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Resorts World Catskills Earns Approval to Open VLT Parlor at Nepera Chemical Plant Site

Resorts World Catskills will get to open a $100 million video lottery terminal (VLT) parlor in Orange Country after a last minute deal by New York lawmakers was reached on Thursday night.

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8/7/2020

article Your Stories: Sovereign nation casinos are open but what about state casinos?
(New York) -- Casinos on sovereign land like Turning Stone have been up and running for nearly two months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is...
article Your Stories: Sovereign nation casinos are open but what about state casinos?
(New York) -- Casinos on sovereign land like Turning Stone have been up and running for nearly two months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is...
article Catskills Casino Ready And Waiting For Gov. Cuomo To Allow Reopening
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is breaking from his fellow leaders in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts when it comes to reopening casinos. The...

8/6/2020

article $149,000 NYSS action at Saratoga
(New York) -- There were two divisions of New York Sire Stakes action for three year old harness racing colt and gelding trotters contested on Wednesday evening at...

8/5/2020

article OTB employees lose, then regain sick leave benefits after rehiring
(New York) -- The approximately 100 employees at Capital District Off Track Betting who were laid off at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic but later rehired won’t...

8/4/2020

article As NY casinos remain closed, state gaming inspectors return to work at Indian casinos
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defended the decision to keep New York's four commercial casinos, including del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County, closed...
article New York commercial casinos to remain closed
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered last week bad news to four New York commercial casinos in the midst of a shutdown of more than four and a half months due to...

8/2/2020

article New York casinos deemed “non-essential” with reopening further delayed
(New York) -- Casinos in New York have been dealt a blow with the state governor further delaying plans to reopen properties. Governor Andrew Cuomo said that commercial...

8/1/2020

press release Cuomo defends decision to keep casinos like del Lago closed
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo says there are three factors that make keeping casinos in New York closed essential. During a conference call on Thursday he defended...
article Cuomo holds off on letting New York casinos reopen for now
(New York) -- For four New York commercial casinos in the midst of a 4½-month shutdown because of COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn't deliver good news...
article Online sports betting industry sees potential opening in New York
(New York) -- Income tax revenues going to the state have collapsed under the economic plight of Covid-19. Sales tax receipts are off, as are gas taxes, hotel taxes and...
article Our view: Cuomo needs to allow casinos to reopen
(New York) -- "You don't need a casino to maintain survival." With those words, Gov. Andrew Cuomo summed up his rationale for keeping the state's four...

7/31/2020

article Catskills casino outlines reopening plan
(New York) -- Inconspicuous thermal imaging machines at entrances to measure body temperatures, medical-grade air filters and ultrasonic cleaning technology. It’s...
article Cuomo: NY casinos are nonessential, remain closed
(New York) -- For four New York commercial casinos in the midst of a 4 1/2-month shutdown due to COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn't deliver good news on Thursday.
article Saratoga Casino says it's a safe bet they can reopen safely
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino closed its doors on March 16. Since then, they've been working on new ways to keep the facility virus-free and safe for guests and...

7/30/2020

article Casinos stay closed because they're risky and nonessential, Cuomo says
(New York) -- The rate of new COVID infections is holding steady and the number of COVID patients hospitalized continues to drop statewide. “It is a very good day...
article Cuomo defends decision to keep casinos on state lands closed
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending New York’s decision to not reopen casinos located on state lands at this time. During a conference call Thursday, the...
article Vernon Downs Casino cancels drive-in concert over COVID-19 concerns
(New York) -- Vernon Downs Casino says they will no longer host jam band 'moe' for drive-in concerts. The casino was originally slated to host the band on-site...

7/29/2020

article Del Lago Casino employees upset over lack of state reopening guidance
(New York) -- Del Lago Casino workers have gone four months without any guidance from the state on how or when they can reopen. Valerie McIntyre, a floor supervisor at...
article Owner: Vernon Downs could soon close for good
(New York) -- Vernon Downs Hotel Casino will close for good at the start of October if Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not allow private casinos in the state to reopen by then,...

7/28/2020

article Layoff of more than 1,000 workers at del Lago Resort & Casino becomes official
(New York) -- More than a 1,000 employees have been laid off at del Lago Resort & Casino. While the announcement didn’t come as a surprise – officials...
article Furloughed employee at Del Lago Casino has created petition to reopen
(New York) -- Valerie McIntyre says the worry is growing daily in the back of her mind. “We are feeling the tightening," she said. "We are feeling what...

7/27/2020

article More than 1,000 remain furloughed at Schenectady casino, nearby restaurants faring well
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady is still shut down due to COVID-19, and there's no reopening date in sight. According to the State, 1,021...
article EDITORIAL: Time for casinos to reopen
(New York) -- While stores, restaurants and bars, malls and many other types of businesses have been allowed to reopen under New York’s strict coronavirus criteria...
article Tioga Downs finds support of public officials as it tries to reopen
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino Resort is enlisting the support of public officials to reopen before it has to cut hundreds of jobs. The resort will remain temporarily...

7/25/2020

article Local officials rally around Tioga Downs
(New York) -- On Friday, lawmakers and officials from around the region gathered on the P.J. Clarke’s patio at Tioga Downs Casino and Resort to show their support...
article Saratoga Race Course brand is still a big draw even without fans in the stands
(New York) -- Why move horses, trainers and staff 170 miles north if no one can see the races in person? Some wondered when word came that the pandemic would close...

7/24/2020

article Tioga and Vernon Downs Casinos Plead for Reopening Guidance
(New York) -- Both Tioga and Vernon Downs casinos are calling out to Governor Andrew Cuomo, pleading for guidance to reopen business. Several elected officials from...

7/23/2020

press release Tioga County Legislature asking Governor Cuomo to allow casinos to open
(New York) -- The Tioga County Legislature is joining a chorus of voices asking Governor Cuomo to allow non-Indian casinos in the state to reopen. The legislature voted...

7/22/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino to reopen August 3
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort plans to welcome guests back for the first time since COVID-19 forced it to close nearly five months ago. It’s set to...
article Monticello taken to court over refusal to resume racing
(New York) -- Joe Faraldo, the lawyer representing the Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association (MHHA), is taking Monticello Raceway’s parent company Empire...

7/19/2020

article Taking it all in stride in the first weekend of Saratoga season
(New York) -- Steve Mastro can’t pinpoint how old he was when he started watching the horses race at Saratoga. He simply says, “I’ve been coming since...

7/17/2020

article Del Lago Resort & Casino, closed since March due to COVID-19, awaits OK to reopen
(New York) -- Most businesses in central New York and the Finger Lakes region have been allowed to open after the COVID-19 shutdown. But del Lago Resort & Casino in...
article Supervisors call for del Lago to be reopened, but state doesn’t look interested
(New York) -- Last month the Seneca County Board of Supervisors voted 11-3 to approve a resolution that asked New York State to ‘fast track’ the opening of...

7/16/2020

article Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie eyes legalizing mobile sports betting in NY
(New York) -- Leadership in the New York Assembly is polling members on whether they’d back the legalization of mobile sports betting, The Post has learned.
article Saratoga Casino Hotel issues WARN notices to furloughed employees
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel has issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN Act) notices to hundreds of furloughed employees.
article Delaware North makes deeper job cuts across New York state
(New York) -- Nearly 2,700 Delaware North employees across New York state have either had their furloughs extended or outright lost their job because of the economic...

7/15/2020

article Dealers Say Casino Could Do More To Protect Workers From COVID-19
(New York) -- On July 10, the day Rivers Casino reopened after a week-long closure that also shuttered bars and restaurant dining rooms in Allegheny County, there were...
article Foss: Casino layoffs bad news for Schenectady
(New York) -- COVID-19 caused every single casino in America to dim their lights, shut down their slots and lock their doors. Months later, most casinos are open for...
article Partial reopening limits layoffs at Saratoga Casino and Hotel
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday announced the layoff of hundreds of employees furloughed in mid-March, when COVID-19 led the state to order casinos and...
article Jake's 58 in limbo on when casino, hotel can reopen
(New York) -- Suffolk OTB officials and the owners of Jake’s 58 say the Islandia casino-hotel, which has been closed since March because of the coronavirus...

7/14/2020

article Del Lago Resort & Casino employees could be laid off if COVID-19 shutdown continues
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County is cautioning its more than 1,100 employees about potential layoffs due to the COVID-19 shutdown. The casino...
article Mass layoffs planned at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort here on Monday announced that it will likely be laying off approximately 1,000 employees who have been on furlough since March.
article Nearly 1,000 Resorts World Casino employees told furlough to last longer, layoffs may come
(New York) -- Over 2,200 Resorts World employees received notice Monday that the casino company has reassessed the layoffs and furloughs they issued at the beginning of...
article Upstate NY’s shuttered non-Indian casinos warn of massive layoffs
(New York) -- Upstate New York’s four non Indian-operated casinos and two related racinos are warning that a continued coronavirus shutdown may force them to lay...
article ‘A nightmare’: casino staff face unemployment if they don’t reopen soon
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino and Resort employees have been furloughed for four months, and the casino owner says it can't last much longer.

7/13/2020

article Furloughed casino workers receive retraining notices
(New York) -- Frustrated officials at del Lago Resort & Casino Monday issued Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notice notices to its more than 1,100 workers...
article Rivers Casino in Schenectady announces layoff plans amid ongoing COVID-19 closure
(New York) -- Rivers Casino announced it will lay off employees furloughed since March amid the continuing COVID-19 closure. The casino announced on Monday it issued...
article Thousands of layoff notices sent to New York casino workers
(New York) -- More than 4,100 casino workers across New York will receive layoff notices this week while the facilities remained shuttered because of the state's...
press release Layoff notices sent to workers at Vernon Downs, other NY casinos
(New York) -- More than 3,100 casino workers across New York will receive layoff notices this week while the facilities remained shuttered because of the state's...
article More than 900 jobs in jeopardy at Tioga and Vernon Downs
(New York) -- More than 900 workers could be in jeopardy of losing their jobs at Tioga and Vernon Downs. American Racing and Entertainment sent warning notices to all...
article Upstate NY’s shuttered non-Indian casinos warn of massive layoffs
(New York) -- Upstate New York’s four non Indian-operated casinos and two related racinos are warning that a continued coronavirus shutdown may force them to lay...
article BLOG: Why are only certain casinos open?
(New York) -- Our Good Question today comes from a viewer wondering about the status of casinos. A viewer named Andrew asked News10NBC’s Brennan Somers: What's...

7/11/2020

article New York Should Turn to Online Sports Betting to Boost Revenue, Says Muni Bond Manager
(New York) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is stressing cities and states, crimping revenue collection while creating massive budget shortfalls. New York is in that boat and...

7/10/2020

article Tioga Downs again closes hotel, awaits state guidance on reopening casinos
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino Resort has decided to close its hotel again, as it awaits guidance from the state on the safe reopening of casinos and movie theaters....

7/8/2020

article Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs casinos are closing their hotels again
(New York) -- No more reservations will be accepted for hotel stays at both Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs Casino Hotel. In response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo...

6/28/2020

article Waiting game continues for region's casinos
(New York) -- Right now, the only game being played at local casinos is the waiting game. That's because casinos were among several industries left out of the...

6/25/2020

article Tioga Downs casino not reopening for gambling in phase 4
(New York) -- The Tioga Downs casino will not be open just yet for phase 4 of reopening. However, the hotel and restaurant will be up and running by Friday. PJ Clarke's...
article Tioga, Vernon Downs Reopening Hotels
(New York) -- Both Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs are reopening up their hotels as they wait to open up their casinos after the months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19...

6/24/2020

press release New York’s Indian casinos are opening. When will non-tribal gaming follow?
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation’s three casinos in Central New York have been open, on a limited basis, since June 10. The Seneca Nation’s three...
article Tribal casinos are open across NYS, but no clear open date set for non-tribal facilities
(New York) -- The Oneida Nation’s three casinos in Central New York reopened earlier this month. The Seneca Nation’s three casinos in Western New York also...
article Tioga Downs hotel, restaurant to open June 26, casino will remain closed for now
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino Resort will reopen its hotel and restaurant on Friday, June 26, but not the casino as the Southern Tier moves into Phase 4. Guests can...
article Why gyms, movie theaters and casinos won't open in New York's Phase 4
(New York) -- Those who were hoping to catch a movie, place a bet at a casino or hit the gym in New York on Friday will have to make due with visiting a zoo, botanical...

6/23/2020

article Will New York follow New Jersey and legalize gambling?
(New York) -- 2018 was a big year for gamblers in New Jersey as online sports betting was legalized in the state. It was one of the loudest voices when it came to...

6/20/2020

article For Belmont Jockeys, the Return of a Gig
(New York) -- The broken bones, separated shoulders and concussions are the cost of doing business for jockeys. They climb atop 1,100-pound horses, after all, push them...

6/19/2020

article Belmont Stakes purse shrinks as coronavirus hurts ticket sales, casino revenue
(New York) -- Entrants at the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes will compete for a reduced winner’s purse Saturday as horse racing and other live sporting events...

6/11/2020

article Saratoga Casino Hotel to Resume Harness Racing on June 18
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel announced today, June 11, 2020, that harness racing will resume on Thursday, June 18, but no spectators are allowed at the track due...

6/10/2020

article Lawmaker Believes Delayed NY Sports Betting Study Will Arrive This Year
(New York) -- New Yorkers have long waited to see results of a comprehensive study of the state’s gambling industry. They will have to wait a little longer. The...
article More casinos set to open in NYS, but no clear date on when del Lago can do the same
(New York) -- Seneca resorts and casinos are going to be opening up soon. The Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino will reopen next Thursday. That will be followed by the...

6/6/2020

article At Belmont’s Backstretch, Caring for Horses During the Shutdown
(New York) -- Tom Morley had two thoroughbreds entered at Belmont Park on Wednesday when horse racing returned to New York for the first time in nearly three months. No...

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...

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