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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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12/21/2014

article Wendy Post: Twin Tiers Perspective: Casino decision riddled with unanswered questions
(Pennsylvania) -- On Dec. 17, 2014, and after a long-anticipated wait by residents throughout New York State, and especially the Southern Tier of New York, a decision by...

12/20/2014

article Anti Schenectady Casino Group
(New York) -- For David Giacalone and his group Stop the Schenectady Casino, the fight is over. “I feel like we had a just fight and we lost it,” says...
article Delevelopers of Schenectady Casino Give TWC News a Look at the Progress
(New York) -- For the first time since Schenectady was recommended for casino gaming Wednesday, the developers brought TWC News cameras to the old ALCO site for a look...
article Gambling field getting crowded in NY
(New York) -- New York already has nine racetracks with video-lottery terminals, including the largest one in the nation in Queens. It also have five Native American...
article Fight for a Casino License in Southern Tier Continues
(New York) -- Southern Tier lawmakers and business owners are putting the pressure on the governor. The region took a major blow this week after state officials denied...
article Howe Caverns Supporters React to Casino Decision
(New York) -- "It's not our time, but hopefully one day it will be," said Ryan Moses, representing Howe Caverns Resort and Casino. Whether they ran, walked...
article Lawmakers press for fourth casino in Southern Tier
(New York) -- Sen. Thomas Libous and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, the Binghamton lawmakers, want the state Gaming Facility Location Board to reconsider its decision to...
article Southern Tier shocked by casino decision
(New York) -- One day after the Gaming Facility Location Board recommended Lago Resort & Casino for the region's gambling license, a cloud of confusion lingered...
article Casino, fracking foes vow to fight on
(New York) -- Grass-roots groups fighting plans for casinos in the Capital Region and fracking for natural gas in New York vowed to continue their activism after the...
article Editorial: A Sucker’s Game for New York
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York’s pliable Legislature kowtowed to the gambling industry last year and, using loaded language on the ballot referendum...
article Moody's: Casinos good for NY communities
(New York) -- A leading rating agency says new casinos coming to upstate New York will benefit their local communities — even though the overall outlook for the...
article The Record: A gift to A.C.
(New Jersey) -- ATLANTIC CITY received some good news this week and it wasn't from Trenton, where an A.C. tax bailout bill did not go before legislators for a vote....
article We have been dealt in: the Schenectady Casino
(New York) -- The dice have been rolled. 3 spots have become the “winners” in New York State’s casino quest. After months of reviewing proposals along...
article Winners and losers in upstate New York casino decision
(New York) -- The new casinos coming to upstate New York won’t open for at least a few years, but there are already winners and losers as the state expands into...

12/19/2014

article 'WE'RE READY TO DIG': Casino supporters celebrate Lago victory at airport
(New York) -- Snow over the Southern Tier prevented Gov. Andrew Cuomo from flying in Thursday, but the casino celebration at the Finger Lakes Regional Airport went on...
article Cahill pushes for VLTs following Ulster missing out on casino
(New York) -- Following the state decision to overlook the Nevele resort property in Wawarsing, N.Y., for a state casino gaming license, state Assemblyman Kevin Cahill,...
article Casino Could Negatively Impact Finger Lakes
(New York) -- The head of the horsemen's group at New York's Finger Lakes racetrack said the facility could be forced to close in the coming years unless state...
article Malaysian Developer Wins Big From NY’s Decision on Casino Locations
(New York) -- One of Malaysia’s most prominent casino developers was a big behind-the-scenes winner this week when a New York board made its much-awaited...
article Multi-Million Dollar Resort & Spa at Saratoga Still A Possibility: Final Comp Plan Meeting/Vote Tonight
(New York) -- Following a 45-minute meeting in Albany Wednesday, the state Gaming Facility Location Board ended several months of anticipation by recommending three...
article Quick start on $425M Finger Lakes casino
(New York) -- Now that’s a shovel-ready grab for cash. Work started Friday on the $425 million, Las Vegas-style Lago Resort & Casino Hotel in the Finger Lakes...
article Touting New Jobs, Cuomo Takes Casino Victory Lap
(New York) -- One day after a state panel gave the green light to three new casinos in upstate New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a victory lap.
article Unions show support for Seneca County's Lago Resort and Casino project
(New York) -- Winners of New York state’s casino competition celebrated Thursday. A statewide gaming board this week recommended gaming licenses for three...
article Cuomo must help Southern Tier economy — and fast
(New York) -- "Something's wrong. … It's a slap in the face to the people of Broome County and the people of the Southern Tier." — Broome...
article Despite Rejected Bids, Saratoga Casino and Raceway Optimistic About Future
(New York) -- With a chance to hear its name called as many as two times at Wednesday's Gaming Facility Location Board presentation, Saratoga Casino and Raceway...
article Libous asks for reconsideration of casino license
(New York) -- We begin with State Senator Tom Libous asking the New York State Gaming Commission and Governor Andrew Cuomo to reconsider giving a full-fledged casino...
article Libous on casino bids: 'We're going to fight'
(New York) -- Sen. Thomas Libous (R) made one thing clear at his press conference Friday morning regarding the decision for the casino-- the Southern Tier will not go...
article OUR OPINION: Casino, fracking decisions lead to mixed reactions
(New York) -- The news Wednesday that hydrofracking would be banned statewide and a casino was recommended for Seneca County produced the mixed reaction everyone...
article Preston weighs in on casino license, fracking
(New York) -- Broome County Executive Debbie Preston also isn't pleased that the Southern Tier lost out on the casino bid and fracking opportunities.
article S. Tier one of biggest losers in casino picks
(New York) -- The three casinos for upstate New York will help economic development in hard-hit areas, but will also create challenges for existing gambling halls and...

12/18/2014

article Additional casinos add to crowded gambling landscape
(New York) -- New York already has nine racetracks with video-lottery terminals, including the largest one in the nation in Queens. It also has five Native American...
article Bad weather keeps Cuomo from casino victory tour in Seneca County
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's trip here today to celebrate the proposed Lago Resort & Casino was canceled due to bad weather, according to his staff.
article COLUMN: Cuomo the Craven — governor to upstate: Drop dead
(New York) -- The fruits of Andrew Cuomo’s first term went on display one after another this week — and what a withered bunch of grapes they turned out to be...
article Following casino announcement, developer of Bay racino hopeful project could be OK’d in 2015
(New York) -- Following a state board’s recommendation Wednesday of three proposed upstate resort casinos, a pair of Rochester developers are optimistic the state...
article Fortune smiles on Schenectady casino proposal
(New York) -- A $300 million casino and resort planned for an old industrial site along the Mohawk River in Schenectady got the initial green light on Wednesday as one...
article Gov. Cuomo says casinos will bring jobs to upstate communities
(New York) -- Gov. Cuomo hit the road Thursday to tout the economic boost headed to upstate communities from the just-approved casinos. “This is all private sector...
article Racino stakeholder reacts to decision
(New York) -- The man behind proposals for Vegas-style gambling casinos in Saratoga and Rensselaer counties compared the process Thursday to the kind of epic skiing...
article Casino bidder says Cuomo asked him for $800k to promote gambling referendum
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday he sees no problem with a comment by a losing casino bidder who claimed the governor asked him for $800,000 to promote...
article Gural worries Vernon Downs may have to close (update)
(New York) -- Representatives from all corners of the gaming world are trying to analyze the impact of Wednesday’s announcement on the siting of three new upstate...
article NY gaming official: It was Lago or nothing (casino reports and reactions)
(New York) -- On Wednesday, many elected officials and business leaders in the Southern Tier woke up optimistic about gambling and drilling. Today, they woke up angry....
article Churchill: East Greenbush casino opponents win big
(New York) -- Here's one of the lessons from Wednesday's duo of blockbuster announcements: Citizen action can influence public policy.
article Shock in Southern Tier of New York as Hopes of Gambling and Fracking Both Die
(New York) -- To get a sense of the deep disappointment felt by many here at the twin killings of two potentially lucrative dreams, hydraulic fracturing and a new luxury...
article Cahill pushes for VLTs in wake of Sullivan casino selection
(New York) -- In the wake of the Nevele hotel in Ellenville failing to win a state casino gaming license, State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill is calling on the state...
article Wilmot: Digging to begin on Lago casino site on Friday
(New York) -- Construction equipment moved today onto the Seneca County site where the Lago Resort & Casino Hotel will be built, Thomas Wilmot said today.

12/17/2014

article 3 Casino Plans Accepted by New York State Board
(New York) -- One of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature initiatives, the expansion of gambling in New York, took a major step forward on Wednesday, when a state...
article Casino siting board selects Schenectady for license
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission’s casino siting board has recommended that Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady should receive the upstate casino...
article Catskills getting $630 million casino after New York state board approves 3 new projects
(New York) -- After decades of dashed hopes, the faded Catkills resort area is getting a long sought-after casino. The New York state casino siting committee announced...
article Catskills hits jackpot in New York casino sweepstakes
(New York) -- The struggling Catskills region hit the jackpot Wednesday — selected as one three upstate destinations for a casino license and by far the closest to...
article Empire Resorts Gets Catskills Casino as N.Y. Selects Three Sites
(New York) -- Empire Resorts Inc. was cleared to open a full-scale casino in the Catskills and Caesars Entertainment Corp. and Genting Bhd. (GENM) were eliminated from...
article New York Board Expected to Select Proposals for Casino Resorts
(New York) -- A state board is expected on Wednesday to recommend the approval of Las Vegas-style resorts in New York State, one of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s...
article New York casino license board recommends no Orange County casino
(New York) -- North Jerseyans hoping for construction of a new casino just north of the New York border likely struck out on Wednesday when the New York State Gaming...
article New York Catskills/Hudson Valley casino bid IX: Montreign Resort Casino in Thompson
(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. This is the last...
article New York Panel Announces Winning Casino Bids
(New York) -- New York state, in its greatest expansion of gambling, has selected three winning bidders to operate full commercial casinos in separate areas of the state...
article New York panel recommends resort casinos
(New York) -- Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties have been selected as sites for casinos in upstate New York, a panel announced Wednesday, bringing an end to a...
article NY casino proposals at a glance
(New York) -- These are the three casino proposals recommended for state licensing: Montreign Resort Casino, Sullivan County, by Empire Resorts. Investment: $1.1 billion...
article ONE CASINO: Monticello
(New York) -- Empire Resorts has been granted a license to build a casino in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, the state Gaming Facility Location Board announced...
article Schenectady wins upstate New York casino recommendation
(New York) -- Schenectady was picked by a state panel today as the best place to build a Las Vegas-style casino in the Albany, New York region. The long-awaited decision...
article Traditions, Tioga Downs shut out of casino race
(New York) -- Lago Resort & Casino has won the high-stakes casino race in the Eastern Southern Tier region. At its meeting in Albany on Wednesday afternoon, the...
article Wilmot wins casino site in Finger Lakes
(New York) -- Thomas Wilmot, the Rochester developer, won permission today to build a $425 million casino and resort in rural Seneca County. Wilmot's bid for Lago...
article Yonkers: Opponents of Orange County casino hit jackpot
(New York) -- Opponents of a proposed $1.5 billion casino in Orange County hit a jackpot of their own Wednesday after a key state board rejected the splashy, high-roller...
article Local opinions filter in on casino gaming announcement
(New York) -- This afternoon, the New York Gaming Facility Location Board selected three destination gaming resorts to be considered for casino licenses by the New York...
article Nassau, Suffolk moving ahead on VLT parlors
(New York) -- The 2013 legislation authorizing the three upstate casinos chosen Wednesday also allows Nassau and Suffolk counties to build gambling parlors with up to 1,...
article Officials disappointed by gambling site decision
(New York) -- Both Newburgh city and town officials were visibly disappointed by the decision to pass over Orange County as a site to build a casino.
article Officials: Racino will take a hit, but harness racing protected
(New York) -- The new casino approved Wednesday for Schenectady will hurt racino gambling at Saratoga Casino and Raceway, but shouldn’t impact revenue for harness...
article Saratoga Springs reacts to Schenectady casino choice
(New York) -- The Saratoga Casino and Raceway is the closest thing the Capital Region has to a full-fledged casino. Just shy of 18-hundred video slots have drawn bettors...
article Gural: Southern Tier ‘screwed’ by casino decision
(New York) -- Jeff Gural, the real estate developer and owner of both Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs racinos, was quaking with anger as he left a meeting of the state...
article NY casinos: Gural calls Finger Lakes casino choice 'a joke'
(New York) -- Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural said today he was shocked a state panel recommended another casino for the Finger Lakes region while passing over his...
article New York panel recommends 3 upstate resort casinos
(New York) -- Three economically distressed communities in upstate New York have been selected as sites for casinos, a panel announced Wednesday, bringing an end to a...
article Three New York Casino Sites Selected
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Facility Location Board has recommended three gaming facility applicants receive licenses to operate full-scale gambling casinos in New...
article Lago casino in NY to start hiring next summer, opening early 2016
(New York) -- Developers for Lago Resort and Casino plan to begin hiring and training casino workers by next summer, according to Jimmy Wilmot, a principal officer in...

12/16/2014

article Decision day offers casino cash, dreams
(New York) -- Four Capital Region communities view the state commercial casino license that's dangled before them for more than a year as an economic catalyst.
article New York state to name 4 companies to land casino licenses on Wednesday
(New York) -- The winning proposals for casinos in upstate New York are set to be announced Wednesday, ending a competition among 16 developers and job-hungry...
article Casino hopefuls eager for good news
(New York) -- How eager is Randy Resnick to see Sullivan County’s decades-long casino dream come true on Wednesday? “It’s like waiting to give birth to...
article State to issue casino plans Wednesday
(New York) -- New York state plans to announce its first full-scale casino licenses Wednesday, and a number of local officials and groups are anxiously awaiting the...
article Saratoga casino pulls event center
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Tuesday dropped a proposed event center from its $30 million expansion plans, while the City Council voted to abolish...

12/15/2014

article Which Upstate NY towns will get a new casino?
(New York) -- Powerful developers, grass-roots protesters and well-paid lobbyists will find out Wednesday whether their bets for and against four new casinos in Upstate...
article Long Island Could Lead in New York’s Gambling Plans With New Sites
(New York) -- The first new gambling halls in New York are most likely to be “slots in a box,” not the lavish casino resorts with hotels, restaurants and...
article New York casino decision looms
(New York) -- A state board will soon announce the winning bids for up to four casinos in upstate New York. Supporters of the 16 proposals vying for a casino license...
article New York to Pick First Vegas-Style Casino Projects This Week
(New York) -- New York state plans to select sites for its first full-scale casinos this week as Caesars Entertainment Corp. and Genting Bhd. vie to build a gambling...
article Genting awaits license award for Vegas-style casino in New York
(New York) -- The New York state plans to award its first full-scale casino licenses this week as Genting Bhd and Caesars Entertainment Corp vie to build a gambling...

12/14/2014

article Genting awaits license award for Vegas-style casino
(New York) -- The New York state plans to award its first full-scale casino licenses this week as Genting Bhd and Caesars Entertainment Corp vie to build a gambling...
article New York to Award First Vegas-Style Casino Licenses This Week
(New York) -- New York state plans to award its first full-scale casino licenses this week as Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR:US) and Genting Bhd. (GENM) vie to build a...
article Casino waiting game draws to a close
(New York) -- Thousands of pages have been filed. Millions have been spent. Presentations have been delivered. Public comments have been collected.
article Albany: Place your bets on upstate casino locales
(New York) -- On Wednesday, a panel on gambling established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will announce as many as four new casinos upstate.
article Genting’s Massive Casino Plan Faces Opposition in New York State
(New York) -- Genting’s campaign to build a $1.5 billion casino resort in Orange County is proving to be something of a headache for the Malaysian casino giant.

12/13/2014

article In Bid to Build New Casino Genting Told To Pack Up and Leave
(New York) -- Environmentalists and their consultants are in violent opposition of the Genting Americas' site plan to build a $1.5 billion casino in Tuxedo,...
article The Montreign Resort Casino proposed in the Town of Thompson
(New York) -- How big is Wednesday? That’s when the state will finally name the first casino - or two – to ever rise in the Hudson Valley/Catskills. The...
article Steve Israel: One casino for Sullivan is safe bet
(New York) -- I love thoroughbred horse racing, but I have zero interest in betting on the races. So years ago, when I was at a bed and breakfast near Saratoga, I wanted...

12/12/2014

article Competition over New York State Casino Licenses Heats Up
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board is expected to announce its decision on the awarding of as many as four casino licenses in a statement...
article Bigger is better in casino contest
(New York) -- The Finger Lakes region is known for its beauty, history, vineyards and wine industry. Sadly, though, the region is also known for population loss, lack of...
article Lago Resort & Casino a unique opportunity
(New York) -- More tourists coming to the Finger Lakes region. More visitors seeing the wonderful natural beauty and fantastic attractions this region has to offer.
article Genting proposes new Thruway exit
(New York) -- Genting Americas has submitted a draft environmental assessment form for a new exit on the New York State Thruway that would serve its proposed casino...

12/11/2014

article Seneca County has earned its piece of the gambling pie (Your letters)
(New York) -- This is in response to the op-ed from James Dawley, a town of Waterloo resident, opposing the proposed Lago Destination Resort Casino in the Town of Tyre,...

12/10/2014

article Counting down to a casino decision: Location board meets next week
(New York) -- Two bidders for a casino in the Southern Tier are on the edge of their seats waiting for a meeting that may seal their fates. It's been a more than a year-...

12/9/2014

article Casino board meets privately for three hours
(New York) -- The state's Gaming Facility Location Board met for about three hours behind closed doors today as it's expected to announce next week the winning...
article Casino board meets today; no decision expected
(New York) -- The state board considering new casino sites in upstate New York is meeting again, but no decisions are expected. The siting board that will recommend...
article Casino wait almost over; decision next Wednesday
(New York) -- Someone will be getting a casino for Christmas. And Emil Galasso is still hoping-and hopeful-that it will be Howe Caverns. The New York Gaming Facility...

12/8/2014

article Casino Bidders Maneuver for Advantage as New York Panel Plans Decision on Licenses
(New York) -- The developer of a proposed casino and hotel across the Hudson River from Albany gathered 30 officials the other morning to announce that the mayor of...
article Gambling giant Genting faces fierce opposition to $1.5B bid for casino in Sterling Forest
(New York) -- The company’s proposal is not only the most expensive of the 16 proposed gaming resorts competing for a New York license, but also the most...
article Pros, cons of each of the 16 NY casino applications
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s casino siting panel is following the time-tested rule of gambling that says never tip your hand in a poker game. Gaming Facility...
article Controversial Nassau County Mini-Casino Months Away From Becoming A Reality
(New York) -- As a controversial mini-casino becomes a reality on Long Island, residents of Nassau County want to know its location and hours. Off-track betting will...
article Nassau OTB negotiating to buy site for mini-casino
(New York) -- Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting is negotiating a contract to buy property for a mini-casino. OTB president Joseph Cairo tells Newsday Nassau OTB is...
article Proposed gambling empire 'steamrolling' over Tyre (Op-Ed)
(New York) -- On Dec. 17, New York's Gaming Facility Location Board will issue a decision to site up to four casinos in Upstate New York - a plan sold as "...
article UNITE HERE’s latest shot at Rush Street
(New York) -- With the potential decision date on who will get up to four new casino licenses coming up on Dec. 17, the competitors are moving their campaigns into high...

12/7/2014

article Nassau OTB negotiating to buy unidentified site to build mini-casino
(New York) -- Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting has begun negotiating a contract to purchase an unidentified property to build a mini-casino with 1,000 video slot...
article All the casino dreams won't last much longer
(New York) -- Bad news for Tuxedo. That new casino and resort will bring in less than half of what was promised, according to an analysis done outside of the casino...

12/6/2014

article Gaming Board to make casino recommendations on Dec. 17
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s casino siting panel is following the time-tested rule of gambling that says never tip your hand in a poker game.
article Anti-gambling advocate brings message to WNY
(New York) -- Tom Grey of the national organization Stop Predatory Gambling will bring his message that "Casinos are a bad bet, and the fight against them is still...

12/5/2014

article Casino siting panel meets Tuesday, but not to announce winners
(New York) -- The state’s Gaming Facility Location Board has announced a rush meeting Tuesday [corrected] morning that is anticipated to go into executive session...
article Gaming board to meet Tuesday
(New York) -- The state's Gaming Facility Location Board, which had expected its next meeting to be its last, on Friday said it will convene on Tuesday morning in...
article NY Casino selection panel needs another meeting before it announces decision
(New York) -- The committee mulling where to place casinos in New York has decided to hold another meeting before it announces a final decision later this month.
article Group claims deed restriction will end Genting's casino bid
(New York) -- Environmentalists believe they have found a chink in Genting Americas’ armor that will stop the gambling giant from building a $1.5 billion casino.

12/4/2014

article Harsh words for Tuxedo casino environmental-impact report
(New York) -- Consultants hired by opponents of Sterling Forest Resort casino offered scathing and derisive criticism of Genting Americas' Draft Environmental Impact...
article Aqueduct handle drops by $26.1M from last year
(New York) -- Coming off a Belmont fall meet for which handle was down $32.1 million from last year, the New York Racing Association experienced another down meet...

12/3/2014

article Casinos doubling down: Will new establishments saturate market?
(New York) -- With the New York State Gaming Commission’s decision on where up to four new upstate casinos will be located expected in a couple of weeks, and...
article Study predicts less traffic, revenue for Tuxedo casino
(New York) -- Genting Americas' proposed casino in Tuxedo will bring less money and less traffic than the developer has estimated, according to a study by...

12/2/2014

article Unity builds for new casino
(New York) -- Two weeks before the state decides who gets New York's casino licenses, a coalition of local elected officials is supporting the proposed Hard Rock...
article Exclusive: NYRA's Skorton stepping down on Wednesday
(New York) -- David Skorton, who has helped guide the New York Racing Association through a multiyear cleanup, plans to step down as chairman on Wednesday.

12/1/2014

article Anticipation grows as casino decision approaches
(New York) -- December 17 is shaping up as a big day for the Capital Region. That's the date of next meeting of the New York Facility Location Board. That group will...
article New York: Casinos By Christmas
(New York) -- New York Gaming Commission Executive Director Robert Williams says the panel choosing the locations of new commercial casinos in the state is likely to...

11/30/2014

article Casino Deadlines And Other Tuxedo News
(New York) -- The winding road of New York’s casino process is nearing an end as December appears to be the month the NY Gaming Commission will announce locations...

11/29/2014

article Region can't support 2 casinos; Tioga Downs best option
(New York) -- In the recent Guest Viewpoint by Bill Walsh titled "Casino at Traditions would give biggest boost to entire region," we believe Walsh is making a...

11/26/2014

article Could N.Y. go slower on casinos?
(New York) -- What a difference a year makes. After New York voters approved four upstate casinos last November, four Atlantic City casinos have closed, gambling profits...
article State’s casino site picks expected Dec. 17
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission indicated Monday that its siting board for casinos in New York is expected to make its decisions public on Dec. 17. The Gaming...

11/24/2014

article New York casino decision expected Dec. 17
(New York) -- A decision on where up to four casinos will be located in upstate New York is expected to be announced Dec. 17, when a board reviewing casino applications...
article Where will the casino land? Decision expected Dec. 17
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission indicated Monday that its siting board for casinos in New York is expected to make its decisions public on Dec. 17. The Gaming...
article Pataki opposes casino at forest he helped preserve
(New York) -- Former Gov. George Pataki today (Nov. 21) said he opposes a massive casino at the Sterling Forest in Orange County — property he worked to preserve...

11/23/2014

article Opinion: Albany makes bad bets on casino gambling and a legislative pay raise: Stephen Kimatian
(New York) -- Suppose you had booked a berth on the maiden voyage of the Titanic and before departure you somehow foresaw the disastrous ending.
article GLYNN: Ex-mall owner in Falls turns to gambling
(New York) -- One of the first developers in the original 82-acre urban renewal sector in Niagara Falls is a partner now in a proposed $375-million project in...

11/22/2014

article Casino selections coming soon, gaming official says
(New York) -- The announcement of where casinos will be built in the Hudson Valley and elsewhere in New York state is fast approaching. The state’s Gaming Facility...
article Wilmorite awards tentative casino contracts
(New York) -- While awaiting word on whether the state Gaming Commission will issue a license so that it can build a casino in this Seneca County town, Wilmorite has...

11/21/2014

article New York casino board meets as decision nears
(New York) -- The decision on where to build casinos in upstate New York will make some developers very happy. For others, it will spell the disappointing end to a long...
article New York State Could Scale Back Casinos Due to Tightening Market
(New York) -- New York State’s four upstate casino licenses could be awarded as soon as next month. But there’s now talk that the state may not yet be...

11/20/2014

article HARRIS: Casino coverage is just beginning
(New York) -- The Gaming Facility Location Board is nearing a decision, but my casino reporting won’t stop when the five-member volunteer body makes up its mind. I...
article Inside Bets: Lago awards $31M in construction contracts
(New York) -- Though it has yet to win a license, Lago Resort & Casino has awarded $31 million in contracts to three construction firms. Thomas Wilmot Sr., director...

11/19/2014

article New York gaming board close to decision on Upstate casino sites
(New York) -- A decision could come next month on sites for new casinos in Upstate New York. The New York Gaming Facility Location Board is meeting at 1 p.m. today in...

11/18/2014

article Casino decision coming – but not Friday
(New York) -- The state Gaming Facility Location Board said Tuesday that it's nearing a decision to issue up to four casino licenses in New York from among 16...

11/16/2014

article GUEST VIEW: Tyre casino would be detriment to Turning Stone
(New York) -- I recently completed a report commissioned by the Mohawk Valley Economic Development and Growth Enterprises Corporation (EDGE) that assesses the potential...
article Opinion: Seneca County officials to Albany: award license to Tyre casino
(New York) -- What's in it for us? It may seem a bit of a selfish question to ask but, hey, it's only natural. We in Upstate New York have been posing that very...

11/15/2014

article Tight market could cut into state's casino expansion
(New York) -- What a difference a year makes. After New York voters approved four upstate casinos last November, four Atlantic City casinos have closed, gambling profits...
article Could tight market push NY to go slow on casinos?
(New York) -- What a difference a year makes. After New York voters approved four upstate casinos last November, four Atlantic City casinos have closed, gambling profits...
article Could slow gambling market push NY to only open three upstate casinos?
(New York) -- New York voters authorized four new upstate casinos, but that doesn't mean the regulators reviewing proposals for the gambling facilities have to...
article Editorial: New York's upstate gamble
(New York) -- When New York grants its first licenses for casinos beyond Indian lands, perhaps as soon as Nov. 21, it will essentially reveal the true motivation for...

11/14/2014

article Lago ad about Tioga Downs proves false
(New York) -- A recent Lago ad, while incorrectly representing Tioga Downs’ projections, raises an interesting question of just how much the location board will...
article Opinion: True Southern Tier must get casino license
(New York) -- A new, full-service casino is desperately needed to bolster the region's economy in either Broome or Tioga counties. At least one license in the...

11/12/2014

article NYRA predicts millions in profits in next 3 years
(New York) -- New York Racing Association Chairman Christopher Kay said on Wednesday that racing operations will produce $1.5 million in surplus this year and even more...

11/11/2014

article Decision on NY casinos to wait until at least Nov. 21
(New York) -- The state's Gaming Facility Location Board held a lengthy meeting behind closed doors yesterday to continue to review the 16 applications for the four...

11/10/2014

article Mohegan Sun sweetens its bid for a casino in the Catskills
(New York) -- Mohegan Sun is offering to dedicate a percentage of all its revenues to a fund to promote tourism in the Catskills if it wins the right to build a casino...
article Casino decision at least 10 days away
(New York) -- The state won't choose a casino for the Hudson Valley/Catskills - or any other region - until at least Nov. 21. That's the date of the next meeting...
article New York panel 'on track' to award casino licenses this month
(New York) -- A state panel is "on track" to decide this month where to award casino gambling licenses in New York, a decision that will result in hundreds of...
article NY casino reviews will continue at least 11 more days
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission’s siting board concluded its Monday session after three hours of private discussions without any conclusions. Instead...
article Suffolk OTB closes on Medford property for a new casino
(New York) -- After a nearly year-long search, Suffolk Off-Track Betting Corp. has closed a $10.95 million deal to buy the 31 acre former Medford movie multi-plex for...
article Four Years After Its Demise, OTB Neons Pried from 101 Delancey
(New York) -- Off Track Betting – formed in 1971 – closed the last of its once-ubiquitous storefront gambling parlors in December of 2010. It had been a...

11/9/2014

article Report: Lago casino would generate $263M
(New York) -- The state posted unredacted economic studies online for the state’s casino bidders. `Since the casino-siting process began earlier this year, each...

11/7/2014

article How much revenue can local casinos generate?
(New York) -- Since the casino-siting process began earlier this year, each bidder has bombarded the public and state with projections, including investment figures,...
article Save East Greenbush says poll shows town voters oppose casino
(New York) -- An anti-casino group said its poll of town voters on Tuesday found more than 60 percent oppose construction of a gaming facility on Thompson Hill Road.
article Genting submits impact statement for casino
(New York) -- Genting Americas has completed its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Sterling Forest Resort casino in three months and has submitted it to Tuxedo,...

11/6/2014

article Siting board will discuss casino proposals Monday
(New York) -- The Gaming Commission’s casino siting board plans to meet on Monday in New York City to privately discuss the 16 bids for casino licenses, according...

11/5/2014

article Seneca County IDA to consider taxpayer protection committee
(New York) -- A taxpayer protection committee “strongly suggested’’ by the Seneca County Board of Supervisors to review the Lago Resort & Casino...
article Inside Bets: Tioga Downs down slightly in October
(New York) -- Tioga Downs was down only slightly last month. The Nichols racino, which has 802 video lottery terminals, had a net win – the revenue remaining after...

11/3/2014

article Sullivan County presses for two casinos at the Concord
(New York) -- With the decision on where to put four upstate casinos probably just weeks ago, Sullivan County economic development officials are running an ad urging the...
article NYRA shelves plans for longer Spa meet
(New York) -- Key directors of the New York Racing Association last month seemed eager to expand the Saratoga race meet to 54 days but dropped the notion after some...

11/2/2014

article Most voters oppose Native American casino
(New York) -- Five months ago, the Seneca Nation of Indians said it would drop any immediate plans to develop a casino in Monroe County. But that didn't mean a local...

11/1/2014

article ISRAEL: Casino contenders stuck in election purgatory
(New York) -- When will the state finally choose one or two casinos for the Hudson Valley/Catskills? For months the spokesman for the state Gaming Commission has been...

10/31/2014

article Casino Commission: Decision Unlikely by End of the Day
(New York) -- It is the last day of October, but there is still no announced decision from the New York State Gaming Commission on just where any state-sanctioned...
article Hayssen urges casino board be ‘transparent’
(New York) -- Open and transparent. That’s what Seneca County Board of Supervisors chairman Bob Hayssen is requesting from the state’s Resort Gaming Facility...

10/30/2014

article Most voters oppose Native American casino
(New York) -- Five months ago, the Seneca Nation of Indians said it would drop any immediate plans to develop a casino in Monroe County. But that didn't mean a local...
article Anti-casino group sues East Greenbush zoning board
(New York) -- Continuing its litigation against a casino on the eastern gateway to the Capital Region, Save East Greenbush and some of its members sued the town’s...

10/29/2014

article Investor: State should OK casino at Howe Caverns
(New York) -- A gaming expert with a stake in the Vernon Downs racino said Tuesday he strongly supports issuing a license to a casino at the Howe Caverns resort, arguing...

10/28/2014

article Anti-casino group second in lobbying spending
(New York) -- In the first half of 2014, the No More Casinos Coalition was second only to New York State United Teachers in what it spent on lobbying.

10/27/2014

article Casino competitors shine spotlight on bad economies
(New York) -- Developers competing to build a casino near Binghamton claim the city has been listed among the most depressed, obese, pessimistic and fastest-shrinking in...
article Milpitas voters weigh fate of card room
(California) -- Voters in Milpitas on Nov. 4 will decide whether to allow a large card room within the city that some officials argue would provide tax money for badly...

10/26/2014

article Casinos Put Up Hands for Sites Near Colleges
(New York) -- Casino gambling may soon be added to the list of campus vices in New York, drawing anticipation from college students and concern from legislators and...

10/25/2014

article Local economies a factor as NY mulls casino sites
(New York) -- Developers competing to build a casino near Binghamton claim the city has been listed among the most depressed, obese, pessimistic and fastest-shrinking in...

10/24/2014

article A look at the state's casino bidders
(New York) -- Our region, the Eastern Southern Tier, is home to just three of the state's 16 casino proposals. So who is looking to build a casino in the other two...

10/22/2014

article Proposed Howe Caverns casino operator is for sale
(New York) -- Full House Resorts, which wants to operate two casinos in New York, announced it is up for sale on Wednesday. The publicly traded company, facing a hostile...
article Railroad baron's heirs fight New York casino plans
(New York) -- A New York panel that will select as many as four sites for upstate casinos must weigh threats of lawsuits, claims of environmental hazards and even...
article Rolling the dice: What can NY learn from Atlantic City?
(New York) -- Atlantic City began as a small town on the Jersey shore. Then, it became a gambling mecca. Today, it's still bustling, but it's battling a serious...
article Metroplex OKs casino site environmental finding
(New York) -- The proposed Mohawk Harbor casino and resort project passed an environmental hurdle Wednesday. The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority...
article Mohawk Harbor casino plan faces critical vote in Schenectady
(New York) -- The Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority tonight will take a critical vote about Mohawk Harbor, a $450 million development that includes a hotel,...

10/21/2014

article MGM Pushes Online Poker Bill in NY
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International does not own a casino in New York. It is not among the bidders vying for the first four commercial casino licenses in the state....
article Casino hopefuls work out labor deal
(New York) -- The developers of a proposed casino in Johnson City on Tuesday became the last of 16 bidders for a gaming license to secure a labor peace agreement, union...
article Traditions casino project arrives at labor peace deal
(New York) -- The New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council and the Traditions Resort & Casino developers reached a labor peace agreement on Tuesday that makes the...
article Casino foe challenges appointee for Tuxedo board seat
(New York) -- Kristy Apostolides, known for her opposition to the proposed Genting Americas casino, is challenging Town Board member and project supporter David McMillen...
article Is betting against Donald Trump on NY casinos a smart idea?
(New York) -- Once again the persistent question of profitability of casino's in New York State has been raised. This time by Donald Trump, on October 20, 2014, as...

10/20/2014

article Donald Trump, whose Atlantic City joints were a bust, says upstate New York casinos will 'go down the tubes'
(New York) -- Donald Trump, whose Atlantic City joints were a bust, says upstate New York casinos will 'go down the tubes'
article Donald Trump, whose Atlantic City joints were a bust, says upstate New York casinos will 'go down the tubes'
(New York) -- The Donald predicted the state will take a loss in the not-too-distant future because the market in the Northeast is saturated. Trump says he no longer has...
article VIDEO: Casinos compete to expand in Upstate N.Y.
(New York) -- Competing casino companies are waiting to hear which ones will get to open new gambling centers in Upstate New York.
article Resorts’ Aqueduct racino big, wants 2 casino sites
(New York) -- Tucked in an isolated corner of Queens, next to the thoroughbreds of Aqueduct and under the seemingly constant roar of jets from nearby Kennedy Airport,...
article Their goal: No casino in town
(New York) -- The town's handling of a resolution to back a local casino project brought good-government and anti-casino activists together to form Save East...

10/19/2014

article Barry Lewis: Casinos go all in, but fail to disclose the fine print
(New York) -- Back when Sullivan County thought they were the only folks in the area fighting for a casino, the business leaders would hold casino conferences.
article Steve Israel: Casinos - the dirt on those who dish
(New York) -- “Can we go off the record?” That usually means one thing when it comes to the heated quest for up to two Catskills/Hudson Valley casinos. One...
article LETTER: A Disputed Casino Plan for a New York Forest
(New York) -- To the Editor: While you raise legitimate issues in your Oct. 8 editorial “Don’t Gamble Away Sterling Forest,” you are reaching...
article NYC 'racino' operator set sights on upstate
(New York) -- Tucked in an isolated corner of Queens, next to the thoroughbreds of Aqueduct and under the seemingly constant roar of jets from nearby Kennedy Airport,...

10/17/2014

article New York Seeks Online Gambling Legislation
(New York) -- The USA is made up of individual jurisdictions that each have their own agenda, history and rules and issues. Gambling is permitted in some states and not...

10/16/2014

article Cahill doesn’t like casinos
(New York) -- Republican Attorney General candidate John Cahill is no fan of casinos in New York, saying he voted against the constitutional amendment last year that...
article East Greenbush casino applicant opens office
(New York) -- One upstate casino contender has opened an office, putting serious faith in the future of its plans. Capital View Casino & Resort, the proposed East...

10/14/2014

article Poll: Should New York legalize online gambling?
(New York) -- With New Jersey residents already enjoying games of chance on their laptops and mobile devices, there's a move afoot to make online gambling legal in...
article Vegas casino interests push for legalized online gambling in New York
(New York) -- A group called Let NY Play has been agitating for New York state residents to be allowed to play online poker, legally.
article Casino plan gets zoning go-ahead
(New York) -- The town Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-1 Tuesday night that the proposed Thompson Hill Road casino is allowed under the town zoning code.
article Churchill: Weighing the odds as casino anticipation grows
(New York) -- You can't sleep at night. You check Twitter every few minutes. The butterflies of anticipation flutter in your stomach. You, like thousands of others,...

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