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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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4/22/2014

article 5 groups say they'll ante up $1M for casino entry
(New York) -- With a hard deadline of Wednesday to put up a $1 million application fee or get out of the casino game, at least five local contenders say they're all...
article Casino bid for gaming license narrows down to three
(New York) -- As the deadline nears for the $1 million application fee, it was reported that there are several business owners vying for the single casino gaming license...
article Tioga Downs deals itself into casino derby
(New York) -- My colleague James Odato had a piece earlier in the week about potential casino operators getting in their million-dollar application fees, and on Tuesday...

4/21/2014

article Churchill: What if casino site is right, but developer isn't?
(New York) -- David Flaum rode in from Rochester on a white horse, announcing a casino, waterpark and hotel project that could bring badly needed jobs and revenue to...
article Developer keeps after his big casino dreams
(New York) -- On Jan. 21, David M. Flaum and his son Asher made a presentation to a town board in Sullivan County about their vision for a Catskills casino that would...
article Developer tries to sell Albany casino before anxious crowd
(New York) -- A public forum last week on developer David Flaum's plan to bring a Las Vegas-style casino to the southern part of Albany proved that Capital Region...
article 5 groups say they'll ante up $1M for casino entry
(New York) -- With a hard deadline of Wednesday to put up a $1 million application fee or get out of the casino game, at least five local contenders say they're all...
article Adelaar casino investors pay $1 million application fee
(New York) -- The company that wants to build a $750 million resort casino in the Town of Thompson just paid the $1 million application fee required of anyone who wants...
article County supports neighbor’s casino plan
(New York) -- The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently supported a casino development project proposed in Montgomery County. Montgomery County, which recently...
article Another invitation for local gambling
(New York) -- Another Capital Region community is batting its eyelashes at the deep-pocketed casino industry.
article Tioga Downs announces expansion in push for casino bid
(New York) -- Tioga Downs, the Southern Tier horse racing and gaming club, has announced plans to expand by purchasing the Tioga Country Club. It’s just the latest...

4/20/2014

article Costs a million just to play...
(New York) -- Several $1 million wire transfers will be deposited into a New York Gaming Corp. bank account on Wednesday from gamblers in a high-stakes casino game that...
article Wilmorite to pay $1M to state Gaming Commission this week
(New York) -- The Wilmorite Corp. will make a $1 million payment to the state Gaming Commission by Wednesday. The money is required before the commission will accept the...
article GLYNN: Seneca Niagara Casino in billionaire category
(New York) -- One of the Niagara area’s biggest businesses is now part of the billionaire class. For the record, as part of the revenue sharing agreement with the...
article Ken Hall Reports: A long shot and a safe bet on the casino front
(New York) -- I don't want to build just one casino, I want to build two, one in Orange County, one in Sullivan. I don't have the money, but neither does anybody...
article JUNIUS: Town Board remains neutral on prospective casino
(New York) -- The Town Board decided Wednesday to remain neutral on the issue of a casino targeted for the neighboring town of Tyre. The board heard a presentation from...

4/19/2014

article Developer keeps after his big casino dreams
(New York) -- On Jan. 21, David M. Flaum and his son Asher made a presentation to a town board in Sullivan County about their vision for a Catskills casino that would...
article Blooming Grove OKs casino plan
(New York) -- Both the town and village boards of Blooming Grove have approved a concept to build a casino along Route 208. Village of South Blooming Grove Mayor Robert...

4/18/2014

article Regional economic development council not involved with proposed ‘E23 Project’
(New York) -- The leaders of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) said Thursday they aren’t involved with the massive...
article Another invitation for local gambling
(New York) -- Another Capital Region community is batting its eyelashes at the deep-pocketed casino industry. The East Greenbush Town Board voted unanimously this week...
article TYRE: Town Board holds public hearing on casino, expected to vote in May
(New York) -- Seven is crucial in craps, one of the casino games that would be a part of the resort the Wilmorite Corp. wants to build in this Seneca County town. A roll...
article Ulster County Legislature endorses casino at former Nevele resort
(New York) -- A proposal for a $420 million casino at the former Nevele resort in Wawarsing has been given unanimous given Ulster County Legislature support.
article Rex Smith: Getting real with casino's local impact
(New York) -- The other day a friend was complaining about the problems that arise when casinos open — the rise in crime and problem gambling, for starters...

4/17/2014

article State subsidized casinos? Don’t bet on it
(New York) -- Could two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s marquee economic development initiatives — casino gambling and the annual sweepstakes for hundreds of millions...
article Bellone raises concerns over Suffolk OTB's casino deal with Delaware North
(New York) -- Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is looking to change the just-signed contract between Delaware North and bankrupt Suffolk Off-Track Betting Corp....
article Blooming Grove casino developers to appear at meeting Thursday night
(New York) -- The Blooming Grove Town Board will hold a special work session Thursday night regarding a proposed casino.
article Boards give OK for casino concept in Blooming Grove
(New York) -- The Blooming Grove and South Blooming Grove boards gave concept approval Thursday night for a casino and hotel complex to be built on a site in the village...
article As deadline nears for casino gaming bid application, Tioga Downs unveils new plans
(New York) -- With Request for Proposals (RFP) received by prospective casino, property, and landowners from New York State who are vying for one of the region's...
article Public hearing for Seneca County casino
(New York) -- A public hearing was held Thursday in the town of Tyre so developers could lay out a plan for a casino to the Town Board and the public.
article State: Casinos won't speed fix for Exit 131 bottleneck
(New York) -- The state isn’t budging on the timetable for reconstruction of Route 17’s Exit 131, despite the prospect of thousands of gamblers joining...

4/16/2014

article Maryland Live owner teaming with rival operator in bid for N.Y. casino license
(New York) -- Casino licenses make for strange bedfellows. Cordish Cos., which owns and operates Maryland Live Casino, announced Wednesday that it’s joining forces...
article Penn National, Cordish join for N.Y. gambling license
(New York) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. and the Cordish Cos., which are competing for Philadelphia's second casino license, said they joined forces to pursue a...
article Albany casino plan gets support of OTB union
(New York) -- The AFSCME local that represents employees at Capital District Off-track Betting Corp. on Wednesday announced support of the proposed casino at Exit 23.
article Albany casino plan picks up support from labor, surrounding counties
(New York) -- A labor union and the leaders of four upstate counties are the latest to announce their support for a proposed $300 million-plus resort casino on the...
article Ulster County Legislature endorses casino at former Nevele resort
(New York) -- A proposal for a $420 million casino at the former Nevele resort in Wawarsing has been given unanimous given Ulster County Legislature support.
article Bets vary on casino plan
(New York) -- A forum on a proposed casino in the city sparked a debate over class, jobs and addiction Wednesday night during developer David Flaum's presentation on...

4/15/2014

article Al Sharpton pal wants to open $400M NY casino
(New York) -- A controversial Alabama gambling operator who boasts of his ties to Al Sharpton wants to open a $400 million resort casino at Stewart Airport — just...
article Neuhaus creates Orange County casino task force
(New York) -- Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus has formed a task force charged with examining local concerns about casinos, like traffic and infrastructure, as a...
article Gearan focuses forum on problem gambling
(New York) -- In his role as chairman of the state’s Gaming Commission, Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan led a forum on problem gambling...
article Sullivan County casino crusaders urge Orange County to speak out, say no
(New York) -- A group of casino crusaders who want two in Sullivan County and none in Orange is launching an attack on the possibility of an Orange casino.
article Churchill: Doctor only sees ills from Albany casino
(New York) -- When Bob Paeglow speaks, people tend to listen. There is, after all, a certain amount of moral authority that comes with giving up a lucrative medical...
article Casinos, strip clubs, liquor stores soon barred from accepting welfare cards
(New York) -- New York’s new budget contains amendments to social services law intended to keep welfare recipients from spending government money on alcohol,...

4/14/2014

article Albany city council studying 'E23' casino proposal
(New York) -- As prospective casino developers fine tune their application proposals and local legislative bodies review the effects live table gambling would have on...
article Albany forum looks at ways to prevent problem gambling
(New York) -- As four new casinos are set to open in New York state within the next two years, the head of the state Gaming Commission Mark Gearan is looking to take the...
article City deals with casino resolution
(New York) -- The city is considering sponsoring a proposed resolution supporting a casino development project proposed in Montgomery County.

4/13/2014

article Casino opponents add more allegations to legal action
(New York) -- An amended complaint was filed Thursday by the attorney representing 57 people trying to stop the proposed casino resort on Route 414.
article Will OTB partnership on casino bid tip the balance?
(New York) -- Friday was the deadline for prospective casino bidders to submit questions to the New York Gaming Commission before having to submit $1 million application...
article Editorial: Casinos have a duty to help fight addiction
(New York) -- With all of the attention focused on which communities will get new casinos and which applicants will be selected, the new state Gaming Commission has a...

4/12/2014

article $1 Million Casino Application Deadline Fee Approaches
(New York) -- Now that the official Request For Applications for Upstate casino licenses has been released by the state, Southern Tier competitors are compiling the...
article Casino developers target site in Blooming Grove
(New York) -- Two major companies hunting for places in Orange County on which to propose a casino resort have joined forces and made an initial pitch to municipal...
article Saratoga Casino to take part in bidders conference despite lack of support
(New York) -- If you believe Saratoga is in fact the "graveyard of favorites," there appears to be a new upset to add to the famed list. The successful...
article Schenectady mayor says casino announcement coming soon
(New York) -- Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy said an announcement will be made soon about the possibility of bringing a casino to the city.
article Mayor betting on downtown
(New York) -- Mayor Kathy Sheehan chronicled her first 100 days in office Friday, underscoring her plans to rebuild downtown Albany — and warning that any casino...
article Traditions readies bid for state casino license
(New York) -- Owners of Traditions at the Glen have less than 80 days to submit what could be thousands of pages of documents to apply. New York State's Request for...
article Traditions Says it is Best-Positioned for Casino
(New York) -- Traditions at the Glen is pushing hard to make its case that its venue would be a better site than others for a casino in this area:

4/11/2014

article Casino hopefuls to attend conference
(New York) -- Applicants for one of the four upstate New York casino licenses have less than two weeks to pay their $1 million application fee.

4/10/2014

article Online Poker Bill Introduced in New York
(New York) -- Online poker players are well aware of the fact that several US states, such as California, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas, introduced bills to legalize online...
article Cymbrowitz, Golden Push Gambling Impact Study As State Moves Forward With Casino Expansion
(New York) -- A bill introduced by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) to commission a comprehensive study on the social impact of problem gambling has gained a...
article Fighting addiction before casinos open
(New York) -- James Maney, executive director of the state Council on Problem Gaming, recalled a legislative hearing on casino expansion in which he was the 38th person...
article Featherstonhaugh: We'll pay $1 million casino application fee
(New York) -- The owners of Saratoga Casino and Raceway will pay a $1 million fee to apply for a license to offer live table games such as poker and roulette, but have...
article Bethlehem residents weigh-in on 'nearby' casino
(New York) -- Even though none of the six casinos that have been proposed for the Capital Region will be built in their community, on Wednesday night Bethlehem residents...
article Nevele developer Michael Treanor optimistic about casino OK from NY siting board
(New York) -- The chief executive officer of the investment group that hopes to offer Las Vegas-style gambling at the former Nevele resort is confident an application...
article Commentary: Reverse Robin Hood
(New York) -- Last fall I was at a conference in Detroit held in a hotel attached to a casino. “Did you go onto the casino floor?” my boss asked me. Along...

4/9/2014

article Commission discusses problem gambling ahead of gaming expansion
(New York) -- New York State is requiring anyone who proposes building a casino to also develop a plan to combat compulsive and problem gambling.
article State Gaming Commission Hears Testimony On Problem Gambling
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission is holding hearings on the issue of gambling addiction. It is part of a process that will allow the building of up to...
article What's it take to apply for a NY casino gambling license: money and an appetite for red tape
(New York) -- Companies that want to open a casino upstate need more than a fat wallet. They need a stomach for New York-style regulations.
article Bethlehem to discuss proposed Exit 23 casino Wednesday
(New York) -- The Town Board will discuss the proposed casino in neighboring Albany at its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
article Vernon, Oneida County To Receive Increase In VLT Aid
(New York) -- Oneida County and the village and town of Vernon will receive 27% more aid this year for hosting video lottery terminals at the Vernon Downs racino.
article Arguments delayed on motion to dismiss casino lawsuit
(New York) -- Oral arguments on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed in opposition to a proposed casino in the town of Tyre have been delayed until 10 a.m. April 24.

4/8/2014

article Bill to Legalize Online Poker Introduced in New York
(New York) -- New York would legalize and tax internet poker games under a bill introduced by Republican Senator John Bonacic. The bill would set a tax rate of 15...
article Albany casino proposal gets first public comments
(New York) -- Consideration of a casino proposed for the city of Albany is in full swing. Representatives from Pinnacle Entertainment, a Louisiana-based casino...
article Albany forum will hear experts testify on problem gambling
(New York) -- A public forum on problem gambling will bring more than a dozen experts to Albany on Wednesday, as New York state prepares to award licenses for up to four...

4/7/2014

article A different side of the casino argument: the effect on tribes
(New York) -- Most of the talk about the Rochester area potentially getting a casino has centered on the effects, positive and otherwise, that such an establishment...
article Empire Resorts, SUNY Sullivan form partnership
(New York) -- Empire Resorts and Sullivan Community College have formed a collaboration to develop a comprehensive training program to prepare graduates for work at the...
article Sullivan Casino Impact Committee beginning its work
(New York) -- A county Casino Impact Committee, established a month ago, is looking at several aspects of selling the state on locating at least one, and preferably two...
article Casino siting board unveils application guidelines
(New York) -- The state Gaming Facility Location Board released application guidelines for casino licenses last week, establishing the guidelines for potential...
article New York: The Race Is On
(New York) -- The game is officially on in New York State. After months of buzz about developers planning to apply for the state’s first four Class III casino...
article Casino proposal on tonight’s Council agenda
(New York) -- The Albany Common Council will begin consideration of the proposal to build a casino off exit 23 in Albany during Monday night’s meeting at City Hall...
article Casino proposal picks up steam
(New York) -- Consideration of a casino proposed for the city of Albany is in full swing. Representatives from Pinnacle Entertainment, a Louisiana-based casino...
article Consensus: Albany casino not worth the gamble
(New York) -- If casino developers were banking on support for their $300 million plan, the odds may have gotten a little bit longer Monday night. Even though several...
article KJ opposes casino effort in Woodbury
(New York) -- The Kiryas Joel Village Board has adopted a resolution opposing the location of a casino in Woodbury. The Rochester-based Flaum Management Company recently...
article Developers map out plan and two potential sites for $120 million upstate NY casino
(New York) -- Vista Hospitality Group, a commercial real estate development company, has identified two potential sites for a proposed $120 million casino with 1,500...

4/6/2014

article Host counties, municipalities could win big
(New York) -- One of the key stakes as county leaders in the region have begun openly competing against one another to land a casino in their borders is the large pot of...
article New York State Gambling Licenses Priced in the Millions
(New York) -- New York New York, the Big Apple, will be even more attractive with the potential of internet gambling that may one day come to pass in the Empire State....
article Paperwork, financing among casino hurdles
(New York) -- So you want to build a casino in Sullivan, Orange or Ulster county? You'd better hustle – and have deep pockets. You'll need a cool $1...
article Steve Israel: Disadvantaged areas can really use a casino OK
(New York) -- What was Governor Cuomo thinking? His law for four upstate casinos is called "The Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act."
article Orange Confidential: Developer defends Woodbury casino revenue estimates
(New York) -- The Rochester developer assembling plans for an $850 million casino resort in Woodbury and hoping to win local support for the project insists it gave...
article Suffolk OTB deal: Bellone tried to hike revenue late in the game
(New York) -- Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone made a last-ditch attempt to get extra revenue out of casino developer Delaware North in a closed-door meeting late...
article Editorial: A big casino jackpot may not always add up
(New York) -- As people begin to hear more about plans for casinos now that the state has officially started the process to apply for a license, it is important to...

4/5/2014

article Casino hopefuls must ante up soon
(New York) -- As a 3-D video led Realtors through the layout of the proposed Mohawk Harbor development, a simple white box labeled “casino” came into view.
article Village of KJ opposes locating casino in Woodbury
(New York) -- The Kiryas Joel Village Board has gone on record opposed to establishment of a gaming casino in neighboring Woodbury. The resolution dated Friday, April 4...

4/4/2014

article N.Y. casino license will cost up to $70 million
(New York) -- If a developer wants to build a casino in Dutchess County, there will be a hefty bill from the state — $70 million. The license fee to open one of...

4/3/2014

article $70 Million License Fee For Casino In New York
(New York) -- The Empire State will eventually be home to a handful of additional casinos, as voters last year authorized four commercial facilities in different parts...
article OP/ED: OK casino rules, now let's see the plans
(New York) -- After months of speculation, the criteria for applicants wishing to open one of New York’s four upstate casinos were released Monday, and despite...
article Casino pitch for Woodbury overstated tax revenue
(New York) -- The estimated tax revenue that a developer announced Tuesday night to build support for a proposed casino resort in Woodbury contained two errors that...
article Tioga Downs Talks Gaming at SUNY Broome
(New York) -- Gaming was up for discussion at SUNY Broome this morning. The college hosted several employees who work in management at Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols.
article Management company makes bid for casino in Woodbury
(New York) -- The latest developer to jump into the casino frenzy gave strictly a financial presentation to the public Tuesday night at the Monroe-Woodbury High School.

4/2/2014

article New York Fires Starting Gun On Casino Bidding Battle
(New York) -- After several months of planning, New York casino developers can now submit their license applications to a newly-appointed selection board.

4/1/2014

article Online poker bill proposed in New York
(New York) -- New York State Senator John Bonacic has introduced a new bill that would regulate intrastate online poker for anyone located inside the US state.
article Report: New York Web Poker Bill Not To Be Pushed This Year
(New York) -- An online poker bill was introduced into the New York legislature last week, but don’t expect it to pass this year. The bill’s sponsor...
article Alabama company pitches casino complex at Stewart site
(New York) -- An Alabama company has zeroed in on 140 acres of land beside Stewart International Airport as the potential site for a casino, hotel and convention center.
article Seneca County group sues to keep casino out of Tyre
(New York) -- Bidding is underway for four privately owned casinos in Upstate New York. One of the locations under consideration is in Seneca County.

3/31/2014

article Lawmaker wants NY to license, tax Internet poker
(New York) -- New York would legalize, license and tax Internet poker games under a proposal from a key state lawmaker - but don't look for the bill to pass anytime...
article New Bill To Regulate Online Poker Introduced in New York
(New York) -- A new bill in the New York Senate – S 6913 – seeks to regulate intrastate online poker for those within the borders of the Empire State.
article Online Poker Bill Introduced In New York
(New York) -- The state of New York is again taking a hard look at online poker within its borders. A proposed law was introduced into the Senate on Friday, which calls...
article Online Poker Bill Proposed in New York State
(New York) -- Since 2014 began, all eyes have been on the online gambling market in the United States. Lists have been made as to which states are most likely to join...
article Rivals for New York Casino Licenses Must Pay Millions to Play
(New York) -- It will cost $1 million to even apply for a license. The license itself will cost up to $70 million. And New York State will most likely require that each...
article Casino developers to pay up to $70 million for NYS gambling license
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission this evening issued the long-awaited Request for Application documents that sets out the terms for developers who are...
article Alabama gaming company Greenetrack plans casino resort near Stewart Airport
(New York) -- An Alabama gaming company is hashing out plans with the Town of New Windsor to build a casino, hotel, convention center and shopping center next to Stewart...
article Budget ups VLT host aid, closes Mt. McGregor
(New York) -- There’s good and bad news for Saratoga County in the state’s final 2014-2015 budget plan. Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County would receive...
article Committee: Local support key to casino license
(New York) -- If the committee that will choose up to two non Indian casinos in the Hudson Valley/Catskill region makes one thing clear in its rules for the applications...
article Gaming board’s location panel releases Request for Application
(New York) -- The state Gaming Facility Location Board met Monday afternoon to unveil the Request for Application that sets the parameters for developers who hope to...
article State board approves casino RFA
(New York) -- Long-awaited by stakeholders, community groups and local leaders, the request for applications and the criteria for considering casino development...
article Schoharie County sheriff says he supports Howe Caverns casino
(New York) -- Schoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond today threw his support behind the casino proposed for the Howe Caverns tourist attraction off Interstate 88,...

3/30/2014

article Developers Bet On the Catskills
(New York) -- The dream of gambling in the Catskills is set to take a big step forward Monday when a state board opens the licensing process for four upstate casinos.
article The Morning Wire: Casino Push Underway: RFA's Expected To Be Issued Today
(New York) -- Time is running short – as in today - on the New York State Gaming Commission’s intent to issue its Request for Applications, or RFA, during...
article New York Racinos Fooling Video Poker Players
(New York) -- While video poker is considered by many casino visitors as a game which requires an element of skill, it has been claimed that this is not the case at...
article State budget to include increased aid for VLTs
(New York) -- The agreed upon state budget bills include increased video lottery terminal impact aid. State Senator John Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope) said that will mean...
article Casino criteria for New York expected Monday
(New York) -- The bidding process to operate non-Native American casinos in upstate New York should start Monday, when state gaming officials are expected to adopt and...

3/29/2014

article GROVE: New Bill To Regulate Online Poker Introduced in New York
(New York) -- A new bill in the New York Senate – S 6913 – seeks to regulate intrastate online poker for those within the borders of the Empire State.
article Area competition for casinos at key phase
(New York) -- The Gaming Facility Location Board will release Request for Applications on Monday for a total of four full-scale casinos in the Capital Region, Catskills...
article Casino bidding to open Monday
(New York) -- Let the bidding begin. The state Gaming Commission's Facility Location Board will put out requests for applications Monday for four privately owned...
article Sullivan airport looks to casino future
(New York) -- A New York Times article on Dec. 17, 1966, announced a Federal Aviation Administration award of $1.2 million for the construction of an airport on 300...
article Guest Viewpoint: Traditions casino plan needs some clarifications
(New York) -- In his March 7 Guest Viewpoint, Town of Union Economic Developer Joseph Moody suggests that the Traditions at the Glen casino proposal makes the most...

3/28/2014

article Alan Chartock: In the end, is gambling expansion debate a waste of energy, misdirected policy?
(New York) -- It would appear that New Yorkers want to gamble. They flock to New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts to seek their fortunes.

3/27/2014

article Albany sheriff likes Flaum’s Exit 23 casino idea
(New York) -- Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple publicly supports the proposed casino at Exit 23 of the Thruway in his jurisdiction. “The positives far outweigh...
article Developer to present plans for Harriman casino resort Tuesday
(New York) -- Chris McKenna reports Rochester-based developer Asher Flaum will present plans for casino resort near Harriman train station at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Monroe-...
article Developer urges support for an Ulster casino
(New York) -- A proposed casino at the site of the now-closed Nevele Grande Hotel in Ulster County would spur economic activity and create jobs beneficial to residents...

3/25/2014

article Casino expert knows the game
(New York) -- A principal consultant hired by the state to assist in casino licensing said he has worked for 100 gaming companies in the past decade, but doesn't...
article Hikind says ‘don’t put casinos near kids!’
(New York) -- The state’s voters approved the expansion of casino gambling in New York in November and with the state’s Gaming Commission mulling where to...

3/24/2014

article Casino siting board’s consultant announced
(New York) -- A Chicago law firm with gambling law specialists who have worked for casino companies and gaming regulators has been selected by the New York Gaming...
article Law firm hired to review applications from potential New York casino operators
(New York) -- A state committee charged with reviewing casino development proposals in upstate NY has hired a Chicago law firm to help review applications.

3/23/2014

article Casino plan gets a split verdict
(New York) -- Common Council members representing the city's poorest neighborhoods are voicing support for a newly unveiled casino plan while many members from other...
article Editorial: No dice, Schenectady
(New York) -- THE ISSUE: The Galesi Group wants to include a casino as part of its Schenectady plan. THE STAKES: A regional casino makes more sense as a resort...

3/22/2014

article Region places bets on tourism
(New York) -- The Catskills boomed in the 1950s and 1960s with tourists coming to stay at mountaintop resorts. Through the years tourists have stopped coming.
article Steve Israel: Investors outside region are asking about casinos
(New York) -- Lots of casino chatter this week as the state inches closer to issuing its formal Request for Applications for the four upstate casinos it will pick in the...
article E23: The proposal for an Albany casino
(New York) -- The management group proposing a casino/resort for a parcel of land on the city of Albany's south side made its initial pitch to the Common Council...
article Gillibrand says she has no stake in potential Albany casino site
(New York) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has no role in the future of her family's property in Albany that is being considered for a resort casino, a spokeswoman said...
article Grand casino project unveiled for Albany; cost estimated at up to $400 million
(New York) -- Rochester developer David Flaum unveiled his vision for an Albany casino to Common Council members on Friday and asked for a vote of support as he puts...
article Howe Caverns to explore above ground casino
(New York) -- In Schoharie County, the owners of an all-ready-well-known tourist attraction say they're now a step closer to building a casino on their "above...

3/21/2014

article Harness racing representatives fear end of Monticello raceway if casino comes
(New York) -- Dozens of men and women tied to harness racing at the Monticello Casino & Raceway descended Thursday on the county Government Center to make their case...
article Nevele developer says casino’s ripple effect could mean $13M per year for Dutchess County
(New York) -- A total of $13 million a year could be Dutchess County’s share of tax revenue from casinos in Ulster and Sullivan counties, according Michael Treanor...

3/20/2014

article Guest Viewpoint: Tioga Downs casino would boost county's future
(New York) -- When thinking about all of the many things that make Tioga County unique, having the Southern Tier’s only harness horse racing venue at Tioga Downs...

3/18/2014

article Tobin casino plan off table
(New York) -- The Rochester developer targeting Albany's former Tobin First Prize center for a casino has walked away from that site as he and others pursue other...
article Howe Caverns exploring casino
(New York) -- Howe Caverns is betting it's the perfect spot for a casino. Emil Galasso, president of Howe Caverns Development LLC, and with Charles Wright of...
article Potential casino location still up for grabs
(New York) -- When talk of legalizing casinos first came up in New York, it was almost understood that if one were to be built, it would go up in Saratoga County. But...

3/17/2014

article Suffolk OTB in deal with Delaware North for electronic slots
(New York) -- Suffolk Off-Track Betting Corp. has finalized a deal with a Buffalo-based gaming company to run a planned casino with 1,000 electronic slot machines, with...
article Howe Caverns wants piece of the action
(New York) -- A few years ago, Howe Caverns owner Emil Galasso hoped to build a dinosaur theme park on the grounds of his Schoharie County tourist attraction. Now he...
article Gaming Commission expects to call for casino applications in coming weeks
(New York) -- In Mark Gearan's first meeting as the newly appointed head of the state Gaming Commission, three members of the Resort Gaming Facility Location Board...
article IN AMERICA: A real-life game of chance
(New York) -- I was in the elevator heading up to the main lobby when we stopped at the second floor and a man got on. I was wearing my favorite Hawaiian shirt covered...

3/16/2014

article The Morning Wire: The Casino Wars
(New York) -- The state Gaming Commission is on the verge of issuing request for applications, effectively kicking off the three-month turnaround for potential gaming...

3/15/2014

article Developer unveils casino plan
(New York) -- Developers who hope to build a $750 million casino resort on the site of a grand old Catskills hotel said they could start building within a month if...
article Senate backs gambling at NY airports
(New York) -- The state Senate is proposing that New York authorize video lottery terminals, A.K.A slot machines, at international airport departure terminals to catch...

3/14/2014

article Casino plans unveiled for Concord hotel in Catskills
(New York) -- Developers today unveiled their proposal for a $750 million destination resort in the Catskills that would include a hotel, casino and an indoor waterpark.
article Developers to detail proposal for Catskills casino
(New York) -- Developers who hope to build a $750 million casino resort on the site of an old Catskills hotel say the project would create thousands of jobs.
article Empire Resorts Unveils Plan for $750 Million Casino in Catskills
(New York) -- Empire Resorts, the company that operates a small slot machine parlor at the Monticello racetrack in the Catskills, unveiled plans on Thursday for a $750...
article The Adelaar has landed: Plans revealed for Concord casino
(New York) -- Developers unveiled plans today for a massive 1,700-acre casino and resort on the grounds of the Concord resort in Monticello. Backers of the $750 million...
article Return Of The Granit Resort?
(New York) -- After tipping their hand a tiny bit in an interview last month, owners and management of the Hudson Valley Resort showed their cards at the March 10...
article Woodbury's casino flirt ends with brush-off from developers
(New York) -- The flirt was fun while it lasted but it now appears that Woodbury has been given the proverbial brush-off from casino developers who, apparently, are no...
article Editorial: Monte Carlo on the Mohawk?
(New York) -- The former Alco site along the Mohawk is probably as good a place for a casino as any that have been floated since the state decided to bestow one on the...
article Schenectady's former Alco plant a potential casino site
(New York) -- Schenectady could be a contender in the race for a full-scale casino in the Capital Region, as one local developer confirmed Wednesday that several people...

3/13/2014

article Empire Resorts Reveals Proposal for Catskills Casino
(New York) -- Empire Resorts unveiled plans for a proposed casino project in the Catskills that would cost $750 million. Empire currently operates a small slot machine...
article Wilmot casino in Tyre gets key endorsement
(New York) -- A Rochester-area developer has received unanimous support from the Seneca County Board of Supervisors to build the proposed Wilmot Casino and Resort, a...
article NY casino board appointed and gets to work
(New York) -- The panel that will choose operators and locations for new casinos in New York is beginning its work. The New York State Gaming Commission on Wednesday...
press release EPR Properties Unveils “Adelaar” as Its New Catskills Destination Resort
(Missouri) -- EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR) and its co-developers today unveiled Adelaar, a new four-season destination resort planned in Sullivan County, New York.
article New York Gaming Commission to host forum on problem gambling
(New York) -- With the first wave of up to four state-licensed casinos poised to open by next year, New York’s Gaming Commission will host a problem gambling forum...

3/12/2014

article Developer mulls Schenectady casino
(New York) -- A public debate about casinos could soon be raging in Schenectady, where a more than $100 million project to transform the former American Locomotive Co....
article Seneca supervisors voice support for casino project in 13-0 vote
(New York) -- With little discussion of the pros and cons, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors voted 13-0 Tuesday to support the casino Wilmorite Corp. of Rochester...
article Gambling chair to tackle problem gambling
(New York) -- At his first meeting at the helm of the state Gaming Commission, Chairman Mark Gearan on Wednesday called for improving programs to prevent and treat...

3/11/2014

article Sullivan's new casino committee holds its first meeting
(New York) -- You can list all the reasons why Sullivan County should get two casinos — which is what some members of Sullivan's new casino committee did...
article New York Panel to Adopt, Amend Racing Rules
(New York) -- New York racing regulators have a busy schedule of items to consider at their March 12 meeting, including adoption of final rules involving claiming races...

3/10/2014

article NY's new gambling regulator
(New York) -- The Senate unanimously confirmed Mark Gearan, former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton, as the new chairman of the New York State Gaming Commission...
article Genesee Chamber opposes Monroe casino
(New York) -- The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce has joined the growing local opposition to the expansion of casino gaming in Western New York.
article VIDEO: Casinos, infrastructure discussed at Pattern for Progress panel discussion
(New York) -- Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress this morning hosted a sold-out breakfast at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel where four county leaders – including...

3/9/2014

article Tribes seek to hold ground ahead of new casinos
(New York) -- With New York state about to take bids for its first non-Indian casinos, tribes looking to hold their ground have been upgrading their existing casinos and...

3/7/2014

article Empire City Casino Seeks PR Jackpot
(New York) -- Empire City Casino is looking for a PR firm to raise the image of the gambling mecca just beyond the New York City border. Located at Yonkers Raceway, ECC...

3/6/2014

article Tioga Downs has worst two months of slots revenue in three years
(New York) -- Tioga Downs recently recorded its worst two months of slots revenue in three years. For January and February, the racino had a total net win — the...
article Mark Gearan Named As Gambling Regulator
(New York) -- The New York Senate recently announced that Mark Gearan will become the Chairman of the New York Gaming Commission in January 2015.

3/5/2014

article Nevele plan is Ulster County’s best bet for getting a casino, Hein says
(New York) -- The casino plan proposed by the owner of the former Nevele hotel is Ulster County’s best chance for getting a state-sanctioned gaming hall and could...
article Ulster casino rally stresses 'it's about lives'
(New York) -- There was plenty of talk about jobs and tourism dollars at a gathering of county officials who support casino gambling at the site of the old Nevele Resort...
article New York Casino Sites Inch Closer to Gotham
(New York) -- The Cordish Companies and Penn National Gaming are looking at sites in Orange County, less than 50 miles from Times Square. One of the sites adjoins the...
article Senate confirms Gearan as state gaming commission chair
(New York) -- Mark Gearan, president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has been confirmed as chairman of the New York State Gaming Commission.
article NYRA moving ahead with price increases, Aqueduct sprucing
(New York) -- At its meeting on Wednesday in Manhattan, the board of trustee of the New York Racing Association showed an irritation about a string of unfavorable news...

3/4/2014

article Casino competition heats up, Sullivan hires lobbying powerhouse
(New York) -- If money and power talk in Albany — and they often seem to shout — Sullivan County hit the lobbying jackpot in its current quest for a casino,...
article Ulster County gives its backing to casino at Nevele site
(New York) -- The possibility that a casino may take root in Orange County has prompted Ulster County officials and businesses to reassert their arguments in favor of a...
article New York State Gaming Commission chief ready to work on casino selection process
(New York) -- The state Senate on Tuesday approved Hobart and William and Smith Colleges President Mark Gaeran as the chairman of the New York State Gaming Commission....
article NY gets a new gambling regulator
(New York) -- The New York Senate has confirmed Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan to head the state commission that oversees gambling.

3/3/2014

article Granit casino is ‘Plan A,’ Hudson Valley Resort exec says
(New York) -- Building a new hotel at the site of the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa is predicated on approval of a casino license, a resort official says.
article Saratoga Springs plans stance over casino
(New York) -- City officials plan to take a firm position on the prospects of a casino locating in Saratoga Springs.
article Ulster County gives its backing to casino at Nevele site
(New York) -- The possibility that a casino may take root in Orange County has prompted Ulster County officials and businesses to reassert their arguments in favor of a...

3/2/2014

article Barry Lewis: Put casinos where they belong - in the Catskills
(New York) -- I'm wondering if a hotel guest was served a horrible bowl of borscht and decided to put a spell on Sullivan County: "For this you will pay!"
article Surprise entry into casino race raises stakes, adds questions
(New York) -- Developers studying a spot near the Harriman Metro-North station as a potential casino site would start with a strong hand when the state deals its first...
article Letter: "We Will Have No Say"
(New York) -- "Saratoga-style gaming is what we do here," said Rita Cox, Saratoga Casino and Raceway manager in a Times Union article on Jan. 6, 2014.

3/1/2014

article Hudson Valley Resort and Spa files application to build a 450-room facility at the Granit Hotel
(New York) -- Hudson Valley Resort and Spa has applied to construct a 450-room building to replace the current facility that previously served as the Granit Hotel.
article Resolutions coming together in opposition to expanded casino
(New York) -- Dueling resolutions opposing expanded casino gambling are expected to be merged by Tuesday’s City Council meeting. City officials also confirmed that...
article Saratoga Springs City Council To Vote on Casino Resolution
(New York) -- The Saratoga Springs City Council plans to hold a public discussion and vote Tuesday night on a resolution regarding expanded casino gambling –...
article Letter: Saratoga Springs should not be Little Cindy Lou Who
(New York) -- Saratogians have worked hard to build their city's character, create its multitude of attractions and oversee its home-grown success over the past few...
article Now available: transcript provides details of last month’s casino forum
(New York) -- A transcript of a forum about the possibility of full-scale gambling at Saratoga Casino and Raceway has been provided by the forum organizers, to allow...
article A career in gaming
(New York) -- Harsha Wijesuriya decided to return to college after 10 years to train for a career in the gaming industry. Schenectady County Community College launched...

2/28/2014

article City Council to consider Mayor Yepsen’s casino resolution
(New York) -- While the mayor is introducing a resolution at Tuesday’s City Council meeting regarding casino gambling in the Spa City, some commissioners prefer...

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