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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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1/31/2015

article Nassau OTB drops plan for casino at Fortunoff site; decision called 'huge victory' for residents
(New York) -- The Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp., facing mounting opposition from a growing chorus of local, county and state officials, has abandoned its...
article Casino may not fit anywhere in Nassau County
(New York) -- Maybe it’s not possible to site a slot parlor in Nassau County. Saturday morning the Nassau OTB announced that it is folding the cards on its plan to...
article Foes of gambling hall at former Fortunoff site are surprise winners
(New York) -- Nassau residents handily beat the odds on a proposed gambling hall at the former Fortunoff site. Until last week, Nassau Off-Track Betting Corp. officials...

1/30/2015

article Off-Track Betting, Long Island Residents Fight Over Proposed Video Gambling Parlor
(New York) -- More than a year ago, New York State approved video gambling in Nassau County, but residents now say it’s a gamble they don’t want to take.
article Opponents: Casino in Westbury could harm local business
(New York) -- Plans to bring video gambling to the former Fortunoff store in Westbury could undermine the revitalization of the village's Post Avenue shopping...

1/29/2015

article Gambling On Another Form Of Gambling
(New York) -- With the county's shot at getting a casino torpedoed, area resort owners are again talking about obtaining state permission to install video lottery...
article Lawsuit Planned In Effort To Stop Westbury, Long Island Gambling Hall
(New York) -- Three municipal governments and a number of residents said Thursday that they plan to ask a judge to issue a restraining order to try to stop a proposed...
article Nassau municipalities to file suit against Westbury casino plan at Fortunoff site
(New York) -- The towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead, along with the Village of Westbury and a civic association, are to file a lawsuit Friday to block a proposed...
article FL Gaming & Racetrack officials oppose Lago casino
(New York) -- Oversaturation. Cannibalization. Unfair competition. Uneven taxation. Threats to the state’s horse racing industry. Loss of jobs. Finger Lakes Gaming...

1/28/2015

article Suffolk OTB gambling parlor met with resistance
(New York) -- The proposed Suffolk OTB gambling parlor in Medford brought hundreds of residents to a public meeting Wednesday night. The facility would house 1,000 slot...

1/27/2015

article Inside Bets: What's the deal with Tioga-Traditions team?
(New York) -- So what's going on between Tioga Downs and Traditions? The two losing Southern Tier casino bidders – who clashed for a year, disagreeing...
article Support for zoning changes at Schenectady casino site
(New York) -- The Daily Gazette reports that a majority of people who attended a public hearing Monday on proposed zoning changes at the site of the future Mohawk Harbor...

1/26/2015

article Casino industry: deep relationships, potential conflicts
(New York) -- The selected casino bidders — Lago, Montreign and Rivers Casino — had prior business dealings with the firm that provided gambling-advisory...
article Angry Nassau residents want answers about proposed OTB
(New York) -- At the Nassau legislature’s first meeting of the year, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, some lawmakers proposed a bill that would remove current OTB board...
article Casino opponents pack Nassau legislative meeting
(New York) -- Opponents of a proposed Westbury gambling parlor intensified their protests Monday as they packed the Nassau County Legislature's first full meeting of...
article Nassau Legislature meets to discuss Westbury casino
(New York) -- Hundreds braved snowy conditions Monday for a Nassau County Legislature meeting on a proposed mini-casino in Westbury. Nassau Off-Track Betting has put...

1/25/2015

article Casino industry: deep relationships, potential conflicts
(New York) -- When a Chicago law firm ended its 11/2-year relationship with a partner in the Lago Resort & Casino project last March, it had another big client...
article Lago injunction sought: Motion goes before judges Monday
(New York) -- Ten opponents of the proposed Lago Resort & Casino are seeking to prevent construction of the $425 million casino until a decision is made on their...
article Editorial: A New Hope For the Southern Tier
(New York) -- As 2014 came to a close, the Southern Tier suffered two major blows to its economic prospects. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state-wide ban on hydraulic...
article Editorial: Bet on a crowd to oppose Westbury casino
(New York) -- You can bet the ranch that when the Nassau County Legislature meets on Monday, the place will be packed with community members who oppose a proposed mini-...
article Governor Cuomo delivers 'State of the State' address; agenda addresses gaming in New York
(New York) -- On Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 'State of the State' address in Albany, N.Y. that included an...
article Letter: Rensselaer ready for next project
(New York) -- I recently confirmed the truth to the adage, "There are no sure bets," especially when it comes to siting a casino. While we knew a casino would...

1/24/2015

article Lawmakers press state to reject Finger Lakes casino
(New York) -- Some state lawmakers from western New York are urging the state Gaming Commission and Gaming Facility Place Board to reject a license to a casino in the...
article Letter asks Gaming Commission to deny license for Lago
(New York) -- Several western New York legislators want the state Gaming Commission to deny a commercial casino license for Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County.
article Report: WNY lawmakers want Cuomo to pull plug on Wilmot's Lago Casino
(New York) -- A bi-partisan group of state lawmakers from Western New York want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject the recommended license for a new casino in Seneca County,...
article Steve Israel: Sullivan needs a spruce-up to keep casino visitors
(New York) -- Joe Orlando of Rock Tavern knows what it means to be turned off to a place because it’s a mess. Two years ago, he and a friend drove up to the old,...
article Relationship between pol and civic leader lost in gaming parlor protests
(New York) -- Lost in the protests Wednesday over plans for casino-styled gambling in the vacant Fortunoff store in south Westbury was the relationship between the host...

1/23/2015

article Letter asks Gaming Commission to deny license for Lago
(New York) -- Several western New York legislators sent a letter earlier this month asking the state Gaming Commission and Gaming Facility Location Board to deny a...
article VLT parlors may offer electronic blackjack, poker
(New York) -- New gambling parlors on Long Island could include not only video slot machines but electronic poker and blackjack, under a provision tucked into Gov....
article WNY lawmakers want Cuomo to reject casino in Seneca County
(New York) -- Western New York lawmakers are trying to persuade the Cuomo administration to reject a casino license application to build a casino in the Finger Lakes...
article Opposition to New Finger Lakes Casino Noted
(New York) -- Upstate New York racetrack-based casinos are stepping up efforts to stop a full-blown commercial casino from opening in the Finger Lakes region. Officials...

1/22/2015

article New York Governor Calls For Skill-Based Slots [sub req]
(New York) -- Following the lead of policymakers in Nevada and New Jersey, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed authorizing skill-based video lottery games at the...
article OP/ED: A casino is viewed as a jackpot, but at whose expense?
(New York) -- Lady Luck flounced into the Capital Region and gave Schenectady a big, sloppy kiss on the lips in the form of a casino license. At least that's what...
article Nassau Democrats file bill to replace OTB board
(New York) -- Minority Democrats on the Nassau County Legislature filed an emergency resolution yesterday calling on majority Republicans to remove the three-member...
article Spa City officials prepared for VLT cuts, some still concerned
(New York) -- While city and county officials are concerned about a possible loss of revenue if video lottery terminal aid is cut, Saratoga Springs officials say they...

1/21/2015

article Opposition to Fortunoff casino 'critically important,' schools chief says
(New York) -- A packed house of more than 600 people filled a high school auditorium Wednesday night to respond to plans for casino-style gambling in the vacant...
article Cuomo includes aid for upstate but cuts out VLT money to Spa City
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a $141.6 billion state budget Wednesday, calling for action on his trademark issues of more gambling, tougher educational...

1/20/2015

article North Country state Sen. Griffo opposes plan to build more downstate casinos
(New York) -- With the Gaming Facility Location Board recently deciding to re-open the bidding process for a fourth casino, Senator Joseph A. Griffo is asking the state...
article Glenville Wants A Part Of Casino Funds
(New York) -- Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle wants additional funding and resources to support the planned Rivers Casino and Resort in nearby Schenectady. Both the city...

1/19/2015

article Cuomo hopes for a ‘blockbuster’ Southern Tier casino
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he’s hopeful that new bids for a Southern Tier casino will produce “a blockbuster” project -- otherwise the...
article North Country state Sen. Griffo opposes plan to build more downstate casinos
(New York) -- With the Gaming Facility Location Board recently deciding to re-open the bidding process for a fourth casino, Senator Joseph A. Griffo is asking the state...
article Supervisor: Glenville should get casino cash
(New York) -- Schenectady county and city officials are thrilled at hitting the new casino jackpot, but Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle is fuming because his town isn...
article Inside Bets: Tioga Downs not looking for gaming partner
(New York) -- Tioga Downs continues to work on a revamped expansion proposal, but the addition of a gaming partner likely won't be included in its new plan. "...
article Casinos? Check. Horse Racing? At the Gate.
(New York) -- The state Legislature has already done the heavy lifting on gambling in recent years, paving the way for three—or, once again, perhaps four—...

1/18/2015

article Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro joins fight against casino
(New York) -- Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro, whose winter battles are usually limited to clearing snow from village streets, stands at ground zero in the fight to keep...
article Crowd opposes Fortunoff gambling proposal
(New York) -- Hundreds of Nassau residents filled the sidewalk for a quarter-mile in front of the old Fortunoff building in Westbury Saturday to rally against a proposal...
article Rally held against proposed Westbury mini-casino
(New York) -- A Nassau County community came together Saturday to fight a proposed mini-casino in Westbury. The currently eyed location is the site of the vacant...

1/17/2015

article New York Will Test the Online Gambling Waters in 2015
(New York) -- Less than two weeks into 2015 we have already seen three iGaming bills introduced in state legislatures. And those three states, California, Mississippi,...
article Barry Lewis: Advice to casino losers: Let it go
(New York) -- Newburgh, New Windsor and Ellenville, I feel your pain. And I’m sure a good many of my fellow Sullivan County residents can appreciate your...
article Griffo to Gaming Commission: Adding Four Casinos in NY is a Bad Bet
(New York) -- With the Gaming Facility Location Board deciding Tuesday to re-open the bidding process for a fourth casino, Senator Joseph A. Griffo is asking the state...
article Tioga Downs discusses plans for moving forward if awarded gaming license
(New York) -- "Sometimes I feel like Rodney Dangerfield, I get no respect," said Tioga Downs Owner Jeff Gural with a chuckle during a conference on Friday,...
article Tioga Downs with a Second Chance for Winning a Casino License
(New York) -- Yesterday, Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs Casino & Racing, one of the losing bids in the competition for a casino license in New York, pointed out...
article Catskills Casino on the Horizon
(New York) -- There was a time when the Borscht Belt hotels and bungalow colonies in the Catskills attracted visitors from all over the US. The hotels and resorts in the...
article New York racinos face competition with new upstate casinos
(New York) -- Some New York horse tracks with video lottery machines could be facing longer odds with more casinos coming. New York has nine tracks that feature rows of...
article Hein Looks To The Future
(New York) -- Ulster County Executive Mike Hein told members of the Rondout Valley Business Association that despite the decision not to grant a casino license to the...
article Garden City wants studies before video slot machines go to Fortunoff site
(New York) -- Garden City village, a Republican stronghold, has entered the fray over plans by Nassau’s Off-Track Betting Corp. to locate as many as 1,000 video...
article Hundreds Brave The Cold To Protest Proposed Westbury Gambling Hall
(New York) -- Anger trumped the cold as hundreds braved temperatures in the 20s Saturday to protest plans to put a casino in a North Hempstead shopping mall.
article Westbury Casino at Fortunoff Site Slammed by Critics
(New York) -- A hearing on a proposed mini-casino featuring 1,000 video lottery terminals—aka electronic slot machines—at the former Fortunoff property in...
article Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro joins fight against casino
(New York) -- Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro, whose winter battles are usually limited to clearing snow from village streets, stands at ground zero in the fight to keep...

1/16/2015

article Gural to pursue gaming license for Tioga Downs, with backing from Traditions
(New York) -- Jeffrey Gural, the owner of Tioga Downs Casino Racing & Entertainment, plans to pursue the fourth casino license that the New York State Gaming...
article Gural wants Southern Tier casino, mom and pop style
(New York) -- Real estate investor and Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural, along with a phalanx of local legislators including Senate Republican Deputy Majority Leader Tom...
article OUR OPINION: Reopening casino process undermines board’s work
(New York) -- The decision this week to reopen the bidding process for a possible Southern Tier casino was curious, if not unexpected. The double-whammy announcement Dec...
article Tioga Downs prepares to bid again for casino license
(New York) -- Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural wants to make it known that he is 100 percent committed to getting the Southern Tier a gaming license.
article Tioga Downs, Traditions to discuss Tier casino bid
(New York) -- Tioga Downs and Traditions at the Glen will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. today at the racino to discuss a new bid for a Southern Tier casino license.
article More than 1,000 pack Westbury school to oppose casino-style gambling parlor at Fortunoff building
(New York) -- More than 1,000 furious Nassau residents packed a Westbury elementary school Thursday night to voice their opposition to a plan to build a casino-style...
article Residents voice opposition to proposed LI gambling parlor
(New York) -- About one thousand Long Islanders packed a meeting to oppose a plan to build a casino-style gambling parlor in Westbury.

1/15/2015

article Casino seekers will be at State of State
(New York) -- In past years, State of the State addresses were usually preceded by throngs of anti-fracking protestors who would crowd the Empire State Plaza outside of...
article Rejected casino bidder files complaint with Comptroller's Office
(New York) -- Greenetrack, Inc., one of the rejected bidders for a casino in Orange County, has filed a complaint with the state Comptroller's Office alleging that the...
article Seneca County supervisors get report on casino benefits analysis
(New York) -- The proposed Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre would provide far more financial benefits than its cost to local governments. The Seneca County Board of...
article Height rule increased at casino site
(New York) -- Some Planning Commission members said details on signage and the height of buildings at the Mohawk Harbor site were difficult to understand without...
article Schenectady advances casino requirements
(New York) -- The Planning Commission has approved increasing building heights on the former Alco property and easing setback requirements along the Mohawk River as part...
article Schumer: Route 17 expansion plan needs to be extended to Sullivan to handle casino traffic
(New York) -- The building of the Montreign Resort Casino in the Town of Thompson has prompted Sen. Charles Schumer to call for the addition of lanes to Route 17 beyond...
article Controversy over proposal for casinos in Nassau County
(New York) -- Representatives of Nassau County's Off-Track betting had an uphill battle Thursday night, as they faced an angry mob. Hundreds packed a high school...
article Hundreds Gather To Speak Out Against Proposed Nassau County Gaming Parlor
(New York) -- Hundreds gathered in Nassau County on Thursday night, to speak out against a proposed gaming parlor. The message to casino developers could not have been...

1/14/2015

article New York Seeks Casino for Southern Tier After Cuomo Fracking Ban
(New York) -- New York will solicit bids for a casino license in the Southern Tier, the sparsely populated region along the Pennsylvania border that was dealt a blow...
article Only 1 proposal so far for casino in NY's Southern Tier
(New York) -- New York gambling officials hope a casino license available in the state's Southern Tier will attract significant interest — but so far there...
article Nevele CEO takes blame for failed casino strategy
(New York) -- Nevele CEO Michael Treanor took responsibility for failing to "pay enough for lobbyists and in political contributions" Wednesday morning. "...
article Mangano joins pols in opposing OTB casino plan
(New York) -- Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano on Tuesday joined a growing number of local officials in expressing opposition to the Nassau Regional Off-Track...
article Opponents: Move Planned Westbury, L.I. Casino To Nassau Coliseum
(New York) -- Some opponents of a controversial proposal for a gambling hall at the former Fortunoff store in Westbury, Long Island have said it should be built at the...
article Westbury gaming parlor opponents have 'valid' concerns, says Governor Andrew Cuomo, but he will not intervene in site selection
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that although community leaders have "valid" concerns in opposing a casino-style gaming parlor in Westbury,...
article Schenectady Planning Commission Meets on Zoning Changes for Proposed Casino Site
(New York) -- Leaders in Schenectady held a meeting Wednesday night to talk about zoning changes that could pave the way for the Rivers Casino project. Developers with...
article Proposed Medford gaming facility draws concerns about traffic and safety
(New York) -- Supporters and opponents of a proposed Medford gaming parlor remained divided over details of the $65 million project after a meeting at Suffolk OTB...

1/13/2015

article Casino board to consider Souther Tier license
(New York) -- The state's casino Location Board, which last month recommended the granting of only three upstate casino licenses, on Tuesday voted to open another...
article New York Reopens Casino Bidding [sub req]
(New York) -- Members of the New York Gaming Facility Location Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to reopen the bidding process for a casino license in the state...
article Southern Tier to get another shot at casino, but not necessary a larger Tioga Downs
(New York) -- At the request of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a state casino siting board tonight reversed itself and declared New York's Southern Tier and the state ready for...
article State casino review board to reopen bidding for Southern Tier
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board will allow a casino in the Southern Tier. In mid-December, the selection of three casino proposals for...
article Is a gaming lawsuit in the cards?
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission’s siting board will be meeting on Tuesday night to consider Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call for a fourth license in the...
article NAACP claims Gaming Commission denies jobs to minorities
(New York) -- The debate over casino expansion in New York took an ugly turn Tuesday as a civil rights leader accused the state of denying job opportunities to...
article Renewed calls for Orange County casino as voting nears
(New York) -- There are renewed calls for a casino in Orange County as gaming officials vote tonight on whether to allow a fourth Las Vegas-style casino-resort in New...
article OP/ED: State should stick with casino decisions
(New York) -- As difficult as it might have been, a state commission made reasonable choices on casino sites and should stick with them. Otherwise, questions of...
article Board to discuss Southern Tier casino tonight
(New York) -- Should the Southern Tier get another shot at a casino license? That's the question the five-member New York Gaming Facility Location Board will...
article New York Gambling Board to Reconsider a Casino for the Southern Tier
(New York) -- A New York State gambling board on Tuesday evening unanimously approved Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s request for a new round of bidding for a Las Vegas-...
article Nassau OTB begins public outreach for casino plan
(New York) -- Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. on Tuesday kicked off its first public effort to address concerns about a proposed gambling parlor in Westbury with...

1/12/2015

article Casino communities to Cuomo: What about us?
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call to reopen bidding for a casino in the Southern Tier has other cities in New York asking: What about us? Cuomo's move...
article Casino panel to consider Cuomo's request for 4th casino
(New York) -- The board tasked with picking locations for casinos in upstate New York will consider Gov. Andrew Cuomo's request to reopen the bidding process for a...
article NY casino rebid decision expected
(New York) -- The Southern Tier received just two proposals for casinos, as well as a third one in the Finger Lakes. It was the fewest in the state among the three...
article Regulator rethink could give Genting second bite at N.Y.
(New York) -- The casino regulator in New York state, in the United States, has decided to revisit in part its December decision on new casino licences for upstate New...
article Gural Talks Additions to Tioga Downs' Application for Last NYS Casino License
(New York) -- The day before the state's Gaming Facility Location Board meets about the possibility of awarding a casino license to a Souther Tier location, Tioga...
article Hudson Valley pols cry foul at casino decision
(New York) -- It could be that they saw the results that an outcry in the Southern Tier had — with the apparent reconsideration of licensing a casino there...
article Mangano opposes Fortunoff site for new video gambling parlor
(New York) -- Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano Monday joined the growing list of elected officials who oppose a plan to build a new casino-style gaming parlor at...
article Can the Southern Tier draw new casino proposals?
(New York) -- The Southern Tier received just two proposals for casinos, as well as a third one in the Finger Lakes. It was the fewest in the state among the three...
article Southern Tier casino meeting to be webcast
(New York) -- A meeting Tuesday to consider whether to re-bid a casino license for New York's Southern Tier has been moved to 7 p.m. -- and it will be webcast....
article Southern Tier lawmakers united by casino hopes
(New York) -- Southern Tier lawmakers are hopeful for a Vegas-style casino at Tioga Downs after Gov. Andrew Cuomo requested an additional license to be awarded for a...

1/11/2015

article Group Warns Against, Calls Southern Tier Casino a 'Detriment' to NYS
(New York) -- December 17 was an upsetting day for many Southern Tier residents, when the region's casino license recommendation ultimately went to a project up in...
article New York To Reconsider Fourth Casino License
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Facility Location Board will meet next week to review Governor Andrew Cuomo’s request to reopen the bidding process for an...
article Southern Tier casino rebid irks other cities
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call to reopen bidding for a casino in the Southern Tier has other cities in New York asking: What about us? Cuomo's move...
article Police anticipate service spike, but could Sullivan casino reduce crime?
(New York) -- Now that a casino has been approved for Sullivan County, law enforcement officials are figuring out what to expect from the visitors who will eventually...
article Suffolk OTB officials and Medford community leaders to meet on proposed casino site
(New York) -- Suffolk OTB officials plan to meet Tuesday with Medford community leaders to discuss the planned $65 million gaming facility near Exit 64 of the Long...

1/10/2015

article OP/ED: Racing Toward Too Many Casinos?
(New York) -- I don't hunt. I mean I probably would if were to put food on my table but as a pastime or sport I'm afraid my middle class liberal upbringing has...
article Casino analysis: Benefits outweigh costs
(New York) -- Having the $425 million Lago Resort & Casino built in Tyre would cost town and county governments $36.03 million in additional services and tax breaks...
article Casino board chairman on Cuomo's request: "We haven't made any final decisions"
(New York) -- The state's Gaming Facility Location Board hasn't made "any final decisions" on whether to reopen the bidding for a casino in the...
article Casino board to look at possible fourth site
(New York) -- New York gaming regulators appear ready to play Gov. Andrew Cuomo's hand and consider issuing a fourth casino license for the Southern Tier, despite...
article Gural plans to resubmit Tioga Downs for Southern Tier casino
(New York) -- Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural said today he plans to resubmit his plans to expand Tioga Downs into a full-scale casino, should state officials decide to...
article NY gaming board willing to consider fourth casino license, but not in Hudson Valley-Catskills region
(New York) -- The board tasked with picking locations for casinos in upstate New York will consider Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s request to reopen the bidding process so a...
article Southern Tier casino rebid irks other cities
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call to reopen bidding for a casino in the Southern Tier has other cities in New York asking a simple question: What about us?
article Editorial: Nassau, Suffolk looking for honest casinos
(New York) -- It would be impossible to find sites for gambling parlors in Nassau and Suffolk that wouldn't raise hackles in their communities. But off-track betting...
article Kaiman: Control board not involved in casino decision
(New York) -- While both Republican and Democratic politicians are meeting and questioning a proposal by Nassau’s Off-Track Betting Corp. to put a mini-casino at...
article Glenville Talks Traffic, Other Casino Concerns
(New York) -- James Bergami sees a lot more cars on Freeman's Bridge Road now, than his father did 43 years ago when he opened the family business.
article ‘Plan B’ meeting in Ellenville will look at ways to move ahead without casino
(New York) -- The village will hold a Plan B meeting Monday to discuss creating a sustainable for the community with the hoped-for casino at the former Nevele hotel,...

1/9/2015

article CAGNY Fires Opposition Over Fourth NY Casino License
(New York) -- Three bids were approved last month by New York regulators for the state to see its first casino resorts. The approval marks a milestone in the gambling...
article Casino for NY's Southern Tier back under consideration
(New York) -- New York gaming officials said today they would consider Gov. Andrew Cuomo's request to take another look at putting a Las Vegas-style casino in the...
article Gov. Cuomo's request for casino in the Southern Tier
(New York) -- They didn’t get hydrofracking but residents of New York’s economically distressed Southern Tier may still get a casino. In a statement released...
article Panel to Weigh New Casino Bidding for New York’s Southern Tier Region
(New York) -- A New York State gambling board agreed on Friday to consider opening a new round of bidding for a casino license in the Southern Tier, a region bordering...
article State Gaming Commission To Consider 4th Gambling Casino in New York State
(New York) -- After recommending three gaming facility applicants receive licenses to operate full-scale gambling casinos in New York State – one each in...
article Suffolk OTB Reorganization Viewed as Chapter 9 Model
(New York) -- The engineers of the plan Long Island's Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corp. used to exit Chapter 9 with a 100% return to creditors say it could be a...
article 2014: A rough year for NY racinos
(New York) -- Tioga Downs ended the year by reaching a dubious milestone: December was the first month of 2014 in which the racino reported a year-over-year increase in...

1/8/2015

article Lobby group urges rejection of fourth New York casino licence
(New York) -- A lobby group opposed to casinos in New York has urged gambling regulators in the US state against granting a fourth casino licence.
article Schenectady mayor, land owners discuss impact of casino
(New York) -- One month after Schenectady, New York was picked by a state panel as the best place to build a Las Vegas-style casino in the Albany, New York region,...
article Towns oppose Westbury OTB casino plans
(New York) -- Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Viviana Russell along with Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray sent letters Tuesday...
article Editorial: Gambling tip, N.Y.: Stay
(New York) -- Within days of the state Gaming Commission’s recommendations for three casino licenses, politicians joined some unsuccessful bidders in second-...
article OP/ED: Fourth Casino! A Letter To The Governor
(New York) -- I write regarding the recent announcement by the Gaming Facility Location Board to recommend issuing three out of the four authorized gaming facility...

1/7/2015

article Money is at the heart of video lottery terminal debate
(New York) -- Here's the thing about the video lottery terminals soon to be coming to some predictably unhappy community, maybe even near you. Both Long Island...
article Suffolk delays approval on gaming plan for Medford
(New York) -- Suffolk Off-Track Betting Corp.'s plan for a 1,000-machine video lottery terminal casino in Medford came under harsh questioning Wednesday from county...
article 2014: A rough year for NY racinos
(New York) -- Tioga Downs ended the year by reaching a dubious milestone: December was the first month of 2014 in which the racino reported a year-over-year increase in...
article Nassau Dems call on GOP to replace OTB members with casino opponents
(New York) -- Nassau legislative Democrats are calling on majority Republicans to terminate the three-member board of the Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. and...
article Schenectady Already Getting Boost From Planned Casino
(New York) -- Schenectady likely won't see property tax revenues until at least 2016, but the city and county of Schenectady stand to benefit soon from the Rivers...

1/6/2015

article 4th casino license under review
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission is "reviewing" a request made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month to consider awarding a casino license in what the...
article Anti-casino group urges New York gambling panel not to award license for 4th facility
(New York) -- A group opposed to casinos in New York state has urged state gambling officials not to grant a license to a facility in the state's Southern Tier. The...
article Galesi Group seeks zoning changes at Schenectady casino site
(New York) -- The Daily Gazette is reporting that The Galesi Group has requested a change to the zoning code for the site of the Mohawk Harbor development which will...
article Murray announces opposition to video lottery palace in Westbury
(New York) -- Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray on Tuesday announced her opposition to a plan to build a new gaming parlor with up to 1,000 video slot machines at the...

1/5/2015

article New Mexico, Tribes Near Agreement On Compacts [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has reached tentative agreement with four of five American Indian tribes that have state casino regulatory compacts...
article Anti-gamblers urge Gaming Commission members to say ‘no’ on more Southern Tier casinos
(New York) -- The prospect of a potential fourth casino in upstate New York, triggered by news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants that to be considered, even though the casino...
article New York’s Cuomo Calls For Fourth Casino [sub reqd]
(New York) -- The Empire State’s casino bidding competition, lauded as a national model for its clockwork efficiency, now faces the troubling prospect of a last-...
article Elected officials shrug off blame for casino location
(New York) -- Nassau elected officials are trying to deflect responsibility for a plan to locate a casino in the vacant Fortunoff department store at The Source mall in...
article State Labor Department sees regional job growth from casino
(New York) -- An analyst for the state Department of Labor sees job growth for the entire Mid-Hudson/Catskill region when the Empire Resorts casino-resort in Kiamesha...

1/4/2015

article Cuomo and Reed push for Southern Tier casino option
(New York) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking state gambling authorities to request more proposals for a casino in the state’s “economically ailing...

1/3/2015

article Rossie: Cuomo wades back into casino debate
(New York) -- Gov. Cuomo, awakened by the clatter, sent off an aide to see what was the matter. The report was not long in coming: The recent action of the state's...

1/2/2015

article Firms to exit casino area
(New York) -- Two longtime Schenectady pollution cleanup businesses near the proposed new casino site are eyeing a move to Colonie, with their owner saying his move is...
article Plan for Nassau casino sparks anger
(New York) -- Casino gaming on Long Island could become a reality if some officials have it their way but not everyone is in favor of the proposal that some say could...
article Upstate racinos lost big with casino picks
(New York) -- Three upstate racinos are located within 75 miles of the Lago Resort & Casino site. All three — Batavia Downs, Finger Lakes Gaming and Vernon...

1/1/2015

article Casino License Hopefuls Band Together
(New York) -- A week after the state Gaming Facilities Location Board (GFLB) chose the Lago plan located in Tyre, NY out of three contenders for a state casino license...
article Cuomo wants new Southern Tier casino bids (update)
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to reopen the bidding for casino licenses in New York to allow for a Las Vegas-style casino in the state’s “...
article Ulster County Exec Hein says NY state’s remaining casino license should go to Catskills
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants a state board to reopen the bidding process for a casino license so the struggling Southern Tier can have a gaming hall, but Ulster...
article With Schenectady casino coming, land owners primed to make deals
(New York) -- Real estate broker Steve Cronin has had more phone calls about leasing space at office buildings on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady since the city was picked...
article Nassau OTB confirms Westbury casino site
(New York) -- Nassau Regional Off Track Betting has confirmed it is negotiating to put 1,000 video slot machines in the former Fortunoff department store in Westbury,...
article Ellenville meeting to work on economic plan without a casino
(New York) -- Village officials will have a Plan B meeting on Monday, Jan. 12, to discuss how to create sustainable economic momentum now that hopes a casino will be...

12/31/2014

article Atlantic City and new Catskills casino to compete for NYC gamblers
(New York) -- Fitch forecasts gaming revenue in Atlantic City will end up falling 8% to $2.6B in 2014 and slide 6% in 2015 to $2.5B. Though the region received some good...
article New York's Existing Gambling Venues Prepare For Casinos
(New York) -- After this month’s announcement of three casinos now closer to being built in New York, officials from existing gambling operations are preparing for...
article Fourth Casino? / Treanor Says It's A Long Shot As Gov Pushes Southern Tier
(New York) -- "It only cost me $13 million and my reputation but I have heard gratitude for bringing this community together and giving it hope in a way it hasn...
article Nassau OTB Eyes Vacant Westbury Store As Site For New Gambling Hall
(New York) -- Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting is planning to open a gambling parlor at the former Fortunoff store in Westbury, Long Island.
article The Dawn Of A New Day?
(New York) -- It has been but a few weeks since Wawarsing was dealt a deciding blow — getting overlooked for a gaming license. But while that decision still stings...

12/30/2014

article Nassau OTB chooses former Fortunoff store for video gambling parlor
(New York) -- Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting has chosen the vacant Fortunoff store at The Source mall in Westbury to house a gambling parlor with up to 1,000 video...

12/29/2014

article Supervisors praise Tyre officials for casino efforts
(New York) -- Now that a casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre is one giant step closer to reality, Board of Supervisors chairman Bob Hayssen took some time at the...
article Officials Hopeful After Cuomo Supports Southern Tier Casino
(New York) -- Southern Tier officials are moving forward to make sure the fourth and final casino license is awarded to the region. Last week, Governor Cuomo wrote a...
article Top 10 stories: Dice rolled on casino licenses
(New York) -- To say that the push for allowing casinos in upstate New York has been a long time coming would be an understatement. Proponents, including local boosters...
article Schenectady cashes in with casino pick in 2014
(New York) -- A year ago, it seemed Saratoga Springs was a virtual lock to get a full-fledged casino, one of up to four destined for upstate New York thanks to a state...

12/28/2014

article New York Casinos’ Remote Homes Could Dampen Success
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo won widespread praise for moving like an express train with his plan to expand casino gambling in New York, passing legislation,...
article Upstate NY Welcomes 3 New Casinos
(New York) -- Though the decisions are in for the new casino in upstate New York, it will still be a few years before any are open for business. After months of...
article Gov. Cuomo Requests Casino Bidding Process be Reopened, Wants Casino in Southern Tier
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked for the casino bidding process to be reopened. In a letter to gaming regulators, he asked that they award a fourth license...
article Inside Bets: Gural 'optimistic' about Cuomo's letter
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's letter urging the state Gaming Commission to reopen bidding for the fourth and final casino license in the Southern Tier came as...
article Would Southern Tier attract new casino bidders?
(New York) -- If the Southern Tier gets reopened for casino bidding, would developers emerge to challenge Tioga Downs for the fourth and final license that would be...
article Editorial: Regional thinking can benefit upstate NY
(New York) -- Upstate New York has a number of obstacles in its path to economic health, many of which have nothing to do with the quality of its resources. In short,...
article Editorial: Be ready for casino
(New York) -- The plan for the Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady is exciting for Schenectady County, but it also will create opportunities for...
article Casino school opens in Gramercy
(New York) -- From Luxury Listings NYC: The first and only licensed NY State Gaming School opened its doors in January at 1 Eat 28th Street.
article Casino-dealer school set to open in New York City
(New York) -- This education is a real gamble. New York state’s first licensed casino-dealer school is preparing to open its doors as early as next week.
article EYE ON GOVERNMENT: Casino needs to help entire region
(New York) -- Casinos rarely pay gigantic jackpots to their patrons. That’s a given. What’s not a given is whether the planned Lago Casino & Resort will...
article Rossie: 'No' was the right answer to casino, fracking
(New York) -- Two major but unrelated news stories in recent days shared a common headline — one that provided both relief and regret in readers. For this reader,...

12/27/2014

article Cuomo backs S. Tier casino, asks for reopened bidding
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging the state Gaming Commission to reopen bidding for a casino in the Southern Tier, saying the area would benefit from the...
article How the Nevele missed out on casino
(New York) -- Reports had Michael Treanor, the man behind The Nevele’s unsuccessful bid for a casino, refusing comment as the NYS Gaming Facility Location Board...
article LETTERS: Drilling and Gambling in New York
(New York) -- To the Editor: Re “The Cuomo Cop-Out,” by Joe Nocera (column, Dec. 20): Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s ban on fracking is the right call for New...

12/26/2014

article EDITORIAL: Scaled-down racino makes a lot of sense
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino and Raceway’s decision to abandon the most controversial element of its ambitious expansion plan — a 2,000-seat “event...
article Old Fortunoff may see new life as casino
(New York) -- A vacant site where a Fortunoff once stood in Westbury may see new life as a casino. Sources tell News 12 Long Island that the Fortunoff site is under...

12/25/2014

article State Awards Casino License to Lago Resort
(New York) -- The Lago Resort and Casino in Tyre, NY proposed by Rochester-based Wilmot Gaming has been selected to be the sole applicant for a gaming license in the...

12/24/2014

article Casinos and Orange not a good mix, say Gaming Commissioners
(New York) -- Orange County’s millions of Woodbury Common shoppers will still be making a pit stop at Yonkers Raceway and Casino, thanks to a decision by the New...
article Losing NY Casino Bidders Move On
(New York) -- Months of discussion about jobs, development and construction came to naught for several losing communities last week when just three casino projects got...
article Reed demands casino license for Tioga Downs
(New York) -- Congressman Tom Reed is demanding that Governor Cuomo give Tioga Downs a full-fledged casino license. This comes after last week's announcement that...
article Losing Southern Tier casino bidders: Give us another chance
(New York) -- The two Southern Tier casino projects passed over for one in the Finger Lakes yesterday urged the state to reconsider, saying they would team up to build a...
article The State We're In: No Sterling Forest casino = good news for New Jersey water
(New Jersey) -- Two decades ago, Sterling Forest’s pristine woods and waters were threatened by massive development plans for a new town of 35,000 people. Citizens...

12/23/2014

article NY to put casino in between tribes' exclusive gaming zones
(New York) -- So much for those happy times between the state and its Native American tribes. After giving the three upstate tribes gaming exclusivity in their regions...
article Assemblyman: With Schenectady casino coming, let's find new home for STS Steel
(New York) -- A state assemblyman who represents Schenectady, New York wants to find a new home for STS Steel, a manufacturer whose factory is next to where a $300...
article Cuomo juggles credit and blame for fracking, casino deals
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Wednesday praised anti-fracking activists who waited outside his Manhattan office to thank him for instituting a ban on high-volume...
article 2 former foes combine to secure casino for the Tier
(New York) -- Two former foes called a truce today and agreed to work together to secure a casino at Tioga Downs. Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs racino in Nichols, and...
article Traditions endorses Tioga Downs in efforts to secure casino license
(New York) -- The two true Southern Tier bidders who lost out on the competition for a so-called Southern Tier region casino license have joined forces in an effort to...
article Spurned New York casino sites turn to Plan B
(New York) -- What do you do when your community's bid for a new casino has been kicked to the curb? Go to Plan B.

12/22/2014

article New York Online Poker Hearings Planned [sub req]
(New York) -- With the final stage of New York’s casino licensing process underway, the head of a state gaming committee now plans to hold hearings on Internet...
article Lesson from Falls: Casinos are a gamble
(New York) -- Cha-ching! That was the jubilant sound from across the state last week as politicians began counting up casino cash they hope will soon roll in. The...
article BLOG: For casino losers, it’s back to the drawing board
(New York) -- Good morning! As you rush to cross the last few items off your Christmas list, go dashing through the snow, but slowly: today’s wintry mix could make...
article Gaming experts: New casinos won't have huge economic impact in New York state (map)
(New York) -- New York state Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week said three casinos approved by the state will "create thousands of local jobs, drive economic...
article Lago Casino to break ground in Seneca County
(New York) -- Digging for the Lago Resort & Casino Hotel USD 425 M project begins on Friday at Seneca County, according to Thomas Wilmot, the head of Wilmorite, the...
article New York’s Big 3
(New York) -- The waiting is finally over in New York State. Last Wednesday, the state’s Gaming Facility Location Board, a five-member panel charged with choosing...

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