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New York casino revenue investigation begins

Gary Pretlow, New York Assemblyman, has asked State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to investigate the reason for three upstate land-based casinos failings to meet their target revenues.

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8/13/2018

article Resorts World Catskills Reports $37 Million Q2 Loss
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills opened in Upstate New York in February of this year with a promise to revitalize the area. Its launch was even heralded as “...
article Village Casino breaks original chicken wing record
(New York) -- The Village Casino has broken their own world record for most chicken wings served in a 24-hour time period. The Village Casino set the Guinness World...

8/11/2018

article Gates man charged in alleged bomb threat at del Lago Resort & Casino
(New York) -- A Gates man was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly making a false threat of a bomb at the del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County....

8/10/2018

article The State of New York State’s Legal Sports Betting Future
(New York) -- Legal sports betting in New York could occur before the start of the next legislative session in January, but it wouldn’t be statewide. Why? Because...
article State lottery thrives despite competition from casinos
(New York) -- Despite new competition for gambling dollars, the New York State Lottery's games and video-gaming parlors saw a modest increase in sales in the most...

8/9/2018

article New York sees uptick in Lottery play even with new casino choices
(New York) -- Despite new competition for gambling dollars, New York's Lottery games and video gaming parlors saw a modest increase in sales in the most recent state...
article NYS Exposed: An inside look at legal sports betting
(New York) -- Legal sports betting is coming to New York. While it is still unclear of when that will officially happen, we are getting a closer look at how it is going...

8/7/2018

article New York preparing limited roll-out of sports gambling
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission is working on regulations that would make sports gambling available at New York's four privately run full-scale casinos,...

8/5/2018

article Another roll of the dice: Schenectady's Rivers, Saratoga's racino get new Mass. neighbor
(New York) -- The crowded Northeast gambling industry will gain a new player in less than three weeks, as one of two large casinos under construction in Massachusetts...

8/4/2018

article Foss: Increase in casino revenue comes with social costs
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort has quietly turned a corner, defying, I must admit, my cynical expectations for Schenectady's gaming facility on the Mohawk...

8/3/2018

article Resorts World Casino evacuated following bomb threat
(New York) -- Cops ordered the temporary evacuation of the Resorts World Casino in Queens Friday following a bomb threat, authorities said. Workers at the Rockaway Blvd...

8/1/2018

article Event at Rivers Casino to highlight minority- and women-owned business program
(New York) -- A mixer hosted by the UpState Black Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Capital District Black Chamber of Commerce, will highlight a program aimed at...

7/26/2018

article Sports Betting Paves The Way For Great Gambling Fun In New York
(New York) -- While the man on the street might think that daily fantasy sports (DFS) is straightforward gambling, there is a grey area that even leaves lawmakers in the...

7/25/2018

article New competition for Capital Region gambling dollars
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady is getting a new competitor about 100 miles away over the border in Massachusetts.

7/24/2018

article Rivers Casino in Schenectady wants to add more slot machines
(New York) -- Rivers Casino and Resort wants to give people on its outdoor patio more places to gamble. The Schenectady casino will be seeking approval from the state to...
article Police: Table game dispute at Rivers Casino leads to assault
(New York) -- A dispute at a Rivers Casino and Resort table game Friday night escalated to an assault, authorities said. The incident happened just after 9:30 p.m....

7/23/2018

article Newly-hired general manager trying to turn around struggling del Lago
(New York) -- When del Lago Resort and Casino marked its first anniversary in February, it wasn't only a celebration. The casino came up $100 million short of its...

7/22/2018

article Local casino hopeful to soon have sports betting
(New York) -- Get ready to place your bets on your favorite sporting team, sports betting may soon be coming to Tioga Downs. The casino is looking to bring FanDuel...
article Resorts World Catskills Bringing In Less Than Half of Projected Revenue as New York State Battles Neighbors for Business
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills was expected to be the crowning jewel of New York’s upstate casino expansion plans. But since opening in February, the venue...

7/19/2018

article DraftKings Partners With Del Lago, But No Clarity On When Sportsbook Will Launch
(New York) -- The top daily fantasy sports operation in the country is looking to open another sportsbook. This time in Upstate New York. DraftKings and the del Lago...

7/18/2018

article How New York could soon make sports bets
(New York) -- Nearly two months since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of letting states decide whether sports gambling should be legal, the bill still hasn't passed...

7/17/2018

article New York Sports Betting Could Be In Play By Fall Without Legislature
(New York) -- Sports betting, already a huge success in New Jersey, may have a future in New York before this fall even though state legislators failed to put into...
article Del Lago casino partners with fantasy league DraftKings on sports betting
(New York) -- Del Lago Casino & Resort will partner with daily fantasy sports provider DraftKings to operate its Vegas-style sports betting book -- if and when New...

7/16/2018

article State looks to offer online sports gambling without new law
(New York) -- The state is exploring the possibility of authorizing online sports gambling without legislative action, according to a report at Monday’s meeting of...
article State gaming officials considering whether to let New York's casinos offer online sports wagering
(New York) -- New York casinos may still get the chance to offer online sports wagering — even though the state Legislature failed to pass legislation officially...
article DraftKings Partners With New York Casino In Preparation For Launch In Empire State
(New York) -- DraftKings has positioned itself to attack the New York marketplace once the state begins allowing for sports betting within its borders. Today, the daily...
article DraftKings Preps for New York Sports Gambling With Casino Deal
(New York) -- Sports betting hasn’t yet come to New York, but companies are jockeying for position now. The latest is daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings Inc. As...
article DraftKings to partner with del Lago Casino for sports betting
(New York) -- DraftKings Inc. and the del Lago Resort & Casino announced Monday they will partner to provide a sports-betting operation at the Finger Lakes casino....
article How DraftKings and FanDuel will be able to pivot from fantasy to full-on sports gambling in New York
(New York) -- The DFS-ification of sports gambling is taking shape. DraftKings announced Monday a deal with del Lago Resort & Casino that will essentially enable it...
article Sports-Betting Operations See Jackpot in Upstate New York Casinos
(New York) -- Two casinos in New York state have reached agreements with sports-betting platforms to open brick-and-mortar sites to place the wagers. The daily fantasy...
article Commentary: Making lemonade out of Schenectady's Rivers Casino
(New York) -- New York came to the casino dance a bit late. In a saturated casino market, projected revenues were unrealistic. But are the casinos a failure? I can only...

7/14/2018

article Report finds underage people accessed gaming floor at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- A new finding from the State Gaming Commission found underage people were able to access the gaming floor at Rivers Casino. Our media partner, the Daily...

7/12/2018

article Mark Juliano named new GM at del Lago Resort and Casino
(New York) -- Casino industry veteran Mark Juliano is the new General Manager at the del Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes region upstate New York. The...

7/11/2018

article Del Lago's new general manager trying to turn things around for the casino
(New York) -- From Atlantic City to Vegas to the town of Tyre, Mark Juliano, Del Lago's new general manager has been in gaming for decades. He's trying to turn...

7/8/2018

article Suite Talk: Taryn Duffy of Empire City Casino
(New York) -- Taryn Duffy, director of public affairs for Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway, never imagined that she’d one day work in the gaming industry....

7/1/2018

article News Closeup: Hope for a rebirth of the Catskills
(New York) -- A trip to the Catskills was like summer camp for a generation of New Yorkers looking to escape the stifling city heat in the days before air conditioning....

6/27/2018

article Report says New York will top Nevada as sports betting leader
(New York) -- New York will become the nation’s largest sports wagering market by 2023, with Nevada falling off to No. 4, a new research report says. Washington-...
article Report says New York will top Nevada as sports wagering leader by 2023
(New York) -- New York will become the nation’s largest sports wagering market by 2023, with Nevada falling off to No. 4, a new research report says. Washington-...
article Report: NY Will Have Biggest Sports Betting Market in U.S.
(New York) -- A new report shows that the New York sports betting market will surpass Nevada as the biggest in the U.S. and the U.S. will do more gambling business than...

6/26/2018

article Lawmaker Says NY Sports Betting Bill ‘Not Dead, But In A Coma;’ Expects Wagering At Commercial Casinos In 2018
(New York) -- In an exclusive interview with Legal Sports Report, New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow blamed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and opposition from Indian tribes for the...
article Future of Sports Wagering in New York–Betting on the Odds
(New York) -- Despite five states (so far) leading the charge to starting sports wagering in their jurisdiction – Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode...
article New GM hopes to help Del Lago Casino improve
(New York) -- Gaming revenues at Del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County were $100 million short of what was promised in its first year. The owners have already made...

6/24/2018

article Is del Lago Casino still seeking a financial bailout from the state?
(New York) -- Three months after the co-owner of del Lago Resort and Casino went to Albany asking for financial assistance from the state, he was back.

6/23/2018

article What's next for sports gambling push in New York uncertain
(New York) -- An effort to legalize sports gambling in New York died of multiple causes at the Capitol last week. It was halted, in part, by opponents concerned about a...

6/22/2018

article Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC
(New York) -- The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City’s doorstep next month. Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey...
article New York lawmakers fail to pass updated sportsbetting legislation
(New York) -- Hopes that New York would soon become the next American jurisdiction to legalize state-wide sportsbetting were reportedly crushed on Wednesday after its...
article New York Sports Betting Could Come to Upstate Casinos Through 2013 Law
(New York) -- New York sports betting was a highly debated topic over the last month in the State Assembly, but with no common ground reached on several key topics, the...
article Mark Juliano left Sands Bethlehem to try to reopen the Revel. Now, his next challenge comes at a Finger Lakes casino
(New York) -- Four years before Las Vegas Sands Corp. agreed to sell its Bethlehem casino to a group controlled by an Indian tribe from Alabama, rumors swirled across...

6/21/2018

article New York sports betting: Deadline passes with no new law
(New York) -- New York lawmakers failed to pass a new sports betting bill by Wednesday's deadline, leaving state gaming officials with an outdated law to set...
article State Legislature fails to act on sports gambling
(New York) -- The state Legislature adjourned Wednesday night without taking any action to legalize sports betting in New York state. Separate bills introduced this year...
article New York sports betting: Deadline passes with no new law
(New York) -- New York lawmakers failed to pass a new sports betting bill by Wednesday's deadline, leaving state gaming officials with an outdated law to set...
article NY Senator: More discussion needed on sports betting
(New York) -- State lawmakers were meeting Wednesday, their last day before the end of the regular session for the year. The possibility of passing a bill this year to...

6/19/2018

article In Albany, Legislature moving to close session, with major deals dying
(New York) -- At a time when one of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature Buffalo Billion programs is the subject of a corruption trial, efforts to restore oversight of...
article Ex-MBS exec to run upstate New York casino: report
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort and Casino in New York state in the United States, has appointed Mark Juliano, a former executive of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, as its...
article Troubled New York State Del Lago Resort Makes New Plea for State Help
(New York) -- Thomas Wilmot, the owner of the struggling Del Lago Resort and Casino in upstate New York, was in Albany last week to meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s...

6/18/2018

article Is it game on for sports betting in New York?
(New York) -- When New York lawmakers expanded casino gambling in 2013, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow had a premonition. He snuck in an amendment to allow sports betting...
article Lawmakers hedging their bets on sports gambling legislation
(New York) -- 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...
article New York pushes last-minute changes to sports betting bill before lawmakers adjourn
(New York) -- New York senators have amended gambling bill S7900 in a last-ditch effort to legalise sports betting before the session ends on June 20. The bill, now...
article Local casino owner remains positive as lawmakers vote on sports betting this week
(New York) -- The clock is ticking. Time is running out for state lawmakers to legalize sports betting. "It will be a long winter for the politicians when they...
article Other games of chance and skill on Albany's agenda
(New York) -- All bets are off for gambling as the state legislative session comes to a close. While the sports betting bill has dominated the conversation in Albany,...
article Del Lago Casino again comes to Albany eyeing state help
(New York) -- The co-owner of the del Lago Resort and Casino met with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration last week as the struggling facility continues to seek state...
article Is del Lago Casino in the Finger Lakes seeking a state bail-out again?
(New York) -- In March, when news broke that the struggling del Lago Resort & Casino near Waterloo was seeking a bail out from the state, the reaction was...
article Del Lago Resort & Casino hires new general manager
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County has hired a new general manager. Mark Juliano, a 30-year veteran of the gaming industry, will begin his new...
article Del Lago Resort & Casino names new general manager
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino has named Mark Juliano its new general manager. Described as a “30-year industry veteran,” Juliano will begin his...
article Entertainment Village under construction at Sullivan County casino site
(New York) -- Construction of the Entertainment Village has begun at site of the recently opened Resorts World Catskills hotel and gaming complex. Resorts World...

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...

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