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Suffolk OTB still has no buyers for land on LIE service road that was to be casino

More than three years after abandoning plans to build a video lottery casino on a 32-acre property in Medford, Suffolk OTB appears to be no closer to figuring out what to do with the vacant site.

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12/5/2019

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

12/3/2019

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

11/30/2019

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

11/27/2019

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

11/26/2019

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

11/25/2019

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

11/21/2019

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

11/19/2019

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

11/16/2019

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

11/14/2019

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

11/13/2019

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

11/12/2019

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

11/10/2019

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

11/6/2019

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

11/5/2019

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

11/3/2019

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

11/2/2019

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

10/31/2019

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

10/30/2019

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

10/28/2019

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

10/26/2019

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

10/25/2019

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

10/22/2019

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

10/21/2019

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

10/20/2019

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

10/18/2019

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

10/14/2019

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

10/13/2019

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

10/11/2019

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

10/10/2019

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

10/8/2019

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

10/7/2019

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

10/4/2019

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

9/30/2019

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

9/21/2019

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

9/19/2019

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

9/18/2019

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

9/16/2019

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

9/13/2019

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

9/12/2019

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

9/11/2019

article August Shows Increase In Revenue At New York Sportsbooks
(New York) -- August figures are in for sports betting in the state of New York and those numbers have doubled from the previous month. The New York State Gaming...
article New York Casinos Receive Sports Betting Assist, Report Increased Foot Traffic During Football Kickoff
(New York) -- The four New York casinos located upstate say the first week of the NFL season was a roaring success, as their sports betting lounges increased foot...
article New York’s casinos: Five new developments you should know about
(New York) -- In an ever-evolving industry, New York's new casinos are facing their own set of changes. After the four upstate casinos starting opening in early 2017...
article Federal grand jury to investigate OTB
(New York) -- A federal grand jury is investigating possible corruption at the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. Sources told Investigative Post and the Niagara...
article State takes second stab at initiating comprehensive gambling study
(New York) -- An ambitious review of New York's gambling landscape will take longer than initially planned, as state officials restart their search for a firm to...

9/10/2019

article State takes second stab at initiating comprehensive gambling study
(New York) -- An ambitious review of New York's gambling landscape will take longer than initially planned, as state officials restart their search for a firm to conduct...
article Rochester man charged with using fake chips at del Lago Casino, troopers say
(New York) -- A Rochester man is accused of using fake chips at del Lago Casino in the town of Tyre, according to New York State Police. Ronnie E. Lewis, 62, was charged...

9/9/2019

article Casinos boast sports betting success
(New York) -- The first weekend of sports betting in New York appears to be kicking off on a high note. Casinos across New York boasted big turnouts for football betting...

9/8/2019

article NFL kickoff brings gamblers to Rivers Casino and Resort
(New York) -- It was more than an hour before kickoff Sunday and lines of sports gamblers stretched more than 50 deep in two directions at Rivers Casino and Resort.

9/7/2019

article Legalized Sports Betting Off And Running In New York
(New York) -- In June, New York joined the list of states that have legalized sports betting. The move came in time for the National Football League's 100th season.

9/6/2019

article PODCAST: New York’s bet on casino gambling
(New York) -- It’s a safe bet to assume that New York’s gambling landscape is far from settled. The state is commissioning a comprehensive study of gambling...
article Sullivan County casino launches sports betting
(New York) -- Sports betting has begun at the Resorts World Catskills casino, coinciding with the start of the NFL season. The Sullivan County casino took its first bets...

9/5/2019

article Rivers Casino executive says 45% tax rate makes it tough to compete with other casinos
(New York) -- If you're looking to place a bet, you could go to Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady — or you could take a $25 bus ride to MGM Springfield...
article Schenectady’s Rivers tops among N.Y. casinos in sports betting
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort will hold a grand opening for its sports gambling lounge Thursday, completing the quick rollout of newly legalized...
article Sports betting debuts at Resorts World Catskills
(New York) -- Larry Johnson made a Green Bay Packers moneyline bet. John Starks and Santana Moss took the Bears and gave the points. Johnson and Starks, the two Knicks...

9/4/2019

article Resorts World Catskills: What to know about its new sportsbook in New York
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills recently opened its new sportsbook in time for the college football and NFL season. The Thompson, Sullivan County, casino started...
article Rivers tops among N.Y. casinos in sports betting
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort will hold a grand opening for its sports gambling lounge Thursday, completing the quick rollout of newly legalized...

9/3/2019

article Signs Point to Sports Betting in WNY Soon
(New York) -- Gaming regulators officially allowed sports gambling in New York in June and over the course of this summer, casinos have been opening their sports...
press release Key role for Betgenius in Resorts World Catskills sportsbook
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills has turned to Betgenius to provide sportsbook content and risk management services to its newly opened sports betting destination,...
press release Resorts World Launches NY Sportsbook This Week Featuring IGT And Betgenius
(New York) -- Sports betting might be retail-only in New York, but the limitation isn’t scaring away some of the industry’s elite. Resorts World Catskills...

8/30/2019

article Sports betting at del Lago Casino: $83K in revenue in first three days after opening
(New York) -- The college and professional football seasons aren't in full swing, but there were plenty of wagers placed at the new DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago...

8/26/2019

article Del Lago Resort & Casino has new ownership
(New York) -- Tyre-based casino del Lago Resort & Casino recently announced that the developer who led the casino project in 2015 would sell their 50 percent stake...

8/25/2019

article Donovan McNabb places del Lago's first sports bet: Eagles to win next Super Bowl
(New York) -- Donovan McNabb, former Syracuse University and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, placed the first sports bet Friday at the del Lago Resort & Casino...

8/24/2019

article Donovan McNabb places first bet as del Lago Casino opens DraftKings Sportsbook
(New York) -- Syracuse football legend and former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb pulled a $100 bill from his pocket. He followed through on a pledge he made moments...
article Why a $1.2 billion gambling mecca has fallen on hard times
(New York) -- It was once thought to be a sure thing, a $1.2 billion gambling mecca that carried long-held hopes of revitalizing the Catskills, and more recent...

8/23/2019

article Donovan McNabb picks Eagles to win Super Bowl in first sports bet taken at Del Lago’s sportsbook
(New York) -- Former Syracuse and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb placed the first bet after a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Del Lago Resort Casino...
article New sports gambling lounge opens at del Lago
(New York) -- Months after New York OK'd sports gambling at four upstate casinos, del Lago Resort and Casino opened its new Draftkings Sportsbook gambling lounge....
article Take a first look inside del Lago Resort’s new sportsbook on its first day of sports betting
(New York) -- The del Lago Resort and Casino opened its new DraftKings Sportsbook on Friday afternoon, debuting a space that combines all the benefits of a high-end...

8/20/2019

article DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago to open Friday; Donovan McNabb will attend
(New York) -- The grand opening of the DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago Resort & Casino has been scheduled. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at noon Friday to...
article DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago to open Friday; Donovan McNabb will attend
(New York) -- The grand opening of the DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago Resort & Casino has been scheduled. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at noon Friday to...
article Del Lago casino sets date to open sports betting
(New York) -- Legal sports betting comes to the Finger Lakes Friday with the opening of the DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago Resort Casino just off the New York State...
article Del Lago to accept sports bets starting Friday
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino will start accepting sports bets this Friday. The DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago will officially open at noon on Friday,...

8/19/2019

article Rivered on the flop: New York State’s big casino bet is having trouble cutting the deck
(New York) -- With the promise of hefty state tax revenues and job creation, NY leaders thought building a multi-billion dollar community of commercial casinos in the...
article New York casinos generate $349,468 from betting launch
(New York) -- The first 16 days of legal wagering in New York have seen revenue of $349,468 generated across two licensed venues. With Rush Street Gaming’s...

8/18/2019

article Sports betting revenue at Rivers Casino in Schenectady dips following strong start
(New York) -- Just four weeks after opening with a splash, sports betting revenues have sharply declined. Sports wagering at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady...
article Del Lago Casino in Upstate New York Now Has Sole Owner After Wilmot Family Cashes Out
(New York) -- The Wilmot family, known for its development projects in upstate New York, announced last week that it was getting out of the gaming business by selling...

8/17/2019

article Why a $1.2 Billion Gambling Mecca Has Fallen on Hard Times
(New York) -- It was once thought to be a sure thing, a $1.2 billion gambling mecca that carried long-held hopes of revitalizing the Catskills, and more recent...

8/16/2019

article Rochester developer sells stake in struggling del Lago casino
(New York) -- Another sign of a shake-up in the struggling Upstate New York casino industry: Rochester development firm Wilmorite is selling its 50-percent stake in the...
article Rochester developer Wilmorite selling its stake in del Lago casino
(New York) -- The Wilmot family is selling its stake in the del Lago Resort & Casino, the $440 million Seneca County gambling facility that has struggled to meet its...

8/12/2019

article New York Gaming Commission Set To Study Online Gambling, Sports Betting
(New York) -- A study ordered by the New York State Gaming Commission could set the stage for efforts to legalize online poker and other forms of gambling in the future...

8/10/2019

article Resorts World Catskills Parent Company in Monticello Considers Bankruptcy
(New York) -- The parent company of Resorts World Catskills in Monticello is considering bankruptcy for the resort as it weighs an uncertain financial future. We first...

8/8/2019

article AMCR Employees Complete Pool & Spa Training Course
(New York) -- Eleven Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort employees completed a 16-hour Certification in a Pool & Spa training course. The training took place at AMCR on...

8/7/2019

article New details emerge in majority owner Lim’s plan to save Sullivan casino
(New York) -- The Sullivan County casino’s biggest owner has released new details about his proposal to take the company private, including plans to sell much of...

8/5/2019

article Rivers Casino case against daily fantasy sports fails to gain traction
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady had intended to further its argument that daily fantasy sports games violate the state Constitution, as a New...

8/1/2019

article Rivers Casino argues against legality of daily fantasy sports
(New York) -- An attempt by Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady to waylay a potential internet competitor has failed to gain traction with a mid-level state...

7/31/2019

article Gambling addict overcomes problem, raises awareness as legal sports betting begins in CNY
(New York) -- The sounds of winning slot machines could be music to your ears. Add legal sports betting, which casinos in Central New York are set to launch in August,...

7/29/2019

article The story behind that viral Schenectady Rivers Casino storm video
(New York) -- They expected a flood of winnings. But didn’t expect Noah’s Ark. The morning after a fast-moving storm slammed Schenectady on Sunday afternoon...

7/27/2019

article Long Shot's opens first OTB parlor in county since Cracked Claw's closing
(New York) -- Marie Farus is having a good day. In the second race at Saratoga Racetrack in New York, she hit an exacta box, meaning she correctly picked the two horses...

7/26/2019

article Two upstate casinos already running sports betting; del Lago soon
(New York) -- Two upstate state-licensed casinos have opened sports betting operations, while two others expect to open later this summer, including del Lago Resort...
article Financial red flags for Sullivan casino
(New York) -- The largest share holder of Empire Resorts, the company that owns Resorts World Catskills Casino, has indicated that it wants to take the company private...
article Two upstate casinos already running sports betting; del Lago soon
(New York) -- Two upstate state-licensed casinos have opened sports betting operations, while two others expect to open later this summer, including del Lago Resort...

7/25/2019

article Majority owner: Sullivan casino can’t survive unless company goes private
(New York) -- Sullivan County’s casino cannot survive unless its parent company goes private, its biggest shareholder said in a Thursday filing with the Securities...
article Del Lago named top regional casino for third straight year
(New York) -- For the third year in a row, del Lago Resort & Casino has been named tops in the region by the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record Reader...

7/23/2019

article Early money at Rivers Casino bet on British Open
(New York) -- About $383,000 was bet in the first six days of operation at the new sportsbook at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady. The casino's biggest...

7/22/2019

article Ten horses have died in nine days at New York racetracks
(New York) -- Ten horses died in the recent span of nine days at racetracks across New York, raising concern among animal-rights activists at a time when the sport has...

7/21/2019

article Place your bets: Legal sports gambling arrives in New York
(New York) -- Francis Melia shuffled into the glistening FanDuel Sportsbook on Friday evening at Tioga Downs Casino Resort, an electrified oasis in a rural stretch of...

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...

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