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WNY tracks want cash incentives after Cuomo, Seneca casino deal

Lawmakers have introduced legislation to give a financial benefit to racetrack-based casinos in Western New York that will have to change their marketing strategies following last week’s deal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Seneca Nation to end a $600 million dollar dispute that raged for four years.

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9/30/2014

article New Yorkers fear casino competition
(New York) -- As more and more states join the ever-growing casino world, those gaming companies that have been operating in a more-or-less competition-free environment...
article Repair work begins at Canfield
(New York) -- Work has begun on emergency structural repairs in the ballroom of Canfield Casino after an engineering firm discovered loose plaster during a routine risk...
article Meeting to focus on gambling addiction in New York as state expands number of casinos
(New York) -- Gambling regulators and mental health professionals are gathering for a meeting to examine gambling addiction in New York. The New York Council on Problem...
article Meeting to focus on gambling addiction in NY
(New York) -- Gambling regulators and mental health professionals are gathering for a meeting to examine gambling addiction in New York.

9/29/2014

article New York operations want piece of casino expansion
(New York) -- A handful of existing gambling operations in New York are bidding for new upstate casinos amid fears of a crowding market. New York officials could soon...
article Obama OKs Bill Helping Casino Dodge Supreme Court Ruling
(New York) -- President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill to reauthorize a questioned land-into-trust deal for an embattled tribal casino, which will help put to bed...
article Lago says casino would benefit community
(New York) -- The developers of the proposed Lago Resort Casino in Tyre said they're confident that their proposal is the top choice in what is often called the...

9/27/2014

article Gaming operations want piece of casino expansion
(New York) -- A handful of existing gambling operations in New York are bidding for new upstate casinos amid fears of a crowding market. New York officials could soon...
article Over 400 people testify at casino hearings
(New York) -- A total of 405 people provided comment during the three day-long public sessions this week concerning the selection of sites for four gaming casino-resorts...
article Will new NY casinos flood market?
(New York) -- A handful of existing gambling operations in New York are bidding for new upstate casinos amid fears of a crowding market. New York officials could soon...

9/26/2014

article Casino siting board: We saw "democracy in action"
(New York) -- The state Gaming Facility Location Board said today that it heard from 405 individuals during three day-long public hearings this week on the 16 proposals...
article Empire City: We'll cut jobs if a casino comes to Orange County
(New York) -- As the state Gaming Facility Location Board expects next month to pick up to four casino proposals for licenses, Empire City Casino in Yonkers is warning...
article Scoping session planned for Resorts World's Montgomery casino project
(New York) -- The town Planning Board has scheduled a special meeting for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the second-floor meeting room at Town Hall, 110 Bracken Road.
article Could casino decision sink Vernon Downs?
(New York) -- The fate of Vernon Downs could be tied to the state’s decision on where to locate the new casinos the state is allowing within its borders.

9/25/2014

article Hall: Casino sweepstakes filled with uncertainty
(New York) -- Reporter Hema Easley gave you the news from an editorial board conversation with Rob Williams, acting executive director of the state Gaming Commission,...
article Role to vet casino players
(New York) -- John Cahill, Republican Party attorney general candidate, said Wednesday that if elected he would use the department's organized crime task force to...
article Tioga Downs Has "Inside Track" for Casino License
(New York) -- A hearing at the Hotel Ithaca on September 24 gave supporters and detractors an opportunity to voice their support or opposition to the planned granting of...
article Vernon Downs minority owner raises concerns on proposed casino in Tyre
(New York) -- A minority owner of Vernon Downs is raising a red flag about the possibility of the state approving a casino west of Syracuse.

9/24/2014

article Hard Rock better bet for a casino
(New York) -- Early on in the New York state casino proposal process, I was approached by a marketing team hired by the Capital View East Greenbush project looking to...
article More than 100 people spoke during Ithaca casino hearing
(New York) -- More than 100 people spoke in front of the Gaming Facility Location Board during an all-day public hearing in Ithaca on Wednesday, giving the board plenty...
article NY holds 3rd day of public hearings on Upstate casino bids
(New York) -- Residents of New York's Finger Lakes and Southern Tier are weighing in on three competing casinos proposed for the area.
article Casino panel holding public hearing on Catskills casino
(New York) -- The state panel reviewing proposals for casinos in upstate New York is holding a public hearing focusing on the nine proposals for the Catskills and mid-...
article Local officials, area residents tell state gaming commission their casino preferences
(New York) -- The New York State Casino Gaming Committee heard day two of three days of public comment on Tuesday while in Poughkeepsie. On Monday they were in Albany...
article State casino board gets an earful in Poughkeepsie
(New York) -- The state's three-city tour to gather public opinion about where new casinos should be built heads to Ithaca today, Wednesday, one day after capacity...
article Tuxedo casino wouldn't hurt Empire City, exec says
(New York) -- Genting said Wednesday the casino it is proposing in Tuxedo wouldn't hurt Empire City Casino, but the Yonkers racino said Sterling Forest Resort would...
article Tuxedo casino: Tourism boon or environmental threat?
(New York) -- Would Sterling Forest Resort casino, just 41 miles from New York City, be a tourism magnet? Could the plan, amid forest and near key water sources, be an...

9/23/2014

article More opposition to Genting casino, now from New Jersey
(New York) -- The New Jersey State Senate on Monday called for New York to reject an ambitious proposal to build a massive casino in the Sterling Forest, saying the $1.5...
article Casino hearing: Crowd puts its chips on the line
(New York) -- With perhaps a month left before a decision is to be made on which New York projects will be granted casino licenses, hundreds of people came to...
article Casino question: Are you being paid to speak?
(New York) -- Paul Francis, one of the five members of the casino siting board, started the public hearing on casino projects Tuesday in Poughkeepsie by requesting that...
article Froma Harrop: Casino lust persists, but the argument has changed
(New York) -- The video for the Bruce Springsteen song "Atlantic City" opens with a scene of the grand Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel imploding into a pile of dust...
article Local officials, area residents tell state gaming commission their casino preferences
(New York) -- The New York State Casino Gaming Committee heard day two of three days of public comment on Tuesday while in Poughkeepsie. On Monday they were in Albany...
article Residents Battle for Casinos / Rivalry on Full Display, Complete With T-Shirts
(New York) -- The casino rivalry between the Catskills and Orange County was on full display Tuesday at a public hearing here that often took the tone of a campaign...
article Do you want to comment on Tier’s casino projects?
(New York) -- The public will get its one — and only — chance to speak in front of the Gaming Facility Location Board about the region’s three casino proposals during an...

9/22/2014

article N.J. Senate asks New York to reject Sterling Forest casino bid
(New Jersey) -- The state Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution urging the state of New York to reject the $1.5 billion Sterling Forest casino bid when...
article Bonacic: Distressed areas deserve casino licenses
(New York) -- As the three days of casino hearings kick off Monday, Senate Racing and Wagering Chairman John Bonacic sent a letter to the state gaming commission to...
article Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans
(New York) -- Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany-area casino weighed in Monday at the first of three days of public hearings on casinos planned for...
article Showdown on casinos / State board deluged with comments from proponents, opponents
(New York) -- Two pictures vividly emerged before the state Gaming Commission's casino siting board on Monday, one of a rural community crying for a big gambling...
article Casino commenters, step up to the mic
(New York) -- Good morning! And put your sandals on: There are still a handful of hours left to summer 2014. Fall begins, meteorologically speaking, with tonight’s...
article Casino hearing update: Rush Street workers get to testify
(New York) -- Early trends on the first casino hearing of the three conducted by the Gaming Commission’s gaming facility location siting board:
article Public has their say on Capital Region casinos
(New York) -- The slated 12-hour period of public comment for the four proposed casinos in the Capital Region brought out those for and against the plans in East...
article BLOG: Genting consultant hiring t-shirt people
(New York) -- H/T to Dana Rubenstein at Capital New York for this one: A consultant for Genting/Resorts World, has offered what they call recruiters $75 for each person...
article Genting consultant offers $75 for local supporters
(New York) -- A Genting consultant has offered to pay recruiters $75 for each local resident they can turn out to tomorrow's Gaming Facility Location Board's...
article Tioga Downs already invested in future with new parking garage
(New York) -- Tioga Downs put in place the last steel beam of its new parking garage on Friday, showing how the casino in Nichols has already invested in its future,...
article Vernon Downs awaits decision on upstate New York casinos
(New York) -- Three days of public hearings regarding casinos in upstate New York began, Monday. Representatives from Vernon Downs are throwing their support in the...

9/21/2014

article Public to get their say on casino projects
(New York) -- State law allows a siting board to select up to four casinos proposals for licenses in New York. And the "up to" part will be closely watched as...
article Steve Israel: Encouraging words for the Catskills about casinos
(New York) -- They pumped their fists, cheered and called it "the biggest day in Sullivan County history." This was November, when voters across the state...
article Editorial: Time for casino foes to make the best case
(New York) -- Last week the people who will grant casino licenses in New York visited Lake Wobegone. All the applicants were strong, good looking and above average, in...
article Rensselaer Mayor Dan Dwyer thinks he can win casino
(New York) -- Mayor Dan Dwyer was preparing to announce on May 28 that a casino operator wanted to operate in his Hudson River city when the operator called to say he...
article Suffolk Closeup: The house doesn’t always win
(New York) -- The closing of four and likely five of the dozen casino hotels in Atlantic City should cause public officials in Suffolk County and New York State to wake...

9/20/2014

article Proposed Casino Projects glance
(New York) -- Caesers New York: An $800 million casino proposed by Caesars Entertainment, located on 115 acres in the Orange County town of Woodbury, roughly 50 miles...
article Nevele supporters to get chance to appeal for coveted casino license
(New York) -- Ellenville Mayor Jeff Kaplan remembers a time when the community was bustling with activity, much the result of the tourists who would stream into the now-...
article Coming up: Sterling Forest Resort casino plan
(New York) -- New York voters approved a referendum last November that allows non-Indian casinos in New York state. A commission will determine which proposal can claim...

9/19/2014

article Save East Greenbush announces its Monday testimony at casino hearing
(New York) -- The anti-casino forces in East Greenbush have announced their plans to testify before the state’s Gaming Facility Location Board Monday at the...
article Is New York equipped to deal with problem gambling?
(New York) -- Gaming experts have suggested that New York state is unprepared for potential increases in the rates of problem gambling resulting from proposed casinos.

9/18/2014

article Casino opponents sound off at public hearing
(New York) -- It will ultimately be up to the state whether Traditions at the Glen will go from resort and spa to full-fledged Las Vegas style casino, or whether two...
article Catskill casino applicant hosting forums
(New York) -- Officials representing Mohegan Sun at the Concord are holding events tonight and tomorrow night for area residents to learn about what they call their buy...
article Contentious casino hearings likely
(New York) -- Opponents of casinos in some communities have their sticks ready and look forward to treating developers like pinatas next week.
article Wilmorite wins court challenge from anti-casino group
(New York) -- As several activists statewide hope to get courts to block casino development because of alleged inadequate, hasty or incomplete environmental reviews of...
article The Buzz: Would Traditions casino cause traffic jams?
(New York) -- Many people who spoke during a public hearing on Traditions Resort & Casino’s preliminary development plan Wednesday were worried about traffic...
article Union Board Tables Traditions Casino Vote
(New York) -- Town of Union board members postponed a vote that would allow Traditions Resort and Casino developers to move ahead with their project.
article Proposed casino loses bid to build Thruway exit.
(New York) -- A $1.5 billion casino resort complex planned for Sterling Forest in Orange County near the New Jersey border suffered a setback after a bistate agency...
article Developer: Park commission objection won't stop casino
(New York) -- The developer of a proposed $1.5 billion casino not far from Rockland County said a bi-state commission's decision to deny access to a small section of...

9/17/2014

article Casino opponents sound off at public hearing
(New York) -- It will ultimately be up to the state whether Traditions at the Glen will go from resort and spa to full-fledged Las Vegas style casino, or whether two...
article Siting board will get an earful at casino hearings
(New York) -- According to multiple sources, several speakers at the casino hearings next week, starting Monday in Colonie, will be blasting some of the developers. A...
article Genting Americas denied road access
(New York) -- The Palisades Interstate Park Commission has voted to deny Genting Americas access to a small section of a road it controls, complicating the developer...
article Amsterdam city leaders throw support behind Schenectady casino
(New York) -- City leaders in Amsterdam, New York, who saw their hopes for a resort casino get dashed by a state gambling oversight board, are backing a $350 million...

9/16/2014

article New York Catskills/Hudson Valley casino bid II: Woodbury/Caesars
(New York) -- Each of the 17 bidders for four New York state casino licenses recently made their pitches to the New York Gaming Facility Location Board. Let’s...
article Report: NYCFC eying Aqueduct as Bronx deal falls through
(New York) -- With New York City FC’s potential stadium locations bouncing like a roulette wheel, it seems only fitting that they start to size up the Aqueduct...
article Eastview, proposed casino holding job fair
(New York) -- Several retailers at Eastview Mall — and the proposed casino for Tyre, Seneca County — will be a part of a job fair Saturday at the Victor...

9/15/2014

article Critical Questions Remain For New York Casino Board [sub req]
(New York) -- New York’s Gaming Facility Location Board asked a range of questions of the state’s casino bidders at two hearings last week, but regulators...
article Editorial: Casino location board can’t have it both ways
(New York) -- When the state Gaming Facility Location Board decides which applicants will get licenses to operate casinos, it needs to explain how it reached the...
article OP/ED: The casino crackup: New York’s betting on this for jobs?
(New York) -- If you had a billion bucks, would you buy Barnes & Noble? Doubtful. Not with the Internet demolishing big-box bookstores brick by crumbling brick...
article Casino opponent files notice over incident
(New York) -- Lynn Barbuto and her attorney have filed a notice of claim against the town of Tyre and the Magee Fire Department.

9/14/2014

article NEW YORK TIMES: Gambling on the Games
(New York) -- The gambling industry in New Jersey is in deep trouble. Five of Atlantic City’s major casinos are closing or threatening to close before the end of...
article OP/ED: Keep the casino promise
(New York) -- Our opinion: A casino developer’s nearly half-billion offer in Orange County flies in the face of state promises to put gambling halls in struggling...
article The casino choice: Go for best bets or bolster sagging economies
(New York) -- Here's the dilemma the state faces when it chooses up to two casinos for the Hudson Valley/Catskills: Should it chase the cash or try and save the...
article In Pursuit of Casinos, It’s Worst Foot Forward
(New York) -- Broad grassy lots are all that remain of most of the shipyards and factories that once gave this city on the Hudson River its muscle and identity.
article N.Y. officials face tough choice in awarding upstate casino licenses
(New York) -- The debate is most prominent in the Catskills and Hudson Valley area, where Catskills backers see casinos as a much-needed boost to the struggling economy...

9/13/2014

article State gambling board’s ‘biggest challenge’ on casinos
(New York) -- State officials face a major challenge in deciding whether to allow casinos in economically struggling parts of the Catskills or in relatively affluent...
article Lawmakers knock plans for Orange County casino
(New York) -- The heads of the state Legislature's racing and wagering committees yesterday warned about the impact of a potential casino in Orange County, saying...

9/11/2014

article Few concerns raised at Schenectady casino public hearing
(New York) -- Increased traffic and community connectivity through bike and pedestrian paths were top concerns at the public hearing for the Mohawk Harbor casino project...

9/10/2014

article Casino workers union raps gaming firm
(New York) -- A large casino workers union has written to the state Gaming Commission complaining about Rush Street Gaming, the company trying to obtain licenses to run...
article In New York, casino bidders answer for Atlantic City
(New York) -- For two days, dark-suited casino industry executives gathered in a conference room in the subterranean concourse at the state Capitol, pitching their plans...
article Seeking economic renewal, Newburgh, N.Y., rolls the dice on gambling
(New York) -- “This city has been up. It’s been down. It’s had lots of cycles in it, and I think the energy building in Newburgh right now is for it to...
article Hudson Valley Casino Presentations Prove to Be Quite a Task
(New York) -- It didn't matter how you split them: with nine casino proposals in the Hudson Valley, presenting all of them Tuesday was quite a task.

9/9/2014

article Casino bidders’ political contributions down in 2014
(New York) -- The Eastern Southern Tier’s three casino bidders are placing big bets on the merits of their proposals. But two of the three are spending much less...
article Rival Casino Operators Make Pitches to State Board
(New York) -- The casino rivalry between the Catskills and Orange County was on full display here Tuesday as dueling companies used videos and slideshows to pitch...
article The Buzz: Gural blunt on casino impact
(New York) -- After his presentation Monday in Albany, Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural said this about casinos: “These things don’t revitalize; They create jobs...
article Genting says it would pay $380 million premium for a license in southern Orange County
(New York) -- Genting would pay an upfront $450 million fee for the Gaming Facility License, it said Tuesday, a whopping $380 million more than the $70 million minimum...
article Genting touts air fleet in hearings before New York Gambling Commission
(New York) -- Malaysian gaming giant Genting is not only putting its financial muscle behind its plans to open casinos in New York but also its air power.
article Jackpot casino offer to state
(New York) -- After several casino development teams proposed building projects in struggling upstate urban areas, Malaysian powerhouse Genting on Tuesday pushed forward...
article Council Head: Nevele casino team has model problem gambling program
(New York) -- James Maney, head of the NY Council On Problem Gambling, is presenting with the casino development team trying to revitalize the former Nevele Resort near...
article Ellenville's Nevele casino developers strike different note in pitch to siting commission
(New York) -- A vision of a hometown, family friendly resort and casino that could redefine the Ellenville-area unemployment landscape of boarded-up shops and little...
article Nevele casino proposal, others from Hudson Valley and Catskills take center stage in Albany
(New York) -- Casino developers put on a show for here for the second day Tuesday, regaling the state siting board with promises of the jobs and riches that will roll in...
article New Windsor casino developers tout projection for 2,570 new jobs to commission
(New York) -- Representatives from the proposed Grand Hudson Resort & Casino told the state Gaming Facility Location Board that it's the best choice to bring a...
article Developers of Caesars casino proposal in Woodbury say it is odds on 'best choice'
(New York) -- Could Elton John, Dion, Penn and Teller, and Guy Fieri all be heading to Woodbury if Caesars Entertainment gets a casino license?

9/8/2014

article A Rich Plan in New York’s Casino Race Is No Sure Thing for Cuomo
(New York) -- As New York State considers a roulette wheel’s worth of options for how it should enter the Las Vegas-style casino business, none is as audacious as...
article Casino applicants make their pitches elsewhere; Hudson Valley goes Tuesday
(New York) -- Developers seeking permission to open casinos in upstate New York fielded questions about their finances and revenue projections Monday as they made direct...
article Casino bidders start making their pitch
(New York) -- Seven of the 16 bidders for four casino licenses in New York made their pitch Monday to a state panel, saying that the market is still ripe for more...
article Casino developers pitch their plans to state gaming board
(New York) -- The developers of a proposed $300 million casino in East Greenbush, New York presented their case today to members of a state gambling board on why their...
article Crunch Time For Upstate NY Casino Proposals
(New York) -- Developers seeking state permission to open 16 proposed casinos in upstate New York are presenting their plans before a state board today.
article Developers proposing upstate New York casinos make public pitches, face questions from board
(New York) -- Developers seeking permission to open casinos in upstate New York fielded questions about their finances and revenue projections Monday as they made direct...
article Gambling Developers Make Presentations in Albany as They Vie for Licenses
(New York) -- Air shows. Food banks. Himalayan salt sanctuaries. Such were the benefits being promoted by gambling developers on Monday as New York State’s casino...
article Israel: Betting on casino choices? Here are odds
(New York) -- Sullivan County sure seems like a lock to get one casino. The legislation allowing up to two of them in the Hudson Valley/Catskills region almost seems as...
article N.Y. Casino Bidders Quizzed on Revenue in Saturated Market
(New York) -- Members of the board that will pick as many as four casino licenses for New York questioned bidders on their revenue projections and whether they...
article Speed reading the Capital Region casino presentations
(New York) -- The teams hoping to win the casino license for the Capital Region made their public presentations to the state Gaming Facility Location Board Monday at the...
article Who wants to build a casino? Tuesday is showtime in Albany
(New York) -- After months of paperwork and promises, Tuesday is showtime for the nine contenders vying for the maximum of two Hudson Valley/Catskills casino licenses.
article Amsterdam mayor goes to bat for Schenectady casino project
(New York) -- Mayor Ann Thane of Amsterdam broke with some of the other elected leaders of Montgomery County and threw her support for the Rivers Casino project at the...
article BLOG: Video — pro, con — from casino proposal-a-thon
(New York) -- Courtesy Kyle Hughes of NYSNYS.com, here’s a double shot of video from Monday’s casino proposal presentations. First up, here’s James...
article Three bidders to make casino case Monday in Albany
(New York) -- Sixteen proposals vying for four casino licenses in New York will be presented Monday and Tuesday before a state panel that will make the picks this fall.
article Albany mayor gives East Greenbush project her non-exclusive support
(New York) -- Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan put out this announcement, just as Saratoga Harness is about to go before the gaming commission’s siting board:
article E. Greenbush casino group gets Sheehan's backing, opponents' attack
(New York) -- As casino developers present their proposals to a state siting board Monday, the East Greenbush casino received political support and an attack by...
article Filler: I'm rooting for Chris Christie on sports betting
(New York) -- One bet related to the possibility of sports betting in New Jersey that I know I’ll win: I’d wager anything my boss won't let me leave work...
article Suffolk Downs is a wild card / Money-losing track wildcard in casino vote
(New York) -- On a beautiful Saturday afternoon this summer, Suffolk Downs feels empty. About 2,500 people show up at a facility that could easily hold more than 10...

9/7/2014

article Steve Israel: Betting on casino choices? Here are odds
(New York) -- Sullivan County sure seems like a lock to get one casino. The legislation allowing up to two of them in the Hudson Valley/Catskills region almost seems as...
article Casino developers to outline Capital Region proposals today in Albany
(New York) -- Developers proposing casinos in the Capital Region will present their plans this afternoon in Albany. Backers of casino proposals in Cobleskill, East...
article Editorial: It's time to pay attention to casinos now
(New York) -- If communities offering $11 million bribes to other communities hasn't grabbed you so far, now is the time to lend your full attention to the regional...
article Casino developers undeterred by recent downturn
(New York) -- It has been a sour summer for the casino business. In June and July, two financial rating agencies issued glum outlooks for the industry, citing revenue...
article Genting details possible tax bill
(New York) -- Genting Americas Sterling Forest Resort says it will pay about $86 million a year in county and local taxes and fees if New York state awards a gaming...
article Tioga Downs to host Business Networking Fair
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino will be hosting a "Business Networking Fair" on Friday, Sept. 12. The event, taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will present...

9/6/2014

article As casinos struggle, N.Y. bidders still see jackpot
(New York) -- Sixteen proposals vying for four casino licenses in New York will be presented Monday and Tuesday before a state panel that will make the picks in the fall.
article Local government absorbs state cuts
(New York) -- Nearly 50 percent of Ohio's Local Government Fund has been cut in the past three years, leaving many local governments seeking replacements for funding...
article Editorial: New York casino bet in wake of Atlantic City debacles
(New York) -- It’s not been a good week for those gambling on casinos as the answer to what ails New York’s economy. Over in Atlantic City, three casinos...

9/5/2014

article Upstate casino developers will present plans in Albany
(New York) -- Developers competing for one of four casino licenses in upstate New York will make presentations Sept. 8-9 to the state's Gaming Facility Location...

9/4/2014

article Cuomo under pressure to pick winners in saturated casino market
(New York) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, is playing a game of chance with his plan to buoy the upstate economy with four Las Vegas-style casinos.
article Official optimism grows in Sullivan that a casino would bring other business
(New York) -- Two of the applicants making the final cut for a full casino are on almost adjacent sites near the former Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake.
article Casino project reaches entertainment agreements
(New York) -- Lago Resort & Casino, a project planned for Tyre, Seneca County, that is competing against two bidders in the Southern Tier for a casino license, has...

9/3/2014

article A Trump comes to Sullivan County to look at sites
(New York) -- It wasn't the Donald who flew into Sullivan County to checkout the chance of Trump involvement in a casino project. But it was a Trump.
article Hotel Planned Near Proposed Schenectady Casino Site
(New York) -- The developers behind the proposed casino in Schenectady have announced plans to build a 124-room hotel near their proposed casino site.
article Save East Greenbush adds to its anti-casino action
(New York) -- The group called Save East Greenbush on Wednesday amended its suit against the town in state Supreme Court to include a complaint regarding Council Member...
article Save East Greenbush amends casino lawsuit
(New York) -- Save East Greenbush announced Wednesday that it has amended the lawsuit it filed in an effort to stop the proposed $300 million Capital View Casino and...

9/2/2014

article DiNapoli cautions to ‘tread carefully’ when looking at casino impacts
(New York) -- New York’s planned casinos may draw more locals than visitors from afar to their gaming floors, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said last week during...
article Pro-casino mayor: State shouldn’t hold federal probe against us
(New York) -- Rensselaer Mayor Dan Dwyer on Tuesday said the state Gaming Commission should disregard the federal probe of Och-Ziff Capital Management when evaluating...
article OP/ED: The Corruption Beneath Cuomo's Casino Push
(New York) -- Last November New York passed an amendment authorizing up to seven non-Indian casinos to be built in our state. Governor Andrew Cuomo -- who had pushed...

8/31/2014

article Scale will matter for success of NY casinos
(New York) -- Racino revenue is down. Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts. Yet New York is just now getting...
article Montgomery County plans for life without casino
(New York) -- Montgomery County is out of the running for a casino, but local officials are prepared with other plans for economic development in the area.
article Lisa's Laws: Don't ever count Sullivan County out
(New York) -- I've kinda had this rant percolating around in my head for the last few months, and every once in a while, when somebody says something about how...
article Long story short
(New York) -- Our opinions: We weigh in briefly on Albany’s qualified casino endorsement for East Greenbush, pizza public relations in the Albany Diocese, and...
article Say no to this casino, to protect N.J.'s water supply: Editorial
(New York) -- As Revel becomes the latest casino to fold in down-on-its-luck Atlantic City, developers are hoping for better odds in upstate New York. One has proposed a...

8/30/2014

article Death of Atlantic City casinos could be omen for N.Y.
(New York) -- A third of Atlantic City casinos in business at the start of this year have shuttered their doors or plan to permanently close as the summer tourist season...

8/29/2014

article A Tale Of Two Casinos And A City
(New York) -- As established casinos across the Northeast close their doors or administer cost-cutting measures, New York is just getting into the game. And although it...
article After snubs, Cuomo team rakes in big donations from gambling, developers and two unions
(New York) -- After not receiving endorsements from some important unions, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his running mate have received big donations from private-sector...
article Harriman family calls on gaming commission to stop Woodbury casino
(New York) -- Overlooking the village of Woodbury and the surrounding area of Monroe and Harriman is the Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, Sterling Forest State Park...
article Montgomery closes gaming overlay district hearing; still taking written comments
(New York) -- The Town Board closed its public hearing on a gaming facility overlay zoning district after receiving a second round of comments Thursday night.

8/28/2014

article COMMENTARY: Time to re-examine gambling age
(New York) -- Timothy L. Carney the newly named National Executive Director of the not-for-profit organization, Teen Protection Alliance, Inc., is proud to introduce the...
article Documents & audio: Albany’s two casino cash offers
(New York) -- In light of the news this morning that Albany has struck an $11 million deal with the team behind the proposed East Greenbush casino, here’s a copy...
article In casino deal, Albany plays the long game
(New York) -- "How do you think Troy feels this morning?" The implication of a text message like this is, as you might guess, "Probably not so hot."
article Save East Greenbush criticizes Capital View-Albany deal
(New York) -- While Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the operators of the proposed $300 million Capital View Casino And Resort announced an $11 million deal Wednesday, it...
article Kiryas Joel Files Suit To Halt A Second Proposed Casino
(New York) -- Less than two weeks after filing suit to halt a proposed casino project in one location, an Orange County village has filed a second lawsuit pertaining to...

8/27/2014

article Hall: Catskill casino challengers can serve a strong argument
(New York) -- Get ready for a surprise in Poughkeepsie on Sept. 23, when nine local applicants for a casino license appear before the Gaming Facility Location Board.
article South Blooming Grove opens casino site review
(New York) -- The environmental review for a casino in South Blooming Grove has started, just days after the Village Board approved a scoping document for the process.
article Tyre Casino Plan Challenged by Members of Casino Free Tyre
(New York) -- Opponents of a proposed $400 million casino in Tyre, Seneca County, traveled to a neighboring county Wednesday in their efforts to keep the project from...
article Albany reaches tentative casino deal with East Greenbush team
(New York) -- The city of Albany has reached a tentative deal under which a partner behind the proposed East Greenbush casino would pay $1 million annually to the city...
article Casino developers offer Albany $11 million, jobs
(New York) -- Developers behind a proposed casino in East Greenbush are offering the city of Albany $1 million a year for 10 years and pledge to provide residents with...
article Councilwoman hit with backlash after casino reversal
(New York) -- An East Greenbush councilwoman says inappropriate comments about her were made on a blog because she's changed her mind on a proposed casino plan.
article East Greenbush casino developers up ante, make formal offer to Albany
(New York) -- Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said today she is reviewing a formal offer from developers who are seeking the city's support for a $300 million casino...
article East Greenbush casino offer: $11 million, jobs pledge for Albany
(New York) -- Mayor Kathy Sheehan has struck a deal to infuse the city's economic development arm -— but not city coffers — with $11 million over the...
article KJ lawsuit takes aim at Caesars' Woodbury proposal
(New York) -- The Village of Kiryas Joel has filed a lawsuit opposing a proposed casino resort in Woodbury, posing arguments similar to those in a separate suit it...
article Village's suit challenges Caesars Entertainment casino in Orange County, N.Y.
(New York) -- A southeastern New York village has filed a lawsuit seeking to halt Caesars Entertainment's plans for a casino in Woodbury, N.Y.

8/26/2014

article Caesars to partner with local food, beverage vendors for casino development
(New York) -- Caesars Entertainment said Tuesday it has signed agreements with 348 local food and beverage vendors to use their products at the casino resort it hopes to...
article East Greenbush casino supporters host business fair
(New York) -- Proponents behind the plan to build a casino in East Greenbush continue to lobby the public.
article East Greenbush councilwoman attacked on casino stance
(New York) -- Councilwoman Mary Ann Matters has discovered that taking a stand against a casino proposal can unleash several rounds of anonymous blog attacks.
article Tioga Downs introduces spa operator
(New York) -- While Tioga Downs has struggled to grow its gambling revenue this year, owner Jeff Gural believes landing a casino license and adding additional amenities...
article Tioga Downs Plans to Expand
(New York) -- Tioga Downs is making plans to improve the quality of it's venue if it gets a full gaming license this fall. As part of it's expansion plan, Tioga...

8/25/2014

article Casino in step with gambling pedigree
(New York) -- If gambling history has anything to do with locating the proposed Capital Region Casino, Schenectady should be the hands-down winner. Forget Rensselaer,...
article Jackpot of choices for Staten Island gamblers as New York and New Jersey battle for casino revenue
(New York) -- With New York and New Jersey planning new casinos in their on-going battle to attract gamblers, Staten Islanders will have more options -- closer and...

8/24/2014

article Hasidic village sues to block Orange County casino
(New York) -- A Hasidic Jewish village has mounted a legal challenge seeking to halt a casino proposed for upstate New York. The lawsuit filed by the village of Kiryas...

8/23/2014

article KJ sues to halt pacts backing casino
(New York) -- The Village of Kiryas Joel has sued South Blooming Grove and Blooming Grove, seeking to nullify agreements made by the municipalities in support of a...
article Nassau OTB hires Las Vegas consultant for planned mini-casino
(New York) -- Nassau Regional Off Track Betting has hired a Las Vegas research group to provide consulting advice as it prepares to build a mini-casino with 1,000 video...

8/22/2014

article Rolling the Dice: Casino Interests Bet Big with Political Contributions
(New York) -- There are hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in New York’s plan to license four resort casinos upstate, so casino interests are spending big...
article Rolling the Dice: Casino Push Creates Fight in Small Towns Upstate
(New York) -- What was once a statewide debate on expanding casino gambling in New York has become more than a dozen different local debates, and one of them is being...
article Gaming chief: Market demands more casinos
(New York) -- The number and caliber of applicants seeking New York casino licenses reflects a strong market despite industry declines elsewhere, the state’s top...
article Rules announced for casino public comment sessions
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission on Thursday announced details and protocol for three public comment sessions on new casinos proposed for upstate New York.
article 1970s deed may throw glitch into Caesars' Woodbury casino plan
(New York) -- The descendants of Gilded Age railroad baron E.H. Harriman are threatening litigation to thwart Caesars Entertainment’s bid to build a casino resort...
article Montgomery extends gaming overlay district hearing
(New York) -- The Town Board on Thursday decided to keep open the public hearing on a gaming facility overlay zoning district for another week.
article Town Board approves amended casino plans
(New York) -- After 31⁄2 hours of often-tedious review, the Town Board voted 5-0 Thursday to approve the amended site plan for the proposed Lago Resort &...
article Another View: Gambling not the good bet states thought
(New York) -- As casinos from Atlantic City to Vegas and beyond close their doors, states like New York should take heed in looking to the gambling houses as easy means...

8/21/2014

article Casino proposal presentations schedule set
(New York) -- The Gaming Commission’s siting board has room for 450 people for one-hour presentations from casino developers set for next month. Here is the lineup...
article Gaming chief: More casinos no problem
(New York) -- The number and caliber of applicants seeking New York casino licenses reflects a strong market despite industry declines elsewhere, the state’s top...
article Casino developers win critical town board vote
(New York) -- Supporters and opponents packed into a Town Hall meeting Wednesday night in East Greenbush, New York, where the board voted to permit a proposed $300...
article Woodbury casino proposal gets a lot of traffic
(New York) -- In Woodbury, where a proposed casino would go next to the Harriman train station, the questions center on traffic. A typical Friday brings cars to a...

8/20/2014

article Rolling the Dice: Critics Raise Doubts About New Casinos' Promised Economic Benefits
(New York) -- The Las Vegas-style resort casinos coming to New York are supposed to reverse the fortunes of a struggling upstate economy, but there are doubts about the...
article Casino developers face critical vote tonight
(New York) -- Supporters and opponents of building a $300 million casino in East Greenbush, New York are expected to converge on town hall again tonight as another...
article Questions surround Greenwood Lake mayor's affiliation with Tuxedo casino project
(New York) -- On a warm evening in late July, Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer stood with young men and women welcoming people to a public hearing on the environmental...

8/19/2014

article Caesars opening Town of Woodbury office amid casino bid
(New York) -- State regulators are not expected to decide on upstate New York casino licenses until this fall, but applicants are still staying active.
article Rolling the Dice: Big Name Casinos Duke it Out for Spots Around NY State
(New York) -- New York is embarking on a major expansion of casino gambling, starting with four Vegas-style resort casinos upstate, at least one of which could be as...
article Casino Backers Chase Proximity to New York City
(New York) -- With three failing Atlantic City casinos slated to close their doors within the next month, officials near New York City are pushing shiny new gaming...
article Job fair planned for potential East Greenbush casino
(New York) -- We won't know until this fall where a casino will be built in the Capital Region. But that's not stopping the people planning a resort in East...
article Rolling the Dice: NYC a Big Player in Casino Bidding Process Despite Local Moratorium
(New York) -- In paving the way for four Las Vegas-style resort casinos upstate, Albany lawmakers last year established a seven-year moratorium on casinos in the city...
article Racing Commission requests extension for response to Colonial Downs' court appeal
(New York) -- The dispute over the thoroughbred racing season is no closer to a resolution than when it officially went to court last month.

8/18/2014

article Clock ticks on $10M casino payment to Albany
(New York) -- The city of Albany has until Monday to accept or reject a $10 million casino revenue package to support the proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...
article A.M. Roundup: It’s like Cuomo never left
(New York) -- Good morning! Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City today. Cards on the table: Today’s the day Albany must respond to Rensselaer’s offer of $10...
article Guest Columnist: Article a guide to casino siting
(New York) -- Last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston published an article examining the conditions that lead to the best results for the siting of casinos.
article New York State Gaming Process Rolls Along, Even As Industry Growth Fades
(New York) -- The sudden headlines of gaming bids in Orange County and other Catskill counties have given way to the slow process of application reviews and a one day...
article EXCLUSIVE: Firm looking to build $750M casino in upstate NY has faced racial discrimination complaints and lawsuits in other states
(New York) -- The Cordish Companies has been accused of using restrictive dress codes and other methods to exclude minorities from entertainment venues in at least three...
article Report: The Cordish Cos. was sued for racial discrimination
(New York) -- The Cordish Cos., the Baltimore-based company partnering with the city of Las Vegas on a soccer stadium proposal, was the subject of racial discrimination...
article Albany voices conditional support for Rensselaer casino
(New York) -- City lawmakers on Monday voiced watered-down support for a Rensselaer casino in hopes of meeting a deadline set by Rensselaer to back the project or lose...
article Half a loaf in casino deal
(New York) -- The Common Council on Monday voiced cautious support for a Rensselaer casino to meet a deadline set by that city's mayor to back the project or...
article Tyre casino foes discuss strategy
(New York) -- Members of Casino Free Tyre met last week with the chairman of the Coalition Against Gambling in New York. Casino Free Tyre leaders James and Desiree...
article New York Online Poker Hearing Expected in 2015 [sub req'd]
(New York) -- Efforts to legalize online poker in New York will remain on hold until next year when the state has finished its casino licensing process, a key Empire...

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