Monthly Archives: May 2012

New York Gaming Association Supports Responsible Gaming

New York Gaming Association Supports Responsible Gaming

May 29, 2012

The New York Gaming Association is supporting legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) and Senator Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Chairs of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committees that would put measures into place to address problem gambling. “New York does gaming the right way. Gaming venues are sensibly located, thoughtfully,… Read more »

Steuben County Adopts Resolution Supporting Batavia Downs Casino for Full Casino Gaming

Steuben County Adopts Resolution Supporting Batavia Downs Casino for Full Casino Gaming

May 22, 2012

Capital Business Blog At Monday’s County Legislature meeting Steuben County was presented a first quarter earning check from WROTB in the amount of $19,038.00, Director John Clifford said “Business has been on a very steady rise at Batavia Downs Casino with record breaking weeks of revenue, Steuben County is fortunate… Read more »

Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack: Thoroughbred Racing Industry at a Crossroads

Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack: Thoroughbred Racing Industry at a Crossroads

May 17, 2012

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle The mural stretches along the west wall of the clubhouse, some 580-square feet of pictures, programs and newspaper clippings that document 50 years of Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack history. There’s a photo of the Everett Blazey farm that once sat right along Route 96. Between… Read more »

Saratoga Harness Buys Colorado Casino

Saratoga Harness Buys Colorado Casino

May 15, 2012

The Business Review Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. has agreed to buy Fitzgeralds Casino–Black Hawk in Black Hawk, Colorado, for $28 million from The Majestic Star Casino. Officials with Saratoga Harness, the entity that owns Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, expect the deal to close by the end of… Read more »

Featherstonhaugh to Headline Business Council Chamber Executive Summit

Featherstonhaugh to Headline Business Council Chamber Executive Summit

May 15, 2012

The Business Council New York Gaming Association president Jim Featherstonaugh will make a special appearance at The Business Council of New York State, Inc.’ s Chamber Executive Summit at The Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, New York, on Friday, June 8. Featherstonaugh will discuss the impact that full casino gambling… Read more »

Saratoga Casino Has Record Day

Saratoga Casino Has Record Day

May 10, 2012

The Post Star Saratoga Casino and Raceway reported a record-breaking 24 percent increase on wagering for the Kentucky Derby and the Churchill Downs racing program on May 5. The Raceway’s handle on Churchill Downs was $683,000, while handle on the Kentucky Derby alone was $453,000. Also, its Derby Day handle… Read more »

Casino gaming revenue up at Monticello and Yonkers

Casino gaming revenue up at Monticello and Yonkers

May 9, 2012

Mid-Hudson News Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, the largest contributor in the New York State Lottery system, saw its year-over-year net win increase by $14.7 million. At Monticello Casino and Raceway, year-over-year net win increased $4.6 million, an almost eight percent increase. Since the electronic gaming casinos are under… Read more »

More Bets, More Winnings at WROTB Locations on Kentucky Derby Day

More Bets, More Winnings at WROTB Locations on Kentucky Derby Day

May 7, 2012

The Batavian Officials at Western Regional Off-Track (WROTB), owner of Batavia Downs Casino, announced today record handle on the 2012 Kentucky Derby and at the casino. Through its 32 branches and 18 EZ-Bet locations, WROTB handled $1,913,108 on the Run for the Roses, a 16-percent increase over 2011, which was… Read more »