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Resorts World Catskills posts disappointing May figures

In New York, an executive for the firm behind Resorts World Catskills has reportedly stated that the future of the recently-opened integrated casino resort remains optimistic despite the release of figures showing that it posted an average win per slot last month of only $99.

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7/19/2019

article Tioga Downs now offers sports betting; could provide economic boost to area
(New York) -- Legal sports betting has finally arrived in the Southern Tier with the opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino Resort on Friday. While...
article Las Vegas Sands Hopes to Speed up Casino Licensing Process in New York
(New York) -- Casinos can’t be licensed in New York City until 2023, but the Las Vegas Sands wants to enter the market now. The company has turned to former...
article State Gaming Commission Seeks Online NY Sports Betting Study
(New York) -- New York Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. is looking for evidence to prove there is a large market for sports betting across the state, And he might just get it...
article Tioga Downs now offers sports betting; could provide economic boost to area
(New York) -- Legal sports betting has finally arrived in the Southern Tier with the opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino Resort on Friday. While...

7/18/2019

article Legal sports betting in New York state: What can you bet on?
(New York) -- Will the Yankees win the World Series? How many points will be put on the board in the Bill-Patriots game? Can Tiger Woods win the next Masters? What make...

7/17/2019

article Sports Betting Begins In NY At Rivers Casino And Resort
(New York) -- Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady has begun taking New York’s first legal sports wagers. With the approval of the New York Gaming Commission,...
article Tioga Downs Set To Open New York’s Second Sportsbook Friday
(New York) -- The wait is finally over for New York sports betting, as the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady officially took its first public wagers on Tuesday....
article Sports betting opens in New York state
(New York) -- Sports betting is now part of the action at New York casinos — if those gambling operations so choose. The first wagers were placed Tuesday at Rivers...
article Meadowlands Track Operator Expects NYC Casinos Soon — Just Not Where You’d Think
(New York) -- Real estate mogul Jeff Gural is in the midst of a busy summer. His Meadowlands Racetrack just hosted the prestigious Meadowlands Pace on Saturday, and The...
article New Historical Horse Racing Machine Developer Castle Hill Gaming Joins NTRA
(New York) -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Castle Hill Gaming has joined the organization. Since 2013, Castle Hill Gaming has...

7/16/2019

article Legal sports betting begins in New York state
(New York) -- New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after when the Rivers Casino and Resort cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge...
article New York casino takes first legal sports bets since lift on ban
(New York) -- And they’re off! Empire State bettors placed their first wagers on pro sports games Tuesday, as legal sports betting got underway more than a year...
article New York Launches Sports Betting With Opening Of Rivers Schenectady Sportsbook
(New York) -- Weeks after mobile sports wagering suffered a resounding defeat in the New York legislature, legalized sports betting launched Tuesday in the Empire State...
article Online sports gambling delayed another year in New York
(New York) -- New Yorkers will have to do their legal sports betting at upstate casinos for the foreseeable future. State lawmakers are expected to leave Albany this...
article The first legal sports bet in New York state has been placed
(New York) -- The first bets are down. Rivers Sportsbook, the first place in New York state where you can legally place a wager on a sporting event, opened today at the...
article Gamblers play the odds at New York’s first legal sports betting parlor
(New York) -- One of the first legal sports bets made in New York was a $20 gamble on a team from Seattle. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-Mount Vernon) was at the front of...
article The first legal sports bet in New York state has been placed
(New York) -- The first bets are down. Rivers Sportsbook, the first place in New York state where you can legally place a wager on a sporting event, opened today at the...
article EDITORIAL: NYRA casino deal raises flags
(New York) -- So what is NYRA saying here? Is it saying it couldn’t find a single business in the greater Saratoga region that could provide hospitality services...
article Moore promoted to general manager of Rivers Casino & Resort
(New York) -- Justin Moore, acting general manager of Rivers Casino & Resort, got a very public pat on the back and a new title Tuesday morning. Greg Carlin, CEO of...
article State planning comprehensive gaming market study
(New York) -- Is there room for more casinos in New York state? Will adding more gambling establishments cause continued harm to places such as Saratoga Casino Hotel,...
article Will state study shakeup New York gambling?
(New York) -- Major changes could be in store for New York's gambling landscape. Industry insiders are anticipating a shakeup based on the state's decision to...
article Former New York Governor joins Las Vegas Sands to push for a casino in NY City
(New York) -- He said that there’s no reason to wait until 2023 to open a casino in the city under the three authorized licenses, and that lawmakers should lift...
article BLOG: A Sixth Dead Racehorse at Saratoga
(New York) -- And yet another. The Gaming Commission has disclosed the death of 3-year-old Overlord at Rood and Riddle Hospital, by way of Saratoga Race Course,...

7/15/2019

article Ex-governor David Paterson takes VP role at Sands casino
(New York) -- Former Democratic Gov. David Paterson on Monday was named vice president of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the casino company headed by Sheldon Adelson, a known...
article Rivers Casino is moving forward with sports gambling plans
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady is "100 percent" confident they'll begin taking sports bets on Tuesday, officials there said.
article Sports betting a go at New York casinos
(New York) -- Sports betting in New York is expected to begin on Tuesday, with the first of four upstate casinos set to win official approval from the State Gaming...
article Tioga Downs unveiling new sportsbook
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino Resort will unveil their new sportsbook less than two months after the state of New York approved the new facility. The FanDuel...
article Saratoga Race Course partnering with Boston area gaming resort
(New York) -- Saratoga Race Course is partnering with new luxury gaming resort Encore Boston Harbor for its 2019 meet, connecting the Spa City with the Greater Boston...
article Ex-governor David Paterson takes VP role at Sands casino
(New York) -- Democratic former Gov. David Paterson on Monday was named vice president of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the casino company headed by Sheldon Adelson, a known...
press release New York State Gaming Commission Issues Market Research RFP
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission is issuing this Request for Proposals to solicit Proposals from bidders seeking the award of a Contract to provide a...

7/14/2019

article Sports betting in sight at Tioga Downs Casino
(New York) -- Sports betting is expected to begin at Tioga Downs Casino by July 14, a spokesperson for the resort says. On Monday, Tioga Downs is expected to receive its...
article Early first week in books at Saratoga Race Course
(New York) -- The earliest opening of the Saratoga Race Course in more than a century saw less people attend but more money bet during its first week.

7/12/2019

article MGM Hoping to Land Full New York Casino License for Empire City by 2021 Instead of 2023
(New York) -- Officials at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers, N.Y., a property run by MGM Resorts International, are hoping state regulators will grant a license to...
article Schenectady casino plans to open New York’s first sportsbook
(New York) -- The first legal wagers on sports in New York will be placed Tuesday in Schenectady -- assuming state regulators give their approval. Rivers Casino &...
article Sports betting in New York: Here's when you can start at Tioga Downs and Rivers Casino
(New York) -- Place your bets. Sports betting is expected to start Tuesday at Rivers Casino in Schenectady and a day later at Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier as the...
article Vernon Downs gets job-creation break as gaming revenue sinks
(New York) -- With increased competition for places to gamble in upstate New York, Vernon Downs hasn’t been able to maintain the employment level set in a 2010...

7/11/2019

article Rivers Casino eyes Tuesday opening for sports book
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady is hoping to start taking bets Tuesday on sporting events. But the scheduled 10 a.m. ribbon cutting and grand...

7/9/2019

article New York Casino Sports Betting History: All You Need to Know about Sports Betting at NY Casinos
(New York) -- New York legalized sports betting at its commercial casinos in 2013. The New York State Gaming Commission approved preliminary rules and regulations on...
article Sheriff: I can’t guarantee public safety of Woodstock 50 at Vernon Downs
(New York) -- The Oneida County sheriff told a crowd of about 100 people Monday night that he can’t guarantee the safety of the public if Woodstock 50 is held at...

7/4/2019

article Steve Israel: VLTs in Orange a blow to Sullivan — and NYC casinos loom
(New York) -- Here’s what the state said in 2015 when it chose one Sullivan County casino for our region, when it could have picked two, including one from Orange...

7/3/2019

article Bill To Help Vernon Downs Casino Signed Into Law
(New York) -- Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon to help the Vernon Downs Casino has been signed into law by the Governor. The bill will allow...
article Buttenschon: Vernon Downs legislation signed into law
(New York) -- Legislation that allows the Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel to use additional gaming revenues for operating purposes was signed into law, said Assemblywoman...
article Del Lago names new GM after previous one leaves for Bahamas casino
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino has named a new general manager after the previous GM, Mark Juliano, left for a new job in the Bahamas. The casino resort has...

7/1/2019

article Construction underway for new betting lounge at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady has started construction on the new “Rivers Sportsbook” betting lounge. Construction is expected to be...

6/28/2019

article New York to Study Online Sports Betting, Downstate Casinos
(New York) -- New York officials have issued request for proposals for a gaming market study on online sports betting as well as up to three downstate casinos, opening...
article Schenectady Police investigate report of casino sex assault
(Illinois) -- Schenectady police are investigating a report of a sexual assault at the Rivers Casino and Resort's Landing Hotel this week.

6/26/2019

article NJ Sports Betting, Online Casino Markets Put At Risk By State Budget Dispute
(New Jersey) -- An ongoing budget dispute between Gov. Phil Murphy and the state legislature could freeze NJ sports betting customer accounts. Operators, however, are...
article New York to Study Online Sports Betting, Downstate Casinos
(New York) -- New York officials have issued request for proposals for a gaming market study on online sports betting as well as up to three downstate casinos, opening...
article Why A Key Lawmaker Says Cuomo Is Making An ‘Excuse’ For Opposing Mobile NY Sports Betting
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo simply does not want to approve mobile NY sports betting, according to the lawmaker at the center of the debate. Sen. Joseph Addabbo...

6/24/2019

article The truth behind New York’s failed sports gambling bill
(New York) -- Some New York lawmakers see the value of expanded sports gambling in the state. Legislators such as Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow had...
article Gaming Industry Donated $270K to New York Lawmakers Who Backed Failed Sports Betting Bill
(New York) -- The gaming industry gave more than a quarter of a million dollars in contributions to New York state politicians who supported a sports betting bill that...
article OP/ED: What if the casino was a very bad bet?
(New York) -- What’s the first thing you do when you find yourself in a hole? Stop digging. Everybody knows that, well everybody except pretty much everybody in...
article Many benefits if Nepera plant becomes VLT parlor
(New York) -- The chemical plant that operated for 60 years on the site employed 240 people at its peak and was a leading producer of pyridine, a compound with uses as...

6/23/2019

article Banned from Santa Anita, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer can still race horses in New York
(New York) -- Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, banished from Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields, will be allowed to run his horses in New York. “Mr. Hollendorfer...
article NYRA to Allow Hollendorfer at Belmont, Saratoga
(New York) -- One day after The Stronach Group gave Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer 72 hours to vacate Santa Anita Park, the New York Racing Association...

6/22/2019

article Lawmakers score $270K jackpot in campaign donations from stalled gambling bill
(New York) -- The only big winners from the state’s stalled sports gambling bill were the lawmakers — they scored a $270,000 jackpot in campaign donations...

6/21/2019

article Resorts World Catskills Earns Approval to Open VLT Parlor at Nepera Chemical Plant Site
(New York) -- 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...
article NY Legislature OKs video gambling at Orange County site
(New York) -- The state Legislature has approved the creation of a video gambling hall in this Orange County town. The legislation allows Empire Resorts, which operates...

6/20/2019

article Sports Betting Now Legal At Upstate Casinos
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission voted this month to allow wagers on sports games to take place at any of the four commercial casinos and tribal facilities...
article Tioga Downs Hopes To Offer New York Sports Betting By NFL Season
(New York) -- Sports fans in upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania will surely be racing to Tioga Downs Casino Resort later this summer. With renovations for a new...
article Deals come together, fall apart as Legislature session heads to closure
(New York) -- State lawmakers, amid a swirl of more than 400 pieces of legislation approved in the last several days, rushed Thursday night to end their 2019 session...
article New York Mobile Sports Betting Remains Stalled in Assembly
(New York) -- What appeared to be a new life line for mobile sports betting in New York now seems to be a fleeting victory for gaming advocates.
article NY Mobile Sports Betting Up In Flames For 2019, And Possibly Longer
(New York) -- Many New Yorkers looking to make a legal mobile sports bet on football this fall will again have to cross the Hudson River into New Jersey to lay down...
article Sports Betting Now Legal At Upstate Casinos
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission voted this month to allow wagers on sports games to take place at any of the four commercial casinos and tribal facilities...
article Lawmakers: $100M electronic gaming parlor coming to Woodbury
(New York) -- State lawmakers and the governor have reached a deal to allow Empire Resorts to open a $100 million electronic gaming parlor in the former Nepera chemical...
article Orange County to get state legislative approval to add gambling hall
(New York) -- A late-night deal at the state Capitol will allow Orange County to add video-lottery terminals owned by Resorts World Catskills, which already operates in...

6/19/2019

article New York Mobile Sports Betting Bill on Last Legs, Needs Miracle on Final Day of Legislative Session
(New York) -- New York’s mobile sports betting bill may have been passed by the State Senate with flying colors on Monday but by the time it hit the State Assembly...
article SARAH WALTERS: Don’t block tribes from online gaming market
(New York) -- More than ever, access to technology is a necessity for real economic growth. For some tribal nations, various hurdles have stymied economic development,...
article Resorts World Catskills Prepares For Sportsbook Launch
(New York) -- It’s a process that has been years in the making, but legal sports betting in New York is only a few weeks away. One of the locations set to pioneer...
article Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Sportsbook: What To Expect and When To Expect It
(New York) -- Sports fans in the state’s capital city and surrounding area can soon find themselves in a position to cash-in on their favorite football team’...
article Foss: Casino proposal a bad idea
(New York) -- I've often criticized Rivers Casino & Resort's failure to meet their initial revenue projections. But here's the thing: Rivers is actually...
article Town says Vernon Downs under consideration for Woodstock 50 site
(New York) -- The location of the Woodstock 50 festival remains unclear a week after Watkins Glen International announced it’s not hosting the anniversary event...

6/18/2019

article Legal NY Betting Is Still Moving But Is It Fast Enough? Here’s The Latest
(New York) -- Sports betting news in the state of New York is flying fast and furious these days. Live sports betting should begin within a month or two, and online...
article Mobile sports betting bill moves forward in New York State
(New York) -- On Monday, the New York Senate passed a sports betting bill that would allow mobile wagering in the state. The bill must now be passed within the Assembly...
article New York mobile betting bill gets the go ahead from Senate
(New York) -- The New York mobile wagering bill has taken a leap forward in recent days after receiving the green light from the state’s Senate, however its...
article Online sports gambling delayed another year in New York
(New York) -- New Yorkers will have to do their legal sports betting at upstate casinos for the foreseeable future. State lawmakers are expected to leave Albany this...
article Assemblyman Steck proposes casino funding adjustment
(New York) -- With two days days left in the state legislative session, state Assemblyman Phil Steck, D-Colonie, has introduced legislation designed to reduce the amount...
article New York: Will Orange County get gambling near Woodbury Common? Lawmakers make last-ditch effort in Albany
(New York) -- An effort to move the gambling operations that shuttered in April at Monticello Raceway to a new betting facility in Woodbury, Orange County, is picking up...

6/17/2019

article Lesniak Refutes Cuomo, Adelson About Online Gaming Benefits
(New York) -- Even after leaving office, former New Jersey state Sen. Ray Lesniak is still championing legal gaming – and calling out some of the industry’s...
article New York gaming regulator approves land-based sportsbetting rules
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission unanimously approved rules and regulations on Monday that are to reportedly permit the eastern state’s eleven...
article New York Senate Approves Sports Betting Through Mobile Devices, But Questions Persist if Assembly, Gov. Cuomo Agree
(New York) -- Legislation that permits online sports betting in New York State moved forward on Monday after overwhelming state Senate approval by a 57-5 vote.
article New York senate okay mobile betting; eyes on Assembly, Cuomo
(New York) -- New York’s mobile sports betting hopes took another step closer to realization after the state senate approved their wagering legislation.
article NY Sports Betting Bill ‘Certain’ To Clear One Hurdle, But Many More Await
(New York) -- New York Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. tells Legal Sports Report that sports betting legislation will clear the Senate as soon as today. He also believes there...
article Sports Betting Bill Passes New York Senate As Debate On Mobile Continues
(New York) -- With mere days left in the legislative session, a closely watched sports betting bill passed on Monday in the New York Senate even as the future of mobile...
article The Week In Sports Betting News: Putting The Horses Back In The Barn, But Not In NY
(New York) -- Bad news, cowboys. With the busy part of the 2019 legislative calendar behind us, that lasso you love is becoming less germane by the week. A few states...
article Pols make last-minute push to triple video slots at LI casino
(New York) -- Two state legislators are making a last-minute effort to triple the number of video slot machines in Suffolk County to 3,000. Sen. Jim Gaughran (D-...

6/13/2019

article The NY Online Sports Betting Bill Has A Chance? Senate Sponsor Says Vote Likely Next Week
(New York) -- New York Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. cleaned up his sports betting bill Tuesday to better define what sports facilities would be allowed to participate ahead...

6/12/2019

article Sports betting coming to New York midsummer
(New York) -- By the end of this month, you could start placing legal sports bets in New York. Earlier this week, the state Gaming Commission voted unanimously to allow...

6/11/2019

article Legal Sports Betting Officially Coming To Upstate New York Casinos
(New York) -- The accessibility drawbacks are twofold, but nevertheless, legal sports betting is coming to New York, the fourth most populous state in the U.S. On Monday...
article New York Gaming Commission Finalizes Regulations, Upstate Sportsbooks Inch Closer
(New York) -- New York casinos are now one step closer to opening their sports betting operations. After a 6-0 vote during a New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC)...
article New York State liberalizes in-person terrestrial sports wagering
(New York) -- Sports wagering will be a legal pastime in New York later this summer after gambling regulators voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos....
article Sports betting will boost revenue at casino, says Sullivan Partnership president
(New York) -- The state-approved sports betting at Resorts World Catskills in the Town of Thompson as well as the other three upstate casinos will spur more interest in...
article State Gaming Commission approves sports wagering rules
(New York) -- Future options for gamblers at the del Lago Resort and Casino will include sports wagering. The only question left is when.
article Sports betting to officially begin at Del Lago this summer
(New York) -- On Tuesday, gambling regulators in New York voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos- and Del Lago Resort and Casino in the Finger Lakes is on...
article Hamburg Gaming debuts 3,000-square-foot veranda
(New York) -- Hamburg Gaming on Tuesday announced the grand opening of a $2 million veranda with about 76 video lottery terminal gambling machines as an extension of its...
article Upstate NY casino offers to host Justin Bieber-Tom Cruise fight
(New York) -- An Upstate New York casino is offering Justin Bieber what he wants: A fight with Tom Cruise. Bieber wrote on Twitter Sunday that he’s challenging...

6/10/2019

article You can soon bet on sports in New York — but only at casinos
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission adopted rules on Monday that make sports wagering legal. The rules restrict sports wagering to the four upstate commercial...
article Future of Sports Betting in New York
(New York) -- New York’s Gaming Commission scheduled a vote for early next week to approve a set of rules governing sports books in the state. Will this open the...
article New York approves limited sports betting rules
(New York) -- The sports books -- betting lounges -- are under construction. The rules have been approved. The next step: By this summer, you should be able to put your...
article New York OKs regulations for sports bets in 4 upstate casinos
(New York) -- Gambling regulators in New York have voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos. The state’s Gaming Commission approved regulations Monday...
article NY approves sports betting at del Lago, Turning Stone, other upstate casinos
(New York) -- Sports betting is coming to New York casinos. The state Gaming Commission voted Monday to allow sports wagering at four upstate casinos, including del Lago...
article Sports betting regulations approved for four upstate New York casinos as push for mobile gambling goes into overtime
(New York) -- Place your bets. Gamblers looking to wager on their favorite sports teams will soon be able to play the odds at a quartet of upstate casinos. State...
article Sports betting: How New York casinos just got closer to allowing wagers
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission on Monday adopted rules that will pave the way for New York's four upstate casinos and its Native American casinos to soon...
article State approves sports gambling for upstate casinos
(New York) -- The last major hurdle to legalizing sports wagering in New York was cleared Monday with state regulators signing off on new rules for upstate casinos.
article Case For Regulation: NYC Needed More Than Three Years To Bust Alleged Offshore Sportsbook
(New York) -- Authorities in the Queens borough of New York City on June 4 raided an alleged illegal sportsbook above a laundromat. There was an online component of the...
article Rivers Casino prepares for new sports book
(New York) -- It’s a pivotal day for sports betting in New York State. The Gaming Commission is meeting in New York City to give the final OK to sports betting at...
article Good Question: Where's the best place to buy a lotto ticket in your area?
(New York) -- For this week's Good Question report, News10NBC got its hands on the stores that sold the most winning tickets with jackpots of $600 or more over the...

6/9/2019

article NY Gaming Commission set to vote on proposed sports betting rules
(New York) -- The State Gaming Commission is expected to vote Monday on a series of sports wagering rules and regulations for four upstate New York casinos. The casinos...
article NY prepares to OK to sports betting in 4 upstate casinos
(New York) -- Gambling regulators in New York are close to giving their final OK to sports betting at four upstate casinos. The state's Gaming Commission is...

6/7/2019

article Changes to bring betting to some NY stadiums, not Bills or Sabres home games
(New York) -- We could be just days away from sports gambling becoming fully legal here in New York, but many of you may end up left out of a big part of this deal when...
article New sports gambling bill in New York shows discrimination
(New York) -- Online sports gambling could be coming to New York in the near future, but only to a few select venues if a newly resurrected and altered gambling bill is...
article New York Likely To Approve Casino Sports Betting Regulations Monday
(New York) -- It’s known as a 60-day “public comment period” – but this recently-concluded time frame by the New York Gaming Commission might as...
article NY Gaming Commission to vote on sports betting regulations for upstate casinos
(New York) -- Following a public comment period, the state Gaming Commission will vote Monday on sports wagering regulations for del Lago Resort & Casino and three...
article Play Ball? Legal Sports Betting In New York Could Be Approved As Soon As Next Week
(New York) -- Odds are improving for legalized sports betting at Empire City in Yonkers, Resorts World Catskills in Monticello as well as Yankee Stadium, Madison Square...
article Stadium and Racetrack Sports Betting Back on the Agenda in New York But the Mets Would Miss Out
(New York) -- On Monday, the New York Gaming Commission will vote to approve its framework of regulation for sports betting. If signed off as expected, it will authorize...
article OTBs Included in Revised Online Sports Betting Bill
(New York) -- After pulling it earlier this session, the sponsors of online sports wagering legislation have reintroduced language to their bill allowing for casino...
article Updated N.Y. Sports Betting Legislation Includes Tracks
(New York) -- Racetracks were in, then out, and now they're back in again. A third version of an online sports betting legalization bill has been introduced at the...

6/6/2019

article Albany's latest online betting proposal: Yankee Stadium? Yes. New Era Field? No.
(New York) -- The owners of Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden could participate in online sports betting under a newly amended gambling bill introduced at the...
article BLOG: Did The Illinois Bill Create A Knock-On Effect For New NY Sports Betting Amendment?
(New York) -- Sports fans might soon be able to place bets on the New York Knicks and Rangers from Madison Square Garden or the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Sen. Joseph...
article Chances of mobile sports betting becoming legal in New York anytime soon are slim to none
(New York) -- Online sports gambling is a losing bet in the Empire State. New Yorkers hoping to place a wager on pro and college sports from their smartphones are likely...
article New York could approve limited sports betting next week
(New York) -- Gambling on sports in New York state -- at least in a limited way -- is looking like a better bet for this year. The New York Gaming Commission is...
article NY could approve sports betting next week, just not on mobile devices
(New York) -- New York casinos will soon be taking sports bets. Even as hopes dim for mobile betting, the state Gaming Commission is expected to approve a new set of...

6/4/2019

article Saratoga Casino Hotel unveils $8 million renovation plans
(New York) -- A new sports bar, VIP lounge and renovation of the casino floor are part of a major $8 million renovation project under way at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The...

6/3/2019

article Saratoga Casino Hotel invests USD 8 M in upgrades including a sports bar
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel has announced plans for a major capital improvement project investing USD 8 million in upgrades into the casino. Expected to be...

6/1/2019

article NIGC Backs Sports Wagering at Oneida Venues in New York Even Though State Regulations Not in Place
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation — which operates three tribal casinos in New York State — got approval from the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) to move...

5/30/2019

article It’s Up To You, New York: Sports Betting Bills Walking Perilous Path
(New York) -- It’s now or never for an effort to authorize mobile NY sports betting in the Empire State. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow pushed his bill through his own...
article Regulators near final hurdle to allow sports wagering
(New York) -- The state's rollout of sports wagering at upstate casinos isn't expected to be slowed down by the recently completed public comment period on...
article What are the odds of sports betting in NYS?
(New York) -- It has been a year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law prohibiting sports betting in most states. The PASPA (Professional and...
article $8 million renovation at Saratoga Casino will add sports bar, VIP lounge
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel will spend $8 million to build a sports bar, VIP lounge and other improvements as it tries to rebound from a sharp drop in gambling...
article Saratoga Casino gambling $8 million on improvements in face of competition
(New York) -- If Saratoga Casino is suffering from the impact of increased competition, it wasn't obvious Thursday afternoon. Many of the 1,700 video slot machines...
article Saratoga Casino Hotel Announces $8 Million Renovation Plan
(New York) -- Home to a harness track and a gambling floor with slot machines and other video gaming tables, the Saratoga Casino Hotel has announced a new strategy to...
article Israel: Readers say Sullivan casino’s future dicey — and NYC looms
(New York) -- How absurd is this? The new casino just outside Monticello — Resorts World Catskills — lost more than $135 million in its first year of...

5/29/2019

article What are the odds of sports betting in NYS this year?
(New York) -- It has been a year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law prohibiting sports betting in most states. The PASPA (Professional and...

5/27/2019

article Is Racing Over at Monticello Raceway?
(New York) -- They say they’re going to keep it open and state law says that they have to, but what is the future of Monticello Raceway, a track that has hosted...
article DraftKings Sportsbook Coming to Seneca County
(New York) -- Since opening in 2016, tourism officials throughout Seneca County and the Finger Lakes have touted the growth in traffic near Del Lago Resort & Casino...

5/26/2019

article Crunch time in Albany: Legislators facing hundreds of bills in just 13 session days
(New York) -- It’s been a busy legislative session at the state Capitol. Since convening in January, the Senate and Assembly have approved 185 “same as...

5/24/2019

article New York Sports Betting
(New York) -- New York Sports Betting Precedent: New York does have precedent in place that would allow for sports betting in the Empire State. In 2013, a voter...

5/19/2019

article Rivers Casino begins construction on its Sports betting lounge
(New York) -- River Casino and Resort in Schenectady, New York, has started converting Van Slyck’s bar area into a brand new “Rivers Sportsbook,” to...

5/17/2019

article Del Lago Resort & Casino begins construction on sportsbook
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino says crews have started construction on the venue’s DraftKings Sportsbook for future sports-betting activity. “As...

5/16/2019

article Does New York have a gambling problem? Survey hopes to find out
(New York) -- After two decades of widely expanded state-sanctioned gambling opportunities in New York, officials with the Cuomo administration now want to find out what...
article NY state to study gambling addiction
(New York) -- The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will begin the selection process to award a contract for a new examination into...
article Does New York have a gambling problem? Survey hopes to find out
(New York) -- After two decades of widely expanded state-sanctioned gambling opportunities in New York, officials with the Cuomo administration now want to find out what...

5/14/2019

article Queens casino touts union ties in ad push as mobile sports betting bill snakes its way through legislative process
(New York) -- Gambling is still a good bet, according to casino workers and some lawmakers. A Queens casino is taking time to tout it union ties amid recent talks of...
article Sports betting update: Schenectady casino starts work on gambling lounge
(New York) -- And now the rush is officially on to add sports betting lounges -- sportsbooks -- to Upstate New York’s casinos. Rivers Casino & Resort in...

5/13/2019

article Cuomo official: Online sports betting legislation under review
(New York) -- The Cuomo administration is not officially declaring dead – not yet anyway – a new legislative effort at the Capitol to legalize mobile sports...
article Senate Committee Moves Ball Down The Field On NY Sports Betting
(New York) -- Mobile NY sports betting took a small bite from the Big Apple on Monday. The New York Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee advanced sports betting...
article Senate Panel Advances Sports Gambling Bill
(New York) -- A bill that would expand sports gambling options in New York cleared a Senate committee on Monday, but the bill’s sponsor expects changes to the...
article Queens casino touts union ties in ad push as mobile sports betting bill snakes its way through legislative process
(New York) -- Gambling is still a good bet, according to casino workers and some lawmakers. A Queens casino is taking time to tout it union ties amid recent talks of...
article $37.54M loss for Resorts World Catskills casino owner in first quarter of 2019
(New York) -- Empire Resorts, parent company of Resorts World Catskills casino, recorded a first-quarter 2019 loss of $37.54 million on revenue of $57.6 million and...

5/11/2019

article Officials Concerned Over Sports Gambling
(New York) -- Sports gambling isn’t making much headway as far as getting to the floor of the state Legislature for a vote this term. Earlier this week, a hearing...
article Our view: Don't limit sports betting to casino visitors
(New York) -- At a state Senate hearing on mobile sports betting last week, all kinds of numbers were being tossed around by the witnesses who gave testimony to the...

5/10/2019

article Sports Legal Analyst Predicts Legalized Sports Wagering In NY In A Matter Of Weeks
(New York) -- Earlier today on Levack and Goz, the guys were joined by Daniel Wallach. The sports legal analyst recently gave testimony here in Albany to the New York...
article NFL Teams Taking A Stance In NY Sports Betting Senate Hearing
(New York) -- Representatives of the NBA, MLB, and PGA Tour have been quite vocal on their stance towards legal sports betting. But, the NFL has stayed rather silent....
article Sports wagering expansion added to Senate committee agenda
(New York) -- Sen. Joseph Addabbo appears serious about expanding sports wagering to the internet in New York. The Queens Democrat’s legislation, which would allow...

5/9/2019

article Committee Hearing Hopes To Solve The New York Mobile Betting Situation
(New York) -- As the New York Senate’s Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee undergo a public hearing on Wednesday, legislators are hoping they can come to an...

5/8/2019

article Hearing held on sports gambling legislation in New York state
(New York) -- The clock is ticking in Albany on some major issues, one of them, whether to legalize sports betting. The legislative session ends in six weeks. Sports...
article Lawmakers mull sports betting on mobile devices
(New York) -- New York will lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars or more if it doesn’t authorize sports gambling on smartphones and other mobile devices,...
article New York lawmakers still willing to gamble on mobile sports betting as backers call for action
(New York) -- The odds are long on New Yorkers being able to make bets on pro and college sports from their smartphones anytime soon, but lawmakers gambling on it anyway...
article New York Sports Betting Hearing — Live Coverage From Albany
(New York) -- Gambling stakeholders gathered in the New York capitol this morning for a public hearing on legal sports betting.Sen. Joseph Addabbo presides over the...
article NY losing out to NJ on sports betting bonanza
(New York) -- New York is a big loser for not legalizing mobile sports betting — missing out on millions of dollars in tax revenue while wagers on games by Big...
article Pro sports leagues, gambling interests pitch sports betting ideas
(New York) -- Through more than four hours of testimony during a legislative hearing Wednesday on how sports betting might work in New York State, stakeholders –...
article Sports betting by smartphone? It could be coming soon to NY state
(New York) -- State legislation newly tweaked by its sponsors would specifically authorize the Seneca Nation and two other tribes in New York with casinos to offer...
article Sports Betting Legislation a Concern for N.Y. Racing
(New York) -- Racing interests warned New York lawmakers May 8 that their industry will face further erosion if tracks and off-track betting corporations in the state...
article Stakeholders express support for mobile sports betting at NY Senate hearing
(New York) -- New Jersey has mobile sports betting. New York doesn't. State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, chairman of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, is...
article State lawmakers continue pursuit of online sports wagering
(New York) -- New Yorkers might be placing online sports bets sooner than expected. Democratic lawmakers leading the effort to expand sports wagering beyond the planned...
article Two State Lawmakers Revive Push to Allow Online Sports Betting
(New York) -- A pair of state lawmakers renewed their push to legalize online sports betting in New York, but they still face questions about whether such efforts are...
article Mackenzie-Childs store in del Lago Casino closes
(New York) -- There are some changes at del Lago Resort and Casino. The Mackenzie-Childs store there is now closed.

5/4/2019

article Sports betting on agenda, more incivility
(New York) -- New York lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow wagering on sports on mobile devices, an issue that's also being debated in other...
article New Yorkers make more illegal bets than residents of any other state
(New York) -- New Yorkers make more illegal wagers than residents of any other state — but they’re better bettors because they’re not as compulsive...
article ‘Outlaw’ Queens seniors inspire new state gambling legislation
(New York) -- A group of bingo-obsessed seniors from Queens may go down in the history books as statewide game changers. The since-disbanded posse of old-time outlaws...

5/3/2019

article Key Lawmakers Amend New York Sports Betting Bills To Get Governor’s Support
(New York) -- In an ongoing fight to make mobile sports betting in New York a reality, two key lawmakers have adjusted their bills in order to gain approval from NY...
article Revisions To Proposed New York State Sports Betting Law Make Bill “Cleaner”
(New York) -- Proposed sports wagering at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, off-track betting outlets, and professional sports stadiums has been...
article Revisions To Proposed New York State Sports Betting Law Make Bill “Cleaner”
(New York) -- Proposed sports wagering at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, off-track betting outlets, and professional sports stadiums has been...

5/2/2019

article New York Lawmakers Amend Sports Betting Legislation
(New York) -- Two influential New York lawmakers have amended their legislation authorizing sports betting in the state to exclude the Aqueduct casino, off-track betting...
article Gaming Commission approves fewer slot machines at del Lago casino
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission voted 5-0 at its last meeting to allow del Lago Resort & Casino to reduce the number of its slot machines and table games...
article OTB to offer better payout at Rivers Casino site
(New York) -- The OTB branch at Rivers Casino & Resort in has gained state designation as a special demonstration project, allowing it to offer a higher payout on...
article OTB to offer better payout at Rivers Casino site
(New York) -- The OTB branch at Rivers Casino & Resort in has gained state designation as a special demonstration project, allowing it to offer a higher payout on...

4/30/2019

article Del Lago joins other Upstate casinos in cutting back on slot machines
(New York) -- One month after two of Upstate New York’s struggling full-service casinos won state approval to eliminate some of their slot machines, del Lago...
article Tioga Downs inches closer to sports betting with new sportsbook facility
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino and Resort is inching closer to sports betting as it wraps up construction on its brand new sportsbook. The new spot for sports betting...

4/29/2019

article FBI examining contracts at Western Regional OTB
(New York) -- Former State Sen. George Maziarz, once a kingpin in Niagara County politics, has been making a range of allegations about former allies and about the...
article FBI investigating Buffalo-area OTB
(New York) -- The FBI is investigating the awarding of lucrative contracts by the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. to politically wired companies. The...
article Del Lago Casino reveals how many fewer slot machines it will have
(New York) -- There's a sure bet among New York's upstate casinos: cut their number of slot machines. Del Lago Resort & Casino is expected Monday to become...

4/26/2019

article NY Online Sports Betting Is A Coin Flip To Pass In 2019, Key Lawmaker Says
(New York) -- The toothsome carrot of mobile sports betting will continue to dangle in front of prospective operators and potential customers in New York for a couple...

4/24/2019

article Monticello racino closes as owners concentrate on growing Resorts World Catskills
(New York) -- The electronic gaming racino at Monticello Raceway is closed as parent company Empire Resorts plans to concentrate on growing its business at the year-old...

4/23/2019

article Saratoga Casino Hotel plans to install electric vehicle charging stations
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel announced on Monday, Earth Day, plans to install electric vehicle charging stations on its property.

4/22/2019

article Monticello raceway ends electronic gaming on Tuesday
(New York) -- Monticello Casino and Raceway will revert to plain old Monticello Raceway on Wednesday, April 23. The last day of electronic gaming at the harness...

4/21/2019

article Thoroughbred trainers in Saratoga still hope for worker visas to fill jobs
(New York) -- The Saratoga Race Course may be open for training, but some horse trainers don't have the workers they need to staff their stables. Maggie Sweet, chief...

4/18/2019

article Monticello Raceway's casino is closing: What it means for horse racing and Resorts World Catskills
(New York) -- Last Wednesday afternoon at Monticello Casino & Raceway, there were probably 50 people inside the gambling hall that has 1,100 video-lottery machines....
article New York to examine gambling addiction needs
(New York) -- State officials are preparing to mount their first comprehensive review in more than a decade of the prevalence of problem gambling in New York.
article New York to examine gambling addiction needs
(New York) -- State officials are preparing to mount their first comprehensive review in more than a decade of the prevalence of problem gambling in New York.

4/17/2019

article New York Falls Behind On Sports Betting Amid Legal Questions (sub req)
(New York) -- New York is being left behind in the burgeoning legal sports betting market as state lawmakers look to thread the needle of state constitutional limits...

4/15/2019

article What's Next for Sports Betting in New York State?
(New York) -- Earlier this month, I appeared on WXXI-AM radio in Rochester to speak with Evan Dawson about the future of sports betting in New York state. You can listen...

4/14/2019

article Monticello horsemen, raceway workers fear for their jobs
(New York) -- The whispers are growing louder about the feared, and perhaps foregone conclusion that harness racing will likely be coming to an end at Monticello Raceway...

4/13/2019

article Gamblers drop $1.24B into slots at Rivers in 12 months
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort reported its most lucrative month ever in March, as guests dropped $126 million into its slot machines. This was 25% higher than...
article OTB transitioning on records requests
(New York) -- Western Region Off Track Betting Corp. has appointed a new records access officer after allegations of impropriety and amid questions from lawmakers and...

4/11/2019

article Lawmakers continue push for mobile sports betting
(New York) -- For months, the Cuomo administration has expressed reservations about mobile sports betting, questioning the revenue potential and whether it would even be...

4/9/2019

article City offers support to horse-betting changes at Rivers Casino
(New York) -- The City Council has signed off on a resolution of support for Rivers Casino & Resort to offer “track odds” for horse racing. Rivers Casino...

4/7/2019

article NY Sports Gambling Regulations to Get a Public Review
(New York) -- A regulatory draft for sports betting was approved in January 2019 but has not undergone public review. The gambling rules will apply to the casino in...
article County officials to demand OTB 'high rollers' list
(New York) -- Democratic lawmakers in the Niagara County Legislature want lawmakers to demand Western Region Off Track Betting Corp. publicly release a list of the...

4/5/2019

article No Major Changes Yet in New York Gambling Laws
(New York) -- A new state budget plan put together this week in New York is more about items not getting addressed than major new changes to state gambling and pari-...

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