile wagering on sports is at least three years away in New York, based on the interpretation of the state constitution advanced by the Division of...
article Sports betting in New York: Upstate casinos will soon get the go-ahead
(New York) -- New York is expected to move soon to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos and Native American casinos. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday backed letting...
article Why the wait? MGM wants to buy Empire City for $850M, but NY regulators aren’t acting
(New York) -- For weeks, the state Gaming Commission had eyed Jan. 3 to hold a vote to approve the sale of Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway to MGM Resorts. But the...

1/15/2019

article BLOG: Sports Betting May Be Coming To New York, But Not Everyone Invited To The Party
(New York) -- In order to stop the flow of New Yorkers and their dollars into New Jersey (and then some immediately back home to N.Y.) to bet on sports legally, the...
article NY Governor Cuomo Pitches For Sports Betting, But There’s A Big Catch
(New York) -- New York appears to be taking another step toward regulated sports betting, but not the one the industry really wanted. This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is...
article Place your bets: Cuomo wants sports gambling in upstate New York casinos
(New York) -- Sports gambling should be permitted at four upstate casinos, according to the budget plan unveiled today by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. “It’s here...
article Sports gambling coming state wide? Yes and no.
(New York) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in his State of the State that he would be looking to legalize sports gambling in "upstate casinos"....
article Neighbors oppose apartment complex next to Saratoga Casino
(New York) -- A Mohawk Valley developer of affordable housing wants to change city zoning laws to accommodate a 192-unit apartment complex next to the Saratoga Casino...

1/14/2019

article Cuomo revenue raisers to include sports betting and sales tax on pot
(New York) -- With the state facing a $3.1 billion fiscal gap, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has put the finishing touches on a state spending plan that is expected to top $170...

1/13/2019

article Moody's Investor Services again issues negative outlook for del Lago
(New York) -- A little better than a year ago, but still underperforming. For the second consecutive year, del Lago Resort & Casino will begin the year with a...
article Madison Square Garden Files Patent for Sports Betting
(New York) -- The Madison Square Garden Company, which is in charge of MSG and runs a number of sports betting spaces in Los Angeles along with developing shops in Las...

1/12/2019

article Casino financial performance improves in 2018
(New York) -- The casino industry in and around the Capital Region saw an improved financial performance in 2018 and is preparing new promotions to keep the momentum...

1/10/2019

article Madison Square Garden Looks Poised to Enter Sports Betting World
(New York) -- Madison Square Garden hasn’t formally announced any intention to get into sports betting, but the owners of Madison Square Garden did file to...
article Credit agency says del Lago casino’s financial outlook is getting worse
(New York) -- If the two-year-old del Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes is to survive, it’s going to need new cash investment or face a difficult...
article Del Lago Casino financial ratings downgraded again, outlook 'remains negative'
(New York) -- Citing lower-than-expected gross gaming revenue, Moody's Investors Service once again downgraded financial ratings for the nearly two-year-old del Lago...
article Del Lago Casino: Credit agency suggests it may already need financial 'restructuring'
(New York) -- The Del Lago Casino in the Finger Lakes is struggling to stay afloat amid ongoing debt and lower-than-expected revenue, a credit agency said Thursday. The...
article State casino revenue up, but still short
(New York) -- In 2017, when New York’s new Las Vegas-style casinos were more than $350 million off their initial revenue projections, the state Gaming Commission...

1/9/2019

article New York senator puts forward online poker bill
(New York) -- New York isn’t just getting ready for sports betting, it’s considering bringing in legal online poker as well. State Senator Joseph Addabbo has...
article NY casino revenue climbing, but still short of projections
(New York) -- In 2017, when New York's new Las Vegas-style casinos were more than $350 million off their initial revenue projections, the state Gaming Commission...

1/7/2019

article New York Online Poker Bill Faces A Difficult Path To Passage In 2019
(New York) -- Barely a week into the new year, New York has an online gaming bill in the hopper. State Sen. Joseph Addabbo pre-filed legislation this week that would...
article New York Takes Another Stab At Online Poker Consumer Protection
(New York) -- Is New York finally ready to protect its online poker players? Legislation pre-filed in the Empire State would establish the regulation of real-money...

1/6/2019

article NY lawmakers return to take up pot, tolls, sports bets
(New York) -- Proposals to legalize recreational marijuana, authorize sports betting and impose new tolls on drivers in Manhattan are just some of the top issues facing...
article NYS Exposed: Del Lago gaming revenue falls below expectations
(New York) -- Last January, the investment analyst Moody's said without a substantial improvement in revenue, Del Lago would not be able to support its debt...

1/4/2019

article Sports gambling remains illegal in New York
(New York) -- Nearly eight months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could implement sports gambling, New Yorkers have yet to cast a legal wager. The hold up...
article New York's largest indoor waterpark is opening: Here are the details
(New York) -- A massive resort and indoor waterpark in the Catskills is set to open in late March. The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark next to the Resort World...

1/3/2019

article Assemblyman Hawley: Sports betting in NY could tacked onto state budget
(New York) -- Sports betting will soon be coming to upstate New York. Oneida Indian Nation, the owner of the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, announced Wednesday...
article Legal Sports Wagering Coming To The Rivers Casino In 2019?
(New York) -- According to reports The Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY will be offering legal sports wagering in 2019. The Turning Stone would become the first...
article $850M deal on hold between Empire City Casino and MGM
(New York) -- A scheduled vote Thursday by the New York State Gaming Commission to approve the $850 million sale of Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway to Las Vegas-...
article Why the Empire City Casino sale to MGM is delayed
(New York) -- Don't read too much into it, the state Gaming Commission stressed: The $850 million sale of Empire City Casino in Yonkers to MGM was merely delayed...

1/2/2019

article Empire City Casino: New York regulators abruptly cancel meeting on MGM purchase
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission on Thursday was expected to approve the sale of Yonkers Raceway and Empire City Casino to MGM, ending the 46-year ownership of...

12/31/2018

article Genting Keeping Eye on Expected Yonkers Development
(New York) -- New York regulators this week are poised to approve several required measures to pave the way for an early January closing of the sale of Yonkers Racetrack...

12/28/2018

article Committee chair: Sports betting likely addressed in budget
(New York) -- Comprehensive regulations for sports gambling could be adopted in the state budget, according to incoming Senate Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee...

12/27/2018

article Islandia residents' lawsuit against casino shouldn't proceed, judge says
(New York) -- A federal bankruptcy court judge has recommended ruling in favor of Islandia and Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino in a lawsuit filed by village residents...
article Federal judge recommends tossing Jake’s 58 lawsuit
(New York) -- A federal judge has recommended tossing a lawsuit against Jake's 58 Hotel & Casino. The lawsuit was filed by four residents aimed at closing the...

12/19/2018

article State opens new problem gambling help center
(New York) -- The state has opened a new resource center in Guilderland to help people dealing with gambling addiction. The Problem Gambling Center on Great Oaks...

12/18/2018

press release Greene St. Kitchen To Bring Downtown New York Street Art And Gastronomic Innovation To Palms Casino Resort
(Las Vegas) -- Greene St. Kitchen will soon open its doors at Palms Casino Resort as part of the hotel's $690M property-wide transformation. Blending street art and...

12/16/2018

article Who Needs Vegas? New York's Surprising Empire City Has It All--Casino, Food, Bowling
(New York) -- The lights flashed and blasts of air greeted us. We were surrounded by thousands of machines blinking and whirring and lending an air of excitement and...
article Capitol Connection: Cuomo wrong to veto lottery anonymity
(New York) -- Despite the fact that both houses of the legislature enthusiastically voted to allow lottery (Lotto) winners to remain anonymous, the governor vetoed the...

12/14/2018

article Sheldon Adelson and LVS Corp Pushing for New York City Casino
(New York) -- LVS chief and chair Sheldon Adelson has his eyes on a casino in New York City, which is why he’s been busy aligning himself with some of New York...

12/12/2018

article Sheldon Adelson makes a play for a New York City casino
(New York) -- Sheldon Adelson wants to build a casino in New York City, and the corporation he runs is enlisting some of New York’s most prominent players in a...
article State opens pair of problem-gambling help centers
(New York) -- New York state has opened the first two of five planned problem gambling centers funded by fees paid by commercial casinos, the Office of Alcoholism and...

12/11/2018

article Are There Too Few Casinos In New York City?
(New York) -- They saw New York is the city that never sleeps but when it comes to the number of casinos in the city it seems to have completely switched off.

12/10/2018

article N.Y. Gaming Commission to permit exemptions to rule on ratio of purses to claiming price
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission on Monday approved a rule allowing tracks to apply for temporary exemptions to a regulation requiring that purses be no more...

12/9/2018

article Hotel at casino site gets new PILOT terms from IDA
(New York) -- The company that plans to build a hotel attached to del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre asked for the terms of a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement...

12/8/2018

article Comptroller: Gaming Commission needs better drug-testing policy
(New York) -- In a report that makes specific mention of the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway harness track, the state Gaming Commission is being told it needs to do a better...

12/6/2018

article Saratoga Casino Hotel Breaks Ground on New Outdoor Gaming Terrace
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel broke ground on Nov. 23 on a new capital improvement project that will add an outdoor gaming terrace to the property. Estimated to be...

12/5/2018

article New York Sports Betting Will Be Too Big To Ignore In 2019, Assemblyman Says
(New York) -- When there’s an 800-pound gorilla in the room, people tend to take notice. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow called New York sports betting that “800-...
article What does MGM have planned for Empire City Casino as Yonkers purchase nears?
(New York) -- MGM Resorts is expected to close in early January on its $850 million purchase of Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway. But the gambling giant is keeping...
article Casino's latest amenity brings a breath of fresh air
(New York) -- Next spring, you'll be able to play the slots as horses race by. Saratoga Casino Hotel has begun work on an outdoor gaming terrace that will include 50...

12/2/2018

article New York Appeals Ruling That Declared Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal, But So Will Anti-Gambling Groups
(New York) -- The State of New York has appealed against a judge’s ruling that daily fantasy sports is illegal gambling under the state constitution, which...

11/26/2018

article New York Gaming Commission In No Mood To Regulate DFS After Court Calls It Illegal
(New York) -- In November 2015, New York’s State attorney general told daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings to stop conducting business with New...

11/23/2018

article Bovada Returns To New York, Or Why A ‘Ban’ On Online Casino And Sports Betting Means Nothing
(New York) -- Offshore gambling operator Bovada is back in New York, offering its online casino options like sports betting and slots to residents of the state. Sound...

11/22/2018

article Del Lago donates more than 300 Thanksgiving turkeys
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino donated more than 300 turkeys and non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving holiday. In Seneca County, Del Lago officials...

11/21/2018

article Daily fantasy sports contests operating on their own in New York
(New York) -- New York State has become the Wild West for the daily fantasy sports wagering industry. A month after the contests were declared illegal by a state judge,...
article Legal limbo for interactive fantasy sports in New York
(New York) -- More than three weeks after a court determined that companies like FanDuel and DraftKings were violating the state Constitution, they're continuing to...
article New Fantasy Sports Operators May Have Golden Opportunity To Enter New York Market
(New York) -- In the two-plus years since New York State signed into law its interactive fantasy sports bill, New York's state gaming commission had failed to enact...
article New York casinos await sports betting for a revenue boost
(New York) -- New York’s four upstate casinos were hoping for a big summer, but ended up with modest improvement in their revenue, state records show. Now they are...

11/14/2018

article Empire Resorts enters into alliance with British betting giant
(New York) -- Aqueduct could be off to the races in future sports wagering as Empire Resorts — its parent company — has entered into a strategic alliance...
article New York’s Empire Resorts Joins Forces With Bet365 on Sports Betting
(New York) -- Empire Resorts, Inc., now an affiliate of bet365 Group Limited (bet365) and Resorts World Catskills today revealed a “strategic alliance” to...
article Sportsbook invests $34M in Sullivan casino
(New York) -- The world’s largest online sports-betting company has become the second-largest shareholder in Empire Resorts, the parent company of Resorts World...
article Suffolk OTB Renews Interest In Medford Casino
(New York) -- The Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting corporation wants to turn a vacant 32-acre site in Medford into a casino just two years after a similar proposal...

11/13/2018

article Newsday: Suffolk OTB may try again for Medford casino
(New York) -- Suffolk Off-Track Betting may try its hand at another attempt at building a Medford casino, Newsday reports. Just mentioning the word "casino" in...
article Suffolk OTB reconsiders Medford casino plan after failing to sell site
(New York) -- Suffolk OTB is dusting off plans to build a video lottery casino or sports betting facility at the Medford site where a previous casino plan was scuttled...

11/11/2018

article MGM-Casino Sale to Include $8M Payment to Yonkers
(New York) -- Mayor Mike Spano announced recently that MGM Resorts International’s acquisition of Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway will result in a transfer...

11/8/2018

article The Largest Comic & Sci-Fi Expo in New York Returns to Resorts World Casino
(New York) -- With the Holiday season is full swing, Comic and Sci-Fi lovers of ALL AGES are getting ready to gear up for WINTERCON 2018 as it makes its return to...

11/7/2018

article Ex-worker accuses Empire City Casino of catering-tips fraud
(New York) -- A former catering service worker at Empire City is accusing the casino of cheating him and other workers out of gratuities. Alejandro Contreras alleged in...

11/1/2018

article New York’s Authorization of Fantasy Sports Ruled Unconstitutional
(New York) -- On October 26, 2018, Justice Gerald W. Connolly of the New York Supreme Court for Albany County ruled in White v. Cuomo (Index No. 5861-16) that New York...

10/26/2018

article Sale of Empire City Casino expected to yield up to $8 million to Yonkers
(New York) -- When MGM Resorts Internationally formally takes over Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway in the first quarter of 2019, it is expected to result in...

10/25/2018

article Casino raises $1,193 for Seneca County flood relief
(New York) -- The del Lago Resort & Casino on Route 414 raised $1,193 toward flood relief efforts in south Seneca County. The casino hosted a Tasting Tuesday event...
article Yonkers: Empire City sale to MGM Resorts will bring city up to $8M payment
(New York) -- MGM Resorts will pay the city $7 million to $8 million in taxes for the purchase of Empire City, Mayor Mike Spano announced today. Spano said it was...

10/21/2018

article Tioga Downs Casino Owner Makes Huge Donation to Local Veteran Support Group
(New York) -- Today the owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort, Jeff Gural, presented a check for $66,500.00 to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group. Gural is a major...

10/20/2018

article Where are the loosest slots in the Capital Region?
(New York) -- The billboards communicate directly to the gambler who really, really wants to win. "Loosest Slots in the Capital Region!" they proclaim,...

10/16/2018

article Saratoga Casino Hotel celebrates contributing $1 billion to NYS Education
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel celebrated contributing $1 billion to New York State Education since expanding their harness track into New York State’s debut...

10/13/2018

article A peek at NY’s gambling future
(New York) -- Saturday night in the FanDuel Sportsbook at The Meadowlands, enthusiasts gambled legally on every sort of sporting contest imaginable. Most were enthused,...

10/3/2018

press release Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates $50 Million In Jackpot Payouts
(New York) -- The gamble has certainly paid off for guests of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, where players have taken home more than $50,000,000 in jackpot...

10/2/2018

article Niagara County leaders ask Cuomo for casino revenue advance
(New York) -- Leaders of the Niagara County Legislature asked Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday to send an advance on Seneca Niagara Casino revenue to the county, as he did...
article Niagara County officials ask for casino revenue advance from state
(New York) -- Following the recent announcement that New York state will be advancing casino revenues to the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara County lawmakers are asking...

9/26/2018

article City In New York Levies $200 Garbage Pickup Fee To Make Up For Lost Casino Revenue
(New York) -- The state of New York has welcomed several additional brick-and-mortar casinos over the past few years, creating stiff competition for gambling dollars....
article Cuomo Advances Casino Cash
(New York) -- Governor Cuomo visited Western New York today and brought with him a gift for the cash-strapped city of Niagara Falls. “Niagara Falls is suffering...
article Cuomo announces $12.3 million to make up Niagara Falls' lost casino revenues
(New York) -- Niagara Falls officials were grateful to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Wednesday for sending $12.3 million to the city to replace Seneca Niagara Casino profits the...

9/18/2018

article Tioga Downs Marketing Manager talks Upcoming Sports Betting
(New York) -- At the Binghamton Rotary Club #64, members welcomed guest speaker Jim Weed, the marketing manager of Tioga Downs Casino Resort, as he talked about the...

9/17/2018

article Queens woman wins $1M giveaway at Resorts World Catskills casino
(New York) -- A Queens woman won $1 million Saturday night to cap off three months of Resorts World Catskills casino’s “Imagine a Million” giveaway.

9/12/2018

article Viewpoint: N.Y. sports betting odds are stacked against us
(New York) -- In a major piece of unfinished business, New York state lawmakers left for the year without voting on a sports betting bill. But with millions flowing into...

9/8/2018

article Rivers has best month ever but loses top spot among N.Y. casinos
(New York) -- August was the best revenue month ever for Rivers Casino & Resort, and the last week of August the best single revenue week ever. The Schenectady...
article Resorts World Catskills is brand-new and fabulous
(New York) -- There's a new resort and casino in upstate Monticello: Resorts World Catskills -- that opened its doors in February and everyone's raving about it...

9/7/2018

article OP/ED: Gambling: Missing the boat on sports gambling
(New York) -- Apparently, the New York State Legislature dropped the ball this past session when it came to enabling legalized sports gambling.

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