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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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9/17/2014

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...

8/17/2014

article Caesars opens upstate New York office as casino bid is considered; license choices in fall
(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 Tuxedo to hold meeting on Sterling Forest casino plan
(New York) -- Tuxedo will hold a special Town Board meeting Monday to consider the final scoping document for the environmental review of the Sterling Forest Resort and...

8/15/2014

article Global banks pressured to rid casinos of laundering
(New York) -- Large global banks are facing increased pressure from US regulators to clamp down on casino money-laundering as the government pushes the industry to...
article New York’s Racing Groups Warn Of Casino Industry Impact [sub req'd]
(New York) -- The creation of four new commercial casinos could harm New York’s racing and off-track betting (OTB) sectors, despite claims otherwise by track...
article Rensselaer upped ante after competing casino backers offered $7 million for Albany's support
(New York) -- A $1 million annual payment to Albany for its support of the proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rensselaer would come out of the city of Rensselaer'...
article Nevele’s new CEO to fight for casino license, funding
(New York) -- The Nevele’s new CEO, Angelique Brunner, said they are in “a fight for this license.” Casino hopefuls in Ulster County are keeping their...

8/14/2014

article Canadian racing magnate rebukes casino, lotteries
(New York) -- Canadian racing magnate Frank Stronach rebuked casino gambling and state lotteries Wednesday, calling them an inferior substitute for betting on horses.
article Lago casino, wine & culinary center sign 10-year deal
(New York) -- A proposed casino in Seneca County has a 10-year marketing and promotional agreement in place with the New York Wine & Culinary Center if state leaders...

8/13/2014

article Casino owner concerned about gaming decline
(New York) -- An upstate casino owner says he’s greatly concerned about the possible addition of four large new facilities to an industry that’s already in...
article Ultra-Orthodox leaders reject anti-casino stand
(New York) -- Ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders in Sullivan County have renounced a letter from another member of that community opposing a proposed casino. The move comes...
article Job fair set for proposed East Greenbush casino
(New York) -- The proposed Capital View Casino & Resort will hold a job fair Aug. 19. The developers of the proposed $300 million casino off Thompson Hill Road will...
article No license, no problem: East Greenbush casino hosting job fair
(New York) -- The developers of a proposed $300 million resort casino in East Greenbush, New York are hosting a job fair -- long before they know whether a state license...
article Tioga Downs leader: Racino customers ‘overweight, have an oxygen tank’
(New York) -- Jeff Gural, the owner of Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs and the accompanying racinos, said he expects potential customers for gambling houses to change both...

8/12/2014

article Officials: Casinos could have ‘significant’ impact on race course
(New York) -- Racing officials say the possibility of new full-scale casinos in New York could have a significant impact on Saratoga Race Course.
article Montgomery County casino out of running
(New York) -- The competition for a state casino license dropped by one Thursday when the state Gaming Facility Location Board disqualified Montgomery County's...
article Developer: Casino would sill pay some taxes
(New York) -- Nevele Casino, Resort and Spa Chief Executive Officer Michael Treanor said he considers the five-year period with a tax freeze at about one percent of full...
article Once again, Treanor out as CEO of Nevele casino project
(New York) -- Michael Treanor, who has been the face of Ulster County's lone casino effort, will step down as CEO of the proposed Wawarsing project and be replaced...
article NYRA avoids institute talk on law
(New York) -- The New York Racing Association's future is murky, and no one from NYRA's management wanted to help clear things up on Tuesday, several dozen...

8/11/2014

article Albany Doubling Down as Casino Boom Fades
(New York) -- New York State is charging headlong into the casino business, with four full-service gambling resorts expected to be approved this fall and opened as early...
article Nevele developer considers project tax breaks appropriate
(New York) -- Nevele Casino, Resort and Spa Chief Executive Officer Michael Treanor said he considers the five-year period with a tax freeze at about one percent of full...
article Balloon test will show Tuxedo casino’s height
(New York) -- The Town of Tuxedo will conduct a balloon test Aug. 14 and 15 to approximate the height of the proposed Sterling Forest Resort and to determine from which...
article Fort Erie Race track’s new owners plan for redevelopment
(New York) -- The Fort Erie Race Track will still be subsidized by the Ontario government for now, but the horse-racing facility’s new Buffalo owners hope their...
article Yurok veterans honored with resting place
(California) -- On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., the Yurok Tribe will celebrate the opening of a new $3.3 million veterans cemetery, located on switchback nine of Bald Hills...

8/10/2014

article Albany Doubling Down as Casino Boom Fades
(New York) -- New York State is charging headlong into the casino business, with four full-service gambling resorts expected to be approved this fall and opened as early...
article The Crowded Market for Casino Gambling
(New York) -- More than half the population in the Northeast now lives within 25 miles of a casino featuring video lotteries, table games or slot machines, up from about...
article Adelaar resort developer does an about-face
(New York) -- After saying as recently as March that it would build a resort even without a gambling license, the developer behind a proposed casino at the old Concord...
article GUEST APPEARANCE: A pro-casino argument
(New York) -- What do 10 years mean to you? I have read and written many articles about what our area needs economically. Recently, most of them concern the moral and...

8/9/2014

article Casino firms promise benefits
(New York) -- Blooming Grove residents may think gambling is a good idea for New York. But whether gambling will be good for the Village of South Blooming Grove,...

8/8/2014

article A.M. Roundup: An Amsterdam casino? Fuhgeddaboudit!
(New York) -- Happy Friday! Two hurricanes may be barreling towards Hawaii but the weather in Albany couldn’t be better. It’s going to be mostly sunny with a...
article Gaming Commission: Mark your Sept. calendars
(New York) -- The state’s casino siting board has lined up a September schedule of comment hearings and applicant presenations.
article Public comment period set for casino proposals
(New York) -- The public will have a chance next month to weigh in on the 16 proposals for private casinos in New York. The state Gaming Facility Location Board is...
article Casino public hearing to be held Sept. 24 in Ithaca
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Facility Location Board on Thursday evening announced details for the casino applicants' oral presentations and public comment...
article Nevele casino seeks tax breaks
(New York) -- The developers of the proposed Nevele Casino, Resort and Spa said Thursday that the 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes deal they’re seeking from the...
article Poughkeepsie hearing, others set for casino proposals
(New York) -- Three public comments periods will be held in Poughkeepsie, Ithaca and Albany next month on the 16 casino proposals for the regions. The state Gaming...
article Casino bids detail projects’ impact
(New York) -- Lago Resort & Casino would pay about $600,000 to acquire more than 83 acres of land in Tyre, Seneca County, a parcel that only has an assessed value of...
article Hudson Valley and Catskills casino public hearing set for Sept. 23 in Poughkeepsie
(New York) -- If you'd like to have your say about any of the proposed Hudson Valley/Catskills casinos, Sept. 23 is your chance. The state's Gaming Facility...

8/7/2014

article Casino bid gets tossed / Panel: Application for economically troubled Montgomery Co. incomplete
(New York) -- The five-member panel ruling on casino bids statewide tossed an application Thursday from a Canadian partnership, ending the hopes of Amsterdam leaders for...
article Casino bid team seeks to ward off discharge
(New York) -- Facing elimination at Thursday’s casino siting board meeting, leaders of a bidding team hoping to build a casino in Amsterdam say they have come up...
article Casino siting board may disqualify Amsterdam bidder
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Facility Siting Board on Thursday will discuss disqualifying the bidder for a proposed casino at Exit 27 of the Thruway at the...
article New York state panel disqualifies Amsterdam casino
(New York) -- A New York state panel voted to disqualify an application to build a $250 million casino in Amsterdam, New York Thursday evening.
article State Gaming Commission disqualifies Amsterdam casino proposal
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board unanimously disqualified the application for a casino in Amsterdam and Florida in Montgomery County...
article Commission gets 2nd anti-casino package
(New York) -- Opponents of the proposed Lago Resort & Casino have sent a second package of anti-casino documents to the state Gaming Commission. On Tuesday, Casino...

8/6/2014

article NYRA CEO Kay gets $250K bonus and raise
(New York) -- Compensation Committee Chairman Vincent Tese on Wednesday said the committee approved a 3 percent raise and a $250,000 bonus for New York Racing...

8/5/2014

article Hard Rock chairman talks up plans for Albany, New York area casino (Video)
(New York) -- Hard Rock International Chairman James F. Allen doesn't believe in the "build it and they will come" theory of development, but he's...
article Making It In New York
(New York) -- The last day of June must have felt like tax time at the Schenectady offices of the New York Gaming Commission. Seventeen developers filed last-minute...
article Rochester-area developer: Proposed Seneca County casino to include 10 'environmentally friendly features'
(New York) -- Wilmorite is pledging to construct an environmentally friendly facility if they are awarded a state license to build a $420 million casino and resort in...

8/4/2014

article Cuomo administration’s gaming secretary retires
(New York) -- Bennett Liebman, who has been the Cuomo administration’s deputy security for gaming and racing, retired and has departed from the Second Floor.
article Sterling Forest environmental advocates object to casino location
(New York) -- Tuxedo's environmental review of Genting America's proposed casino has barely begun, and the developer finds its project facing a barrage of...

8/2/2014

article New details surface in casino applications
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Facility Location Board reposted the applications of the state's 17 casino bidders online on Friday. Documents for Traditions,...

8/1/2014

article NY puts casino applications online
(New York) -- People can now examine the 17 proposals to build casinos around upstate New York with a click of a mouse.

7/31/2014

article Casino applications posted online then taken down
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission posted the applications of the state’s casino bidders online Thursday, a rollout loaded with technical...
article Developers Of Casinos Show Cards
(New York) -- Some of the gambling firms vying to build casinos in New York state have sweetened their proposals with promises to pay for highway improvements, community...
article Gaming Commission begins posting casino applications
(New York) -- If you love reading thousands of pages of casino applications, your week is over: The state Gaming Facility Location Board is posting on its website...
article Treasure trove of info: New York casino applications posted online
(New York) -- New York regulators today posted thousands of pages of material online detailing 14 of the applications that were submitted seeking a license to open an...
article Website reveals plans of casinos
(New York) -- On Thursday, upstate casino proposals appeared and disappeared on a state website. Before they were taken down due to technical difficulties cited by the...
article Casino proposals for Southern Tier-Finger Lakes unveiled
(New York) -- The proposals of the three casinos vying to open in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region under New York’s gaming expansion were made public...
article Wilmorite's "Lago" casino application posted online by NYS Gaming Commission
(New York) -- The first batch of applications for casino licenses has been posted on the website for the New York State Gaming Commission.
article Application for Seneca County casino released
(New York) -- Wilmorite's application for the proposed $425-million casino in Seneca County has been released. The proposal posted online by the state today includes...
article Brookhaven civic group opposes plans for casino on Medford site
(New York) -- A civic group has come out against plans for a gaming facility at the site of a closed Medford movie theater.
article How a casino proposal came to Tuxedo
(New York) -- When the New York State Gaming Commission Resort Gaming Facility Location Board makes a decision this fall on where up to two casinos go in the Hudson...
article Plan for casino off Long Island Expressway irks residents
(New York) -- A plan to build a gaming facility in Medford is facing opposition. A Brookhaven civic association say it does not want a casino right off the Long Island...

7/30/2014

article Poll: Local residents support casino but may not visit
(New York) -- The poll found that the region's voters support casino development, 45% to 36%. But 57% of the same voters said they would not likely frequent their...

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