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NYS Gaming Commission observes National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The New York State Gaming Commission is joining forces with the National Council on Problem Gambling, New York state public health organizations, advocacy groups and gambling operators to dedicate the month of March to raising public awareness of problem gambling.

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6/2/2020

article Mobile sports gambling efforts in New York hit a speed bump
(New York) -- In order for New York State to even consider making provisions for legal online sports gambling, Spectrum Gaming Group must first submit a study on the...

6/1/2020

article NYS Gaming Commission Extends Deadline On Gaming Market Study
(New York) -- Citing the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the gaming environment in the Empire State, the New York State Gaming Commission announced...

5/31/2020

article Return to racing at Yonkers complicated, but progressing
(New York) -- Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOA of NY) president Joe Faraldo said the re-opening of Yonkers Raceway could happen as soon as the second or...

5/29/2020

article Assemblyman Sean Ryan Skeptical About Statler Casino Idea
(New York) -- Jemal admitted he doesn't know much about gaming in New York. Assemblyman Sean Ryan believes he'll learn building a casino is a tough task. "...
article Gyms, casinos and amusement parks are not part of New York’s phase two reopening plan
(New York) -- Gyms, fitness centers, casinos, VLTs and malls are not a part of New York’s second phase of reopening businesses, state officials posted online this...
article Rivers Casino cancels concert series, July 4 fete
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort has canceled its Harbor Jam summer concert series and its Fourth of July festivities, the casino announced Friday.

5/28/2020

article Is a new casino on Buffalo's horizon?
(New York) -- The new owner of Statler City admits he has “no plan” for the former hotel in downtown Buffalo. But as WBFO’s Chris Caya reports the...

5/24/2020

article Pro sports teams, vets offices next to reopen in New York
(New York) -- New York is "decidedly in the reopening phase," Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Sunday, as he announced that professional sports leagues can begin...

5/23/2020

article Saratoga horse racing will go on without fans - a season like no other
(New York) -- As we barrel toward the opening of the Saratoga Race Course meet — and we are only 53 days away from July 16 — one thing we know is this: The...
article Vernon Downs plans to start racing on June 2 with no spectators
(New York) -- Vernon Downs will start harness racing again on June 2 with qualifying races, if all goes to plan, according to owner Jeff Gural. Vernon Downs Casino Hotel...
article Mental health’s close connection with problem gambling
(New York) -- May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health refers to our cognitive, emotional, and behavioral wellness. How we think and feel can attribute to the...

5/22/2020

article When will New York's casinos reopen? What Cuomo and the betting halls are saying
(New York) -- Casinos in New York were shuttered in mid-March as the coronavirus started to spread throughout the state. It could be a month or more before they reopen....

5/20/2020

article No date for reopening casinos
(New York) -- There are two gaming facilities in the Hudson Valley, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and Resorts World Catskills in the Town of Thompson, both of...
article Owner of Saratoga Casino Hotel terminates deal to buy Colorado casino and hotel
(New York) -- Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. has terminated an agreement to purchase Wildwood Casino and the Gold King Mountain Inn in Colorado. The owners of Saratoga...

5/19/2020

article New York casino furloughs 1,000 workers
(New York) -- Yonkers’ Empire City Casino has furloughed about 1,000 employees, about 90% of its workforce, due to the coronavirus pandemic, documents show. The...
article Belmont Stakes shortened, will be run June 20; 40-stakes meet begins June 3
(New York) -- In a world turned upside down, perhaps it is only fitting this year that the Triple Crown will be run out of order. The Belmont Stakes, traditionally the...

5/17/2020

article Vernon Downs to begin spectator-less races on June 1st
(New York) -- The Governor's office announced that horse racing can begin without spectators on June 1st. The Governor's office plans on sending detailed...
article Horses prepare for Saratoga Race Course without fans this spring and summer
(New York) -- On Saturday, Governor Cuomo announced that there will be no fans allowed to gather at horse racing tracks in New York. Local breeders say their first...
article Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel Readies for Tracks To Reopen
(New York) -- Horse racing tracks can reopen June 1st, and Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel is starting to get ready. The track's president says while they have the...

5/16/2020

article Horse racing can resume without spectators on June 1
(New York) -- The New York Racing Association, which hasn't been able to run a thoroughbred horse race since March 15, is back in business. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo...
article Vernon Downs among tracks set for races in state
(New York) -- There’s some positive news for racing fans Saturday. New York state will allow horse racing at tracks across the state to proceed without spectators...

5/15/2020

article Return to racing in New York remains in limbo
(New York) -- As racing begins to open up on major circuits in Kentucky and California, New York racing is still stuck in limbo, two months and counting without live...

5/5/2020

article Rivers Casino cancels May and June shows
(New York) -- The wait for fun and entertainment at rivers casino will be a little longer. In coordination with Governor Cuomo's reopening plan, which has...

4/29/2020

article Coronavirus aftershocks could cost Niagara Falls investment grade rating
(New York) -- A financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic added to already strained finances has dragged Niagara Falls, New York, to the verge of junk status. Fitch...

4/28/2020

article Gambling opponents want a Lottery moratorium
(New York) -- With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the nation’s economy, there are moratoriums on rent, late utility bills and other payments that countless...

4/27/2020

article Reopening casinos should be reviewed on ‘individual basis,’ Cuomo says
(New York) -- Immediately reopening “attractive nuisances” as the state begins to emerge from its shutdown is unlikely, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But unlike...

4/23/2020

article With casinos closed, problem gambling remains a concern
(New York) -- What has the closing of del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre and Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack in Farmington meant to hardcore, problem gamblers who...

4/20/2020

article Is A Constitutional Amendment Finally In Play For Mobile NY Sports Betting?
(New York) -- It might be time to pursue a constitutional amendment to legalize mobile NY sports betting, according to one key legislator. After another failed effort to...

4/16/2020

article Woes at Saratoga harness track as horses remain with no racing
(New York) -- While the pandemic keeps horse racing fans guessing about the prospects for the sport, grooms and trainers at the Saratoga Casino Hotel's harness track...

4/15/2020

article What will COVID-19 cost Seneca County?
(New York) -- An estimation by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), which was released in late-March, paints a stark picture of the economic impact of...

4/12/2020

article Rivers Casino in Schenectady to furlough staff, cut salaries
(New York) -- Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady will begin furloughing most of its team member staff starting next week and "substantially" cut the...

4/11/2020

article Coronavirus and Sports Gambling: What the bookies and the bettors are doing without live games
(New York) -- These were real callers to New York’s Problem Gambling Resource Centers, according to the council’s assistant executive director, Michelle...
article Nassau OTB to employees: Retire, use time owed or work without pay
(New York) -- Nassau Regional Off Track Betting has asked its 132 employees to use accumulated sick and vacation time, work temporarily without pay or retire as the...
article Photo Gallery: Rivers Casino staff feeding Ellis Hospital workers
(New York) -- Volunteers from Rivers Casino and Resort dedicated their Saturday to help keep the medical community fed, even while practicing social distancing....

4/10/2020

article Rivers Casino furloughs most staff, significantly cuts salary for those remaining
(New York) -- Coronavirus causes more bad news for the Captial Region, this time impacting a well know casino in Schenectady. Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady...
article Schenectady Rivers Casino and Resort volunteers provide meals to multiple organizations
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort Team Member volunteers have been working to ensure the community stays fed while practicing social distancing. Team members have...

4/6/2020

article NY sports betting revenue up in March despite Covid-19 impact
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission has reported a month-on-month rise in sports betting revenue for March, despite the state’s market being...

4/5/2020

article 1,100 employees at del Lago furloughed until further notice
(New York) -- Employees have been paid at del Lago Resort & Casino even though it has been closed since March 16th. This week the practice will end, and employees...

4/3/2020

article Cuomo’s State Budget Finalized With Mobile NY Sports Betting Left Out
(New York) -- The Empire State isn’t planning on any revenue from mobile NY sports betting in the next fiscal year. As expected, Governor Andrew Cuomo and...

4/2/2020

article NY Lawmakers Approve Major New Equine Drug Testing Lab
(New York) -- New York lawmakers have authorized the New York Racing Association to construct a major new equine drug testing lab modeled on the state-of-the-art lab at...

3/31/2020

article Online Betting Shelved in New York Budget
(New York) -- New York legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to be at odds over the language of a mobile sports betting amendment, shelving the measure for the...
article Proposed New York State budget would not eliminate Video Lottery Terminal Aid
(New York) -- Earlier this year New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his proposed Executive Budget, proposed to end Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Aid for...

3/27/2020

article BLOG: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says No To Mobile Sports Betting
(New York) -- With the coronavirus pandemic going on, it might surprise people that state legislators are still working. While state legislators are focusing on...

3/25/2020

article Cuomo Stops Legislative Push For Mobile NY Sports Betting In Budget
(New York) -- Mobile NY sports betting will not make the state budget as legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo remain on opposite sides. Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. tells Legal...
article Yonkers City Council urges state lawmakers to allow sports betting for Empire City
(New York) -- The Yonkers City Council has passed a resolution urging the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to allow sports betting at the two...
article Yonkers Officials Call on New York State to Expand Sports Betting to Empire City, Resorts World NYC
(New York) -- Sports betting in New York is currently limited to the four upstate commercial casinos, as well as those operated by Native American tribes. But in...

3/24/2020

article NY could lose $1B in economic activity if casinos remain closed due to COVID-19
(New York) -- American Gaming Association estimates found that more than $1 billion in economic activity will be lost if New York casinos remain closed for two months...

3/17/2020

article Expedited State Budget Not Good For Mobile NY Sports Betting Hopes
(New York) -- Chances for mobile NY sports betting making the New York state budget seem slim after the state opted Monday to bypass budgets from each individual chamber...

3/16/2020

article Turning Stone, del Lago and other casinos are closing due to coronavirus order
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation’s three casinos -- Turning Stone in Verona, Point Place in Bridgeport and Yellow Brick Road in Chittenango -- are complying...
article Non-native casinos, all NY bars and restaurants ordered closed
(New York) -- Non-native casinos will be shutting down and all bars and restaurants will be forced into take-out and delivery service only under new restrictions...
article Resorts World, Rivers closes casinos in New York City, Schenectady and Catskills amid coronavirus spread
(New York) -- Resorts World closed its two massive casinos in New York on Monday after New York City as the state has limited large gathering places, and Rivers Casino...
article Rivers Casino & Resort temporarily suspends operations
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort announced Monday that it will be closing temporarily amid the coronavirus outbreak. They will be closing their doors for at...
article Some Upstate New York casinos shut down due to coronavirus
(New York) -- New York state’s largest casino -- Resorts World Catskills -- has shut down for at least two weeks due to concerns over the COVID 19 coronavirus....

3/14/2020

article County orders closure of Jake’s 58 casino on virus concerns
(New York) -- Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has ordered the suspension of gaming operations at Jake’s 58 in Islandia for the next five days. The casino...

3/13/2020

article Poker chip cleanings, more hand sanitizer: How casinos across Upstate NY are dealing with coronavirus
(New York) -- Casinos across Upstate New York are not gambling with guest safety. Casinos have begun washing gaming chips, swapping out cards at least once a day and...
article Casinos remain open — with cutbacks — during virus crisis
(New York) -- Casino gambling will continue in the Capital Region during the COVID-19 crisis. But casinos won’t be as crowded. Over 1,000 people work at Rivers...

3/12/2020

article New York casinos report drop in sports betting for February
(New York) -- Sports betting revenues are down sharply for New York’s four commercial casinos, who reported a total loss in February of nearly $180,000. Only the...

3/7/2020

article Armed bandits grab $250K in Resorts World casino robbery in Queens
(New York) -- Two gun-wielding bandits grabbed around $250,000 in an armed robbery at the Resorts World casino in Queens on Saturday night, police said. Police were...
article OP/ED: Bait-and-switch fraud / Stop allowing casinos to drain education resources
(New York) -- As we work through another legislative session, it seems there is now an annual ritual in Albany: commercial casino companies demanding a taxpayer bailout...

3/6/2020

article NYS, Local Casino Take Steps to Offer Help to Problem Gamblers
(New York) -- Central New York has no shortage of casinos, and there’s a big push this month to spot and offer help to customers who have gambling problems on...

3/5/2020

article Ad Campaign Begins for Mobile Sports Betting in New York
(New York) -- A TV ad campaign this week was launched to push for mobile sports betting legalization in New York. The six-figure ad purchase has the campaign airing in...
article Push To Restore VLT Aid Continues As Budget Deadline Nears
(New York) -- With a New York State budget due in less than a month, local officials in Saratoga Springs are counting on the restoration of state aid. For hosting...
article March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, so let’s address it: Addabbo
(New York) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., chair of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, recognizes the...

3/4/2020

article NYS Gaming Commission observes National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission is joining forces with the National Council on Problem Gambling, New York state public health organizations, advocacy...

3/3/2020

article Poll: New Yorkers want online sports betting
(New York) -- Whenever New Yorkers want to wager on a sporting competition, they have to either break the law by gambling on overseas websites, travel to a state where...
article Rivers Casino hosts state kickoff of Problem Gambling Awareness Month
(New York) -- State officials kicked off Problem Gambling Awareness Month on Tuesday at Rivers Casino, one of the busiest of the non-Indian casinos opened in New York...

3/2/2020

article Casino Operators Push for New York City Gaming Licenses
(New York) -- A quiet push for casinos in New York City is intensifying ahead of a highly anticipated gambling-market report and a deadline to close a yawning state...
article Pols shunning real estate donations welcome casino giant’s cash
(New York) -- A quiet push for casinos in New York City is intensifying ahead of a highly anticipated gambling-market report and a deadline to close a yawning state...

3/1/2020

article Industry veteran manages needs of 1,000-person Rivers workforce in Schenectady
(New York) -- In her nearly 20 years in the casino industry, Kate McMahon has worked every Thanksgiving except one. The vice president of human resources and community...

2/29/2020

article Casino Resorts in New York City
(New York) -- At the point when New York State authorized club betting in 2013 and built up the four casino clubs, it made a 10-year ban on giving any extra downstate...

2/25/2020

article New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Has No Plans to Expand Casino Operations Downstate
(New York) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) remains opposed to expanding gambling operations at the two downstate racinos – Resorts World New York City and Empire...
article Will NY add casinos? Here's what Cuomo says
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he doesn’t want to make a “knee jerk” reaction when it comes to allowing more casinos to open in downstate New...

2/24/2020

article Cuomo cautious about allowing new casinos
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he doesn’t want to make a “knee-jerk” reaction when it comes to allowing more casinos to open in downstate...
article OP/ED: Forget legal weed. Sports gambling is a better bet for New York
(New York) -- New York lawmakers are hell bent on legalizing marijuana for recreational use.They want to wrap it inside the state budget so that reluctant lawmakers can...

2/22/2020

article New York Man Changes Plea, Admits He Tried to Pay Players to Fix a College Basketball Game
(New York) -- Benjamin Bifalco initially entered a not guilty plea when he was arraigned in October on an attempted sports bribery charge. He now faces up to five years...

2/21/2020

article New York Lawmaker Calls For Expedited Downstate Casinos In State Budget
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow is leading an effort to include licenses for casinos in the New York City area in the state budget. Pretlow, who chairs...

2/20/2020

article Mobile Wagering, Change To College Ban In Lawmaker’s NY Sports Betting Ask
(New York) -- Assemblyman Gary Pretlow sent Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie a letter on Valentine’s Day, and it’s one NY sports betting enthusiasts will love....

2/19/2020

article BLOG: Study Finds New York is Losing Millions to New Jersey in Legal Sports Betting
(New York) -- A recent study from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, funded by DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel, has found that New York residents accounted for nearly one-fifth of...
article Pressure’s On Albany After Study Reveals N.J. Has Collected $837 Million From Mobile Sports Gamblers In N.Y.
(New York) -- According to a new study, New Jersey is raking in the dough from New Yorkers anxious to place bets. As a result, there is a push to legalize sports betting...
article OTB: Batavia Downs enjoys 'busiest' week in its history
(New York) -- Batavia Downs gaming center finished up one of the busiest weeks in its history on Sunday, according to representatives from Western Regional Off-Track...
article Rice's New York State Gaming Commission hearing postponed a second time
(New York) -- A hearing to determine whether the New York State Gaming Commission will take action against trainer Linda Rice for “corrupt and improper acts in...

2/17/2020

article Sports bet revenue hits new highs, lows at Rivers Casino as NFL season ends
(New York) -- Thirty weeks after the start of sports betting at Rivers Casino & Resort, it is exceeding poker as a revenue source. But it is a really volatile source...

2/11/2020

article After sluggish start and two new owners, upstate NY's casinos improve
(New York) -- New York's four upstate casinos aren't hitting the jackpot quite yet, but they have made steady gains in attracting customers and boosting their revenue....

2/10/2020

article Court ruling throws online sports betting push in New York into question
(New York) -- Legalizing online sports gambling in New York State already faced a questionable future in Albany this year. But after last week’s appeals court...

2/9/2020

article Jordan, Woerner advocate for restoration of VLT Aid to Saratoga Springs
(New York) -- New York State Sen. Daphne Jordan (R,C,I,Ref-Halfmoon) and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) recently announced their bipartisan effort to seek a...

2/7/2020

article Study: del Lago Casino has $270M economic impact on Finger Lakes region
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino had a $270 million economic impact on the Finger Lakes region and supported nearly 1,700 jobs last year, according to a study...

2/2/2020

article New York States Prepares for First Legal Super Bowl 54 Betting Day
(New York) -- After three years, New York’s tribal operators, the state’s only casinos allowed to run sports betting, are preparing to accept their first...
article Huge crowds head to Del Lago for the first super bowl with legalized sports betting
(New York) -- It was the first Super Bowl Sunday with legalized sports betting in New York state, and seats for the sports lounge at Del Lago Resort and Casino were sold...

1/31/2020

article Casinos gear up for big sports betting weekend
(New York) -- You may have bet on the Superbowl before, but this year you can do it legally, and very close to Rochester. This past summer, New York became one of many...
article New York sportsbooks ready for first ever legal wagering on the Super Bowl in the state
(New York) -- For the first time ever, wagers can be made legally in New York State on the Super Bowl. Places like del Lago Resort and Casino are expecting a big crowd...
article Town of Hamburg worried about Governor Cuomo's plan to end casino payments
(New York) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his proposed Executive Budget, wants to end Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Aid for municipalities outside the City...

1/30/2020

article New York’s upstate casinos brace for Super Bowl betting
(New York) -- New York’s four upstate casinos and its Native American casinos are preparing for their first time allowing bets on the Super Bowl.

1/28/2020

article For the first time, Super Bowl bets are legal in Upstate NY
(New York) -- Who will score first? What’s the “over/under” on total points? Who wins the game? You may have bet on the Super Bowl in the past --...

1/26/2020

article New gambling options get fresh look in Albany
(New York) -- New York has casinos, racetracks, video-lottery racinos, off track betting parlors, bingo halls and a long list of lottery games. But one of the fastest...

1/25/2020

article MAHONEY: Mobile sports betting and more casinos get fresh look at statehouse
(New York) -- New York has casinos, racetracks, video-lottery racinos, off track betting parlors, bingo halls and a long list of lottery games. But one of the fastest...
article NY Gambling Commission Delayed Collecting Tax Due to Legal Process
(New York) -- An audit has revealed that the NY State Gambling Commission may have failed to collect tax that helps pay to maintain the regulatory network as well as the...

1/24/2020

article NY fails to collect $13M owed by four new casinos
(New York) -- Talk about hitting the jackpot! Four upstate casinos, including Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County, have avoided paying a collective $13 million in...
article Gov. Cuomo: Saratoga Springs VLT Aid Eliminated
(New York) -- More than $2 million that Saratoga Springs had been annually receiving as a host city of Video Lottery Terminals at Saratoga Casino, has been yanked from...

1/23/2020

article Cuomo Ignores Online Sports Betting in Budget, But New York Lawmakers Hold Out Hope
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a perceived jab at online sports betting when unveiling his proposed budget on Tuesday, but some state lawmakers think there’s...

1/22/2020

article New York State Senator Says Online Sports Betting Proposal Isn’t Dead Yet: ‘We Have Until March’
(New York) -- An initial budget proposal unveiled this week by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo failed to mention mobile sports gambling as a way to aid the state’s $6...
article NY casinos, lawmakers hope Cuomo will support mobile sports betting
(New York) -- Sports wagering began at several New York casinos last year, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't supporting a push to allow mobile sports betting in the state...

1/21/2020

article Cuomo budget slightly expands sports betting, but not as far as online
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew’s Cuomo wants to expand -- slightly -- the state’s year-old entry into sports betting. But his plans don’t go as far allowing...
article Cuomo Leaves Mobile Sports Betting Out Of Proposed Budget For Second Straight Year
(New York) -- A fiscal year 2021 state budget outlined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday slightly amended sports wagering restrictions inside upstate casinos...
article Cuomo Says No Mo(bile) NY Sports Betting In Budget Proposal
(New York) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended his budget proposal speech to the state legislature Tuesday by calling the state the “progressive capital of the...

1/20/2020

article Viewpoint: New York, get it together on casino oversight
(New York) -- So much money flows in and out of New York state's government that any sum less than seven figures can seem almost insignificant. Part of the job of...

1/19/2020

article NYS could be headed into fight over online sports betting
(New York) -- New York State could be headed into a new fight over online sports betting. Right now, you can only make your sports wagers in person at four upstate New...

1/18/2020

article With Super Bowl LIV around the corner New York is behind the times on sports betting
(New York) -- New York, the city that never sleeps, still has its eyes closed tight to the money-making power of legalized sports betting. Over the next 10 weeks,...
article Resorts World operators dole out campaign cash
(New York) -- The operators of Resorts World casinos in Sullivan County and Queens doled out $132,000 in campaign contributions last week to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Lt. Gov....

1/16/2020

article New York Senate Committee Advances Bill On Online Sports Betting But Will Impasse On Mobile Continue?
(New York) -- A New York State Senate committee passed a measure that could lead to the legalization of online sports gambling in the Empire State, firing the latest...
article Editorial: Amateurish oversight of casinos
(New York) -- So much money flows in and out of New York State’s government that any sum less than seven figures can seem almost insignificant. Part of the job of...

1/15/2020

article New York Comptroller Says Commercial Casinos Owe State Millions in Regulatory Costs
(New York) -- The comptroller in New York says the state’s four upstate commercial casinos have not been properly billed for the costs associated of regulating the...

1/14/2020

article Comptroller says state failed to bill commercial casinos for millions owed Albany
(New York) -- The state failed to bill four commercial casinos in upstate for state-performed work intended to ensure those facilities are operating in compliance with...
press release Everi to Provide New York Lottery With Video Lottery Gaming Central System Through 2029
(Las Vegas) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or “the Company”) announced today that it has extended its relationship with the New York Lottery for 10...

1/11/2020

article COLUMN: I got banned from a casino for using a friend’s rewards card
(New York) -- Dear John: I have been a faithful reader of The New York Post for several years. I hope that you can help me with a problem that I have where I strongly...

1/10/2020

article New York Online Poker Bill Hopes To Reverse 7 Years Of Bad Luck
(New York) -- Lawmakers in New York once again have the opportunity to consider online poker legislation this year. Following a complete lack of progress through 2019, a...
article Yonkers' Empire City taps executive as new president, chief operating officer
(New York) -- Empire City Casino by MGM has tapped gaming and hospitality veteran Ed Domingo as the new president and chief operating officer of the casino and venerable...

1/9/2020

article Queens senator believes mobile sports betting and full-scale casino licenses could help solve state budget deficit
(New York) -- As he delivered his annual State of the State message to the Legislature on Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo offered few specifics on how he would deal...

1/7/2020

article Key Senator Optimistic Gov. Cuomo Puts Mobile NY Sports Betting In Budget
(New York) -- Cautious optimism exists that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could turn to mobile NY sports betting to help balance a $6 billion budget deficit. “I am...

1/5/2020

article Former Encore President Lands Job Overseeing New York Casinos
(New York) -- Former Encore Boston Harbor President Bob DeSalvio has landed on his feet in New York, being appointed last week as the president of casinos in New York...
article NYRA Handle for 2019 Again Tops $2.1 Billion Despite Weather Forcing Fewer Races
(New York) -- The New York Racing Association (NYRA) reported a marginal drop in betting for 2019, with the dip attributable to fewer race days and races at its three...

1/1/2020

article Another growth year for Rivers, other New York casinos
(New York) -- New York casinos continued their upward trend in revenue earned and taxes paid in 2019. Schenectady’s Rivers Casino & Resort remained second...

12/27/2019

article To many, new Schenectady casino really a conference center
(New York) -- Not everyone is coming to Schenectady to gamble. The new Rivers Casino & Resort last year hosted almost 200 meetings, conferences and other events, the...

12/26/2019

article How the North Country hopes to cash in on new sports betting laws
(New York) -- New York passed a law this year allowing people to bet on sports at casinos. New York is the ninth state to allow bets like this. Our Kelly O'Brien...
article New York county governments eye potential for gambling and cannabis revenue
(New York) -- If recreational marijuana sales and mobile sports betting are authorized in New York, county governments say they want a slice of the revenue that would be...

12/24/2019

article Rivers best-performing of NY's original Vegas-style casinos
(New York) -- Rivers Casino and Resort continues to outperform the state's three other commercial gaming facilities — growing the most in percentage of overall revenue...

12/20/2019

article New York Regulator Gathering Information on Changes
(New York) -- New York regulators said they are carefully eyeing racing industry developments involving restrictions on riding crops and the January start by the New...

12/16/2019

article Resorts World Catskills was sold last month. Here's the first big change
(New York) -- A new owner. A new leader. Resorts World Catskills announced Monday the hiring of Bob DeSalvio, a 40-year industry executive who recently headed Encore...
article Yet To Turn A Profit, Resorts World Catskills Casino Puts 40-Year Gaming Veteran DeSalvio In Charge
(New York) -- It is a new deal for the struggling Resorts World Casino in the Catskills, which has lost more than $200 million since it opened almost two years ago.

12/15/2019

article Help youth find sensible alternatives to gambling
(New York) -- Underage gambling is a growing concern in New York state. The explosion of internet gambling and gaming opportunities – combined with the inescapable...

12/14/2019

article New York getting a specialized gambling show
(New York) -- The future of sports TV is expected to involve a lot of gambling. ESPN has already added a daily betting show. FanDuel has its own cable program. And...

12/12/2019

article Lack of mobile betting hinders New York sportsbooks
(New York) -- Lack of progression for mobile betting within New York has continued to hamper sports betting revenues in November, as the four licensed sportsbooks...
article Medford casino plans presented to disinclined public
(New York) -- Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. unveiled a new plan to construct a casino on a stretch of land it owns in Medford. The land is 30 acres bordering...

12/11/2019

article New York needs to consider the perilous seductions of online sports betting
(New York) -- In 2020, New York state will likely face a staggering $6 billion budget shortfall. How will Albany make up the deficit? You can bet it won’t involve...

12/9/2019

article Small but vocal group weighs in against plans for new Medford casino
(New York) -- A small but vocal crowd vowed Monday night to again defeat the Suffolk OTB's proposed video lottery casino on a 30-acre site in Medford.
article Suffolk OTB rolls the dice on plan to build gaming facility in Medford
(New York) -- The Suffolk OTB is once again rolling the dice on a bid to open a casino in Medford. It's the third time in three years that OTB has tried to make its...
article Origins of the New York City Horse Racing Scene
(New York) -- Contrary to popular belief, horses aren’t native to the Americas. They had actually become extinct shortly after the Ice Age and only returned...

12/7/2019

article ‘Age matters,’ said NY Lottery about ticket gifts
(New York) -- The New York Lottery has launched a new public service campaign to discourage holiday shoppers from gifting gaming tickets to people under 18-years-old....

12/5/2019

article 2020 Vision: NY Sports Betting Still Trying To Phone Home
(New York) -- Legal sports betting in New York began this year with sportsbooks opening at four commercial and three tribal casinos, all located upstate. However,...
article MGM Resorts celebrates integration of Empire City Casino
(New York) -- Empire City Casino executives were joined Wednesday, November 13 on the country’s sixth largest gaming floor by local, county and state elected...

12/3/2019

article Looking For Las Vegas In The New York Catskills
(New York) -- Those who live in and around New York City need not fly across the country to experience some of the excitement of Las Vegas. Resorts World Catskills,...
article New York Gambling Management Degree Withers Away as Empire State Tries to Stimulate Upstate Casinos
(New York) -- New York State’s struggling gambling climate apparently has led to the likely demise of a State University of New York Schenectady program dedicated...

11/30/2019

article SUNY Schenectady's casino and gaming management program goes bust
(New York) -- The casino and gaming management degree program at SUNY Schenectady is effectively defunct as enrollment in the program has fallen to virtually zero in the...

11/27/2019

article MGM boss jockeys to win support for Yonkers gaming license
(New York) -- Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International Chairman and the new owner of Empire City Casino, is betting big on Westchesterʼs thirst for the...
article Suffolk OTB builds another gamble at the opening of Medford Casino
(New York) -- OTB suffolk has quietly filed plans with state officials for a 160,000 square foot lottery video gaming facility in Medford, two years after abandoning...

11/26/2019

article New York State Problem Gambling Task Force Bill Vetoed By Governor For Fiscal Reasons
(New York) -- Though the New York legislative session ended this summer, a problem gambling bill that cleared the legislature earlier this year was officially on the...

11/25/2019

article BARKIN: NY’s commercial casinos want a bailout disguised as a tax break
(New York) -- We have read with amusement the claim of commercial casino owners that they want “equalization” with Indian-operated casinos. That sounds...

11/21/2019

article Casino appoaches $3B mark in taxes
(New York) -- Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park, the largest taxpayer in New York State, is closing on $3 billion paid to Albany since it opened eight years ago....

11/19/2019

article Casino revenue helps lower Tyre town tax rates for 2020
(New York) -- The Town Board unanimously adopted a 2020 town budget Thursday. The general town tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value will drop from $2.25 to $1.63. The...
article LETTER: NY gives unfair tax advantages to native casino operators
(New York) -- I applaud the New York State Gaming Commission for initiating a comprehensive study of the state’s gaming industry. This is a critical first step in...

11/16/2019

article Consultant selected for state gambling study
(New York) -- Spectrum Gaming Group of Horsham, Pennsylvania, has been selected to conduct a comprehensive statewide gaming market study for the state Gaming Commission.

11/14/2019

article A New York Sports Betting Study Gets A Green Light, But Is It Too Late For 2020?
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission finally chose a dance partner. The commission tabbed Spectrum Gaming Group to conduct a comprehensive gaming market...

11/13/2019

article Foss: Time to consider online sports betting?
(New York) -- Two million dollars is nothing to sneeze at. If someone gave me $2 million, I'd jump for joy. But it's a pittance in the world of sports gambling,...
article New York Casinos Post Meager Sports Betting Numbers In October
(New York) -- New Jersey’s mobile sports betting platforms already have enabled the state to rival defending champion Nevada’s monthly handle –...

11/12/2019

article Why is New York lagging behind in sports betting revenues?
(New York) -- The four Upstate New York commercial casinos that opened legal sportsbooks just before the current football season have earned just over $6 million in...
article EDITORIAL: State and Suffolk should audit Jake's 50 to clear up money questions
(New York) -- Jake's 58, the Islandia casino, boasts the most profitable video lottery terminals in New York. That should be great news for Suffolk taxpayers,...

11/10/2019

article Jake's 58 operator wants federal judge to toss Suffolk OTB lawsuit alleging misuse of funds [sub req]
(New York) -- The owner-operator of Jake's 58 casino has asked a federal bankruptcy court judge to throw out Suffolk OTB's lawsuit accusing the company of...
article Suffolk OTB still has no buyers for land on LIE service road that was to be casino
(New York) -- More than three years after abandoning plans to build a video lottery casino on a 32-acre property in Medford, Suffolk OTB appears to be no closer to...

11/6/2019

article New York still hung on whether to OK mobile sports betting
(New York) -- New York is unlikely to approve statewide mobile sports betting anytime soon. Despite a push from lawmakers who favor letting people bet on their phones or...
article US Legal Sports Betting Hits Record Highs, New York Lawmakers Developing Mobile Wagering Plan
(New York) -- The information was tallied by the American Gaming Association (AGA), the leading lobbyist group in DC working on behalf of the gaming industry.

11/5/2019

article SBUSA: New York still hung up on whether to OK mobile sport bets
(New York) -- New York is unlikely to approve statewide mobile sports betting anytime soon. Despite a push from lawmakers who favor letting people bet on their phones or...

11/3/2019

article New York could bail out commercial casinos
(New York) -- Commercial casinos in New York pay substantially more to the state than do their tribal-run counterparts. The commercial venues are subject to state and...

11/2/2019

article New York State Studying Equalization of Taxes Between Commercial and Tribal Casinos
(New York) -- In a move that is likely to cause consternation in Indian Country, the commission has issued a request for proposals from analysts to conduct a...

10/31/2019

article Could New York equalize taxes for Indian, non-Indian casinos?
(New York) -- A proposed state study of all aspects of New York’s growing but unsteady gambling industry includes this topic: Should gaming tax rates for Indian...
article Saratoga Casino Hotel sports bar to open
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel will open the doors to its new sports bar at 7 p.m. Friday. The Mane Bar will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. daily. It features two...

10/30/2019

article State evaluating potential firms to conduct gambling study
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission is in the process of considering firms interested in conducting a comprehensive review of gambling in New York.

10/28/2019

article N.Y. Gaming Commission approves rule change regarding corticosteroids
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission on Monday approved a proposal that would extend a ban on the intra-articular administration of a class of medications from...

10/26/2019

article Sports fans attended Rivers Casino & Resort first-ever Sports Betting EXPO
(New York) -- Sports fans from across New York attended Rivers Casino & Resorts first-ever Sports Betting Expo Saturday afternoon. The EXPO took place on the...

10/25/2019

article New York Senator On Sports Betting: ‘We’re Missing Out On A Huge Chunk Of Revenue’
(New York) -- Further delays in legalizing sports betting in New York will see millions of dollars in lost tax revenues leak across the border into New Jersey, NY state...
article Two Upstate NY casinos ranked among America’s best outside of Vegas
(New York) -- Two of Upstate New York’s 11 full-service casinos have been ranked among the Top 10 in the United States outside of Las Vegas. Resorts World...

10/22/2019

article MGM Wants Full Gaming At Empire City Casino
(New York) -- CEO Comes to Westchester to Make the Case. MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren recently came to Westchester to speak to a crowd of 1,000...

10/21/2019

article New York Study on Sports Betting Delayed Until April 2020
(New York) -- A highly anticipated study by the New York State Gambling Commission centered on the state’s private casinos implementing mobile sports betting,...

10/20/2019

article Inside New York’s Illegal Gambling Dens
(New York) -- An alleged illegal gambling den located just three blocks from a New York Police Department precinct in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights went unnoticed by...

10/18/2019

article Sports betting study delayed, could affect NYS gambling laws
(New York) -- A highly anticipated study from the New York State Gambling Commission has been delayed until next year. This comes as the state considers whether to allow...

10/14/2019

article NY sports betting revenue doubles again in September
(New York) -- New York’s sports betting revenue doubled again. According to figures from the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC), sportsbooks in New York...
article Despite regulatory mandate, no one is banned from New York casinos
(New York) -- Nobody is banned from casinos in New York, according to the state’s Gaming Commission. The New York State Gaming Commission is required by state law...

10/13/2019

article EXCLUSIVE: Survivor of Brooklyn bloodbath escaped earlier murder try over his gambling, according to his aunt
(New York) -- Dashawn Kearse just beat the odds again. Twenty-five years after surviving a near-fatal baseball bat beating over his gambling, the 38-year-old Brooklyn...

10/11/2019

article MGM CEO: Empire City Casino presents big opportunities in sports, entertainment and jobs
(New York) -- The head of MGM Resorts International said that his latest acquisition in Yonkers would like to see an expansion of sports, entertainment and food, as he...
article Dowd: Long Island needs to get its share of casino revenue
(New York) -- Drive past Jake’s 58 casino any morning on the LIE and you can see the future. The parking lot there is often filled to capacity – at 10 a.m....
article Money line: Long Island gambling venues eye expansion
(New York) -- Besides death and taxes, there’s another sure thing: People will always spend lots of money on games of chance. And that’s why the agencies...

10/10/2019

article Editorial: Help communities not casino owners
(New York) -- Here’s what we know about the Resorts World Casino near Monticello. It cost too much to build and operate. It loses money at a rate that has been,...

10/8/2019

article Lawsuit Alleges Financial Malfeasance By Jake's 58 Parent Company
(New York) -- A lawsuit claims the management corporation of Jake’s 58 Casino on Long Island has violated terms of agreement and overpaid itself millions of dollars. The...

10/7/2019

article Suffolk OTB: Jake's 58 Hotel and Casino's parent company misused millions of dollars
(New York) -- Suffolk County OTB on Monday filed a lawsuit against Delaware North alleging that the company misused millions of dollars from Jake’s 58 Hotel and...

10/4/2019

article Del Lago Casino's sports betting revenue surpasses $1M after first month of NFL season
(New York) -- The sports wagering lounge at del Lago Resort & Casino has provided the Seneca County gaming center with a revenue boost since it opened in August....

9/30/2019

article Hockey arena just the start of big questions for Belmont, Aqueduct and casinos
(New York) -- When the New York Islanders broke ground on a new hockey arena at Belmont Park last week, local and state officials hailed it as the beginning of new era...
article Sports betting booming at del Lago
(New York) -- Six weeks into sports betting in New York State, DraftKings SportsBook at del Lago Resort & Casino is booming. SportsBook manager, Gavin Mercado says...
article Schenectady mayor proposes tax decrease, thanks to casino revenues
(New York) -- For the fifth straight year city residents will see their property taxes fall — this time by under a half percent — under Mayor Gary McCarthy...
article OP/ED: Resorts World Catskills Is A Safe Bet For Travelers
(New York) -- For the traveler who believes almost is just not good enough, and except for should be stricken from the lexicon, Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort is...

9/21/2019

article Sports wagering revenues fall off in second week of NFL
(New York) -- Sports wagering revenues for upstate casinos came back to earth a bit for the second week of the National Football League season, after setting record...
article Upstate NY casino has one of America’s top gaming hotels
(New York) -- Take that Las Vegas. A ranking of the top casino hotels in the United States finds four of the top five in the Northeast and one -- del Lago Resort Casino...

9/19/2019

article Addabbo Betting On Mobile Sports Gambling
(New York) -- With attendance dropping at stadiums across Major League Baseball (MLB) over the past few seasons, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. believes that...

9/18/2019

article N.Y. senator proposes bill to pay college athletes
(New York) -- A state senator from Brooklyn is aiming to make New York the first state to require colleges to pay student-athletes directly. Sen. Kevin Parker proposed a...
article Upstate casinos see record revenue from first week of NFL action
(New York) -- Four upstate casinos including del Lago Casino & Resort took in record revenue from sports wagering during the first week of the NFL, according to the...

9/16/2019

article Start of football drives sports gambling increase in New York
(New York) -- The four upstate casinos took in record revenue from sports wagering during the first week of the National Football League.
article Why The Odds On Legalizing NY Online Sports Betting In 2020 Just Got Worse
(New York) -- It appears the journey towards online sports betting in New York just became a bit more treacherous. The Empire State has tried several times to legalize...
article New York focus on sports betting
(New York) -- The upcoming New York City Betting Investor Summit will introduce 50 leading institutional investors and analysts to meet industry experts, operators and...

9/13/2019

article State gaming study will take more time
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission has dropped its original schedule for a comprehensive gaming market study and issued a new request for proposals, with the...

9/12/2019

article New York’s casinos: Five new developments you should know about
(New York) -- In an ever-evolving industry, New York's new casinos are facing their own set of changes. After the four upstate casinos starting opening in early 2017...
article NY regulator relaunches gaming market study tender
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission has reopened the tender process for an independent company to conduct a study into the expansion of the state’s gaming...

9/11/2019

article August Shows Increase In Revenue At New York Sportsbooks
(New York) -- August figures are in for sports betting in the state of New York and those numbers have doubled from the previous month. The New York State Gaming...
article New York Casinos Receive Sports Betting Assist, Report Increased Foot Traffic During Football Kickoff
(New York) -- The four New York casinos located upstate say the first week of the NFL season was a roaring success, as their sports betting lounges increased foot...

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