Keyword: Genting New York

  • Interests Spent Big for NY Casino Lobbying

    Interests representing racing, real estate, and casino industries opened their wallets wide open to pay for lobbyists and campaign donations during a final frenzy when New York officials approved casino expansion plans.

  • The racino at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Cuomo Adds New Twist to Casino Expansion Plan

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is playing a new game of hardball with racetrack-based casinos in New York by sending them a simple message: get on board with his plan or face additional competition from facilities located nearby.

  • Andrew Cuomo

    Cuomo: No Exclusive Casino Rights for Tracks

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making clear that racetrack operators will not get their wish to get exclusive rights for new, Las Vegas-style casinos if New York next year approves a sharp expansion of gambling.

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    NYRA Getting Pounded by New York Officials

    Top state officials continued to pound the New York Racing Association, a day after regulators suggested its exclusive franchise to operate the state's major Thoroughbred tracks could be in jeopardy.

  • Tracks May Be Left Out in NY Gaming Expansion

    Hours after lawmakers approved an initial step to expand non-Indian casino gambling in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised the possibility that no racetrack casino will be among the future sites in the state.

  • Aqueduct Race Course

    Cuomo Defends Convention Center Plan

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his plan to have a private company construct the world's largest convention center next to Aqueduct in the face of a new public poll in which most New Yorkers oppose the idea.

  • The Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct

    Aqueduct Casino Breaks $1 Million in Proceeds

    In a state unaccustomed to rosy equine industry fiscal numbers, NY officials are going out of their way to hail the breaking of the $1 million mark in proceeds to a Thoroughbred breeding fund from the new casino at Aqueduct.

  • Aqueduct

    Genting Plan to Finance Casino Approved

    A state panel has approved a resolution that permits Genting New York LLC, the future operators of the Aqueduct casino, to obtain a $225 million mortgage to help finance construction activities at the facility.

  • Report Critical of Aqueduct Casino Process

    Details of competitors' bids were leaked, timely campaign contributions flowed and key expert advice was ignored when New York officials earlier this year tapped Aqueduct Entertainment Group to run the casino at Aqueduct.

  • Aqueduct Race Track

    Check Ceremony for Aqueduct Casino Planned

    It is the photo opportunity the state of New York and the racing industry has been awaiting: a $380 million check presented by the company selected to run the much-delayed Aqueduct casino project.

  • Aqueduct Race Track

    Aqueduct VLT Contract Gets Comptroller's OK

    Nine years after first being approved, the last major hurdle for the Aqueduct video lottery terminal casino project was cleared Sept. 13 when the state's chief fiscal watchdog gave his approval for the project.

  • New York Gov. David Paterson

    Paterson, Legislators Sign Aqueduct VLT Pact

    It has taken three governors four different tries, but Gov. David Paterson and legislative leaders made it official Aug. 17: Genting New York will be the operator of the Aqueduct video lottery terminal casino.