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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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9/2/2014

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...
article Siena/TWC Poll: Upstate New Yorkers Ambivalent About New Casinos
(New York) -- An exclusive Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll has revealed that New Yorkers living in three key regions of the state see both benefits and...
article Survey Supports Upstate Casino Development
(New York) -- Public perception of casinos among upstate New Yorkers continues to evolve. While new gaming halls will be built, people have become more aware of the long...
article NYS Gaming Commission Posting Casino Applications Online
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission will post documents from all of 17 casino applications on their website. The applications were dropped off at the...

7/29/2014

article New chairman named for the gaming commission’s siting board
(New York) -- Kevin Law, the president of the Long Island Association on Monday ascended to be the chairman of the New York Gaming Facility Location Board.
article Odds slightly favor casinos in the region
(New York) -- Capital Region residents are split on casino development in the region — but if they build it, will they come? Maybe not.
article Poll: blackjack and poker aren't that popular
(New York) -- Capital Region residents definitely aren't "all in" when it comes a Las Vegas-style casino. In fact, a new Siena Poll shows the idea is less...
article Voters Have Mixed Feelings About Expansion of Gambling Upstate According to New Poll
(New York) -- Voters across New York have mixed feelings about the expansion of casino gambling Upstate. A new Time Warner Cable/Siena College Poll surveyed voters in...
article Nevele casino developer outlines benefits to surrounding area
(New York) -- A new anti-drug officer for the Ellenville school district, $100,000 annually for court operations in the town of Wawarsing and village of Ellenville and...

7/28/2014

article A looming casino war, with casualties likely
(New York) -- For most of its life as a casino town, Atlantic City was a safe bet. The people who made the city’s skyline glow and roulette wheels spin watched the...
article Two more hours to bet at New York's racinos, when most people sleep
(New York) -- Gamblers at Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, New York -- along with the eight other 'racinos' in the state -- could get two extra...
article Businesses line up in hopes of Catskills casinos
(New York) -- In anticipation and hope that at least one of three Catskills casino proposals are selected by Albany from among the nine in Sullivan, Ulster and Orange...
article Exclusive TWC News/Siena Poll on Attitudes Toward Casinos Released Tonight
(New York) -- As state officials consider who will receive up to four lucrative gaming licenses, Time Warner Cable News and Siena College polled New Yorkers'...
article Officials fear proposed New York casino could taint New Jersey water
(New York) -- More than a decade after New Jersey and New York spent $100 million to preserve Sterling Forest, a proposal to build a resort and casino in the vast wooded...
article Public hearings for state casino plans set for fourth week of September
(New York) -- In just two months, you can have your say about the contenders for a Catskills/Hudson Valley casino, or two. Either Sept. 22 or 23 will be the date for one...
article Racinos can stay open later, under new law
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Tuesday signed a bill (A.10075/S.07833) into law that allows the state's nine racinos to stay open until the wee hours of the...

7/27/2014

article Casino developers are offering towns pot of gold
(New York) -- In the coming months, South Blooming Grove could have the kind of problem struggling municipalities would kill for. Should the curbs be Belgian block?
article Hearing set on Montgomery gaming overlay district
(New York) -- The Town Board on Thursday scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. Aug. 21 on a gaming overlay district. The local law establishing the overlay district...
article Steve Israel: Thompson Supervisor Rieber furious at rabbi's anti-casino letter
(New York) -- Town of Thompson Supervisor Bill Rieber lays down the law to the leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community about a rabbi's very public opposition...

7/24/2014

article Bonnie Castle racino project hangs in limbo as state deliberates on commercial gambling
(New York) -- A proposed $100 million project that would include a racino, hotel, convention center and outlet mall at the Bonnie Castle Recreation Center hangs in limbo...
article East Greenbush official withdraws her support for casino
(New York) -- Councilwoman Mary Ann Matters has pulled her support for the proposed Capital View Casino & Resort, saying she can't get answers to her questions...
article Residents fight back against proposed casino in Tuxedo
(New York) -- Residents in a small town in Orange County are fighting back against a proposed casino. Tuxedo is known for its hiking trails and lakes, but developers are...
article Bardavon, Bethel Woods launch pact with casinos
(New York) -- The Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, along with Bethel Woods in Sullivan County, is working with a coalition of performing arts venues to hold...

7/23/2014

article Casinos Need Millions In Tax Breaks To Help NY, Casinos Say
(New York) -- It cost $1 million to file an application, millions more to influence the governor and the state legislature, and taxes on table games themselves will be...
article Cuomo: Market Will Dictate Casino Success in New York
(New York) -- As Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the nationwide casino industry from stable to negative, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said none of the 17...
article Hopes harnessed to casino sites / New track, VLT parlor proposal must wait on racing license award
(New York) -- While the state Gaming Commission focuses on siting four new upstate casinos, investors who want to bring a new harness track and video lottery terminal...
article Local casino pitches to be made around Labor Day
(New York) -- Casino applicants are expected to deliver oral presentations on local proposals around Labor Day, officials said.
article Proposed Casino in Tyre One Step Closer
(New York) -- A proposed resort and casino in the town of Tyre is one step closer to becoming a reality. Today, developer Tom Wilmot celebrated a partnership with labor...

7/22/2014

article Casino bidders seek local property tax breaks
(New York) -- Several casino bidders who say their proposed projects would help revitalize upstate communities are also seeking tens of millions of dollars in local...
article Public presentations for Capital District casinos expected to take place around, after Labor Day
(New York) -- Oral presentations from the various casino applicants are expected to be given for the local proposals around or after Labor Day, officials said.
article Hamburg, Batavia racetrack casinos can stay open until 6 a.m.
(New York) -- New Yorkers can now gamble away until sunrise. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation permitting racetrack-based casinos, such as the facilities at...

7/21/2014

article Anti-casino lawyer’s license suspended for co-mingling funds
(New York) -- The gloves are off in the competition over who gets to open a casino north of the Big Apple. A civil-rights lawyer has filed a lawsuit to block the...
article Casinos raise concerns of traffic, environmental harm
(New York) -- Genting wants to build a $1.5 billion casino on the periphery of Sterling Forest State Park in Tuxedo. About 20 minutes north on the New York State Thruway...
article OP/ED: Protect citizens from casinos
(New York) -- Thank you for Albany County Executive Dan McCoy’s statement that our county needs to protect itself from costs that may spring from casino...

7/20/2014

article Churchill: Credit, or blame, for casino where it's due
(New York) -- If a casino is built on the Rensselaer waterfront, we can thank (or blame) Joe Bruno. The Republican played a leading role in clearing the land for...
article Away from the Races at Saratoga Springs: Swampland Mansions, Spas and Casinos on the Looney Front
(New York) -- Saratoga Springs in upstate New York may be best known to many as home to a world famous race track for thoroughbred horses, the second oldest in the...

7/19/2014

article COLUMN: State should hold its horses on casino gambling
(New York) -- More than 25,000 people turned out Friday at Saratoga Race Course to warm their faces by the rail, play hooky from work and hope that the equine gods would...
article Editorial: New York needs a plan in case casinos go under
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last week that he wasn't worried about the rapid decline of Atlantic City casinos and its potential impact on New York's...

7/18/2014

article Southern Tier casino bidders offer job projections
(New York) -- The state is expected to select casino license winners early this fall. Economic activity, which includes projected job creation, will make up 70 percent...
article Tuxedo Residents Opposed to Casino File Lawsuit Against the Town
(New York) -- For Mary Yrizarry living in Tuxedo is a way of life. "We moved back here because we like the natural area," said Mary Yrizarry, Plaintiff.
article Monticello Raceway, horsemen close to deal
(New York) -- Monticello Raceway management and horsemen have taken a major step toward settling their ugly two-year dispute with an “interim’’...

7/16/2014

article NYS casino industry will be decided by the market, says Cuomo
(New York) -- Gov. Cuomo says he's not concerned about reports that the casino gambling industry may not be all that healthy. The negative news comes as the state is...

7/15/2014

article City and state will pay high price for casino
(New York) -- Moody’s downgraded its outlook on the entire U.S. gaming industry (outside Nevada), moving it from “stable” to “negative” due...
article Cuomo: Size of NY casino play depends on investors
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters Tuesday that the market will decide the size and the scope of casinos built in New York, as a gaming commission...
article Anti-Casino Residents Bring A Case Against The Town Board
(New York) -- A group of residents in Orange County is threatening a lawsuit, challenging a decision by a town board over zoning for a proposed casino.
article Genting discusses $750M casino plan with Montgomery board, residents
(New York) -- The town Planning Board got its first preliminary look at the proposed Resorts World Hudson Valley casino project Monday night.
article Newburgh casino pitches $5M more in local benefits
(New York) -- The Hudson Valley Casino & Resort has inked agreements that would provide local municipalities and school districts with more than $5 million in...
article Unions sign pact for N.Y. state casino
(New York) -- The Cordish Cos., of Baltimore, and Wyomissing, Pennsylvania-based Penn National Gaming Inc., announced they have signed agreements with two union...
article Tuxedo residents sue town regarding casino gaming zone at Sterling Forest
(New York) -- Opponents of a casino coming to Tuxedo have filed a lawsuit against the town, challenging the process by which it created a special gaming zone within what...
article Editorial: Chasing the fool's gold of casino gambling
(New York) -- Yesterday, over 1,100 workers at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Atlantic City received pink slips. The news was not unexpected in light of the...

7/14/2014

article Racino bill stirs controversy
(New York) -- A bill aimed at increasing gaming incentives and keeping racinos open further into the morning is being criticized for targeting problem gamblers.
article NY Times Warns of Casinos’ Financial Pitfalls
(New York) -- The New York Times has come out with an editorial that seriously questions the potential financial benefits of new casinos in upstate New York.
article NY's dependence on gaming revenue has grown over past two decades, says comptroller
(New York) -- As the state's Gaming Commission decides which of the 17 casino proposals will receive license from the state, a report by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli...

7/13/2014

article Gambling on Casinos in New York
(New York) -- The timing is worthy of note. As trucks in Albany were unloading reams of documents describing 17 proposals for four new casinos in New York, Moody’s...

7/12/2014

article Insights: We bet the state has enough betting
(New York) -- Although nearly half the voters last November rejected permitting seven Las Vegas-type casinos in New York state, they lost and a decision on locating the...

7/10/2014

article Venture capitalist proposes $4.6B casino-and-motor-sports project in Jersey City
(New York) -- Developers have long salivated at the thought of building a casino in New York City. That may not be likely to happen. But a former CEO of Reebok is...
article Genting bets on New York casino gambling
(New York) -- Malaysian gaming giant Genting Group — stymied so far in its bid to bring casino gambling to Miami — is pushing hard in New York, where it is...
article The Nimble Or The Gigantic?
(New York) -- More than 12 tons of paper, the applications from 16 entities covering 17 separate casino projects, were delivered to the loading dock in Schenectady of...
article Editorial: Legal bets, legal bribes
(New York) -- The money pouring into the competition to build four casinos in New York should make even the most avid gambler uneasy. What New York is witnessing is...

7/9/2014

article The big picture: 17 New York casino applications posted online
(New York) -- Want to know more about the 17 applications to build casinos in upstate New York? The New York State Gaming Commission posted executive summaries of all...
article Casino rallies planned in Amsterdam
(New York) -- Pro- and anti-casino contingents in Montgomery County plan dueling downtown rallies on Wednesday. Supporters of the $250 million gaming hall development,...
article Casino summaries reveal additional details
(New York) -- Should Traditions at the Glen be awarded a casino license this fall, Broome County municipalities stand to gain more than $11 million in taxes each year.

7/8/2014

article NY casino siting board gets final two members
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission on Monday appointed two more people with close political ties to Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the final members of the siting panel...
article Activist lawyer slams Orange casino plans
(New York) -- As six Orange County communities — lured by promises of big-bucks tax revenue — are entertaining proposals from gaming firms to host casinos, a...
article Casino plans put dial on the positive
(New York) -- Casino license bidders marketed their projects to the state aggressively, touting the power to retain young people, transform regions and set economic...
article Editorial: Most casinos will give, but some will take first
(New York) -- With two more friends of the governor now seated on the panel that will choose who gets a license for a casino in New York State, it is time to end the...
article Gaming Commission posts summaries of casino pitches
(New York) -- The state Gaming Facility Location Board on Tuesday published the executive summaries submitted with each of the 17 applications for the up to four...
article Casino company offers $36 million to South Blooming Grove for municipal work, other upgrades
(New York) -- South Blooming Grove's aging infrastructure will get a much-needed makeover if partners The Cordish Cos. and Penn National Gaming win a license to...
article South Blooming Grove sets public hearing on casino
(New York) -- The South Blooming Grove Village Board declared itself lead agency for the environmental review of The Cordish Companies and Penn National Gaming's...
article Caesars says proposed N.Y. resort would be leading East Coast home to World Series of Poker
(New York) -- Applicants for the four upstate New York casino licenses being granted this year are promising more jobs and tax revenue if they are allowed to develop...
article Genting promises $10M to Tuxedo Park if casino gets OK
(New York) -- The Village of Tuxedo Park will receive a one-time payment of $10 million if Genting Americas' planned casino comes to the Town of Tuxedo.

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