Yearly Archives: 2012

Jackpot! NYC’s Casino Makes $700M in It’s First Year

Jackpot! NYC’s Casino Makes $700M in It’s First Year

December 30, 2012

PYX11 New York City casino operators have hit the jackpot. One year after its grand opening, business is booming for the city’s first ever casino. Resorts World near JFK airport has brought in $700,000,000 in 14 months from slot machines alone. That’s more than any other casino in America, and… Read more »

Resorts World Rolling in Dough

Resorts World Rolling in Dough

December 27, 2012

Queens Chronicle Resorts World Casino New York City ended its first full year in business well in the black. The casino at Aqueduct Racetrack became the single largest slot revenue gaming property in the United States in 2012 and paid more to the state in taxes than casinos on the… Read more »

Children’s Party a Merry Success

Children’s Party a Merry Success

December 19, 2012

The River Reporter They came out early on December 16 and then they just kept coming, and by the time the fourth annual Children’s Holiday Party was over, nearly 1,000 people stopped by to enjoy the festivities at Monticello Casino and Raceway. The party was sponsored by the raceway and… Read more »

Saratoga County Officials Urge State to Allow Saratoga Springs' Racino to Have Expanded Casino Gaming

Saratoga County Officials Urge State to Allow Saratoga Springs' Racino to Have Expanded Casino Gaming

December 19, 2012

The Saratogian Saratoga County officials approved on Tuesday evening a resolution urging the Legislature to make Saratoga Casino & Raceway one of the seven places where expanded gaming is permitted. “The Casino and Raceway have been extremely successful for Saratoga County,” county official Ryan Moore said on Tuesday before the… Read more »

Saratoga City, County Endorse Casino

Saratoga City, County Endorse Casino

December 18, 2012

Daily Gazette Both the Saratoga Springs City Council and the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday endorsed having a full-service casino located in the city, should state voters approve a pro-gambling constitutional amendment. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, however, told his cabinet earlier Tuesday that he doesn’t want the proposed constitutional… Read more »

Empire Resorts, EPT to Develop Resort at Former Concord Resort Site

Empire Resorts, EPT to Develop Resort at Former Concord Resort Site

December 17, 2012

Yahoo! Finance Empire Resorts disclosed in a regulatory filing that EPT Concord and Monticello Raceway Management, a subsidiary of Empire Resorts (NYNY), entered into a Master Development Agreement with respect to the development, construction, operation, management and disposition of the integrated destination resort and community to be developed by the… Read more »

Racinos Expect to Pay $1B for Education Next Year

Racinos Expect to Pay $1B for Education Next Year

December 17, 2012

The Legislative Gazette The president of the New York Gaming Association has made his “new year’s resolution” public. “Absent interference by the Mayans [on Dec. 21st] … the race track casino industry will support education in New York to the tune of $1 billion,” said James Featherstonhaugh, president of the… Read more »

County Supervisors Lend Support to FLCR Gaming Expansion

County Supervisors Lend Support to FLCR Gaming Expansion

December 13, 2012

MPN Members of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors voiced their support Dec. 6 for the possible future addition of full casino gaming, including live table games and slot machines, at Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack in Farmington. The Ontario County Board of Supervisors gave a unanimous thumbs up to… Read more »

Saratoga Donated $250,000 to Charity in '12

Saratoga Donated $250,000 to Charity in '12

December 12, 2012

Harnesslink More than150 guests attended Saratoga Casino and Raceway’s eighth annual Make a Difference event on Tuesday, which presented 26 local charitable organizations with monetary donations totaling $100,000. Those donations contributed to an overall $250,000 provided for community support by the casino in 2012. Since its official inception in 2006,… Read more »

Catholic Charities Receives Half Million Dollar Donation from Empire City Casino

Catholic Charities Receives Half Million Dollar Donation from Empire City Casino

December 5, 2012

Paramus Post Catholic Charities received an early Christmas gift that will help them continue to provide vital services to New York families devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Timothy J. Rooney, President and CEO of Empire City Casino, contacted Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New… Read more »