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WNY tracks want cash incentives after Cuomo, Seneca casino deal

Lawmakers have introduced legislation to give a financial benefit to racetrack-based casinos in Western New York that will have to change their marketing strategies following last week’s deal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Seneca Nation to end a $600 million dollar dispute that raged for four years.

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12/5/2016

article Newer casinos upping the ante
(New York) -- As bright lights and bells of gambling spread across the Northeast, New York’s first voter-authorized casino opened Friday on rural land that once...

12/4/2016

article Two months ... and counting: With Feb. 1 opening date, del Lago workers ramping it up
(New York) -- To borrow a phrase from a certain car dealer in Seneca Falls: It’s huge. That’s the first reaction many people have upon entering the del Lago...
article $67K grant will help enhance economic development near Sullivan casino
(New York) -- Sullivan County has high hopes that the 2018 opening of the Montreign Resort Casino at Adelaar will pull Catskill communities out of the economic recession...

12/3/2016

article Casino marks NY’s bet on upstate gambling
(New York) -- The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in...

12/2/2016

article New upstate casino faces stiff competition
(New York) -- As bright lights and bells of gambling spread across the Northeast, New York's first voter-authorized casino opened Friday on rural land that once...
article Casino opening marks start of NY's bet on upstate gambling
(New York) -- The first of four new upstate casinos is opening, ushering in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling in New York state. Tioga Downs Casino plans to open to...
article Competition heats up as upstate New York casino opens
(New York) -- After more than five years of lobbying, negotiating and construction, Jeff Gural will be the first of four upstate New York casino operators to open for...
article Montreign considers brand change
(New York) -- Sullivan County may have to memorize a new name for its highly anticipated destination casino resort. Empire Resorts, owner and operator of Montreign...

12/1/2016

article Exclusive: Asian-American seniors riding casino buses not to gamble, but to make ends meet
(New York) -- Buses filled with people head to area casinos every day, but Eyewitness News exclusively found that many people on the buses aren't going to gamble,...
article Tioga Downs to open, first of 4 new upstate casinos
(New York) -- The first of four new casinos in upstate New York is opening. Tioga Downs plans to open to the public on Friday. The racetrack and electronic gambling hall...
article Construction issues delay opening of new Suffolk OTB casino
(New York) -- The developers of a Long Island off-track betting casino planned for Suffolk County have announced that the opening of the betting hall has been delayed...

11/30/2016

article Tioga Downs officially to open as a casino on Friday
(New York) -- Tioga Downs announced they will officially open as a gaming casino on Friday. There will have a grand opening celebration at 3 p.m. Many of the new...

11/29/2016

article Cuomo memo explains raffle bill veto
(New York) -- In a veto memo supplied to The Daily News, Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed his reasoning for a veto of the Charitable Gaming Act of 2016. The bill, sponsored by...
article Cuomo nixes online raffle sales
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill late Monday that would have allowed charities to sell raffle tickets online or on smart phones, arguing it runs afoul of...

11/28/2016

article New York casino tax breaks draw criticism
(New York) -- In New York, four new casino resorts are set to begin operations from as early as next week amid criticism that previously agreed arrangements with local...
article Del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County sets 2017 opening date
(New York) -- In two months, del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, will open its doors to the public. The 12,407-square-foot casino will officially open...
article New Finger Lakes casino announces February opening
(New York) -- A new casino coming to New York's Finger Lakes says it will open its doors on Feb. 1. Del Lago Resort and Casino announced the opening date Monday. It...

11/26/2016

article New casinos getting tax breaks
(New York) -- Four new casinos will start opening as early as December, promising thousands of jobs and an economic boost for struggling parts of upstate New York.

11/17/2016

article Rivers Casino in Schenectady to Open February 8
(New York) -- Officials for the Rivers Casino in Schenectady have announced it will be open for business on February 8, 2017. The casino made the announcement as the...
article Schenectady Casino Ahead Of Schedule, Opening In February
(New York) -- The $330 million Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor has been reshaping Schenectady’s waterfront. Beside a completed Courtyard Marriott Hotel,...

11/16/2016

article Casino sign, announcement coming
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady will unveil a new sign and make a "major announcement" Wednesday. The LED sign, which will be...
article Schenectady casino could open in early January
(New York) -- In July, Greg Carlin, the CEO for the company that will operate Schenectady’s Rivers Casino & Resort, told the Times Union that the $330 million...
article VP: Del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County installing carpet, prepping for slot machines
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino is inching closer to having slot machines installed on its gaming floor. Jeff Babinski, del Lago's executive vice...
article Islandia proposes 2017 budget rich with OTB casino revenue
(New York) -- Islandia officials have proposed a $4.4 million budget for 2017 that cuts taxes by 25 percent for the average household — a result of the revenue...
article Rivers Casino to open in Schenectady ahead of schedule
(New York) -- The grand opening for Rivers Casino in Schenectady is now set for February 8, much earlier than expected. The date is set and everyone involved is very...
article Schenectady casino to open Feb. 8
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort will open Feb. 8, officials announced Wednesday. City, casino and development officials gathered at the construction site on the...

11/13/2016

article Hopeful casino employees attend dealer school
(New York) -- This school is filled with dice and playing cards, not textbooks and chalkboards. But the classes are full and the students attentive. They are, after all...

11/11/2016

article NY casinos beat back NJ expansion
(New York) -- New Jersey's overwhelming rejection Tuesday of an expansion of its casinos to the northern part of the state was good news for New York's casinos....

11/10/2016

article NY casinos beat back NJ expansion
(New York) -- New Jersey's overwhelming rejection Tuesday of an expansion of its casinos to the northern part of the state, was good news for New York's casinos.

11/7/2016

article 37 game tables from Las Vegas delivered to Tioga Downs
(New York) -- Tioga Downs is putting the finishing touches on its full-fledged casino. 37 game tables were delivered Monday all the way from Las Vegas. Tioga Downs staff...
article New York set to surpass Nevada in gaming tax revenue
(New York) -- The US state of New York is on track to generate more casino tax revenue than Nevada in the current year, according to a new report by the American Gaming...
article Schenectady casino will have options for a bite to eat between poker games
(New York) -- New restaurants, a food court and familiar names are coming to the $330 million Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, when the casino opens...

11/5/2016

article First in series of upstate casinos may be opening this month
(New York) -- Place your bets. The first of four new upstate casinos could open as soon as Nov. 16 now that state gambling regulators have approved new rules for table...

11/4/2016

article Resorts World New York Casino in midst of Two Week Celebration of Fifth Birthday
(New York) -- New York City’s only casino, the Resorts World New York City, is now in the second week of its fifth anniversary celebration. The official birthday...
article Del Lago Resort & Casino donates $100K to Finger Lakes workforce organization
(New York) -- The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board received a boost from del Lago Resort & Casino. A $100,000 boost. Representatives from del Lago presented a...

11/3/2016

article Resorts World Casino turns five years old
(New York) -- On Oct. 28, 2011, Resorts World Casino New York City opened as a state-of-the-art gambling establishment in South Ozone Park to the cheers and jubilation...
article Last licensed casino, but likely first to open
(New York) -- Though it was the last of the four upstate casinos to get a license, Tioga Downs hopes to become the first to open — perhaps by the end of November.
article Del Lago Resort & Casino donates to Geneva agency
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort and Casino officials will be investing $100,000 to support the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board. Funding will directly impact the...

11/2/2016

article New York Casino Commission Approves Table Game Regulations for Upstate Casinos
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission approved on Tuesday the necessary regulations that would govern the operation of table games at the four Upstate...
article NY OKs rules for upstate casinos; first 1 may open soon
(New York) -- The first of four new casinos planned for upstate New York could be open by the end of the month after state gambling regulators gave final approval to...

11/1/2016

article Del Lago Resort and Casino Announces Investment in Workforce Diversity
(New York) -- The del Lago Resort and Casino is announcing Tuesday its donation of $100,000 to enhance workforce diversity at its Seneca County facility.

10/31/2016

article State gambling regulators poised to vote on table game rules
(New York) -- Casino regulators in New York state are poised to approve regulations for table games at four new upstate casinos — one of the last required steps...

10/30/2016

article Eye on NY: Seneca County casino launches PAC, gives to Assembly Democrats, Senate GOP
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino isn't open for business in Seneca County, but it is engaging in the political process leading up to this year's...

10/29/2016

article Schenectady City Council Passes Budget
(New York) -- Schenectady's City Council voted unanimously Friday in support of an $85 million spending plan. The 2017 budget comes with a four percent property tax...

10/28/2016

article Schenectady mayor pushes housing initiative for new Rivers Casino employees
(New York) -- Schenectady’s Rivers Casino is set to open in first quarter 2017, and hiring is in full swing. Construction on the casino continues, and it’s...
article Why the new Schenectady casino means more competition for community banks
(New York) -- When the $330 million Rivers Casino & Resort opens in early 2017, some bankers in the Schenectady, New York, area anticipate losing employees to casino...

10/26/2016

article Cuomo Admin Accused of Profiting from Casino License in Catskills
(New York) -- The Cuomo administration is under federal inquiry after awarding a license to a Casino in the Catskills. Authorities are questioning whether the government...

10/20/2016

article Rivers CEO spells out benefits of casino on Capital Region
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady is on track for a February opening, Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Carlin told members of the local business...

10/18/2016

article Casino money doesn't really mean more money for education: Letter
(New York) -- Re "Yonkers' Empire City celebrating 10 years," Oct. 11 article: The "generous" Empire State gambling venue has given $2.7 billion...

10/17/2016

article Feds probed state’s casino licensing for insider profiting
(New York) -- The Cuomo administration’s process in awarding a license to a Catskills casino attracted the attention of federal authorities who probed whether...

10/15/2016

article What impact — if any — will del Lago Resort & Casino have on Cayuga County?
(New York) -- Sean Lattimore wouldn't be faulted for being nervous about how del Lago Resort & Casino, a $440 million project in Tyre, Seneca County, will affect his...

10/11/2016

article Schenectady residents wonder: Where's that 10% tax cut?
(New York) -- Gerald Plante wondered out loud what became of the double-digit property tax cut he contends Mayor Gary McCarthy promised while trumpeting the financial...
article Slot machines arrive at new resort casino in Southern Tier
(New York) -- The first batch of new slot machines has arrived at Tioga Downs as the Southern Tier gambling parlor continues its expansion into a resort casino. Tioga...

10/10/2016

article NEW YORK POST: Casino gambling is an economic dead end
(New York) -- Even the money people behind the referendum to expand casino gambling in northern New Jersey have thrown in the towel, spiking their ad campaign as polls...
article Hundreds of jobseekers flock to planned casino in New York: 'It's a new start'
(New York) -- “If nobody has any questions, I’m going to have to break into a dance!” exclaimed a representative of the Rivers Casino in Schenectady,...

10/9/2016

article Hundreds of Job Seekers Attend Rivers Casino Hiring Fair
(New York) -- Hundreds of job seekers were in Schenectady Saturday as Rivers Casino hosted a hiring fair downtown. With resumes in hand, people piled into Schenectady...
article Rivers Casino jobs event brings out prospective employees
(New York) -- Would-be employees of the Rivers Casino & Resort turned out for a hiring fair Saturday at the SEAT Center. Potential employees brought resumes and had...

10/6/2016

article Controversial Islandia Marriott Casino To Open In December
(New York) -- A controversial gambling casino is set to open in Suffolk County just in time for the holiday season — sparking concerns for some area residents.
press release Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Authorized to Test for the New York State Gaming Commission
(New Jersey) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been authorized by the New York State Gaming Commission to perform independent testing and certification...

10/5/2016

article NY gaming commission approves Nassau $26M casino deal
(New York) -- The State Gaming Commission has approved a deal between Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. and Genting New York LLC, which operates Resorts World...
article For first time, casino cash will balance Schenectady County budget
(New York) -- Property taxes in Schenectady County would remain unchanged under a $318.6 million budget proposal for 2017 introduced by County Manager Kathleen Rooney on...
article Suffolk: Islandia video lottery casino will open in December
(New York) -- A lawyer for Suffolk OTB told a federal bankruptcy court judge Tuesday that plans for an Islandia video lottery casino are moving forward with construction...
article Albany clinic offers gambling disorder training and screening
(New York) -- On the heels of new fantasy sports legislation and the cusp of the new Rivers Casino opening, the Center for Problem Gambling in Albany held an open house...

10/3/2016

article Saratoga Casino Hotel seeking applicants for grants
(New York) -- The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the 2016 cycle. The foundation exists to support charitable and public...

9/29/2016

article Developer releases its proposal for former Midtown site
(New York) -- We learned more about the final proposal for the former Midtown site in downtown Rochester on Thursday. Earlier this month, the city revealed that four...

9/28/2016

article Rivers Casino & Resort to host hiring event
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will host a hiring fair Oct. 8 at the SEAT Center, 131 State St. The event will go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and...

9/26/2016

article TV campaign supporting proposal for casinos in northern New Jersey suspended
(New York) -- In a big win for New York casino interests, a group that had been backing a referendum to allow casino gambling in New Jersey outside of Atlantic City has...

9/23/2016

article Casino plans informational event in Albany
(New York) -- Rivers Casino and Resort will hold a vendor information session and have a job information table at 5 p.m. Monday at the Albany Public Library, 161...

9/15/2016

article Legislature nixes GOP plan to give taxpayers Albany County's $1.7M from casino fees
(New York) -- Roughly $1.7 million in one-time revenue Albany County received this year from casino licensing fees will remain in county hands for now. A plan to turn...
article Panel speakers: Could casino revenues help policing?
(New York) -- Could revenue from a soon-to-open casino help ease tensions between Schenectady police and the community? That was one of many questions posed to the...
article Dealers wanted as Rivers casino opening nears
(New York) -- The cards slid effortlessly off David Vatthanavong’s hands while he stood behind the gaming table regaling reporters during a mock game of blackjack.

9/14/2016

article Casino project on track
(New York) -- The casino portion of the del Lago project in Tyre is 74 percent complete and on target to open in February, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors was...
article Panel speakers: Could casino revenues help policing?
(New York) -- Could revenue from a soon-to-open casino help ease tensions between Schenectady police and the community? That was one of many questions posed to the...

9/12/2016

article Hiring process begins at Rivers Casino & Resort
(New York) -- Expected to open in early 2017, the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady has just announced the interviewing process for dealer positions has now begun...

9/9/2016

article Del Lago hires casino marketing guru
(New York) -- James Rafferty has spent 38 years working in the gaming industry. The $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino will be the 15th casino the Genevan has...

9/8/2016

article Del Lago Resort and Casino holds job fair Thursday
(New York) -- The Del Lago Resort and Casino is hosting a job fair to hire 500 new employees Thursday. They’re looking for people interested in becoming dealers at...
article Problem gambling conference held in Schenectady
(New York) -- With a new casino on the horizon in Schenectady, clinicians gathered at Proctors on Thursday for the first day of a conference on how to address problem...

9/7/2016

article Tyre couple claims casino-related construction is making driveways unsafe
(New York) -- Now they say their two sloped driveways are unsafe because of road-widening construction of Route 414 related to the $440 million resort casino project.

9/6/2016

article Tioga Downs to break ground for hotel today
(New York) -- Tioga Downs is taking another step in its plans to expand into a resort casino. The electronic gambling parlor and race track in the Southern Tier plans to...

9/4/2016

article NY Gaming Commission Poised To License Southern Tier Casino
(New York) -- New York state gambling regulators may soon formally award a casino license to Tioga Downs, a racetrack and electronic gambling facility in the state...

9/2/2016

article State grants Tioga Downs gaming license
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission has granted Tioga Downs a commercial gaming license. The license allows Tioga Downs to “complete its...

8/31/2016

article Tioga Downs receives full Class III casino license (update)
(New York) -- New York state gambling regulators have formally awarded a Class III casino license to Tioga Downs in the state’s Southern Tier. The state’s...
article Saratoga Springs: Once a Hotbed for Organized Crime
(New York) -- Saratoga is known for health, history, and of course, horses. And all three can be on display at any time around this race track. But, some of the history...

8/30/2016

article New York OKs Full Casino for Tioga Downs
(New York) -- A facility that began as a Quarter Horse racetrack two generations ago was granted a license Aug. 30 by New York regulators to become the fourth full-scale...
article Tioga Downs Casino gets its license
(New York) -- State regulators on Tuesday approved what will be upstate New York’s fourth non-Indian casino, slated to go in the expanded Tioga Downs racino and...
article Gaming commission calls for better racehorse ‘after care’
(New York) -- Should race horses have their own pension plans or 401ks? Not exactly, but horse owners need to set aside money for the ”after care” of the...

8/29/2016

article Interviews begin for dealers at Rivers Casino and Resort
(New York) -- Casino operator Rush Street Gaming is starting the interview process for dealer positions at the future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in...
article Rivers Casino holding dealer interviews in advance of Free Dealer School Classes
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady has announced the start of the interview process for dealer positions in advance of the first session of its free...

8/28/2016

article Tioga Downs to hear on casino license
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino & Entertainment may be awarded a state gaming facility license Tuesday. The license award is on the agenda for the 2:30 p.m. meeting...
article Going underground at the Rivers Casino and Resort
(New York) -- Work at the Mohawk Harbor site is visibly moving forward, but there’s a whole other development happening at the same time underground.

8/27/2016

article New York gaming and entertainment complex hosts job fair in Atlantic City
(New York) -- As expansion efforts continue at Tioga Downs, the entertainment complex is seeking experienced casino personnel to join to its growing team.

8/25/2016

article Casino in NY's Southern Tier could receive license soon
(New York) -- A racetrack and slot parlor in New York's Southern Tier may soon have a state license allowing it to expand into a Las Vegas-style casino. A decision...

8/23/2016

article Del Lago Casino ramping up to fill 1,800 jobs
(New York) -- Construction on the new Del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County is on-time and on budget. The project is nearly 70 percent complete, and casino...
article Another horse dies at Saratoga Race Course, bringing total to 10
(New York) -- Another horse died at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, bringing the total number of thoroughbreds dying at the track this year to 10. Prince Corredor, a...

8/22/2016

article Judge Dismisses Suit Against Del Lago Casino Tax Breaks
(New York) -- A state Supreme Court justice has dismissed the most recent lawsuit against opponents of the Del Lago Resort and Casino in Tyre, Seneca County. The suit...
article Finger Lakes casino hosts job fair Wednesday
(New York) -- As new casinos are being built in upstate New York, one of them is hosting informational sessions this week for potential employees. The Del Lago Resort...

8/20/2016

article Casino being built in Finger Lakes looking for dealers
(New York) -- As new casinos are being built in upstate New York, one of them is hosting informational sessions this week for potential employees.

8/19/2016

article Coming New York casino resort begins hiring
(New York) -- Ahead of its planned opening early next year, The Rivers Casino And Resort At Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady has announced that applications are now being...

8/18/2016

article Officials: Proposed Islandia casino could cut property taxes in half
(New York) -- Officials say a proposed casino in Islandia could mean a jackpot for homeowners, cutting property taxes in half. As News 12 previously reported, the...
article A glimpse into the workings of the casino
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady announced Thursday that it's now accepting applications for all the positions at the new casino set to...
article Schenectady casino now hiring for 1,200 positions
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, has begun accepting applications for all of its approximately 1,200 job openings.

8/17/2016

article Construction of new Schenectady casino on schedule to open early next year, hiring and training hundreds of employees
(New York) -- The $330 million private investment project, undertaken by Rush Street Gaming, to build a hotel and casino along the Mohawk River in Schenectady is well...
article Islandia Village Board Approves Video Casino To Be Built Inside Hotel
(New York) -- The village board in Islandia called a last-minute meeting Friday morning where it approved a new video casino to be built inside a Marriott Hotel. The...

8/16/2016

article An Inside Look At Rivers Casino During Construction
(New York) -- It's the first look inside of what will soon be the finished 50,000-square foot gaming floor at the Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady. "The...
article Gallery: A look inside Sch’dy’s $330M Rivers Casino
(New York) -- Joe Scibetta and Mary Cheeks with Rush Street Gaming of Chicago prepare to take questions from media after tour of Rivers Casino in Schenectady
article NYRA Defends Financial Report at Meeting
(New York) -- The head of the New York Racing Association tangled with a state financial oversight board member Aug. 16 in a seemingly annual dispute over how the racing...
article This school tries to stay one step ahead of New York's gambling resurgence
(New York) -- As new gambling casinos prepare to open in New York state over the next two years, entrepreneur Wendy Rubin had an epiphany. These casinos are going to...

8/15/2016

article Horses, jockeys feel the heat at Saratoga
(New York) -- Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez grabbed a cup of water, took a sip and poured the rest over his head after winning the fifth race at Saratoga on a 4-...
article Saratoga named an 'up-and-coming' destination to visit
(New York) -- Good news for the Saratoga Springs Tourism Board: CheapTickets.com just ranked Saratoga one of 30 up-and-coming destinations in the U.S. Here's what...

8/14/2016

article Islandia village board approves special use permit for video casino inside Marriott Hotel
(New York) -- In a last minute meeting on Friday morning, a controversial plan to allow high-tech video lottery terminals inside the Marriott Hotel in the Village of...

8/13/2016

article Islandia Village Board Approves Video Casino To Be Built Inside Hotel
(New York) -- The village board in Islandia called a last-minute meeting Friday morning where it approved a new video casino to be built inside a Marriott Hotel.
article Islandia Village OKs Controversial Mini-Casino at Marriott Hotel
(New York) -- Village of Islandia officials authorized the opening of a mini-casino at the Marriott Hotel over objections of the plan’s opponents, who packed...

8/12/2016

article Long Island Town Supports Suffolk Casino
(New York) -- Stalled for several years, a push by Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corp. to open a casino on Long Island was given crucial backing the morning of Aug....

8/11/2016

article John Bonacic believes New Jersey referendum could spur New York casino expansion
(New York) -- New York State Senator John Bonacic has predicted that the eastern state may allow more gambling venues to open sooner rather than later should voters in...
article Forget the casino: Group wants green open space at Parcel 5
(New York) -- Forget a casino or a performing arts center, one group wants to bring something different to the former Midtown site. Instead of a building, the group...
article Del Giudice expects NYRA to be reprivatized early in 2017
(New York) -- All-sources handle on racing at the New York Racing Association tracks was up 5.6 percent through the first six months of 2016 when compared with 2015.
article NYRA Board Touts Progress in Face of Delays
(New York) -- The New York Racing Association's return to re-privatization may be in a holding pattern, but NYRA is hardly standing still as it waits to learn what...

8/9/2016

article Former Cuomo aide criticizes governor's handling of NYRA franchise
(New York) -- A panel at a law conference discussing the current state of the New York Racing Association franchise ended with a former official of the administration of...

8/8/2016

article Del Lago launches first wave of hiring for Seneca County casino
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino is looking for a few good trainees. 480, to be exact. The new $440 million Seneca County casino will hold two informational...

8/3/2016

article Cuomo's signing of FanDuel bill puts Batavia Downs' wheels in motion
(New York) -- Off-Track Corp., which recently signed a four-year deal with FanDuel to offer fantasy sports competition at Batavia Downs Gaming and at some of its OTB...

8/2/2016

article No horsing around: State ag leader touts equine industry
(New York) -- State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball made a whirlwind tour of local horse farms on Tuesday while touting the equine industry’s importance to...

8/1/2016

article Schenectady opens roundabout near casino site
(New York) -- Build it and they will come is what city and casino officials are banking on when it comes to Erie Boulevard, the busy traffic artery that is undergoing...
article Casino seeks 480 trainees for dealer school
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino on Monday announced its first wave of jobs for table games and poker dealers. The casino and resort is looking for 480...

7/29/2016

article Want to be a vendor at the Schenectady casino? Here's what you need to know
(New York) -- The Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, needs vendors. If you're interested in becoming one of those vendors, the casino is hosting...
article Lottery sales jump even as racetrack bets drop
(New York) -- The New York State Lottery collected record-high wagers, worth $9.7 billion, for the financial year that ended March 31, even as interest waned at the...

7/27/2016

article NYS Gaming Commission Meets, Tours Rivers Casino Site
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission met Monday afternoon in Schenectady. They discussed horse racing and casino gambling before heading off to tour the...
article Islandia deputy mayor: Residents kept in dark on OTB casino plan
(New York) -- Islandia’s deputy mayor at a village board meeting on Tuesday accused village officials of deliberately keeping many residents in the dark about a...
article Montreign outlines casino job offerings at SUNY Sullivan sessions
(New York) -- For more than three decades, the people of Sullivan County pinned their hopes on landing a casino that would restore thousands of jobs lost as the resorts...

7/25/2016

article Rivers Casino ahead of schedule; February opening possible
(New York) -- If seeing is believing, then state Gaming Commission member John Poklemba seemed impressed by the progress being made on Rivers Casino in Schenectady.
article Islandia casino developer changes parking plan to avoid potential traffic issues
(New York) -- Suffolk County Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. has been working for some time to create a betting parlor in the Islandia Marriott Long Island Hotel.
article SUNY, Montreign to host casino JOBS briefings
(New York) -- SUNY Sullivan and Montreign Resort Casino will host two Job Opportunity Briefing Sessions, called JOBS for short, this Tuesday at the college in Loch...

7/24/2016

article Developer of proposed Islandia casino revises parking plan
(New York) -- The developer of a proposed Suffolk OTB mini-casino in Islandia has submitted a revised plan intended to alleviate potential traffic problems at the site....

7/23/2016

article Casino road work brings safety concerns
(New York) -- It’s no secret that the Morellis, Barbutos, Wordens and Dawleys of Chase Road are not supporters of the neighboring del Lago Resort & Casino. In...
article State lottery sales see big jump
(New York) -- The state Lottery collected record-high wagers, worth $9.7 billion, for the financial year that ended March 31, even as interest waned at the horse track,...

7/21/2016

article Resorts World Casino refis Aqueduct Racetrack with $225M loan
(New York) -- Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack refinanced the complex with a $225 million loan from Wells Fargo, property records filed with the city Thursday...
article A Tale Of Two Cities: The Synchronicity Of Saratoga And Deauville
(New York) -- August 1864. It was the best of times in France: Napoleon III's Second Empire was at the height of its glory, enabling prosperous ladies and gentlemen...

7/18/2016

article How gambling and greedy governments may shape the future of Long Island
(New York) -- Should the Islandia Marriott Long Island Hotel, on the LIE’s north service road, be permitted a betting parlor? This would be a Suffolk County OTB...

7/13/2016

article Islandia residents plan to fight proposed mini-casino
(New York) -- Village of Islandia residents say they are gearing up for a fight against a proposed plan to put a mini-casino in their backyard. As News 12 has reported,...

7/12/2016

article Tioga Downs Pushes Launch Date, Waits on Final 'OK' from Commission
(New York) -- After being awarded a gaming license from New York State late last year, Tioga Downs Casino and Racetrack began work on a multimillion dollar expansion...

7/11/2016

article Schneiderman to Continue Actions Against DFS Sites in New York
(New York) -- Despite a last minute passage of a bill to legalize daily fantasy sports in New York, the state’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he will...
article Rolling the dice too fast on Aqueduct casino expansion
(New York) -- New York City needs to find out if it is getting played in the game that is casino gambling under the guise of the state lottery. Gov. Cuomo and the...
article Fate of Islandia casino uncertain after vote canceled
(New York) -- The fate of a proposed Suffolk OTB mini-casino in Islandia remained uncertain Monday after village officials suddenly canceled a vote on the controversial...

7/10/2016

article Islandia officials cancel vote on opening OTB casino in village
(New York) -- Islandia officials have canceled a meeting Tuesday at which they were to vote on a controversial Suffolk OTB plan to open a mini-casino in the village.
article Village of Islandia tables vote on mini-casino at Marriott hotel
(New York) -- A vote on whether to build a mini-casino at the Islandia Marriott Hotel has been postponed. The Islandia Village Board was scheduled to vote on the casino...
article LETTER: Casino windfall a chance to help taxpayers
(New York) -- One of the best things an elected official can do for his or her constituents is to let them keep more of their own money. That’s why I have proposed...

7/9/2016

article Genting to undertake RM1.6 billion project in New York
(New York) -- The Resorts World Casino at New York’s Aqueduct Racetrack has come up with an ambitious expansion plan. According to a report in Gamingtoday, Genting...

7/8/2016

article What's Changed At The Saratoga Casino Hotel?
(New York) -- For over a year, the re-branded Saratoga Casino Hotel has been under construction as part of a project to unify Vapor, its casino, harness track, dining...

7/7/2016

article Saratoga Casino Hotel opens
(New York) -- The Saratoga harness track is outside the window. The Saratoga Race Course is a short, horse-drawn carriage ride away. In fact, horses are everywhere, in...
article Long Islanders Protest Proposed Casino
(New York) -- Residents of the Suffolk County village of Islandia are up in arms over plans to build a casino at the Islandia Marriott hotel in the village. At an...
article New Yorkers spent almost $9 million in one day on Mega Millions tickets
(New York) -- Mega Millions lottery ticket sales in New York state jumped to almost $9 million in one day Tuesday for that night's drawing. No one won the jackpot.

7/6/2016

article Group to City Council: Ban casinos in Rochester now
(New York) -- A group funded by gaming interests that already runs betting parlors across the region is putting pressure on city officials to ban Native American-run...
article Long Island Town Fighting Video Casino Proposal For Hotel
(New York) -- Long Island residents near an Islandia hotel are fighting against a video gaming parlor. It’s the latest in a series of community battles after New...

7/5/2016

article New York Lottery to Offer New Instant Game Using Cellphones
(New York) -- The New York Lottery has created a new instant game allowing players to use mobile phones in conjunction with a traditional scratch game — something...
article Area counties to cash in on casino fees
(New York) -- Delaware and Schoharie counties are among 22 counties and three municipalities across upstate New York that are a portion of receiving $30.2 million in...
article Resorts World Casino Plans $400 Million Expansion
(New York) -- Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens wants to spend an estimated $400 million to add 1,000 video-lottery terminals and build a new hotel...
article Montreign Resort Casino goes vertical as pace of construction picks up
(New York) -- The casino is going vertical. Giant cranes are on site of the Montreign Resort Casino at Adelaar, moving massive steel rods that will form the skeleton of...
article Costs rise to build apartments near Schenectady casino
(New York) -- Developer Dave Fusco will spend almost $200,000 more than expected to build a 52-unit apartment building near the future site of Rivers Casino and Resort...
article Photos: Schenectady casino work update
(New York) -- Work continues Tuesday on the Casino Rivers Casino & Resort located on Erie Blvd. The $300 million project is expected to be completed in early 2017,...
article Public hearing held on possible Islandia OTB site
(New York) -- Residents packed Islandia Village Hall Tuesday evening for a public hearing on a proposed mini-casino at the Islandia Marriott Hotel. Officials say the...

7/4/2016

article Islandia casino site a better fit than Medford, say officials
(New York) -- The Islandia site chosen by Suffolk OTB officials for a mini-casino with up to 1,000 video slot machines is not likely to generate as much opposition as a...

7/1/2016

article All In: Schenectady's Future with a Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- On the western shore of the Delaware River in Philadelphia, north of Interstate 676, lies the historic Fishtown neighborhood. It is one of the city...

6/28/2016

article SJC allows ballot question for second slots parlor
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s high court Tuesday cleared the way for a question to be included on the November ballot that would allow for a second slots parlor...
article Saratoga, racing supporters worry about new VLTs
(New York) -- With 1,000 new video lottery terminals coming to the Resorts World racino at Aqueduct in Queens, supporters of thoroughbred racing are worried that the new...

6/27/2016

article Cuomo Administration Fires Back at Criticism
(New York) -- The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hitting back at criticism from the Saratoga Springs community over the recent controversy involving the now-...
article Racing group responds to state budget director
(New York) -- The group Concerned Citizens for Saratoga Racing says Gov. Andrew Cuomo alone blocked a plan for New York Racing Association’s return to private...
article Major Expansion Planned for Aqueduct Casino
(New York) -- The operator of the video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct Racetrack plans a December groundbreaking on an expansion project expected to add more than...

6/25/2016

article Rochester casino fight heats up
(New York) -- Rhetoric is heating up in the debate about whether to build a small-scale casino at Midtown in downtown Rochester. Developer Thomas Wilmot, who has pitched...

6/24/2016

article Wait continues for Tioga Downs
(New York) -- It will be at least mid-July when Tioga Downs gets its state license to operate a full-fledged casino as it moves to become a destination gaming resort and...

6/23/2016

article Absent a Deal, Finger Lakes Future in Doubt
(New York) -- Thoroughbred trainers, owners, and breeders are scrambling to determine the future of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack after New York lawmakers recently...
article Court upholds casino lawsuit dismissal
(New York) -- In a one-sentence ruling, the Fourth Department Appellate Division Court unanimously upheld the Feb. 1 dismissal of an Article 78 lawsuit over the del Lago...
article $30M in casino fees to be distributed in 22 counties
(New York) -- New York state officials say 22 counties will benefit from $30 million in casino license fees. The 2013 legislation that allowed Las Vegas-style casinos to...

6/22/2016

article New York Contributes Casino Licensing Fees to Host Communities
(New York) -- The three casinos that were licensed by the New York State Gaming Commission last year and are currently built in Upstate New York have paid the total...

6/21/2016

article Capital Region counties get casino cash
(New York) -- Months before the first blackjack or poker hand is dealt, casino money is pouring into 22 counties and three municipalities across upstate as they collect...
article New York casino fees go to local communities
(New York) -- Three upstate casinos have paid a total of $151 million in licensing fees that will be doled out for education aid in New York and split among local...
article Saratoga County to get $1.2M from Schenectady casino
(New York) -- Saratoga County will get more than $1.2 million in licensing fees from the new Schenectady casino that is scheduled to open next year.

6/18/2016

article Inside del Lago: Construction progressing at future site of Seneca County casino
(New York) -- Driving from downtown Auburn to the town of Tyre in Seneca County, you'll notice a common theme. Orange cones. Plenty of dirt. Fresh pavement. Crews...
article Casino opponents: Call for Midtown proposals a 'sham'
(New York) -- Last week, city of Rochester officials announced that two developers want to build a performing arts center at the Midtown site — one with a casino,...

6/17/2016

article State control of NYRA extended for one year
(New York) -- Unable to reach an agreement on reprivatization, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators announced Friday night that the New York Racing Association would...
article Batavia Downs Gaming workers approve four-year contract
(New York) -- Union employees at Batavia Downs Gaming on Wednesday voted in favor of a new four-year contract with Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. that calls...

6/15/2016

article Fantasy sports bill debated, but online poker goes bust
(New York) -- Lawmakers expressed confidence Wednesday that legislation will pass to legalize daily fantasy sports in New York. On the other hand, legalizing online...
article New York Assembly unlikely to approve online poker gambling
(New York) -- A bill to legalize online poker gambling in New York is unlikely to come to a vote this year in the state Assembly, said the chairman of the Assembly...
article New York i-poker effort over bar the shouting after passing vote
(New York) -- A bill seeking to regulate online poker in New York has been passed 53-5 by a Senate vote, but time is running out for the bill to be made law. S5302 was...
article New York Senate Passes Online Poker Bill, But Key Lawmaker Calls Effort ‘Dead’
(New York) -- There were mixed signals coming out of New York and its late legislative push to regulate online poker on Tuesday. One one hand, the Senate passed Sen....
article New York Senate Passes Poker Bill With Lopsided Vote As Online Gambling Momentum Builds
(New York) -- The New York State Senate passed S5302, a bill that would legalize and regulate online poker in the Empire State. The measure easily passed the Senate by a...
article Online poker bill approved by New York Senate
(New York) -- In a 53 to 5 vote on Tuesday, the New York State Senate passed S05302, which if approved by the state Assembly would make online poker gambling legal in...
article NYRA reprivatization bill heads to governor's desk
(New York) -- The New York Senate and Assembly passed bills on Wednesday that would return control of the board of the New York Racing Association to the association...

6/14/2016

article New York senate approves online poker bill despite zombie warnings
(New York) -- The New York state senate has approved an online poker bill for the first time, although poker’s chief proponent in the state Assembly declared...
article Senate votes to legalize online poker gambling in New York
(New York) -- The New York State Senate voted Tuesday for the first time to legalize gambling on online poker in the state, a historic expansion of gambling. The Senate...
article Pretlow: NYRA Privatization Talks Stall
(New York) -- Talks have stalled over returning control of the New York Racing Association to private hands after a four-year period in which appointees of Gov. Andrew...

6/11/2016

article The End Of An Era? No Purse Protection Has Finger Lakes Horsemen Bracing For The Worst
(New York) -- For more than five decades, the Finger Lakes Racetrack has gathered thousands, but there's a lot of concern that this time next year, horses could...
article Comptroller: NYRA Too Dependent On VLT Money
(New York) -- The New York Racing Association’s (NYRA) traditional racing operations have generated deficits totaling $109 million over five years and management...

6/10/2016

article Connections: Does Downtown Rochester Need A Casino?
(New York) -- A casino in Rochester? The city is considering a pair of proposals for a performing arts center, and one of them is tied to a downtown casino.
article Cuomo wants to cap casino subsidy to NYRA
(New York) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced legislation that would return the New York Racing Association to private control but reserve six appointments to...

6/9/2016

article LETTER: Albany should clean up its corruption, not OK more gambling
(New York) -- Dear Editor, As at least one commentator noted recently, with regard to gambling, hand-to-hand combat, and booze, Albany is now promoting the easing and...

6/8/2016

article NY Has Plans Should NJ Expand Casino Gambling
(New York) -- Officials in New York have been quietly discussing ways to "send a shot across the Hudson River" in advance of New Jersey's fall referendum...

6/7/2016

article Key New York Senator Sees Path For Online Poker, Says “All Of The Gaming Interests Want It”
(New York) -- In an interview with Time Warner Cable News on Monday, New York State Senator John Bonacic turned some heads when he emphatically said online poker had a...

6/6/2016

article City gets proposals with, without Midtown casino
(New York) -- The city of Rochester has received two proposals for development of the vacant parcel at the heart of Midtown — one that includes a casino and one...

6/4/2016

article Mark Ford attends rally to support Gaming
(New York) -- Harness racing President Mark Ford along with Anthony Perretti and Mike Gulotta aligned forces with top state Democrats, county officials and union leaders...

6/3/2016

article Poll explores Rochester casino & political figures
(New York) -- 13WHAM News has obtained a copy of a recently conducted poll that explores how Rochester voters view a proposed casino and some local political figures.

6/2/2016

article Local faith leaders protest idea of casino in Rochester
(New York) -- Plans for a casino in the City of Rochester is getting some blowback from an alliance of local ministers as well as from the community, according to a new...

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