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NYRA, Industry Leaders Back Sports Gambling at Tracks

New York Racing Association tracks want to participate in sports wagering should the U.S. Supreme Court relax a ban on the gambling form, according to the racing corporation's president.

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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.

9/5/2018

article Foss: Report urges caution on sports gambling
(New York) -- One of the more surprising developments of this year's legislative session was the quiet death of the push to legalize sports gambling in New York....
article Syracuse Sports Business Expert Skeptical of Efforts to Ease Sports Betting Problems
(New York) -- Efforts to prevent problems in sports gambling may come up short. With it now legal, some states have gone all in on sports betting. Other states, like New...
article Casino tax impact differs for Schenectady, Glenville
(New York) -- The chairman of the City Council's finance committee says that even though the city ended 2017 with a $1.68 million deficit, it looks like city...

9/4/2018

article Why legal sports gambling will not be addressed before NFL season
(New York) -- The wait is almost over. In just a few days, fans across western New York will get to watch and cheer on their favorite teams when the new NFL season kicks...
article Resorts World Casino visitors tend to smash slot machines after losses
(New York) -- When players visit a casino, they usually have a few drinks, spin a few reels and maybe hit a table game or two. At the end of the night, hopefully, the...

9/3/2018

article Bitter gamblers can’t stop bashing, breaking slot machines
(New York) -- They start out missing a “BAR” and wind up behind bars. Hard-luck — and mostly drunk — gamblers at the Resorts World Casino in...

9/2/2018

article Biggest obstacle for NYS sports betting? Time
(New York) -- Days have dwindled down to hours as the clock winds down to the beginning of the 2018-19 NFL season. And after all that talk in Spring about the Supreme...
article Islandia mayor 'confident' village will prevail in casino lawsuit
(New York) -- Islandia Village Mayor Allan Dorman said he is “confident” a judge will dismiss a lawsuit in the latest legal battle over the casino at Jake...

8/29/2018

article Empire Resorts: A Short Play In The Making Or A Gutsy Entry Point?
(Wall Street) -- When Empire Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:NYNY) got the nod from New York state on what was perceived as the crown jewel gaming license after upstate...

8/23/2018

article New rides and a boutique hotel to help reawaken Coney Island
(New York) -- On the heels of news that Coney Island will be getting its first new hotel in 50 years, plans have surfaced for a 150,000-square-foot expansion of Luna...

8/20/2018

article Letter: Disappointed with experience at Sullivan County casino
(New York) -- I am writing in response to the article about the losses reported by the new Sullivan County casino. They advertise Las Vegas-style gambling but the...

8/17/2018

article Investors in defunct casino project sue Louis Cappelli for $3M
(New York) -- Resort Group Investors LLC is suing White Plains developer Louis R. Cappelli for $3 million, for refusing to buy back their interests in a casino project....

8/16/2018

article Woman wins second big jackpot at same casino in 5 months
(New York) -- Lightning struck twice for a Westchester woman who won a $1.4 million jackpot at the Empire City Casino over the weekend — the second time she’...

8/15/2018

article Smokin' Joe, USA Niagara $25 million property deal in the works
(New York) -- USA Niagara Development Corp. is poised to possibly acquire 32 properties in Niagara Falls from Tuscarora business leader Joseph “Smokin’ Joe...
article State agency approves $27 million Anderson land deal
(New York) -- After six months of negotiations with Tuscarora businessman Joseph "Smokin' Joe" Anderson, officials at a state-run agency tasked with...
article State offers $25 million to buy 'Smokin Joe's' Niagara Falls properties
(New York) -- Tuscarora businessman Joseph "Smokin' Joe" Anderson has struck a deal to sell 32 properties in downtown Niagara Falls, including two hotels,...
article Resorts World Casino revenue report
(New York) -- The new Resorts World Casino isn’t bringing in as much revenue as had been anticipated, according to published reports. A second-quarter earnings...
article New York sees uptick in Lottery plays despite added casino competition
(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...

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...

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