Keyword: New York casinos

  • Finger Lakes Seeks Reduction in Race Dates

    In an apparent move to pressure state officials to at least lower its mandated tax rate, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack said Dec. 18 that it wants to cut the number of Thoroughbred race dates in 2016 by nearly 20%.

  • 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.

  • Mark Gearan

    NY Gaming Commission Chairman Resigns

    The chairman of the panel that regulates horse racing and all gambling entities in New York state has resigned, just over a month before the Gaming Commission is expected to award licenses to commercial casino operators.

  • Court Ruling Could Slow Finger Lakes Casino

    A push to develop a new commercial casino in the Finger Lakes region of New York was ordered to slow down by an appeals court, which determined local officials did not not follow environmental review procedures.

  • Finger Lakes

    Casino Would Negatively Impact Finger Lakes

    The head of the horsemen's group at New York's Finger Lakes racetrack said the facility could be forced to close in the coming years unless state officials take action to protect it from a new commercial casino.

  • New York Panel Announces Winning Casino Bids

    New York state, in its greatest expansion of gambling, has selected three winning bidders to operate full commercial casinos in separate areas of the state but rejected proposals by Genting Americas and Churchill Downs, Inc.

  • Gaming Commission Names 3 to NY Casino Board

    The first three members of a casino siting board have been named by the New York State Gaming Commission, a move that starts the clock ticking for when the state will ask developers to bid on the first four casino projects.

  • 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.

  • Commercial Casino Bill Introduced in New York

    Legislation legalizing commercial casino gambling in New York was introduced June 19 at the state Capitol. The legislation, expected to be voted on soon, would need approval by voters in a statewide referendum this fall.

  • Deal With NY Tribe Limits Casino Locations

    Three large areas of upstate New York are now out of the running for commercial casino development after Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a deal with the Seneca Nation of Indians to resolve a four-year-old dispute with the state.

  • New York Casino Plans On Hold

    New York officials are all but certain to put off final negotiations on a play to add up to seven casinos in New York until later in the legislative session.

  • 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.

  • New York Budget Calls For Gaming Commission

    State legislators have tentatively agreed to create a New York Gaming Commission to oversee all aspects of gambling in New York, including horse racing, lotteries and Indian-run and racetrack-based casinos.

  • Aqueduct Race Track

    Aqueduct Casino Work to Begin Soon

    Genting New York officials, after turning over $380 million in licensing fee payments to the state, said they are prepared to quickly start construction on the Aqueduct casino project.