Keyword: James Featherstonhaugh

  • New York Racinos Approve Move to Halt Fantasy

    The move this week by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel may have its vocal detractors, but the state's racetrack owners support Schneiderman's move.

  • NY Lawmakers Hear Views on Internet Poker

    New York's racetrack-based casino operators are urging state officials to go slow with any effort to legalize online poker and, if permitted, any internet poker program should be awarded only to licensed facilities.

  • Saratoga Casino and Raceway

    CDI Gets 5-Year Contract with Saratoga Casino

    Churchill Downs is finalizing a five-year contract to manage the Saratoga Casino and Raceway and another casino in Colorado owned by Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. CDI is pursuing a 25% equity stake in Saratoga Harness Racing.

  • Harness Track Backs Off Saratoga Casino Plan

    Facing community and local government opposition, backers of a long-planned full-scale casino at Saratoga Springs' harness track have retreated on the idea, instead focusing on a new site near Albany, N.Y.

  • 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.

  • Cuomo Touts Expansion of Casino Gambling

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there is a big enough appetite for gambling in New York to permit the state to expand casino operations while protecting the interests of existing racetrack-based casinos.

  • NY Racetrack Casinos Tout Financial Benefits

    The New York Gaming Association April 29 released a report that shows its nine racetrack-based casino facilities generated $1.8 billion in gross gaming revenue in 2012 and turned over $823 million in taxes to the state.

  • New York Racinos Outpacing Regional Rivals

    Hoping to convince state officials to give them full-blown casino rights, New York's racino operators say their financial performance continues to improve and is outpacing percentage returns of casinos in nearby states.

  • Slot machines at Aqueduct Racecourse.

    NY Racinos: Payments Outpace Vegas and AC

    New York's racetracks say they contributed more in various tax and revenue-sharing funding during the first six months of the year than the casinos on the Las Vegas strip and Atlantic City combined.

  • Aqueduct has plans for future VLTs

    NY Tracks to Offer Casino Expansion Plan

    Racetracks across New York Sept. 7 will unveil a plan to amend the state constitution to permit them to offer a complete array of casino gambling as part of a proposal they say will raise revenue for the state and industry.

  • NY Racinos Want Indian Casino Deal Scuttled

    The major racino operators in New York are urging the state's new governor and legislative leaders to scuttle a deal made by former Gov. David Paterson with a Wisconsin tribe for a full-fledged casino in the Catskills area.