Monthly Archives: February 2012

What A Long Shot: Casino Industry Says Gambling Good For State Economy

What A Long Shot: Casino Industry Says Gambling Good For State Economy

February 28, 2012

Daily News I would have hardly bet against this one: a new “independent study” released today by the New York Gaming Association says the legalization of casino gambling would generate big bucks for the state. According to the study, major investments planned by the nine racinos already in existence would… Read more »

Racino study: Broader gambling options would bring jobs, revenue

Racino study: Broader gambling options would bring jobs, revenue

February 28, 2012

Post Star A study commissioned by a lobbyist for Saratoga Casino and Raceway and similar businesses forecasts nearly 600 new jobs and almost a million dollars in new local tax revenue each year if table games are legalized in New York. County officials, however, have yet to weigh in on… Read more »

Racetrack Gaming Would Generate Billions

Racetrack Gaming Would Generate Billions

February 28, 2012

The Business Council – CAPITAL BUSINESS BLOG By Bill Stroh Independent Study Says Constitutional Amendment Would Spur State Economy This from the New York Gaming Association: If a constitutional amendment were passed to allow for live table games at tracks, it would generate more than $3.3 billion in economic output,… Read more »

$3.3 billion spills to NY "if" tracks get casino games

$3.3 billion spills to NY "if" tracks get casino games

February 28, 2012

Times Union – Capitol Confidential By James Odato The operators of the nine racinos statewide claim they will build up their enterprises in ways that would generate $3.3 billion in economic output in New York including 17,400 jobs — “if a constitutional amendment was passed to allow for live table… Read more »

Racetracks Say They Would Generate $3.3B From Table Games

Racetracks Say They Would Generate $3.3B From Table Games

February 28, 2012

Politics on the Hudson By Joseph Spector The New York Gaming Association, the lobbying group of the state’s nine racetracks, said in a report today that the tracks would generate more than $3.3 billion in economic output and create more than 17,000 construction-related jobs if they could add table games.… Read more »

New York Racetracks Touting Expansion Benefits

New York Racetracks Touting Expansion Benefits

February 28, 2012

Blood HorseBy Tom Precious New York’s nine racetracks, which are lobbying to expand their businesses into full-fledged casinos, claim 8,200 permanent jobs would be created if they are permitted to enhance their gaming operations. A racetrack-funded study estimates that letting the racetrack casinos expand beyond video lottery terminals to Las… Read more »

Vote backs enhanced gambling

Vote backs enhanced gambling

February 24, 2012

Buffalo News February 24, 2012 BATAVIA — The Genesee County Legislature voted Wednesday to support Batavia Downs and eight other racinos in their quest for enhanced casino gambling, which would add table games to the video lottery terminals now in use. A resolution states that passage of a constitutional amendment… Read more »

Tioga Downs to Offer Horsemanship Day Camp with Harness Horse Youth Foundation

Tioga Downs to Offer Horsemanship Day Camp with Harness Horse Youth Foundation

February 21, 2012

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is pleased to announce its July horsemanship camp schedule. The HHYF and its stable of Trottingbreds will travel to Goshen Historic Track, Tioga Downs, Pocono Downs and Gaitway Farms, in addition to a holding a two-day program for the New Jersey Girl Scouts. Space is… Read more »

Nine New York racetrack casinos to state: Don't let outside casino operators in

Nine New York racetrack casinos to state: Don't let outside casino operators in

February 20, 2012

The Saratogian SARATOGA SPRINGS — A study released last week says the state’s nine racetrack casinos have a nearly $2 billion economic impact and account for more than 17,000 jobs. Based on this success, casino operators who sponsored the study say their facilities are the only sites where full-scale Las… Read more »